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Yoga: From Hatha to Vinyasa. Free Yoga. 7 Kundalini Yoga Postures to Clear the Chakras. “Men of great knowledge actually found out about the chakras – their workings, their petals, their sounds, their infinity, their co-relationship, their powers. They found that the life of a human is totally based on these chakras. They developed into a whole science. This total science gave birth to Kundalini Yoga. That is how Kundalini Yoga was born.” – Yogi Bhajan The human body is a complex system encompassing vast energy systems that are not immediately perceptible with our limited eyes. The chakras are energy vortices powered by prana,or life force. By clearing the energy blocks from our chakras, we allow the Kundalini energy to rise up through us, invigorating and uplifting our minds and bodies to new heights.

Asana,or postures, are positions of the body used to activate and direct energy to open both a physical and an energetic position in the body. 1) First Chakra, the Root Chakra (Muladhara): Foundations, fear, survival Asana: Crow Pose Asana: Frog Pose Asana: Stretch Pose. Meditation. Sivana — Welcome. Mission - Surya Namaskar - Sun Salutation. Surya Namaskar or the Sun Salutation is a most complete series of postures. It is a very good exercise which takes only a few minutes to do and serves as a warm up routine before the practice of yoga asanas. It is one of the best home exercises requiring little space, only eight by three feet. Be sure to have enough space to lie down, and enough clearance to stretch the arms above the head while standing. Surya namaskar consists of a sequence of twelve postures performed continuously and combined with synchronized breathing.

These 12 exercises are 1 round of surya namaskar. A healthy person requires a minimum practice of 12 or 16 rounds of surya namaskar each day. Surya namaskar's sequence of postures is most scientific as it completes the circuit within the body. Gregorian Bivolaru - Karma Yoga. Translation from Romanian: Rodica Harabagiu Final correction of text: NATHA,Copenhagen, 1999 Motto: "In a state of detachment perform what has to be done, no matter what it is, and never wish to assume the fruits of your doings.

" Karma Yoga represents one of the four main classic forms of Yoga. Karma Yoga represents a starting point and is an essential part of the teachings of Bhagavad Gita, this serves as sufficient ground for its authenticity. Like all other forms of Yoga, the main and final purpose of Karma Yoga is to facilitate and accelerate the spiritual evolution of its persistent practitioner. The main difference from other forms of Yoga is that Karma Yoga can be practised well from the very beginning, and can be applied all the time, all day long, because it is applicable to all human activities. I should also emphasise that the practice of Karma Yoga does not exclude the simultaneous practice of one or more of the other forms of Yoga, but will amplify their efficiency.

20 min. Yoga Sessions from YogaDownload.com - Download free podcast episodes by Wizzard Media on iTunes. Yoga Postures Step-By-Step - Index to Poses. Short on Time? Try This All-in-One Yoga Pose! Yoga 101: Sun Salutation - Canadian Living. Pranayama - YogaSite.com. Yoga & other useful stuff with Tara Stiles - Download free podcast episodes by blip.tv on iTunes. 4 Yoga moves for a slimmer middle on Shine. Belly fat gets a bad rap, but there are all sorts of problem spots that can take up residence on your torso.

From bra bulge to just-above-your-bikini-line pooch and everything in between, these 4 poses target your tummy while firming up your chest, shoulder and back muscles, too. And with no equipment required, they're easy enough to do at home-or, hey, even at the beach or by the pool! Get a metabolism that soars Rocking Boat This exercise starts with a yoga move called the Boat Pose. Bent-Leg Boat Raise and Lower Start in Boat Pose, as described in Rocking Boat. 1-Minute Plank Pose Plank is just like push-up position: Hands are shoulder-width apart, feet are hip-width apart, and heels, ankles, butt, spine, shoulders, neck, and head should be in one long line. Get your free download: Best yoga poses for walkers Upward Dog Stretch Start this move by lying facedown with tops of feet on mat. 12 core exercises to trim your waistline More Fitness Tips from Prevention Your Stay-Young Workout Plan.

10 Yoga Poses to Fight Depression and Anxiety. The mind, body and spirit are all connected and when a person suffers from mild depression or anxiety, the body is out of balance. Yoga is a series of stretches that helps bring balance to the body; not just focusing on the body’s health, but also on the mind and spirit. Always consult a physician or counsellor if you are having ongoing feelings of depression or anxiety and before trying any new exercise program. 1. Begin with the Lotus position, sitting crossed legged with hands resting on the knees, palms up. The most important thing is to remember to breathe. To calm the rapid breathing often accompanying panic attacks, focus on your breathing at first, a five count in and a five count out, but let the breathing become natural. Let the breathing set the rhythm of the practice. 2. 3. 4. 5. & 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Slowly wake up the body, wiggling the toes and fingers. Yoga & other useful stuff with Tara Stiles - Download free podcast episodes by blip.tv on iTunes. 3 yoga stretches - Canadian Living. How To Do a Basic Sun Salutation | Yoga. Resources for Spiritual Journeys. Meditation: The Science of the Inner. Osho Meditation Techniques. If you want to live a more fulfilled life, first you will want to know your potential, who you really are. Meditation is the route to that knowing.

It is the methodology of the science of awareness. The beauty of the inner science is that it enables whoever wants to explore and to experiment within, to do so alone. This eliminates dependence on an outer authority, the need to be affiliated with any organization and the obligation to accept a certain ideology. Many meditative techniques require one to sit still and silent. Osho Active Meditations have been scientifically designed by Osho over a period of time to enable us to consciously express and experience repressed feelings and emotions, and learn the knack of watching our habitual patterns in a new way. But what is meditation exactly? The Habit Change Cheatsheet: 29 Ways to Successfully Ingrain a Behavior. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle Our daily lives are often a series of habits played out through the day, a trammeled existence fettered by the slow accretion of our previous actions.

By Leo Babauta But habits can be changed, as difficult as that may seem sometimes. I’m a living example: in tiny, almost infinitesimal steps, I’ve changed a laundry list of habits. Quit smoking, stopped impulse spending, got out of debt, began running and waking early and eating healthier and becoming frugal and simplifying my life and becoming organized and focused and productive, ran three marathons and a couple of triathlons, started a few successful blogs, eliminated my debt … you get the picture. It’s possible. And while I’ve written about habit change many times over the course of the life of Zen Habits, today I thought I’d put the best tips all together in one cheatsheet, for those new to the blog and for those who could use the reminders. 1. 2. 3.

Your Information Source for Chakras. The Tree of Contemplative Practices. The Tree illustrates some of the contemplative practices currently in use in secular organizational and academic settings. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list. Below the Tree you will find links to descriptions of many of these practices as well as a more in-depth description of the Tree and image files for downloading.

Some of the practices on the tree link to further information–either on our website, or on Wikipedia. © The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society Concept & design by Maia Duerr; illustration by Carrie Bergman Understanding the Tree On the Tree of Contemplative Practices, the roots symbolize the two intentions that are the foundation of all contemplative practices. The roots of the tree encompass and transcend differences in the religious traditions from which many of the practices originated, and allow room for the inclusion of new practices that are being created in secular contexts. The branches represent different groupings of practices. For printing: Yoga | Yoga Exercises | Yoga Positions & Poses for Men, Women & More! Yoga Basics: Your guide to Asanas, the Yoga Postures and Poses. Asana is defined as “posture or pose;” its literal meaning is “seat.” Originally, there was only one asana– a stable and comfortable pose for prolonged seated meditation.

More than just stretching and toning the physical body, the yoga poses open the nadis (energy channels) and chakras (psychic centers) of the body. Yoga poses also purify and help heal the body, as well as control, calm and focus the mind. The different categories of postures produce different energetic, mental, emotional and physical effects. When holding a yoga posture, make sure you can breathe slowly and deeply, using Dirga or Ujjayi Pranayama. Go to your edge in the posture, holding where you feel a good stretch and/or your body working, but don’t feel pain, strain or fatigue. Namarupa, Categories of Indian Thought :: Our Vision. Yoga Journal: Yoga Poses, Classes, Meditation, and Life - On and. National Yoga Month Awareness Campaign, yoga classes, Yoga Festi. Yoga Postures Step-By-Step - Index to Poses.

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