The Eight Limbs of Yoga More than a physical practice, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras refer to the Eight Limbs, or Ashtanga, to describe the journey of yoga. I'll post more on each limb in some detail, but for now here's a quick run down... 1) Yamas - restraints, ethics or moral disciplines. Principles on interaction with the world around us. There are 5 Yamas. 2) Niyamas - self discipline and spiritual observance. There are 5 Niyamas. 3) Asana - posture. The physical practice of yo
Supported Supta Baddha Konasana (reclined bound angle pose) is a restful restorative hip and heart opener and one of my favourite yin poses. Benefits can include...
*Stretches the inner thighs and groin
*Relieves stress and negative emotions *Decreases heart rate and blood pressure *Supported posture allows muscular tension to release particularly the abdomen *Opens the chest for deeper breathing *Simulates abdominal organs, can be relieving for IBS and menstrual cramps Cau
A peace, or shanti, mantra chanted to invoke harmony, health and happiness for all beings. A mantra is an instrument of the mind, from Sanskrit "Man" mind and "tra" transport, or, instrument. Mantras are powerful sounds whose vibrations channel us to deep meditation. When we chant with care and devotion we invite in to our lives the intention of the words, we plant seeds of inspiration. #yoga #mantra #sanskrit #meditation