Asana In the practice of Yoga, Asana denotes the art of sitting still and also any posture useful for restoring and maintaining a practitioner's well-being and improving the body's flexibility and vitality, cultivating the ability to remain in seated meditation for extended periods. Such asanas are known in English as "yoga postures" or "yoga positions". Any way that we may sit or stand is an asana while a posture used in yoga is called a yogasana. Modern usage includes lying on the back, standing on the head and a variety of other positions. In yoga asana refers both to the place in which a practitioner (yogin or yogi if male, yogini if female) sits and the posture in which he or she sits. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali defines asana as "to be seated in a position that is firm, but relaxed". Patanjali mentions the ability to sit for extended periods as one of the eight limbs of his system, known as Raja yoga, but does not reference standing postures or kriyās. Benefits
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Kat Saks Yoga Savasana (Corpse Pose) does not have a difficulty level in relation to BKS Iyengar’s 60* scale of difficulty in Light on Yoga. When guiding my students towards Savasana, I often talk about the process of letting go – of surrendering to the breath riding through the body and of allowing all else to melt away. It’s only fitting, then, that Savasana is the last pose in my project to discuss all the poses in Light on Yoga. It’s been a long journey – a long stretch, if you will – through 200 poses. Revelation, victory, frustration, confusion, patience, acceptance, and a whole host of other emotions have met me on my mat during the study of these asanas. And today, in the spirit of Savasana, it’s time to let them all go. This project has done so much more for than introduce me to foreign yoga poses. May your practice be filled each day and each moment with delight in the wonders unfurling on your mat.
Shiva Samhita Shiva Samhita śivasaṁhitā (also Siva Samhitā) is a Sanskrit text on yoga, written by an unknown author. The text is addressed by the Hindu god Shiva to his consort Parvati ("Shiva Samhita" means "Shiva's Compendium"). It is one of three major surviving classical treatises on hatha yoga, the other two being Gheranda Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The Shiva Samhita is considered the most comprehensive and the most democratic treatise on hatha yoga. Date Many believe that Shiva Samhita was written in the 17th or 18th century, but in a 2007 translation James Mallinson explains that he has dated the text before 1500CE since it has been cited in many works believed to have been composed in the 17th century. Content Translations Many English translations of Shiva Samhita have been made. References External links
Forward Bend Yoga Poses Learn how to work stiff muscles safely, promote lower-body flexibility, and find correct alignment with forward bend yoga poses. Big Toe Pose Padangusthasana This pose gently lengthens and strengthens even stubbornly tight hamstrings. Bound Angle Pose Baddha Konasana One of the best hip openers around, Bound Angle Pose counteracts chair- and cardio-crunched hips. Child’s Pose Balasana Take a break. Wide-Legged Forward Bend Prasarita Padottanasana Open wide into Prasarita Padottanasana I to increase flexibility by leaps and bounds. Recently Added in Forward Bend Yoga Poses Pose of the Week: Standing Forward Bend Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) helps a hiker get stronger and go longer by stretching the hamstrings, calves, and hips and strengthening the knees and thighs. Janu Sirsasana This one-legged forward bend will help you find extension in the spine.
Pranayama Pranayama is a compound term. Prana means life force or breath. Yama means extension. More than simple breath-control exercises, pranayama harnesses the prana surrounding us, and by deepening and extending it, leads to a state of inner peace. Benefits of Pranayama Most of us breathe incorrectly, using only half of our lung capacity. When practiced along with yoga asanas, or postures, the benefits of pranayama are even more pronounced. Various Stages of Pranayama The following are the different aspects of pranayama: Puraka (Inhalation) A single inhalation is termed Puraka. Pranayama techniques exist that focus on each of the four stages or aspects mentioned above. A Few Types of Pranayama The complete breath is the most basic form of pranayama. The yoga complete breath is the basic technique of all the different types of yoga breathing, and therefore should be mastered before learning the specific breathing exercises. With this exercise, the breath flows through only one nostril at a time.
George Adamski George Adamski (April 17, 1891 – April 23, 1965) was a Polish-born American citizen who became widely known in ufology circles, and to some degree in popular culture, after he claimed to have photographed ships from other planets, met with friendly Nordic alien Space Brothers, and to have taken flights with them. The first of the so-called contactees of the 1950s, he was called a "philosopher, teacher, student and saucer researcher," though his claims were met with skepticism. Adamski had written a best-selling book titled Flying Saucers Have Landed detailing his experiences, co-written with Desmond Leslie. Early years Ufology On October 9, 1946, during a meteor shower, Adamski and some friends claimed that while they were at the Palomar Gardens campground, they witnessed a large cigar-shaped "mother ship Adamski's photograph, which is said to be of an UFO, taken on December 13, 1952. ... a beautiful golden ship in the sunset, but brighter than the sunset ... Books
dialectique posturale en Yogathérapie (Chapitre VI de "Yoga et Psychothérapie" du Dr Bernard Auriol) Retour au Chapitre Précédent ( Attention, Concentration, Décentration) Retour au Plan Il convient, pour préciser la valeur et la place, en thérapie, des postures, d'examiner quelque peu ce que la physiologie nous apprend au sujet de notre fonctionnement musculaire1. Chacun de nos muscles peut être tendu ou relâché. on sait que le Yogi entraîné peut aspirer de l'eau dans sa vessie par le pénis. Des études précises, en particulier la thèse de Risch, ont montré que l'aspiration d'eau était due à une dépression barométrique intra-abdominale, réalisée grâce à une élévation du diaphragme, les muscles striés de l'abdomen assurant une tension suffisante dans le sens vertical et nulle dans le sens horizontal. La maîtrise de la musculature lisse des vaisseaux est possible et l'entraînement moderne par biofeedback le met à la portée de chacun3. On a coutume de distinguer deux sortes de muscles striés
Karana dance A variant of Parsvanikutttakam karana Karanas are the 108 key transitions in the classical Indian dance described in Natya Shastra. Karana is a Sanskrit verbal noun, meaning "doing". Description Natya Shastra states that Karanas are the framework for the "margi" (pan-Indian classical) productions which are supposed to spiritually enlighten the spectators, as opposed to the "desi" (regional folk or pop dance) productions which can only entertain the spectators. "One who performs well this Karana dance created by Maheswara will go free from all sins to the abode of this deity" states Natya Shastra  A variant of Vrscikakuttitam karana While recently there used to be devadasis who perform all the 108 karanas, in most contemporary Bharatanatyam or Odissi schools only a small number of karanas and their derivatives have been transmitted by parampara up to date. Apart from that, performing of the same karana differ greatly across different classical Indian styles. See also
Standing Forward Bend | Uttanasana | Yoga Pose (OOT-tan-AHS-ahna)ut = intensetan = to stretch or extend Stand in Tadasana, hands on hips. Exhale and bend forward from the hip joints, not from the waist. As you descend draw the front torso out of the groins and open the space between the pubis and top sternum. See also More Standing Poses If possible, with your knees straight, bring your palms or finger tips to the floor slightly in front of or beside your feet, or bring your palms to the backs of your ankles. See also More Forward Bend Poses With each inhalation in the pose, lift and lengthen the front torso just slightly; with each exhalation release a little more fully into the forward bend. Uttanasana can be used as a resting position between the standing poses. Don’t roll the spine to come up. Watch a demonstration of Uttanasana