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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