Yoga Exercises

May 29, 2019

Detachment Lessons & Mindful Living From my Dog

Detachment seems to come easily for my 20 pound yorkie Diego. I woke up early this morning, put his leash on and went outside into the -15 weather to the dog park. As i stood complaining about the weather, I watched Diego as he played in the snow, not caring about the cold… Visit source link ...Read More
May 27, 2019

Saucha as a Way to Find a Deep Truth Within Yourself

Saucha means purity, clearness of mind, speech and body. Saucha is one of the Niyamas of yoga and Niyamas can be interpreted to mean positive duties and observances. In the book “The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice” by Deborah Adele, she goes further with the concept of saucha by saying that we not only need to be pure in thoughts and words but also develop purity in relation to the things that we have no control of. She writes that: Visit source link ...Read More
May 13, 2019

Druidry, Ancient Spiritual Practices in Scotland and other Celtic Regions

The history of Druidry is hard to trace, early practitioners left almost no records of this ancient Celtic system of spirituality. What we know about Druidry comes from pre-historic paintings, drawings, and writings such as those from Julius Caesar. At the end of the Ice Age, people from Southern Europe traveled north to Scotland and other Celtic areas to settle, creating a culture with considerable knowledge of astronomy and engineering skills that are hard to comprehend even today. This period of early Celticism encompasses the development of Druidism, a highly sophisticated religious system that included poets, healers, seers, philosophers, judges, […]
May 5, 2019

Koshas: Getting to Know Them Through Asana

Koshas are layers or sheaths that help us to move from the physical to the spiritual. There’s that moment at the end of an intense physical and mental practice, it could be running, yoga or chasing your nephews around a park for two hours, where you feel absolutely blissed out and serene. Have you felt that before? While your mind was focused and your physical body was working you managed to move yourself into a state of peace. According to yoga philosophy you have moved through the layers of the Koshas. Much like layers of an onion, the peeling of […]
May 2, 2019

Technology Overload & How Yoga Can Help

Technology and I endure a love hate relationship. It’s been around two weeks since I returned from New Zealand. For 16 days my devices remained off, disconnected from service. Silence was everywhere… Visit source link ...Read More
May 1, 2019

Dukkha: Embracing Discomfort

Dukkha is a fascinating word in the worlds of Yoga and Buddhism. It is often translated as ‘suffering’ which tends to sound rather pessimistic. Lama Surya Das translates Dukkha as “difficulties ” or “dissatisfaction” which is less harsh in tone and a fact of life to which all of us can relate. Visit source link ...Read More
April 8, 2019

June is Men’s Health Month

Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? Anchored by a Congressional health education program, the purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. It’s never too early or late to learn about and practice a healthy way of life. Small tweaks like diet and exercise, regular annual visits to the doctor and getting educated on heart disease and diabetes can make a world of difference in your overall health and wellness. Remember that striving towards and maintaining good health is a […]
April 7, 2019

Winter Solstice

From the Latin sol meaning “the sun” and sistere meaning “to stop” or “make stand,” a solstice marks the moment when the sun reaches its highest and lowest points in the midday sky—the  longest and shortest days of the year. The Summer Solstice occurs at the northern most zenith, celebrating the height of light and life, but also foreshadowing its fall. Conversely, the Winter Solstice brings the longest spell of darkness, while promising the return to light.  We have marked these days for millenia. The evidence can be seen in ancient structures throughout the world, whose otherworldliness have allowed them […]
April 6, 2019

Vrksasana: Tree Pose

Tree pose reminds us to grow our roots along with our fruits.  If a tree only grows fruit, it will become top heavy and fall over.  If we focus only on external indicators of success, we will ultimately do the same.  As your new year gets into full swing and you are sending your energy outwards towards your goals, remember to send some of it back inside, send some of it inward and down- where no one can see it.  Send it where it will truly support you, where it will stabilize you and catch you when you sway. The tree […]
April 6, 2019

Surya Kriya – Fire Up The Sun Within | Isha Hata Yoga

Surya Kriya – Fire Up The Sun Within | Isha Hata Yoga Surya Kriya is a potent yogic practice of tremendous antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness and complete inner wellbeing. “Surya” means “Sun,” and “kriya” means “inner energy process.” Surya Kriya activates the solar plexus within the system and balances a person’s energies, leading to stability of the body and stillness of the mind. This strong foundation becomes the basis to explore higher dimensions of life. Traditionally available only to select groups of yogis, Surya Kriya is being offered by Sadhguru as a comprehensive spiritual practice […]
April 5, 2019

Tending Your Fire

In cultures throughout the world, fire is a central element of spiritual practice, revered as the source of light and spark of life. We are captivated by fire—drawn to its warmth and mesmerized by its glow, instinctively aware of its potential for rapid transformation. While it can rage with a power beyond our control, fire can also be fledgling and vulnerable, relying on us for care and sustenance.  The Sanskrit for fire is agni, and includes anything that creates heat, consumes, or digests. Named for the God of Fire in the Ancient Vedas, it is the source of our English […]
March 24, 2019
Yoga Exercises

Practicing Yoga – Mental and Physical Benefits of Yoga

A student comes to yoga because of illness, hoping that yoga can rejuvenate them, and restore health. Another comes to come yoga after hearing of the many benefits, hoping to maintain good health and prevent illness. Others may come hoping to challenge themselly physically and emotionally. And many come to relax and reduce tension and stress, drawn to the contemplative side of yoga. All will find what they are looking for in the practice of yoga. The list of health related issues that yoga offers relief for is a very long one indeed. The ability of yoga to lower blood […]
March 23, 2019
Yoga Review

Yoga Burn Review

If you have been unsuccessfully trying to practice yoga and you also still could get to feel benefits, it’s time to try something unique: Yoga Burn. Sometimes we never realize how much the planet adjust affect us, you may not believe this but minor points may affect our body in a manner you would not even imagine and all the efforts you put in postures are seen in vain. Yoga seems an easy thing, though it’s actually not and you also really want right instructions to feel life changing real benefits, many Yoga Burn Reviews help make this point. Yoga […]
March 23, 2019
Yoga Poses

Five Yoga Poses To Complete Fitness

Power Yoga combines the mental, the physical, and the spiritual aspects of yoga along with rigorous exercise in a great manner. It is a dynamic form of yoga, based on fitness. Its model is the Ashtanga yoga. Power yoga has become extremely popular recently and is available to all. Power yoga looks to have a similar look as aerobic workouts because of its brisk nature and high tempo. Here the poses are performed faster, maintaining a continuity. When practiced under supervision, regularly, power yoga makes your body become stable, balanced, poised and toned. The good thing is that, anyone can […]
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