There are many breathing techniques which serve different purposes. You can breathe at any age…but you may not always be able to do every pose (asana)! You can cheat the body but you cannot cheat the breath.
The popular 3 part breath was not originally pranayama but used as a purifying tool. This particular breath creates conflict with the body’s natural movement. When you inhale, the diaphragm naturally lifts, therefore, the belly should not expand. You want the spine to l
The Sanskrit word yoga is derived from the root yuj, “to unite.” If yoga means “union” then that means there must exist 2 poles and some movement toward one another. Yoga is the union of all opposites. Your participation in the opposites does more than you know.
It is the first cell of life where the unseen spirit took form when mother and father surrendered to each other. Within days your whole life bloomed, from the heart the whole spine and chakras flowered. The source
NAMASTE VERSUS ANJALI MUDRA My teacher, Mark Whitwell, held his hands in Prayer Pose much differently than most American yogis. He and Srivatsa Ramaswami learned this from their teacher, Sri Krishnamacharya. Yoga is far greater than asana alone. In fact, Anjali Mudra was a point of study for them. Yoga is extremely well known but it is barely understood. It is spread so wide that it is losing its depth. This sacred hand position is a familiar gesture in yoga classes andis oft
For you science and engineering geeks, it sounds like Ohm - the measure of electrical resistance – but it’s much more than that.
Every “thing” manifest is vibration. This concurs with modern science which says that every atOM and molecule is formed out of energy vibration. Einstein’s equation, E=mc2, states that matter (m) is an expression of energy (E). OM as the sound symbolizes that all material objects, all phenomenon, and all thought patterns are states of energy vibra