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Emotions and Yoga poses (Asanas)

Through the practice of yoga many emotions can arise in an individual, both positive and negative. It is natural for emotions to come up during an asana class, yogic cleansing practice or during other yogic practices. It?s another form of cleansing. Some people will want to suppress them, which is normal, but if they are accepted and looked at we can understand a lot more about ourselves. We will look more into the practice of asanas and their effect on…

Anatomy of Yoga Poses (Asanas)

Anatomy of Yoga Poses (Asanas)

The practice of asana is one aspect of yoga that we will look into in detail. There are various methods of practicing the asanas or yogic positions. Some consider it as a type of exercise and some feel that sweating is important during the practice. These practices are known as power yoga or hot yoga. While practicing the positions we should know the importance of the practice and the effects on the body. The effects of yoga practiced in the…

Hatha Yoga – III

Hatha Yoga – III

Mudras & Bandhas in Hatha Yoga Mudra means a gesture showing particular state of consciousness or emotion or attitude. Bandhas are energy locks used to control the flow of prana. Mudras & Bandhas are very important discoveries by Yogis and Rishis. They used them to successfully alter the state of mind, thought process, emotions and control the higher awakenings of Prana. Some of these mudras allow the mind to become more focused, some are to deepen the awareness & to…

Hatha Yoga – II

Hatha Yoga – II

Hatha Yoga – Glory of The Nath Tradition – II Ashtanga yoga starts with Yama (social discipline – non-violence, truth, celibacy, non stealing, non possessiveness) and Niyama (self discipline – purity, contentment, austerity, self study, faith). Patanjali (founder of Ashtanga Yoga) was contemporary to Buddha and his teachings show influence of Buddhist philosophy so ethics and morality along is a starting point. Interestingly Hatha Yoga do not start with Yama and Niyama. If you look at the ethics and morality,…

Hatha Yoga – Glory of The Nath Tradition

Hatha Yoga – Glory of The Nath Tradition

Hatha Yoga – Glory of The Nath Tradition There are many texts on Hatha Yoga, where we can find many references to its glorious tradition and the lineage of Gurus who taught this wonderful and complete set of techniques for the evolution of the followers. Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Swatmaram, Goraksha Shatakam, Goraksha Samhita, Siddha Siddhanta Paddhati by Gorakhnath, Gherand Samhita by sage Gheranda, Yoga Taravali by Adi Shankaracharya, Hatha Ratnavali, Shiva Samhita and many other texts. This tradition…

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Bassam Younes is a certified holistic counselor, transformational coach, and speaker. He has been teaching meditation for seven years.

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