The Core

The Core

The Core Whereas the foundation of the posture gives us the possibility of establishing stability, the core of the body gives us the possibility of establishing comfort. The core of the body is the central axis that runs from the perineum to the brain encompassing the spine and including the throat, tongue, palate, eyes and …

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Bandhas

The Bandhas and the Granthis

The Bandhas and the Granthis Bandhas are inner body locks that engage both the physical and the energetic body. They provide inner support during asana practice, stimulate the flow of prana and help to release the granthis, which can be understood as energy blockages or psychological knots. By combining the action of opposing muscles, the bandhas can be activated. Their …

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The breath

The Breath

The Breath The breath is our link between body and mind. It is the mind that we are really concerned with in yoga. For it is the mind, in its unconscious and unskilful habits, that is at the root of all our dissatisfactions. But the activity or our minds is too elusive, habitual and subtle for …

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Hot yoga contradictions

Hot yoga contradictions

Contraindicaciones del hot yoga A pesar de todos los beneficios de hot yoga aún existen algunos peligros potenciales que necesitas tener en cuenta. El exceso de calor puede dar lugar a diferentes problemas como el agotamiento por calor, golpe de calor o daño de las articulaciones y los músculos. Aquí te diremos por qué ocurre …

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Yoga for scoliosis

Yoga for scoliosis

Yoga for scoliosis The word “scoliosis” is derived from the Greek word skol, which means twists and turns. In scoliosis, the spine forms an S curve (or reversed S) from side to side down the back, and at the same time the back of the spine rotates toward the concave side of the S, twisting the rib cage …

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Swimming yoga

Swimming yoga

Swimming yoga At a coaching conference six years ago a prominent American coach pulled me aside to ask me what I thought about yoga. At that time I had been practicing yoga for seven years. At the same time I had also begun including it as part of the training program for the athletes I …

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Sportmen

Yoga for sportsmen

Yoga for sportsmen These days Yoga is becoming more accepted as a beneficial practice in increasing athletic performance. What is most exciting about this change is that professional sports teams as well as college level athletic departments are beginning to enforce the necessity of using yoga to keep their athletes performing well and injury free. …

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yoga for kids

Yoga for kids

Yoga for kids Gymnastics, swimming, dance, martial arts, basketball, football… There are already many choices available to parents for physical, movement-based extracurricular classes for their children. What makes yoga different? And what are the benefits for yoga for children? Yoga is an ancient science which helps to create health and well-being by building awareness, strength, …

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Grateful

Being Grateful

Being Grateful The time of Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and during this time, we reflect on all of the things we are grateful for. The United States and Canada celebrate an official holiday each year that has historically been for expressing gratitude for the bountiful harvests and the blessings of the past year. Canada’s Thanksgiving …

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