Archive | November, 2012

Yamas and Niyamas

30 Nov

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Yamas (universal principles)

Ahimsa: kindness, non-violence, compassion for oneself and for others. Be aware of how we treat ourselves, others and the environment. No harm ( Ahimsa ) is the fundamental attitude. Actually, it is not possible act without causing absolutely no harm, the recommendation is to always choose the action less harmful to others.

Satya: truth of thought, speech and communication. Judge words before to say them. You have to tell the truth when and only when it is good for others. Communicate honestly. Follow this rule in each and every aspect of your life. Be honest, be truthful, be kind.

Asteya: do not steal, do not take what is not belong to you. Theft is the result of believing that we lack something, which is contrary to the universal law of abundance. Continue reading

Classical approaches of Yoga

30 Nov

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There are four classical schools of Yoga: Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga and Raja Yoga.

Jnana Yoga: Jnana Yoga is the path of knowledge, wisdom, insight, and contemplation. It involves a deep exploration of the nature of our being, is performed by means of a systematic exploration and go false aside identities.
Bhakti Yoga: Bhakti Yoga is the path of devotion, emotion, love, compassion, and service to God and people. All action takes place in a context reminiscent of Divine.
Karma Yoga: Karma Yoga is the path of action, service to others, of being conscious, and always keep in mind the levels of our being while fulfilling our actions in the world, our karma. Continue reading

Restorative Yoga Sequence

29 Nov

 

  • Breath Awareness
  • Pelvis movements .– separating pelvis from ribs
  • Hinge Pose
  • Spread the toes
  • Cakravasana
  • Bidilasana
  • Bidilasana variations
  • Supta Baddha Konasana .– exhale and lean back towards the floor; blanket under head; broaden your shoulders and the space between them; spread the backside of your pelvis to release the lower back and upper buttocks; place your feet together .– not too close to the body but what feels comfortable; take the upper part of the thigh with your hands and gently externally rotate the inner thighs out and away from the torso; slide the hand along the outer side from hips towards knees and widen your outer knees away from your hips; support your knees to release through the groin; release arms to floor where it feels comfortable for you to simply 1let go.
  • Balasana .– childs pose supported 10 mins Continue reading

An Introduction to Kirtan

29 Nov

Kirtan is pronounced keertana in Sanskrit and keertan in Hindi. It means telling and repeating. This is a well-known practice for all kinds of yogic aspirants. The full name of the practice is naam san kirtan. Nam is the sacred name or mantra of the divine. From the yoga point of view, all names are divine. Mary, John, Joseph, Paul and Adolph all came out of someone.’s mind and those minds came out of creation. Creation has come out of the unmanifest dimension about which we know little except that it is an infinitely energetic, divine state. Continue reading

A Perfect Yoga Session for Beginners

28 Nov

Lying down connect to the breath, find your breath, your inner guide, start leaving the choas of life outside the room and start to move inwards to initiate the inner guide – the breath – rather than allowing the ego to command your practice here today. Continue reading

Weekly Yoga Glossary-40 important yoga words srarting with A

27 Nov
  1. Abhasa [pronunciation: aabhaas]: reflection of consciousness
  2. Abhijna [ubhij^na]: direct perception
  3. Abhimana [ubhimaan]: attachment
  4. Abhyasa [ubhyaas]: practice
  5. Abhyasi [ubhyaasi]: one who practices achala [uchul]: unmoving; hill or mountain achit [uchit]: not sentient
  6. Acharya [uchurya]: scholar, learned man; a term of respect
  7. Adhama [ ]: lowest grade
  8. Adhara [aadhaar]: support
  9. Adhishtana [udhishthaan]: substratum adhridha [udhr^dh]: weak; not firm Adhyaropa [udhyaarop]: superimposition adhyasika [udhyaasik]: superimposed
  10. Advaita [udvait]: non-duality; incorrectly termed monism; a system of thought and a vedantist sect founded by Shankara
  11. Advaitin [ ]: non-dualist
  12. Adya [aadyaa]: primordial; original
  13. Adyatmika sakti [aadyaatmik sh^akti]: power of the Self
  14. Agami (a. karma) [aagaami karm]: actions of the present life expected to bear fruit in future births
  15. Agni [ ]: fire Continue reading

Importance of Exercising

26 Nov

We all heard the adage “use it or lose it”? Yes! You are right. It’s about your body. If you don’t use your body regularly, you will surely lose it. Your muscles will become loose and weak. Your heart and lungs won’t work perfectly. And your joints will be rigid and more likely to get injured. Inactivity is as much of a health risk as smoking!

Helps avoid Diseases
Our bodies were meant to move — they actually want exercise. Regular exercise is essential for physical fitness and good health. It decreases the danger of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases. It can improve your look and delay the aging process. Continue reading