Briefly about the main directions and types of yoga
Hatha Yoga is the yoga of the body. The word hatha consists of two syllables - ha and tha. The syllable ha means "the sun," and the syllable tha means…

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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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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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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

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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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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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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Four kinds of karma
Being under the illusion that the world around us is not just hostile to us, but, moreover, unfairly hostile, we deprive ourselves of the opportunity to develop. Because if a…

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