Breathing is something we tend to take for granted. But when we stop and realize life begins when breathing begins and life ends when breathing ends we begin to understand the importance of breath. Breathing is an important part of yoga. In fact it is the fourth limb of yoga Pranayama consists of breathing exercisesContinue reading “The Benefits of Yoga: Learning to Breathe”
Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal…. But don’t approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain. Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self realization. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day lifeContinue reading “Thought for Today”
When I say balance what do you think of? Do you think of keeping the physical body standing upright? That is one aspect of balance that we become more concerned with as we grow older and there are specific yoga poses that can help with that. Do you think of standing on one foot inContinue reading “The Benefits of Yoga: Balance”
Most of us could use a little help living in the present moment, couldn’t we? We spend much of our time planning, re-planning, and evaluating what we have done, moving back and forth between the past and the future. We forget that life is now and this is the time to live it. This isContinue reading “The Benefits of Yoga: Mindfulness”
Today begins a series on the benefits of yoga. I am kicking this series off here on Espirational as well as on Facebook Live. I will begin by giving a bit of background on the practice of yoga here. Then please join me at 10:00 AM Central Time at https://www.facebook.com/espirational/ for my yoga story — up closeContinue reading “Introduction to The Benefits of Yoga”
The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realisation of yoga, of union; not on the side of the canvas where it is blank, but on the side where the picture is being painted. Rabindranath Tagore New series on The Benefits ofContinue reading “Thought for Today”
For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve. T. Guillemets New series on The Benefits of Yoga begins Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. I will also be going live on Facebook at 10 A.M. that day to help kickoff this new series. Please join me and tell your friends.
The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind. Rodney Yee New series on The Benefits of Yoga begins Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. I will also be going live on Facebook that day to help kickoff this new series. Please join me and tell your friends.
Yoga practice was coming to an end. I was stretched out on the living room floor in Shivasana listening to Shelley Nicole’s warm, soothing voice wrap things up. Then I felt warm air in my right ear followed by what I thought was whispering. Trying to understand the words, I realized it was heavyContinue reading “A Gentle Invitation”