What is Yoga? For many, it is gathering for session of guided sweaty asana. For others, it is that period of restorative relaxation. For others still, it is through private session that allows that one is able to grasp the particular nuances of the practice. There is much to be said about practicing in … Continue reading A Personal Yoga Practice
bYoga is predominantly presented as a physical practice (asana) in the west. Yet, yoga is a discipline that creates, within the body vehicle, the developing and directing of internal energy. Various internal practices assist with the cultivation of energy. The bandhas are an internal energy aspect of yoga. Once grasped, the bandhas could be beneficial … Continue reading Bandhas – directing energy in yoga.
Bi-pedalism (walking) is what humans do. The act of bi-pedalism is associated, of course, with many physiological benefits. The bodies of all beings (no, this is not a typo) experience movement on some level, even if it is just stationary expansion and contractions. The human body, through bi-pedalism, is energetically aligned so as to receive … Continue reading Walking and the spiritual connection (Bi-pedalism)
As we age, movement and exercise become more important for our well-being. Our physical, mental and spiritual states are positively enhanced through taking part in 'well-being' activities (exercise). Approached holistically, movement and exercise can be a journey of personal discovery and fulfillment. Each of us is responsible for the path taken to improve our 'well-being'. … Continue reading Be Active to Age Gracefully
Pranayama – using the breath to develop energy, to control energy and to extend it throughout the body. The practice involves breathing at different rates and rhythms. This enhances the ability to process the air that provides said energy; it also increases the ability to focus. Traditionally, it is practiced by either lying, standing or … Continue reading Ways to approach a pranayama practice
We take care of everything except 'Self'. We exist in the mundane realm of self.
There is only the present. Smell it. Taste it. See it. Feel it. Hear it. Let it pass. It can only be grasped experientially. Human existence in the mundane world gives rise to perceptions of time as separate phases: past/present/future. As such, people can be influenced by past mistakes, future fears, past longings or future … Continue reading At Present (there is no Past or Future)
In this existence, this earth plane, it is through the five senses that seeming separated-ness is perceived. Separation, as an illusion, results from the highlighting of differences that manifest due to sense perceptions. Many differences are only points of view which exist along a continuum. However, it is these very differences that lead to arguments, … Continue reading Persisting in Separateness
Infinity operates in all facets of existence. Look at the symbol; it reveals one circle transitioning into another circle. The symbol is diagrammatic of the constant unfolding and evolving of beginning and ending into one another. Infinity interacts within the make-up of all beings on earth. Koshas are conceptual, metaphysical components that existing within the … Continue reading The Koshas and Infinity: Physical, Energetic, Mental, Contemplative and Spiritual Implications.
The changing of the seasons is symbolic of the cyclical nature of the heavens. In temperate climates, there are the seasonal rains that come and wash the earth during spring and autumn. The rains are a sort of announcement, a prelude, to the ensuing summer and winter seasons, respectively. It also during these times that … Continue reading A Cleanse and Detox adherent speaks.