Pranayama. . .Exhale
Yoga for the New World welcomes this guest post from LexiYoga
Pranayama means controlling your vital energy, known as ‘chi’, with yogic breathing exercises. It is often manipulated with Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Reiki, Tai Chi and Reflexology. Practicing pranayama breathing exercises uncover the light of pure consciousness and bring about mental clarity.
Controlling your thoughts seems Read More
The Colorful Potential of the Human Be-ing
Like the Bauhaus movement in art, developed from our own societal anxieties about creating more soulless machines and silly manufactured products, we once turned from the material world. Creativity is the mind’s very nature. There is a way to join our soul with its full expression, just like we tried in many times before the current one. The preternatural human bein Read More
Head, Heart & Hands
“There’s a Divinity that shapes our ends,
Rough-hew them how we will.” – Hamlet, Shakespeare
I call on my own guru’s wisdom, the founder of the Bihar school of yoga, to address this interesting question which has come up in the life of a dear friend, as well as my own. Swami Satyananda told us in his integral approach to yoga that, “we must use the qualities of head Read More
Egoless Yoga Asana
It’s true, yoga can wreck your body. I once jumped back into an over-zealous practice after a car accident, way before my bones and muscles were ready to be stretched and prodded into sweet submission. It was a premature attempt at healing myself. . . but I didn’t give up on yoga. It was my own lesson in letting go.
While many teachers (myself included) profess the virtues of yoga like some k Read More
Benefits of Pranayama