Sidebends balance the body in that they lengthen the abdominal muscles, hips and (lateral) thighs
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.
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)
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Nonetheless, I pondered his statements and it drove home the fact that (many) people (westerners) are socialized to view meditation with a HIGH Degree of circumspection. Meditation and meditating is mentioned 23 times in the (KJV) bible. Yet many still (choose to) remain ignorant as to what meditation really entails
Breathing fully can be revelatory for the body. Proper, full breathing is not promoted in modern society. Many modern activities undermine good posture and the ability to engage in full breathing. The process of full breathing can be trained through breathing practices contained in yogic and qigong repertoires. The practices in contained these disciplines encourage … Continue reading Considering Breath . . . . .