This morning’s practice was a 30 minute sequence focusing on taking flight into side crow, Parsva Bakasana.
That’s not me, by the way. My feet didn’t get nearly as high!
I’ve lapsed in my practice and this was a flying leap back into it (pun absolutely intended). The sequence left my legs tingling and a little shaky, which is a sign of a great practice for me – it tells me that my body worked hard waking up muscles that have been asleep! After a broken start, thanks to three little girls who wanted to join in too, I was able to get into it. Continue reading
The Eight Limbs are like ‘guidelines’ for living; they set out the lifestlye of a Yogi. The Eight Limbs of Yoga details not only asana, pranayama and meditation practices, but also describes the intentions and behaviours that Yogi’s should enact when they are making choices. The Eight Limbs are not necessarily meant as a step-by-step sequence; none of the limbs are more important than any other, all elements should be practiced in order to achieve harmony and union with the divine. In recent times, focus has shifted to asana, or the physical poses, as ‘doing yoga’, however this is only one component of Yoga. Continue reading
I explored the concepts of Samsara and Nirvana this week – I had heard the terms before, when I was studying the beliefs and traditions of Buddhism. Continue reading
The core concepts of yoga align with Eastern philosophy, and particularly Buddhist philosophy. The following is a brief outline of the six core concepts of Yoga. Continue reading