By Suzana Altero Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.” ~Krishnamacharya Pranayama (breathing techniques) are a key practice of Hatha Yoga, the mother of all physical or postural yoga. They are such a core tool in this […]
Technology is a two-edged sword. It makes our lives easier in so many ways, but it also brings with it all sorts of distractions (too many to list here). President Bush may have never found WMD’s in Iraq, but he could have looked a little closer to home because pretty much all of us carry […]
He who binds the breath, binds the mind. – Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika Yoga works primarily with the energy in the body, through the science of pranayama, or energy-control. Prana means also ‘breath.’ Yoga teaches how, through breath-control, to still the mind and attain higher states of awareness. The higher teachings of yoga take one […]
I happily surfed my way into David Swenson’s Ashtanga Yoga First Series video on YouTube the other day. The whole thing! I enjoy reading and practicing with Swenson’s Ashtanga Yoga book, — it’s one of my favorite yoga books of all time — but have never had a chance to preview his yoga videos. I […]
So, here’s the deal. You’re probably sitting there in front of your computer, surfing from site to site, picking up all sorts of good information on how to live a more happy and fulfilling life and stuffing your mind with great ideas, most of which were thought up by pretty regular people. Isn’t it fantastic […]
As a follow up to yesterday’s popular post on how to gross out your friends with a steady stream of water out the nose, there may be a more mild-mannered method for clearing your head. Researchers have determined that the vibrations from chanting or humming can also have a beneficial effect on sinus health. Yoga […]
I always have to round out a questionable yoga clip [see previously posted Kung Fu v. Yoga clip] with something more respectable. Check out this pranayama demonstration by B.K.S. Iyengar and be seriously amazed.