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The Big Book of Yoga: Title Page (page 1 of 1)

The Big Book of Yoga: Title Page (page 1 of 1)

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. 2. 3. 4. 5. & 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Slowly wake up the body, wiggling the toes and fingers. Focusing on breathing and practicing yoga poses can calm momentary anxiety and depression by giving the mind a peaceful focus and re-energizing 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. From the different traditional definitions of Karma Yoga, the most current and precise, though not yet complete, is the following: "Karma Yoga is the Yoga of deep and thorough fusion with the Divine, through any unselfish action". Regarding this aspect, we will further on quote several contemporary masters: The main goal inKarma Yoga The efficiency of theKarma Yoga system The Specific Technique

Simple relaxation techniques for well being You will find 2 totally different relaxation techniques on this page. The first one is the basic technique that will help us create new reflexes in our body. When you practice it, you're taking a pause from the outer world for at least thirty minutes! The second relaxation technique is for use in everyday life, each time you have a few minutes, during a pause from work for example, for general maintenance. I call it the monkey's dance. Basic relaxation technique. My master used to say "comfort first!!!!!!!". With a big exhale we let our body sink slowly to the ground, make small movements to check if whole the back side of your body is well in touch with the ground. In the basic relaxation technique we are going to use our mind and inner voice to relax our body. The first key word is HEAVY, think HEAVY, While you scan your body, part after part, taking your time. Move to the calves. Move to the thighs. Move your attention to your pelvis,....HEAVY Shoulders.................HEAVY Feet ...WARM.

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

Body Mind And Modem: Ki Exercises There is a lot of discussion about ki, as though it is some kind of mysterious force. But actually, everyone has experienced ki in their life. And we can all learn to increase our ki power. Ki can be thought of as positive thinking, belief in yourself, faith, confidence, or a state of mind/body unification. In each case, you were totally focused and completely yourself. So that's what Ki exercises can do for you. Here is how we think you can use this Ki Exercise section best. Go through the exercises in order. Burn off Your Meal Now that chain restaurant menus list how many calories are in each dish, it’s harder to justify eating certain foods anymore (we’re talking to you, 460-calorie scone from Starbucks). But a study, presented by Texas Christian University researchers at the Experimental Biology meeting in April 2013, found that people make even healthier choices if, instead of seeing the calorie count, they’re shown how much exercise it takes to burn off what they’re considering eating. Maybe one day, menus will list how many minutes you’ll need to log on the rowing machine to erase that scone (48 minutes with vigorous effort, for the record). Cheeseburger One single cheeseburger at 343 calories = 30 minutes of vigorous freestyle laps in the pool Cheese Pizza One slice of cheese pizza at 285 calories = 50 minutes of walking at a brisk pace (that means 4 mph on the treadmill) Tostadas Two tostadas with guacamole at 360 calories = 2 hours of Pilates Soda Beer

Yoga & other useful stuff with Tara Stiles - Download free podcast episodes by blip.tv on iTunes. How to do Zazen - Seated Meditation Video - 5min.com Hi, I am Patrick and today we are talking about Zazen and how to do it. Meditation isn't just for buddhas or monks; it's for everybody that can be done at almost any time. So let's get started. As you sit, you want to have a stable base as possible. And finally, classic full-lotus posture. Most important physical component of meditation is the spine. Another thing to look out for is the shoulders. Zazen can be done from anywhere between 15 minutes to one hour. The idea of the zazen is to have a clear empty mind without chattering thought. Like a monkey you are constantly climbing from tree to tree, the mind meets some random thoughts or random thought. I am only half as serious with these actions and things. But the only difference between him and us is that we keep our mental chatter locked up inside our skulls, this is the gift of meditation. But at times you will be so wrapped inside your thoughts, you will feel like this.

100 no-equipment workouts Succeed With This & Calm Yourself Instantly Anywhere Everybody has been anxious at some time and it doesn’t matter how relaxed you are before you are going to present a speech or before facing an exam or an interview? We have all felt the effects of anxiety at some stage of our lives, we all know too well the shivers that assail us or the trembling and the sweats that we get before we have to face something that makes us shake inside. The object of this article is to give you differing ideas on how to liberate yourself from these same feelings and to combat this affliction that many of us have trouble with from time to time. It will give you good insight into the different ways in which you can control this, and that you can utilize anywhere without embarrassing yourself. You will not be told to meditate on the floor or anything like that, and you will not be asked to chant anything at all. So please read on… In looking at calming yourself down, which is really a wrong terminology, we actually calm up. The Chair Press-up The Way You Breath

The Couch-to-5K Running Plan By Josh ClarkPosted Saturday, 1 January, 2011 Couch to 5K ® | Beginning Running First off, you may be asking, "exactly how many miles is a 5K?" A 5K is 3.1 miles. You should ease into your 5K training plan gradually. It's easy to get impatient, and you may feel tempted to skip ahead in the program, but hold yourself back. Start Your 5K Training | A Few Minutes Each Week Each session should take about 20 or 30 minutes, three times a week. Be sure to space out these three days throughout the week to give yourself a chance to rest and recover between efforts. Run for time or run for distance There are two ways to follow this Couch to 5K ® training program, to measure your runs by time or by distance. Before setting out, make sure to precede each training session with a five-minute warmup walk or jog. Cool Running’s Couch to 5K ® Program is available for purchase online through iTunes or the Google Play Store. 5K Training Schedule

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