Get to know the 8 limbs of Yoga

As described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, these eight steps act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. BY Mara Carrico – http://www.yogajournal.com/article/beginners/the-eight-limbs/ In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the eightfold path is called ashtanga, which literally means “eight limbs” (ashta=eight, anga=limb). These eight steps basically act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful…

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See More Clearly By Practicing Drishti

The practice of drishti is a gazing technique that develops concentration—and teaches you to see the world as it really is. By David Life – http://www.yogajournal.com/article/philosophy/the-eye-of-the-beholder/         Photo: Joey Miles http://www.ashtangabrighton.com/ashtanga-practice-and-fatherhood-joey-miles We humans are predominantly visual creatures. As every yoga practitioner has discovered, even during practice we find ourselves looking at the pose, outfit, or…

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What is Rocket Yoga?

Rocket Yoga is an Ashtanga Yoga System because we study our self through breath, bandha and dristi…but this practice can be deeper and more illusive than the traditional Ashtanga Yoga practice itself!   Sources: http://yogidavidkyle.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/what-is-rocket-yoga.html – by David Kyle https://www.ekhartyoga.com/blog/the-rocket-a-tribute-to-larry-schultz – by David Lurey http://www.yogaahstudio.com/rocket-yoga-learning-center.html Rocket Yoga is an Ashtanga Yoga System because we study our self…

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The Koshas: 5 Layers of Being

Our asana practice is the beginning of a process of fine-tuning that starts with the body and grows ever more subtle though layers of our being – which perhaps we have yet to realise even exist.​ https://www.ekhartyoga.com/articles/yoga-and-the-koshas-the-layers-of-being – by Tracey Uber Cook https://yogainternational.com/article/view/the-koshas-5-layers-of-being – by Linda Johnsen   Many of us are drawn to yoga through asana…

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Thinking of Neuromuscular Patterns and Practice

The truth is, that at present, the most popular way to interface with the long tradition of yoga is through our physicality. Our physical patterns are created through a combination of elements in our body. They don’t live in the mind, or the body but in both. https://www.yoganatomy.com/thinking-of-patterns-and-practice/ – by David Keil Something I often…

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Get off your Ass-ana! Yoga And The Modern Lifestyle

Turning a sedentary lifestyle around is crucial to your health and your future. The self-discipline you gain while practicing Yoga can assist you in other aspects of life, as can the many other benefits of practicing Yoga. https://www.indiatimes.com/health/healthyliving/yoga-and-the-modern-lifestyle-242406.html  https://aurawellnesscenter.com/2011/07/16/beginning-a-yoga-practice-for-sedentary-lifestyles/ The modern lifestyle lures us with comfort and convenience, in the form of gadgets and gizmos…

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Stretching your Stress Out – Meet your Psoas

What is the psoas? One muscle that is still shrouded in mystery is this deep hip flexor. https://www.ekhartyoga.com/articles/stretching-your-stress-out-meet-your-psoas – by Sandra Carson For a long time the importance of this deep core muscle was overlooked, but lately, yoga teachers and body workers are starting to see the relevance of the psoas muscle and its effect on…

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