Healthy Body Yoga – Yoga With Adriene

Healthy Body Yoga – Yoga With Adriene

Movement Medicine – Energy Practice – Yoga With Adriene

 

Movement Medicine – Energy Practice

Best 10 Yoga Asanas for Fast Weight Loss & Flat Stomach for Women & Men

 

Best 10 Yoga Asanas for Fast Weight Loss & Flat Stomach for Women & Men

There is a trend, especially among western practitioners of Yoga to focus almost exclusively on its physical aspects, best represented by the various poses or asanas one adopts during a session, and leave its mental and spiritual facets behind. Some do this because they don’t wish to burden themselves with a new spiritual teaching, others do it to avoid possible conflicts between yogic teachings and their own religion.

While being able to perform many poses flawlessly certainly makes for a more physically healthier and attractive body, limiting yourself to this one aspect out of the wide range of experiences and benefits Yoga has to offer will cause you to miss out on some of its most potent healing capabilities.

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If we dig a little deeper and examine the sutras or manual-like texts which deal with long-established yogic principles, a number of interesting observations come to mind. First, the focus is on Yoga’s holistic nature in dealing with human health. Compared to the various ways with which it seeks to treat a disbalance in one’s whole, there’s little in there that covers pure physical exercise. Second, Yoga takes into account the uniqueness of each individual. As our personalities have certain idiosyncrasies that make each of us what we are, so does our whole, and Yoga needs to adapt itself to each in order to be effective.

According to Yoga, the physical body is only the basest out of five dimensions, emotions being the highest. As you’ve probably caught on by now, all of these are intertwined and can’t be treated separately. This also means that we can positively affect one dimension and others will become healthier too. Concentrating on proper breathing can alleviate physical symptoms, and dealing with emotional problems gives the intellect renewed focus.

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All of these dimensions are governed by our mind. Its state is a determining factor for the entire human system. If we take steps to change our mindset for the better, the rest of the system will improve too. Even if the physical body sustains a considerable injury, focusing on techniques that employ the other dimensions like breathing and visualization, healing and recovery can still take place. Sadly, some ailments can’t be cured by such practices, but Yoga can still have a healing effect on sufferers by maintaining their quality of life in other areas, thereby helping them maintain a positive attitude.

Naturally, one’s mind can’t be influenced dramatically overnight; embracing the entirety of a Yoga-conscious lifestyle doesn’t come easy, but the rewards we can reap from taking advantage of it are definitely worth the investment.

If you find yourself or someone dear to you immersing themselves in everything Yoga has to offer, why not encourage and cultivate this new interest with an appropriate Yoga gift idea? Nano Jewelry are an inspired jewelry brand that has just the right selection. They have put together a number of Yoga gifts and gifts for Yoga lovers that will attract onlookers and show off their wearer’s personality with immaculate imprints of pure gold. Visit them online and take in all they have to offer.

Yoga For Weight Loss – 40 Minute Fat Burning Yoga Workout!

Yoga For Weight Loss – 40 Minute Fat Burning Yoga Workout!

Yoga For Weight Loss | Strengthen and Lengthen

 

Yoga For Weight Loss | Strengthen and Lengthen

Weight Loss Yoga – Total Body Workout

 

Weight Loss Yoga – Total Body Workout

Yoga For Young At Heart (Over 50 Yrs)

 
 

Yoga For Young At Heart (Over 50 Yrs)

Shakti Power Flow – Yoga

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Shakti Power Flow – Yoga

 

 There are many accessible energies available to conscientious practitioners. We previously covered chakra, and now, as we delve deep into yoga on a daily basis with the 30 Day Breakfast of Champions Challenge, we’d like to discuss shakti.

Shakti is the subtle energy that means “power” or “empowerment,” the primordial cosmic energy, and represents the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe in Hinduism. Shakti embodies the active feminine energy of Shiva and is identified as Mahadevi or Parvati; this is why it is often referred to as “she” and “her” rather than “it.” However, shakti is present in both men and women. In Taoism, shakti is known as chi.

In a less overarching sense, shakti is the energy within everything. It is credited with governing our spiritual evolution, opening up the inner world of meditation, and unfolding the state of union, or yoga, between body, mind and spirit. If yoga is an ingrained part of your lifestyle, it’s definitely worth tapping into.

Yoga Journal published four steps to getting an immediate sense of shakti’s presence. Give them a try and let us know what you experience!

4 STEPS TO FEELING YOUR SHAKTI

Hold your hands two or three inches apart and feel the energy between them. Move your hands apart another few inches, keeping the sense of the energy connecting them. When you lose the connection, move your hands closer until you feel the energy between them again.

Bring your attention to the heart. Inhale and exhale with the feeling that your breath moves through the heart and out the back of the body. Become aware of a subtle energy behind you, supporting you like a backrest. Let yourself take the support of that energy, as though you were leaning into it. Feel as if the energy flows out and surrounds you on all sides. With long, slow breaths, breathe the energy into any places in your body that feel stuck or tight. Recognize that you’re inhaling and exhaling shakti.

Become aware of the area at the base of the spine. Sense the presence of a subtle channel of energy running through the center of your body from the base through the crown of the head. With the breath, let your attention flow from the base of the spine to the heart, and from the heart to the crown, and then back again. Be aware of the gathering of energy moving in this inner channel. You may feel it as expansion, tingling, or a subtle feeling of electricity. Again, recognize that this feeling is shakti.

While you’re doing your asana practice, bring your attention to the flow of your breath. Gently guide your focus into the core of the body, the subtle channel running from the base of the spine to the heart. As you practice you may notice subtle physical or energetic sensations, such as shivers, feelings of expansion, heat, a sense of lightness or heaviness, even a change in heartbeat. It’s not uncommon to notice the sensations in Savasana (corpse pose) because it’s easier to notice subtle energy when you’re still.

For some, a tangible shakti experience takes a long time, anywhere from a few months to a few years. It can have uncomfortable ramifications, as well, from intense emotions to self-judgment. According to Yoga Journal, this is all part of the release that shakti triggers as the energy clears you from the inside out. It suggests just riding out the storm as you would a detox, and you will feel a calm right after.

Become a student of the process and discover all the ways it can manifest, and what it is trying to tell you about your body, heart, and mind. You can learn incredible things about your essence and your own subtle energy through what’s called shakti dialogue. It’s hailed as being a great way to release emotions or discomfort in body or mind. The more connected you to shakti, the more you can invite it to help you through physical and emotional problems.

5 STEP SHAKTI DIALOGUE

If you notice a part of your body that feels tight, painful, or stuck, tune in to the pain. Notice how big the area of tight energy is, how it feels (sharp or hard, prickly or achy), what shape it is. Recognize it as being a bundle of energy.
Consciously welcome the energy sensations, even if they are uncomfortable. Welcoming invites letting go.
Speak to the energy gently. Try to use suggestive words like “ease” or “open.” You can even ask the stuck energy what it has to show you.
Imagine a light-filled circle of spacious energy around the stuck places. Breathe, allowing your attention to flow between the energy of your pain and the spacious circle of shakti.
Breathe with a thought like “ease” or “open” to detach difficult emotions or problems; shakti is inherently healing!
Stay dedicated and connected to your inner shakti. Peace and light to you!💙

Shakti Power Flow – Yoga

Inspirational Instagram Resources to Follow

Nobody is “on” twenty-four hours a day. If you’re feeling a little down and you need a motivational push to get moving, you’re hardly alone in the world. Everyone needs a confidence boost from time to time. Whether you’re trying to get ahead at work, stick to a healthier diet, or simply to get generally inspired, Instagram can help you find the motivation you’re looking for.

We’ve collected an awesome roster of inspirational feeds on Instagram that will pump you up and put a smile on your face. Ready to find some new favorites to follow? Read on!

1) Simple Design Inspiration

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Kate Arends is a designer and creative consultant from Minneapolis. She posts great photos on her feed that show you gorgeous interior designs and breath taking landscapes. Take a glance at her pictures and draw inspiration for your own minimalist projects.

2) Fitness Motivation

@underarmourwomen

Besides making great products, Under Armour is also known for having a great attitude. Their Instagram feed is full of strong women, motivational quotes, and the sort of energy you need to get active and take control of your day.

3) Getting Happy

@happsters

As you might guess from the name, this account is all about spreading a little happiness. The pics shared on this feed feature affirmations and all sorts of inspiring and motivational words laid over some absolutely gorgeous photos and artwork that have gotten her a lot of followers on Instagram. When you need a little afternoon pick-me-up, there’s no better place to turn.

4) For The Yoga Enthusiast

@yoga_girl

Rachel Brathen is a yogi and a blogger hailing from Sweden. On her Instagram account, you’ll see her demonstrate a range of inventive and inspiring poses in all sorts of interesting locales. Even if browsing her feed doesn’t inspire you to invest in a globe-trotting vacation, it just might convince you to haul your yoga mat out of storage and do a little stretching of your own.

5) For Eating Healthier

@cleaneatz

This account delivers the perfect combination of funny food quotes and delicious meal snapshots. Even if you don’t follow it up with a superfood breakfast, a quick visit to this Instagram feed will make you feel better about your eating habits.