Yoga

Which Among Yoga Vinyasas Are Right For You

In yoga, you would most likely think first of poses that emphasise self awareness and flexibility.  You can through poses called yoga vinyasas. In these vinyasas, the poses are done in a free-flowing sequence that adds to your overall yoga experience. While your yoga teacher is trained to create vinyasas…

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…

Warrior 2

Warrior 2

Warrior II is a graceful, powerful pose that helps build stamina. Sanskrit name: Virabhadrasana II (pronouced: veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna). Virabhadra is the name of a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, described as having a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand feet, wielding a thousand clubs, and wearing a tiger’s…

Warrior 1

Warrior 1

Warrior I is a strong pose and a standing backbend that can take several years to finesse. Sanskrit name: Virabhadrasana I (pronounced: veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna). Virabhadra is the name of a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, described as having a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand feet, and wielding…

Triangle

Triangle

Triangle pose strengthens the legs, stretches the groins, hamstrings, hips, and opens the chest and shoulders. Sanskrit name: Utthita Trikonanasa (pronounced: oo-TEE-tah trik-cone-AHS-anna), utthita = extended, trikona = three angle or triangle. Benefits * Stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees and ankles, neck and shoulders * Stretches the spine, chest…

Standing Forward Bend

Standing Forward Bend

Standing forward bend is a simple, highly effective pose for tight legs and sore backs. Sanskrit name: Uttanasana (pronounced: OOT-tan-AHS-ahna), ut = intense, tan = to stretch or extend. Benefits * Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression * Stimulates the liver and kidneys * Stretches the…

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Corona Brady
Hatha Yoga

Corona's yoga journey began in her early 20's when she introduced herself to yoga for nothing more than curiosity and has been hooked ever since.

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