Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (part 3)
Practice Format According to tradition, two forms of training are used in Ashtanga yoga: Ice class and Mysore class. An ice class is a lesson that is held at the…

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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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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,…

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Monthly Archives: June 2017

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

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…

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Yoga dictionary. Vairagya
This is the phenomenon on which all suffering in the material world is based. Being attached to objects of pleasure, to the comfort zone, to a habitual state of Affairs,…

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The purpose of yoga. Ashtanga Yoga Patanjali (part 2)
The importance of asanas in yoga practice So, yoga classes begin with oneself, with one’s lifestyle and with a restructuring of one’s thinking. Yoga is primarily an internal individual work…

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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…

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