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…

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Yoga dictionary. Vritti
More often than not, the mind is either in a state of experiencing the past or planning for the future. This forces a person to experience many times again the…

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Oh teacher
I was recently invited again to Radio 4 in the morning air - to talk a little about yoga and about our upcoming yoga camp in Spain. Before turning on…

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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Yoga Nidra – magical yogic dream (part 3)

REVIEWS ON THE FIRST EXPERIENCE OF A NIDRA YOGA
In fact, everything presented in this article can be found on the Internet or in the book of S. S. Sarasvati “Yoga Nidra”. The most valuable source will still be practical experience, and your own. However, it is always interesting to know, “how does it happen with others?”
Two yoga nidra practitioners shared their experiences:
Irina describes her experiences after two sessions of yoga nidra.
“Nidra, as I understand it, is staying in a state between sleep and reality, wandering in the back streets of the subconscious. For two times I was “abused” ad libitum. It’s hard to describe, as if you were watching some incoherent film. Continue reading

Yoga Nidra – magical yogic dream (part 2)

At the same time, you should know that during the advancement of your consciousness you inevitably go through the sphere of hypnosis, which can disconnect you from yoga nidra. However, if you have not lost your awareness of the yoga nidra process, this vigilance continues automatically. During the practice of yoga nidra, consciousness remains active, we develop the ability to consciously observe, but not analyze. The main difference from hypnosis is that the practitioner does not lose his free will. If the process is not to his liking, he is always free to stop it. In addition, the very “grain” that is laid in the fertile soil of the subconscious or the so-called “sankalpa” (affirmation) – the practitioner formulates for himself. The instructor is just a guide offering you a specific technique and never forcing a process and not subordinating practitioners to his will. Continue reading

Complex "Surya Namaskar" - Salutation to the Sun (part 2)
Without synchronization between breathing and movement, exercise loses many of its beneficial properties. 3. Mantras: each of the twelve positions of Surya Namaskar corresponds to a special mantra. Mantras are…

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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…

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The purpose of yoga. Ashtanga Yoga Patanjali (part 3)
Knowing yourself, you can also learn to understand other people, see what prevents them from being truly happy. This work is even more energetically powerful and more subtle than pranayama,…

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Jivamukti yoga
Thanks to Margot's inspired tales, earlier this year I developed an interest in tasting Jivamukti Yoga. Well-directed intention always leads to the goal. In February in London, I got to…

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