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.
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.
The movement of the body is important for maintenance of one’s health and well being. When you are on vacation, the tendency to gloss over adequate movement and exercise often occurs. There are many ways to exercise one’s body when one is on vacation. One way that you can move the body is to make … Continue reading Exercise while relaxing on vacation – Chair Yoga
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.
A Series on Functional Exercises for Golf: 1/3 Hello Golfers, This article is written to shed some light on correcting the mechanics that effect a more fluid gold swing. When there is tightness in the hips, the golfer will adjust for this by prematurely rotating the torso and shifting the shoulders. This ‘premature rotating’ of … Continue reading Swing away, with good form!
Religion and spirituality are part of the everyday lives of people across the face of the earth. However, they are often seen as being mutually exclusive of each other. Barriers are often erected between the two and serve only to bury, under the opacity of dogma and doctrine, their commonalities. Commonalities between religious doctrine and … Continue reading Christianity and Yoga – Commonalities
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