Nadi Sodhana Pranayama Instructions and Benefits

NADI SODHANA PRANAYAMA – INSTRUCTIONS & BENEFITS Switching or alternate or contra-lateral are the different synonyms represents the concept of duality. Physical movement on both sides demands the neural signaling from the cerebellum and basal ganglia through the frontal cortex. Many neurological diseases like Parkinson’s disease, cerebellar ataxia, etc.,...

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...

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...

Asana with Shoulder Muscles in Yoga Teacher Training Course

Muscle names as per the surface anatomy, serves the purpose of learning different planes and asana. Here is the basic training about shoulder joint muscles in few asana. Veerabhadrasana-2 (Warrior-2 pose) a) Shoulder at 900 abduction (DELTOID MUSCLE-middle fibers) b) Stand with arms at shoulder level from sideways. Veerabhadrasana-3...

YOGA FOR SUFFERING

Sufferings of life can be anything from physical to mental and beyond. As the expectancy of modern times increases, the fruits of action also yields negetive times called sufferings in the present or future times. Yoga as the ancient science, can be the way to understand the suffering and...

Ardha Salabasana or Half Locust pose: Scientific view

Mechanical principles Palms facing down or clenched fist under the thigh across the hip joint will give a momentum for the Hip extension. A good support for the joint and momentum for the muscles. The amount of force should be taken in an order from hamstrings to Pyriformis, Quadratus...