Acceptance Through Yoga
Acceptance is a willingness to let go and release judgement, perception, ego and outcome bringing about greater self realisation and enabling our yoga practice and life to flow more naturally. Yoga asks that we bring our full awareness to the moment we are in; to focus on our breathing and allow ourselves to become one with the posture we are practising. In this way, yoga is teaching us acceptance.How Yoga Helps Stress
Yoga restores natural balance and harmony from within enabling you to live a happier and stress free life. Stress can be described as the way you feel when pressure is placed upon you. The emphasis is on the word you because what can be a stressor to one person can actually be a motivator to another.The Five Koshas of Yoga Vedanta
The five koshas (sheaths) are alluded to in metaphysical theory, Yogic psychology, and tantric theory. These are layers of the self (atman). The “Pure Self” or consciousness is encompassed by the five koshas or layers.Yoga in the Heart of Africa
Some claim that the practice spread from Egypt to India, which would certainly be a twist on Yoga history as we currently know it. The main proponents of this theory include Babacar Khane, an author, Yoga teacher and doctor of osteopathy, and Muata Ashby, a researcher and practitioner of “Egyptian Yoga.”Symbolism in Yoga Practice
We know that asanas have names, both in Sanskrit and in English. The names are sometimes fanciful, sometimes descriptive. However, they have another meaning, as well: a symbolic meaning. Asanas are named in groups, such as plants, birds, animals, or structures. To look for a pose’s symbolic meaning, start with its name.Can Yoga Really Help Me Lose Weight?
When trying to lose weight, will yoga help? The short answer is yes, but the reasoning behind it involves psychological as well as physical benefits. Yoga is a phenomenon that has swept the nation over the past decade, enthralling men and women of all ages.Hypertension and Yoga
Practicing Yoga, to control hypertension, has been proven effective – without the side effects experienced with medication. However, proper instruction with a competent Yoga teacher and a medical professional are strongly advised.How to Cure Numbness Through Yoga
Although Yoga is a powerful ally in the fight against numbness, it is important to remember that bulging disks or impinged nerves can be made worse by the wrong exercises. If a posture causes numbness, it should be discontinued immediately. It is also a good idea to work with a competent…How Yoga Moves Can Make You Super Fit
Everybody knows that Yoga relaxes the body and increases flexibility, but is it enough to keep the body fit? According to some Yogis, the answer is: “yes.” Strength can be developed by holding postures for 20 seconds or longer.Research About Breast Cancer and Yoga
Any claim regarding Yoga and specific ailments is subject to medical and scientific scrutiny. It is not enough to know that therapeutic Yoga works. Most of the motivation behind scientific research concerns why therapeutic Yoga works. Once again, the benefits of Yoga regarding cancer recovery are being carefully researched, but this time two research groups from east and west are working together.