Yoga Asana Articles

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Brahmari Breathing

By Madya Lila | September 28, 2018

Studies have found that Brahmari breathing increases the release of nitric oxide in the sinuses, helping to reduce painful inflammation of the sinuses. Other studies have concluded that humming reduces blood pressure and lowers heart rate. You will find the humming sound very restful and calming for the whole nervous system. Focusing on the humming …

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How to Balance Your Spring Energy with Breath

By Madya Lila | September 5, 2018

Spring is here, awakening within it sparkling new beginnings.  A time to grow, to renew and to discover. A time also that needs balance, steadiness and nurturing, because along with  the freshness of spring, comes the dry, gusty winds, the fluctuations of temperature; interesting but unpredictable. A good time for a grounding, steady yoga asana …

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Extended Side Angle Pose

By Madya Lila | September 5, 2018

This is a heating pose that has multiple benefits. It is very strengthening for the legs, hips, back and shoulder muscles and strengthens the core as well. Importantly it gives a great stretch to each side of the back which in turn helps to decompress the spine. As we hold this pose and breathe we …

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Opening Our Yoga Heart

By Madya Lila | July 31, 2018

The heart is the sitting place of the soul. This is where, deep within the body, the living entity resides. For so long we may have built thick protective walls around our heart and have hidden deep within. So soft, so vulnerable.  So lost to the real self. But with yoga practices we can not …

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Pros and Cons of Hot Yoga

By Madya Lila | June 27, 2018

Hot yoga sounds very tempting to me in these cool winter months where every flash of warmth is cherished lovingly. A growing number of people however love hot yoga in all seasons, both in the already sweltering summer months and the icy winter ones. In fact hot yoga is so hugely popular in the US …

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3 Warming Shoulder Stretches for Winter

By Madya Lila | June 27, 2018

Before you do your yoga asanas it’s a good idea to do some warming exercises like joint mobilities first to loosen up your joints and increase the heat in your body. This is especially true for the winter months when our bodies tends to stiffen up from the cold. Try these shoulder exercises and see …

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World Yoga Day

World Yoga Day 2018

By Madya Lila | June 2, 2018

Hosted by the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga, Yoga Day Festival is Australia’s biggest, longest running celebration of World Yoga Day. Growing in size each year, Australia’s Yoga Day Festival is rapidly approaching! Now in its fourth outing, the marquee event of the yoga calendar has been a wildly successful engaging, fun, and free/low-cost …

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The Happy Yogi

By Madya Lila | May 30, 2018

Yoga is more than a great stretch. Much, much more. Let’s look at some of the wonderful benefits of all aspects of yoga and celebrate this wonderful gift we have been given. The health benefits of yoga asanas are wide ranging. Flexibility is of course the most obvious one. Tight muscles can pull on our …

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Warrior 2 Series

By Madya Lila | May 30, 2018

Based on Warrior 2, this series of movements helps to open the hips and chest. It creates space in the lower back and waist and enhances our breathing. It is also strengthening for the legs, hips, spine and shoulders and feels GREAT. Start in Warrior 2                   …

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How You Can Prevent Back Pain with Yoga

By Madya Lila | April 24, 2018

It is estimated that over a lifetime there’s an 80% chance of developing back pain. Some back pain passes quickly never to be seen again but all too often those niggly little twinges develop into a chronic and costly problem. Of course the logical thing to do is prevention! Most lower back pain that doesn’t …

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