From my point of view, backbends are an extremely important aspect of asana. The muscles that are targeted in back-bends are the very muscles that keep the body upright and in alignment with respect to the influence of gravity.
Bicycling as a form of exercise, can be adjusted to an individual’s comfort and ability level.
Lateral stabilization (LS - stability in the side body) is mandatory for athletic endeavors and for day to day activities. In general, many exercise programs address strength and fitness in the anterior (front) and posterior (back) parts of the body. Aesthetics trumps function in this case. However, focusing on the superficial musculature does not support … Continue reading Strengthening Sideways
Establishing a personal yoga practice creates a deep synchronization between that actions performed and the individual performing them.
The muscular and nervous systems acquiesce to the sub-par positioning over time. As a result, the skeletal system reflexively mal-adapts to the muscular and nervous system conformity.
Modern conveniences are beneficial to society. Nonetheless, from the standpoint of physical wellness and wellbeing, the benefits that they provide can, and do, become an inurement.
The importance of circulation cannot be overstated.
Our breathing often glosses over the fullness of each inhalation and each exhalation. We often allow the uniqueness of each day to pass us by without our ever noticing. Yet, there is a completeness in each breath, in each passing day, that must be indulged to be utilized for our benefit. The act of bringing … Continue reading Our Daily Breath . . . . . .
What becomes important is to make optimal posture a ‘conscious act’.
A respite can be very rejuvenating towards one’s efforts. Use it as such and press forward.