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Posted on May 29 2018
Backbending poses are powerful reminders that you have to open your heart to be fearless. So why are these asanas so scary for so many yoga practitioners? Acknowledging that you need do some mental/spiritual homework before making peace with backbends is an important part of learning to love this aspect of your practice. The next step is to start exploring the physical movement in a non-threatening way.
Posted on May 14 2018
There are many types of yoga, but Bikram yoga tends to stand out from the rest. Even though the practice is largely the same, you’ll immediately notice the difference in the environment — the room in which Bikram yoga is performed is heated between 90 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Posted on May 12 2018
Inversion poses involve any asanas that lift the feet above the head. This simply means facilitating a different perspective. From the purely physical point of view, this different perspective in inversion poses is literal – in terms of looking at the world from a different physical viewpoint – as well as involving the body being supported in a different way. There may be fears or a sense of limitation about doing inversion poses that will be confronted. Overcoming the fear, and finally being able to do a difficult pose that you thought you couldn’t, can create positive psychological effects.
Posted on May 12 2018
When you practice yoga, it is, of course, not necessary to have a full understanding of yoga history in order to fully benefit from your practice, especially when your primary focus is Asana. A brief understanding of the history behind yoga, however, may increase your spiritual practice and inspire you to find out more about the tradition behind the discipline.
Posted on May 06 2018
Yoga is a science. Let me repeat: yoga is a science, and not a vague, dreamy drifting, or imagining. While it is true the west has been familiar with the practice of yoga for a relatively short time, yoga is not a new discipline, and it has been studied and practiced in many countries during the last century. Yoga is an applied science: a systematized collection of laws applied to bring about a definite end.
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