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Why Practice Sun Salutations
We do Sun Salutations for many reasons such as our physical health. The poses involved are excellent for the whole body. Sun Salutations can also have a resounding affect on you mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Here are some thoughts for the physical and mental sides of the practice.
Sun Salutation B for Yoga Challenge
Sun Salutation B, Surya Namaskara B. is a vinyasa, flowing movement of connected poses, however there are additional poses that make it a little more challenging. These poses work almost every muscle in your body and are very strengthening as well as providing an optimum stretch.
Thirty Day Sun Salutation Challenge
Welcome to a "Thirty Day Sun Salutation Challenge" I invite everyone to join me in this challenge. All it takes is one Sun Salutation a day. This is such a great way to practice yoga regularly, learn new Sun Salutations, and have fun encouraging each other.
The Basics of Kriya Yoga
The basics of Kriya Yoga are represented as reaching back to the beginning of yogic life itself. The basic practice of Kriya Yoga is a union between pranayama (breathing) and meditation. Many different pranayama techniques are included in the practices which seek to hasten spiritual growth.
Inhale and Exhale During Yoga
Your breath is in tandem with the yoga postures that you practice. Each pose has the same distinct pattern and once you have practiced yoga for awhile you will feel the pattern emerge. Here are several examples to practice your breathing with the pose.
Friday Yoga Sequence
By the end of the work week you may be ready for a restful, calming yoga experience. This is a seated sequence with some forward bends and a few restorative poses that will provide the ultimate relaxation.
Fourth Chakra Anahata – The Heart
This article is the next in the series “Chakra Primer”. The fourth Chakra, Anahata, is the heart. This green chakra is the center of love and compassion.
Most Popular Styles of Yoga
There are many styles of yoga to choose from. The most important thing is to pick a style that suits you, physically and mentally. Here are some of the most popular styles of yoga to try out.
The Six Branches of Yoga
It is thought that originally yoga was a practice to prepare the body for extended meditation as well as the mind. There are many styles of yoga but there are only six branches of the original tradition.
Yoga for Healthy Knees
The knee is considered to be the largest and most complicated hinge joint in the human body. Practicing standing poses in yoga can help you have healthy strong knees. Fifteen minutes a day of standing yoga postures is enough to strengthen the muscles that insert and surround the knee.
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