There is increasing evidence demonstrating the relationship between emotional stress and the depletion of our immune system. Research shows how the immune system appears to benefit from the practice of yoga by encouraging ‘coherence’in the rhythm of the heart beat, as opposed to ‘chaos’. In the body, the main agent of our immune system isContinue reading “Breath, Body, Mind.”
Releasing muscle tension to improve posture, alignment and movement is significantly more effective at reducing chronic or recurrent back pain than typical prescription treatment. (BMI 2009) Many people advocate strengthening the ‘core mucles’. Whilst this might be helpful, in the sense that any exercise can be, it’s far too general to help people who alreadyContinue reading “Yoga, ‘Core Strength’ and Low Back Pain.”
Yoga is not about the outward form of a pose, the asana. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali define “asana” as a position that, “is steady and comfortable”. Patanjali also mentions the ability to sit for extended periods of time as one of the eight limbs of his system. One of the stories Abhijata tells is ofContinue reading “#Yoga for #Mercury Retrograde.”
From water bottles to attitude, things that help and hinder your yoga practice.
Zubin says: Spend one whole season with these potent thoughts. They have the potential to help you transcend the many ills which have befallen you or will strike you in future time and space. If I ask you, “Tell me, till what point can your eyes see?” Most probably, and reasonably, your answer would be: untilContinue reading “Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (P.S.)”
10. Goal is not the exclusive fitness of the body or mind but a unified condition. ‘Holics’ of any shape or size are deranged personalities. Workaholics were seen as extremely productive but it came at a high cost of their physical and mental breakdown. Hence ultimate fitness is never about exclusively building up your bodyContinue reading “Zubin: Ten Talks About #Yoga (10)”