Earth Star & 15th Chrakra (20 min)

Can Yoga Postures Help to Release Anger?

How can yoga help us release anger? According to ancient Vedic philosophy, human suffering stems from the inability to see the true nature of life. Nowhere is that more true than when we feel the primal emotion of anger. Ultimately, the only way to stop this reaction is to change the thought process that leads to the feeling.

Three Classic Yoga Meditation Types

There are many different yogic lineages, which result in a variety of Yoga meditation techniques. These techniques vary, depending on the creator, tradition, and teacher. Meditation techniques, are often combined with pranayama and yoga asanas, help bring the mind to states of tranquility. They will lower your stress and anxiety levels. Ultimately, they will connect you with the simmering divinity at the core of your own being.

The Yoga Sutras: If Patanjali Had Been a Woman

Nischala Joy Devi writes that the the meaning of yoga should be interpreted as follows: Yoga is the uniting of consciousness in the heart. Compare this to her male counterpart, prolific yoga expert Georg Feuerstein’s translation: Yoga is the restrictions of the fluctuation of consciousness. Devi’s translation gives us a feeling of warmth, unity, and hope; that yoga is about opening ourselves into a state of being already known to our hearts.

Fasting and Yoga – The Truth

What is the truth about the yogic practice of fasting from historical and health perspectives? Many Yoga practitioners are using long-term fasting as a part of their practice, including it in their observances of the niyamas of tapas and sauca. Those who do aren’t following our wisest gurus and the recommendations they set forth in the trilogy of classic Hatha Yoga texts. Heeding the sage advice of the ancient gurus, there’s a right way to incorporate fasting into a Yoga practice to facilitate health and growth.

Yoga: A Healthy Endurance Athlete’s Secret Weapon

A well-designed yoga practice specifically works each direction of body movement, front to back, side to side. Running and other endurance exercises focus on moving in a single direction, in one specific, repetitive motion. This single direction aspect of running contributes to imbalance and overuse injuries. Yoga practice involves work in all directions, helping to maintain muscle strength symmetry. Muscle strength symmetry is a key factor in avoiding the running injury bug.

Can Connecting to Earth Help You Create More Abundance?

In yoga and in many other energy based healing arts modalities, we work with the chakras, a Sanskrit word which literally translated means, “wheel” or “turning”.  A chakra, or “wheel of energy,” is a center of activity that generates, assimilates and expresses life force energy, or prana. The chakra system is a map of the subtle or energetic body – a diagram of where and how the body, mind and emotions intersect.

Yoga on the Web: Giving Better Understanding of Its Health Benefits

Two websites, Beliefnet and Yoga in Daily Life, are healthy and spiritual sites living through their articles and stories about yoga practice. Beliefnet is a comprehensive website covering a wide range of topics including health, faith, religion, politics, sustainable living, and family entertainment. Its section Pain Management Centre is where lessons on meditation are available. These meditation topics include 10 yoga poses for pain management such as back pain.

Yoga Nidra and Its Benefits

Yoga Nidra is just one kind among the variety of yoga practices. Yoga Nidra focuses on the visualization using sound and mantra. This kind of yoga aims to tune the body and mind together.

The Life And Breath Energy Of Yoga

Some may consider that going away to a yoga retreat is more of a splurge than a necessity. This is a hectic world, where there is not much time left to sit in silence and regenerate one’s self. A spiritual retreat offers positive time filled with silence, meditation, yoga and healthy meals, all in the company of others who are also there for many of the same needs.

What’s So Hot About Hot Yoga? Part 1: Hot Yoga and Weight Loss

You’ve heard that hot yoga helps you get the kind of burn you’re really looking for – the kind that leads to faster, hotter, more powerful weight loss. How does happen? By engaging your mind, body and spirit in the weight loss process.

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