Applying principles: paschimottanasana

Applying principles: Paschimottanasana

Paschimottanasana is a foundational posture in the realm of physical yoga. It is often refered to as the hamstrings, knees and calfs opener and recommended for runners. There is actually more to it than simply stretching the legs.

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Why does padmasana promote meditation?

Why does padmasana promote meditation?

How come padmasana, lotus pose, promotes meditation? Why this posture in particular out of all other postures is recommended for relaxation? What is the relation between the physiological dimension and the mental response that occurs?

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Yoga mystical or scientific?

Yoga mystical or scientific?

Yoga is seen by most people as just another form of exercice or ln the other end like some mystical practice out of reach for common people. Well it is none of the above. Yoga is the science of breathing, the science of life.

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Krischnamacharya’s 7 yoga principles

Krishnamacharya’s 7 yoga principles.

The breath is the key! Proper breathing strengthens the body, tones the organs, center the mind. There is no need to be a spiritual person to see that life stops when the breath stops flowing freely in the body. Becoming aware of the natural flow of breath allows a person to connect with what happens deep within, underneath the surface. Only then, the state of yoga (union) starts to arise and overflows in our everyday life. During the practice of yoga asana, the breath leads the body to open and move effortlessly to its maximum point. No brute force is applied, movement occurs naturally from the inside out.

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