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Healthy Heart with Revolved side angle pose

HEALTHY HEART WITH REVOLVED SIDE ANGLE POSE There is no need to explain the importance of a healthy heart for us. How we can make our heart healthy by practicing Privritta Parsvakonasana. This pose comes from parivrtta meaning revolved, parsva meaning side, kona meaning angle and asana meaning posture. The horizontal posture with proper base of support...

Yoga Teaching and Progression

Yoga Teaching and Progression Unconditional support should be planned for classroom practice and self-practice in Yoga Education. A teacher should make sure about the gradual progression of a student from beginner level to advance level. This happens only if education is about temporary assistance and long-term goals. The yoga...

Spiritual benefits of KUMBAKA- The Breath Retention

Breath is a combination of inhalation and exhalation phases. The capacity of holding it during or after these phases is called as Kumbaka in Sanskrit. Controlling of breath differentiates the autonomic function of respiration. Awareness on filling up of lungs, stretching of airways and reaction of the receptor will...

Yoga Philosophy of Life – Mind, Body, Medicine

Yoga Philosophy is the mind-body-medicine from ancient times for life. Yoga as a balanced life and or at-least free from disease. This match with a mind-body connection that we often hear from modern times. Here is the connection between ancient and modern systems. Bhagawadgita: “Sthitaprajna” is the role model...

Fast Pranayama | Therapeutic Benefits and Preventive measures in Therapy

This is relevant to the natural breathing technique where awareness is on an abdominal level that is basal part of lung expansion. Fast practices like Kapal Bhati, Bhastrika. Other deep practices like high pitch Bhramari and Surya bedha Pranayama increases the adrenaline from Adrenal gland and increases the fight...

Marichyasana – A : Yoga Teaching Methodology

MEANING: Saint Marichya Pose (Spinal twist in Sitting) TYPE OF PRACTICE: Endurance practice that is Asana REFERENCE: Yoga texts like Yoga Mala by Pattabhi Joice also called Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga developed for intense natural detoxification of the body, breath, mind and allows the natural tranquility. PURPOSE: It was described...

TEACHING TECHNIQUES AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS of LOTUS

“Padma” means Lotus in English. It represents the divine and pure mind. If the person is practicing this regularly, the transformation happens in the self and can be transferred to the next generation from prenatal women. Here are the preparatory practices which lead to LOTUS POSE. Which leads to...

Kapalabhati- a Pranayama, Kriya and Spiritual Practice

The books on Yoga techniques defined “Kapalbhati” as “Pranayama” (manipulation of breath) and a “Kriya” as “Shatkriya” (cleansing technique). As per “Patanjali Yoga sutras”, it comes under the techniques leads to spontaneous stoppage of breath. Among these view,s Patanjali brought the concept as clear as later texts. Modern medicine...