Breathing exercises, that utilize long, full, slow breaths (LFSB), provide benefits that enhance the gains obtained from conventional, western exercise. LFSB, as is encouraged through the practice of yoga, tai chi or meditation, allows for maximum oxygenation of the blood and the ensuing, corresponding development and exhalation of carbon dioxide. During exercise, the actions of … Continue reading To Breathe or to Breathe Fully, LFSB
Progression 1/3: Single Leg Balancing Squat Supported Everyday, people engage in movements that involve coordination of the ankle, knee and hip joints (AKH). Movements such as walking, running, and jumping are variations of the Single Leg Squatting position. In order for coordinated execution of these movements to take place, proper engagement of the core and … Continue reading Single Leg Squatting: Stability and Flexibility
Click this link - Introduction to the Posterior Chain series The hip joint and the shoulder girdle are critical to the functionality of the posterior chain musculature. The musculotendinous attachments at the hip joint and at the shoulder girdle are important to engaging the core and stabilizing the spine. Because the spine connects the hips … Continue reading Posterior Chain Activation
This is a question that was posed to me about one of my comments on LinkedIn. Question: Hi, Would you tell me (Yoga begins at the ending and ends at the beginning) in detail? I could not understand the exact meaning and sir I would like to communicate though my email - email@example.com. Would you … Continue reading The Cycle of Breath and Energy
We can use the practice of yoga to maintain the health of our knees.** The gentle, continued practice of yoga is suited for many of the issues that we face due to the condition of our knees. Knees are strong: they support nearly the entire weight of the body. However, many people in modern society … Continue reading Yoga and your knees
Brahmacharya is a precept in yoga that covers the practice of observing and mastering the senses. The senses, the urges, and the actions that they give rise to, are like a team of powerful wild horses. The senses and urges naturally want to go in their own directions. You, as the individual, end up unconsciously … Continue reading Brahmacharya – temperance in a gotta-have-it world.
And the Lord GOD formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Gen. 2:7 In today’s society, there is little time to experience anything other than the rush of rushing. As we run from here to there and from there … Continue reading Take a deep breath today . . . for the rest of your life.
There is a trend among some health professionals to treat correct breathing as something that is undesirable. Many exercisers are being told that holding in the stomach, in order to achieve a flatter tummy, is the way to go; as opposed to full abdominal breathing. There are times when it is advantageous to hold in … Continue reading Not Breathing Is Not an Option.
What is Mind-Body? From a fitness standpoint, Mind-Body is a combination term used to denote activities which bring about the harmonization and synchronization (HnS) of the mind and the body. Such activities are 'usually done slowly'. All physical activities involve cooperation between mind and body. However, conscious awareness of how the mind and the body … Continue reading Mind and Body
This pose is called Pinca Mayurasana (Elbow Stand). This is an arm balance pose that develops shoulder stability, opens the chest, strengthens the arms, and tones/strengthens the core. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU6qLSOXuO0