Before getting in the discussion of the first three themes that we will be discussing in the study group – January: Asana, February: Pranayama… 389 more words
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Understand how Ashtanga-yoga and Hatha-yoga are different in theory and practice though the objective of spiritual upliftment is common to both.
Browsing through yoga classes offering an array of styles and approaches could be a real exercise in confusion. 832 more words
No matter what style of meditation you practice, you’ve probably heard the following refrain: “And if you find your mind wandering, non-judgmentally make a note of where your mind went, and let that thought drift away as you return your awareness to __________.” 243 more words
Today I started on my fifty minute meditation practice again. I have been so caught up in life experiences and discovering what my body can accomplish through yoga asana (posture/ seat or connection to the earth) practice that I have found myself neglecting this practice of the mix of mindfulness, dharana (concentration), and pratyahara (sense withdrawal), that I refer to as meditation. 483 more words