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Breath Awareness

Essentials: Breath Awareness as a Healing Tool

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Breath awareness is our self-healing tool. Breathing is, unfortunately, an ongoing unconscious process for most human beings, by which we take oxygen and vital energy into our body, yet the most important process in our existence: Life starts with an inhale and ends with an exhale. Without breath, there is no life, and still, we take it for granted. Are you aware of this process fully? Do you know the importance of proper breathing? Try to concentrate on this action only – taking a deep breath in and letting it out while solely observing the inflow and outflow of your breath. You will feel much more than just breathing. You will feel your body and everything that is in contact with it. That is how you...

Realize Your Essence

Turn Within, Realize Your Essence

Conscious Living by Anapnoe Yoga® We awaken new levels of consciousness within, to reveal your essence. Training for women who are always aspiring to live fully, grow wiser and inspire. Conscious Woman Yoga™ Training is a subtle experiential process of inner and outer transformation....

Chakrasana

Chakrasana: beyond the physical body

Advance your Yoga practice by moving beyond the physical body Chakrasana or Urdva Dhanurasana I love this asana as it opens us to vulnerability and, ultimately, to freedom, to open up to life. It opens my heart when I feel it closed. It gives me space to love. It brings me directly into the heart space. It stimulates all 5 Prana Vayus. Chakrasana benefits the physiology and psychology of your body-mind. In Sanskrit, chakra means wheel, and so we call it wheel pose: Chakrasana or Urdva Danhurasana, which means extended bow pose. As it is a deep backbend and deep heart opener, we say that it opens the heart chakra, but actually, it is an integrating pose that stimulates all these energetic vortexes called chakras equally. Chakrasana strongly engages...

Yoga practice

Gaze into the heart of your practice: Drishti

Advance your Yoga practice by incorporating Drishti There are nine Drishti, or gazes, in the Ashtanga yoga tradition. Each one corresponds to a specific point of focus. By incorporating the Drishti into your yoga practice, you will deepen your awareness and connection with the Divine. Drishti is a Sanskrit word that means 'gaze' and is closely connected to Dharana and Dhyana, the 6th and 7th limbs of The Eight Limbs Yoga. In Dharana, we work with cultivating a single point of concentration in preparation for meditation (Dhyana). In yoga practice, Drishti, or placing our gaze into a specific point, helps us physically to find balance and stability. Mentally helps us focus and steady the mind and turn our awareness inwards towards the internal movements while finding the external...

Grounding

Grounding: get Grounded and down to Earth

When we talk about grounding, we are saying that one has their feet on the ground; we mean that the person is in touch with reality, aware and in the present moment, with a developed common sense and not lost in space, past regrets or anxiety about the future. Being grounded means being relaxed, in touch with our truth, inherent wisdom, and knowing. Feeling good in your own skin. On the mat, grounding implies having a good foundation: having your feet relaxed, your legs strong but not tense, under-standing to rise, letting go of tension, and being able to integrate strength, steadiness, ease, focus, and presence in the practice. A person that can feel his feet on the ground and contact with the earth can be...

Detox Yoga

Detox Yoga: Ginger & Lemon Mondays

Doing a detox is like hitting a reset button for your body. It will help to increase your energy levels, balance your hormones, improve digestion, give your adrenals a much-needed break, help break cravings and make you feel joyous all over, not to mention beautiful glowing skin and release of any overweight. Giving your body a reset once a week can create a real shift in your energy level and in your life. Just the fact that you take a step back from your regular eating habits and become conscious for one day of what you are putting inside you makes you start eating more consciously once again. The action of cleansing and purifying the body helps to release stagnation, making room for energy to flow and...

wholeness

The Search for Wholeness

What blocks you from feeling a sense of wholeness each and every day of your life? Contemplate for a moment the idea of ‘being whole’: close your eyes and envision this radiating energy inside you. Where is it located? What does it feel like? Wholeness signifies completion, harmony, contentment, and integrity. It is rare to experience this energy, as we are usually consumed by wanting, needing, and achieving. Carl Jung says that wholeness is a state in which consciousness and the unconscious work together in harmony. The Self, archetype of wholeness and the regulating center of the psyche, is a transpersonal power that transcends the ego. As an empirical concept, the self designated the whole range of psychic phenomena in man. It expresses the unity of the personality as a whole. We...

Yoga as lifestyle Irana JIAn Yoga

Yoga as lifestyle : living your life beyond

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lining your life beyond means to live inspired, to live with passion, and to live essential and authentic lives. To live with integrity, to progress. It takes courage and continuous awareness to live in this way. These states are not going to happen if we just sit here and wait for our life to get better. Or if we just take care of our outward appearance. We all know that most of the time, what we see and what appearances look like is not what exactly lies beneath them. And even if we work out and practice yoga and feel strong and beautiful, without cultivating our character, it will not be a lasting beauty or a lasting state of joy. Why? Because instead of embellishing, cleaning, and cultivating...

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The importance of Solitude as Regeneration

We honor our sacred path when we acknowledge our receptive nature. In trusting the cycles of our bodies. Each one of us has its own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude, running and staying, being involved and being removed, questing and resting, creating and incubating, being of the world and returning to the soul-place...