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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.
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.
Yoga Practice can be more than Poses
Many things can be considered as yoga practice. One of the goals of practicing yoga is to find a place of peace within you. It can be anything that allows your mind to relax and stay in a state of calmness. When your mind is in this state it is open to the divine within you.
Short Yoga Primer of Asana
In yoga the poses we perform are called asanas. No posture is assumed mechanically, rather they involve a great deal of body awareness, concentration, listening to your instructor, breathing, and eventually balance of mind, body and breath.
Thursday Yoga Sequence
This short yoga sequence is next in a week of yoga sequences. Thursday’s sequence is based on poses that are beneficial for the 3rd Chakra the Solar Plexus.
3rd Chakra Solar Plexus-Chakra Primer
Next in the series “Chakra Primer” is the third Chakra. This yellow Chakra is the solar plexus also known as Manipura. Each Chakra is very unique, read this article for some characteristics: associated colors, main issues involved, glands and body parts affected, astrological sign, and sense.
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