One element that distinguishes Hatha Yoga from other physical disciplines is the practice of Shavasana, the corpse pose. My favorite part is that it starts as a physical experience and then can take me to spaces between thoughts and illusory identities.
The awareness of “being” is very important to me in my teaching. It’s practice to be able to abide peacefully in yourself and know a more fundamental sort of identity. It’s what you do differently after experiencing it to live more genuinely and go even closer to the soul.
Let me first tell you that the applications of Yoga for therapy are limitless really. Look at any kind of yoga practice; poses, breathing, or meditation. What is really happening there? You are practicing being consciously aware of yourself and choosing how to be in that environment.
While you have probably been keeping an eye open for different super foods, detox theories, or other healing magic bullet that might be out there, hopefully you haven’t over looked one of the most powerful, and available methods of healing: Touch.
Deep sleep. Eyes opened. Wake Up.
I walk down to Vikasa’s Yoga Shala on the Sea and the Gayatri Mantra is playing. So wonderful! The chant alters my state and I begin my practice.
Regardless of all the diet advice and regimens out there, it’s an undeniable fact that having a large proportion of living, raw foods in the diet keeps the body healthy, feeling good, and looking good.
Meditation Asana share two main features; an upright spine and stability. The spine, up right in extension, provides the mental poise needed for sustained concentration. Stability calms all systems and gives us more internal awareness.
Nestled on the steep tropical cliffs and beautiful rugged coastline and within easy walking reach to the beautiful popular beaches, it is one of those very rare and special places where you can also very easily get away and disappear into the delightful presence of only pure undisturbed nature.
In order to meditate and really enjoy and feel this wonderful feeling of peace harmony unity and ‘oneness’ with all it helps massively when you connect nature and the 5 Elements of Earth, Fire, Sky, Water and Air.
Thailand based yoga teacher Lisa Kerry reviews the Becoming a Global Yogi Guide: A How-To Guide to Building an International Yoga Teaching Career by Michelle Taffe, founder of TheGlobalYogi.com. Wow. This book was not what I expected…. Whew, am I glad.
I say towards, because meditation is an out of body experience which you can not perform. Meditation infers that there is no performer! I suppose it’s easier to say and we all love that, but to say “I meditate”, unless your speaking from the cosmic endless ocean of pure concsciousness-bliss, is just incorrect.
The word yoga is used very often to describe a series of exercises and positions done on a mat. We believe yoga to mean much more than a physical practice. Yoga is a way of being, thinking and giving. Several paths can help us to grow towards being healthier and happier overall.