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Learning to Stretch – Bamboo Yoga

  In this connection there is an old Chinese tale of a proud oak tree and a humble bamboo plant. The oak tree was very, very big and strong and being proud of his strength and grandeur would deride the bamboo plant calling it a weak spindly thing. One day there was a terrible storm with unbelievably strong winds that whipped and thrashed the whole land. The grand oak put up a valiant fight but the storm ripped it out

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Benefits of Yoga

Why should you practice yoga asanas? Why not jog, lift weights, do aerobics. Or maybe you get your exercise skiing, snowboarding or swimming. Of course other forms of exercise work your body in various ways, but yoga asana is a complete, systematic and time-tested form of exercise that complements your other activities. Then again, if you don’t exercise at all,  yoga asana is the perfect way to start.

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Relaxation

Progressive Body Relaxation leads to deep relaxation of both the body and the mind. It is said that 15 minutes of this relaxation may rejuvenate you more than hours of sleep! So if you are feeling rundown and tired and you still have things to complete, practice this relaxation and you will find that it rejuvenates the body and gives you clarity and peace of mind. And of course it is a wonderful way to drift off into a deep and peaceful sleep. Lie down comfortably on

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Preparing for Meditation & Complete Yoga Breathing

Complete yoga breathing is extremely beneficial for the health of the body. A few of the physical benefits are that it tones the lungs, massages the internal organs and allows more oxygen into the body, filling every cell with this life giving energy. Yoga breathing also calms the mind and relaxes the body and these are just a few of the many benefits that this breathing technique has to offer. Choose a quiet place to meditate where you will not be disturbed. Turn off your phone and sit

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Nadi Shodhan Pranayam

  Nadi Shodhan Pranayam or also known as alternate nostril breathing. The nadis are the subtle nerve channels in the body and shodhan means purifying or cleaning, so this pranayama or breathing exercise will help to cleanse the subtle nerve channels within the body allowing the prana or energy to flow freely helping you to maintain good health. Take your right hand and gently rest your index and middle finger between your eyebrows. You will be using your ring finger to close

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Mantra Meditation

  What is a Mantra?Yoga philosophy speaks about the Original Cause or Source of everyone and everything. Mantras are spiritual sound vibration springing from the Original Cause that have the effect of reconnecting us with that source we have all come from. Mantras have no material origin they are eternal and transcendental. They can be found in the Vedas or ancient yoga texts and have been passed down by the self-realised sages in the yoga lineages

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Silent Witness Meditation

  The timeless Mantra Aham Brahmasmi means, I am not the body, I am not the mind, I am the eternal spirit soul, spark of the Supreme Soul.  I am only temporarily in a material body, the body is temporary, but I am eternal.  Silent witness meditation, helps us to come to the realisation that we are not the mind. Bring your hands to chin mudra (palms up with your thumb and forefinger

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