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Complex "Surya Namaskar" - Salutation to the Sun (part 1)
This complex, amazing in its effect on the body and psyche, is an integral part of any yoga practice. Different yoga schools may have slightly different performance. Swami Satyananda Saraswati…

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YIN YOGA. What it is?
What is yin yoga? Yin yoga is a passive practice, based on a sequence of asanas that are maintained over long periods of time (from 2 to 20 minutes). Due…

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Complex "Surya Namaskar" - Salutation to the Sun (part 4)
Muscles and skeleton: Surya Namaskar trains all the major muscles and joints of the body. The muscles contract and stretch, and all the contaminated, stagnant blood goes to the lungs…

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Shankha Prakshalana – yogic practice of bowel cleansing (part 3)

It is worth mentioning that the Shankha-Prakshalana also frees a person from the conditions experienced once, but still remaining in the emotional (etheric) body of a person. After all, toxins and toxins are just the material carriers of these conditions. The more negative emotions in a person, the more toxins, and vice versa. Indeed, the Shankha-Prakshalana method is not limited to thoroughly purifying an exclusively physical body. Often, in the process of its execution, blocks in the etheric, mental areas of the human being are revealed and removed. And there is no other simple medicine or method (other than prolonged fasting) that could help a practitioner enter the process of prolonged fasting.

So, after drinking a couple of glasses of water, the following exercises are performed (8 times). Exercises are available to most people:
1. Tadasana (variation of the Mount pose with intense stretching of arms up):
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Shankha Prakshalana – yogic practice of bowel cleansing (part 2)

Many diseases are directly or indirectly associated with the accumulation of toxic waste in the intestines. Shankhaprakshalana removes all contaminants from the digestive tract and thereby helps cleanse the circulatory system. This leads to an amazing and very noticeable improvement in overall health, and also helps to get rid of specific ailments. In particular, shankhaprakshalana was useful in the treatment of allergies, diabetes, high acidity, constipation, dysentery, and many other diseases associated with unclean blood – for example, acne and furunculosis. The procedure also has a choleretic effect, cleanses the liver.
Those who feel good can also do shankhaprakshalana, because it can improve their health, allowing them to feel easier, more fun, and enjoy life more. In addition, it will help them think more clearly (again, through improved nutritional quality of blood flowing to the brain). Continue reading

Shankha Prakshalana – yogic practice of bowel cleansing (part 1)

Shankha (Skt. Shankha) – means “mollusk shell”, prakshalana (Skt. Prakshalana) – complete washing, purification. Shankha-Prakshalana (SHP) – the practice of cleansing the gastrointestinal tract. Ancient people were observant: mollusks wash their shell, sucking and pushing water out with muscular effort. The common name for SHP is translated as “Shell gesture”. The SH procedure consists of drinking salted water, performing a series of special exercises that push water through the digestive tract until it is evacuated through the anus, and following the instructions for a subsequent diet that ensures the formation of pristine microflora. Thus, this is a natural, reliable, simple and soft method removing accumulated toxins and cleansing the entire digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. Continue reading

About water

Last weekend, your humble servant attended the first part of the training “Functional Anatomy of Prana. The Power of Hatha Kriya Yoga.” The teacher from Canada Laurier Pierre Desjardins is a doctor, an osteopath, a thirty-year-old yogi. Inimitable storyteller and a very bright person. It is absolutely exciting to talk about the human body, starting from the smallest cell to complex organ systems and their interactions … A lot of discoveries have come from these three days! I wanted to share information about water.

As you know, about 70-80 percent of a person consists of water. We remember this from school times. Where is this water located in us? – In cells, in all tissues, in blood and other fluids. Water is the medium in which all our nutrients, oxygen, and toxins are transported through our bodies. Water, which is important, contributes to a better current of prana, vital energy, because energy, like water, is a fluid, mobile substance. Continue reading

Yoga paired – a new degree of freedom

On Saturdays, we pay practical attention to working in pairs. Yoga with a partner is not just a “fun”, it is a deep spiritual, I am not afraid of the word practice. The first keyword that pops up here is Trust. You learn to trust sometimes a completely random and stranger who turned out to be a neighbor on the rug. If this is your close and familiar person, then yoga in a pair deepens the feeling of trust. Entrusting yourself, letting go of fears sometimes requires considerable courage even at this uncomplicated level and even without complex supports and asanas. Allowing you to touch yourself in an elementary way can be a real test for someone. Especially in our “Nordic” society, where it is customary to observe a considerable distance, and so-called “personal space” in people is quite large. Continue reading

About Mantras
The phrase "singing mantras" usually causes an uninitiated or (uninitiated) person to give a wry smile and distrust + resistance: "no, no, I'm not some kind of fanatic, I won’t…


Yoga dictionary. Vivec
And from the absolute point of view, these concepts are very conditional. What in one situation is poison to one person is medicine to another, and Vice versa. And the…


Yoga blocks and their superpowers
The bricks are used to "raise the floor", bring it closer to the student and thereby facilitate the presence in the asana. And now more specifically: what gives the use…


Yoga dictionary. Vikalpa
Translated from Sanskrit "vikalpa" means "fantasy", "imagination". In the yoga sutras Patanjali gives a detailed explanation of such phenomena as Vritti. In the Sutra of the fifth Chapter of the…