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Archive for January, 2013

Yoga-Moving Beyond Asanas

Twinki Mistry Jan 19, 2013 at 3:29 PM PST

Yoga-Moving Beyond Asanas

We often use the word ‘yoga’ to mean ‘yoga asana’. Most people think of yoga as an act that contorts the body into a human pretzel. However, yoga is much more than just asana. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, regarding the practice of yoga, reflect this distinction …

Yoga in Village

Twinki Mistry Jan 19, 2013 at 3:17 PM PST

Yoga in Village

Experience some ‘village yoga’ – people in the village naturally perform yoga postures as part of their daily work – activities like filling water from a well, grinding grain, tilling the earth stretches their arms and waist as they breathe accordingly in rhythm. In the village people …

In which yoga posture should I sit for meditation?

Twinki Mistry Jan 19, 2013 at 3:03 PM PST

In which yoga posture should I sit for meditation?

“If you want to stand on one leg and meditate, that is also fine,” smiled Dinesh Ghodke, senior Art of Living teacher, when replying to this question. “You can meditate in any posture in which you feel comfortable and can hold …

Yoga and Food

Twinki Mistry Jan 19, 2013 at 2:55 PM PST

When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct medicine is of no need.
~Ayurvedic Proverb

Yoga and food go together. ‘Isn’t it enough just to practice the Yoga asanas/ poses, do I have to regulate my food?’ wonder many. In itself, practicing Yoga asanas is one of …

Yoga and Meditation

Twinki Mistry Jan 19, 2013 at 2:48 PM PST

Yoga and Meditation go together. Many wonder why it is necessary to meditate after practising Yoga asanas/ postures. One of the many benefits of practising yoga asanas/ postures is the fact that it allows us to slip into meditation effortlessly. Meditation being one of the main aspects of Yoga, …

Yoga and Ayurveda

Twinki Mistry Jan 19, 2013 at 2:31 PM PST

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Yoga and Ayurveda. ‘Ayu’ means ‘Life’, and ‘Veda’ means ‘Knowledge’. Hence, knowledge of our life is called ‘Ayurveda’. This science elaborates many lifestyle patterns.

Ayurveda is conducive to the path of yoga. It helps us to understand the nature …

Mill Churning Pose (Chakki Chalanasana)

Twinki Mistry Jan 19, 2013 at 2:01 PM PST

This yoga posture mimics the movements of a hand-moved wheat grinder, common in the villages of India. It turns out to be a fun and excellent workout for the body!

How to do Mill Churning Pose (Chakki Chalanasana)

1. Sit with your legs splayed apart.
2. Clasp your hands and outstretch your arms at …

Superman Pose (Viparita Shalabhasana)

Twinki Mistry Jan 7, 2013 at 3:47 PM PST

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The Superman Pose is similar to a flying superman high in the air. This is where this yoga posture gets its nickname.

viparita = inverted/ reversed; shalabh = locust; asana = pose/posture

It is pronounced as Vip-a-RHEETH-uh shah-lah-BHAAHS-uh-nuh

This posture is …