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7 Kundalini Yoga Postures to Clear the Chakras

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. 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 2) Second Chakra, the Sacral Chakra (Svadisthana): Creation, desire, relationships Asana: Frog Pose Keep the heels together and the fingers on the ground. 3) Third Chakra, the Solar Plexus (Manipura): Will, action Asana: Stretch Pose Asana: Camel Pose Asana: Cobra Pose

12 Great Reasons To Start Alternate Nostril Breathing “I rest well. I sleep peacefully, and I awaken with joy” Louise Hay Your nose is exceptionally clever. Simply by practising a few rounds of alternate nostril breathing (pranayama) for a few minutes each day, you can help restore imbalances in your brain – improve sleep – calm your emotional state – boost your thinking – calm your nervous system. How impressive is that! Another interesting fact about your nostrils, is that you don’t breathe through them equally all the time. Left nostril for calming – right nostril for energy: Your nose is directly linked to your brain and nervous system. Breathing in through your left nostril will access the right “feeling” hemisphere of your brain, and breathing in through your right nostril, will access the left “thinking” hemisphere of your brain. Yogic breathing, the perfect relaxation tool: I happen to believe alternate nostril breathing is up there, as one of the most therapeutic calming rituals. 12 benefits of alternate nostril breathing: Caution:

10-Minute Yoga Supersets: Better than Another Hour of Yoga This year, after 15 years of yoga practice and transforming my body, I found myself hitting a plateau. Though my practice regularly involves power moves like jumping forward into Crow Pose and holding Warrior Pose for a long time, my muscle tone seemed to be stuck on autopilot: never decreasing, but never really going to that next level, either. My body, it seems, has become accustomed to the level of my practice. To move past the plateau, I could have just started practicing more. I know what some of you are thinking: “This chick owns a yoga studio and practices a ton … I don’t have that much time.” The magic word here is “supersets” Bodybuilders and exercise physiologists have known about the benefits of the superset technique for years, and it’s time we brought it onto the mat. In yoga we often do one repetition of any given pose — say, Chaturanga (Pushup Pose) — then move on. So instead of staying at the yoga studio for another hour, add a 10-minute superset three times a week.

Om Tat Sat Institute of Yoga Sai Sudha Jerrybandan, the daughter of His Holiness Swamiji SRI SADGURU BABAJI RAMNARINE (BABAJI), has followed her father's footsteps by spearheading Om Tat Sat Institute of Yoga's mission throughout the world. Sai Sudha graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in Mass Media and Communication. Her thesis film "Guru: The Divine Light" was presented at the Miami International Film Festival, and receieved the best of reviews. After a year of working in the T.V. industry in Miami, Florida, Sai moved to Hollywood, California to continue her studies in filmmaking. She graduated from the Los Angeles Film School as a Film Director in 2005. Sai Sudha had the blessings of Swamiji GANAPATI SACHCHIDANANDA to film his visit to Venezuela in 2006. "The main purpose of this life is to grow into my real nature, divinity. Sai Sudha continues to give of her self with total love and dedication and a driven heart. >> more images of Sai's work in Rishikesh

witch By Doreen Valiente Hear now the words of the witches, The secrets we hid in the night, When dark was our destiny’s pathway, That now we bring forth into the light. Mysterious water and fire, The earth and the wide-ranging air. The birth and rebirth of all nature, The passing of winter and spring, We share with the life universal, Rejoice in the magickal ring. Four times in the year the Great Sabbat Returns, And the witches are seen, At Lammas and Candlemass dancing, On May Even and old Hallowe’en. When day-time and night-time are equal, When sun is at greatest and least, The four Lesser Sabbats are summoned, Again witches gather in feast. Thirteen silver moons in a year are, Thirteen is the coven’s array, Thirteen times at esbat make merry, For each golden year and a day. The power was passed down the ages, Each time between woman and man, Each century unto the other, Ere time and the ages began. By night he’s the wild wind’s rider, The Horn’d One, the Lord of the Shades. The Witches' Rune

How To Stand Out On Twitter One of my new friends on twitter asked me a question recently asking how she could make good people to follow her. So, in this post I have some ideas on how to get followed, be follow-worthy and stand out on twitter. As I mentioned in this post, twitter is not just about being followed and followed back. A twitter profile boasting of amazing content easily makes an impact. Make a twitter profile that people would gladly follow. An overall look of the profile is what makes the first impression. For success on twitter is it important to ask yourself the following questions: How can I add value to others’ network? Let’s try to answer them one by one. 1. Ask yourself, are your tweets making a difference? 2. Where can I find information that my followers will benefit from?

How to Meditate - Guided Meditation Techniques - Buddhist Meditations 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.

SATYOGA Yoga and Yogatherapy aura Aura The colors of the aura can represent many things. They can stimulate or depress, be constructive or destructive, and reflect positive or negative. It provides information about health, personality, moods, and maturity. Color Definitions: Red - Strong energy, primal creative force, and fire. Orange - Warmth, joy, socialness, and creativity. Yellow - Wisdom, mental activity, optimism, and learning opportunities. Green - Calm, growing compassion, sensitivity, sympathy, reliable, dependable, and open-minded. Blue - Calm, quietness, devotion, truth, ability for clairaudience, and telepathy. Violet - Independence, intuition, warmth, transmutation, humility, spirituality, and important dream activity. Purple - Ability to handle daily activities with practicality. Pink - over, purity, compassion, quiet, modest, and love of art and beauty. Gold - Dynamic spiritual energy. White - Truth, purity, cleansing, and awakening great creativity. Gray - Innate abilities. More Information About Auras