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.
Establishing a personal yoga practice creates a deep synchronization between that actions performed and the individual performing them.
How often during the morning, afternoon, evening, ride to work, week, month, . . . year is one ‘actually’ Present?? Embodying acceptance of the now moment is to exist and be present. There is being physically present: consciously occupying a physical space. There is being mentally present: being aware while undertaking and completing a task. … Continue reading The present of being ‘Present’
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.
It is through mindfulness that stillness can be attained.
By taking time to become immersed in ‘self’, one can develop clarity of insight and see truly ‘within’.
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.
It behooves one to take two to five minutes from each hour to do something physical on a personal level.