Backbends can be restoratively releasing to the front of the body and engagingly stimulating to the back of the body
Forward bending is used to release tension and tightness in the back of the body.
The six movements of the spine, forward bends, back bends, left and right lateral bending, left and right rotation) along with inversions can be beneficial to the body and mind.
The rest phase of breath, that all important pause, the point at which the inhalation or exhalation momentarily halts is a very significant aspect of the breath.
One habit that can have lasting beneficial affects is the manner in which we habitually sit
One must do ‘something’ to keep the psycho-physio-spiritual mechanisms in tune.
Group fitness is a major part of the modern fitness tapestry and contributes to many people being consistent with their wellness endeavors.
Many people exercise. In that group, many exercise regularly. Yet, in that same group, how many recognize the importance for change in their routines?
Then you leave the studio, the ashram, the practice hall, the comfort of your own home. A little perturbation arises. Your spiritual practice is strong: you can do marathon sessions of meditation. Your Qigong practice is not just a series of randomly sequenced set of movements: you feel the energy flowing as you direct it. Your pranayama is expansive, full, focused and complete. The seamless intertwining of Puraka (Inhalation), Abhyantara Khumbaka (Full Inhale Hold), Rechaka (Exhalation), Bahya Khumbaka (Full Exhale Hold) occurs effortlessly. Then you leave the studio, the ashram, the practice hall, the comfort of your own home. A little perturbation arises. Someone does not signal there turn in traffic. The barista does not quite season your latte in the manner to which you have grown accustomed. A child shows disrespect toward the parent (or your child shows disrespect toward you). It is at these times that your practices must be part of your being. You must not allow your mind to wander, to become agitated. . . . You must come (back) to a Woo-SAHH moment.
Practicing nude yoga assists in achieving deeper spiritual connections. This is due to the enhanced accumulation of cosmic vibration (energy, prana, chi)