Posts tagged mythology
YOGA BASICS: Relaxing in Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

One purpose of yoga is to help us carry out simultaneous self-analysis and self-development. We use awareness techniques and practice listening within so that we are better able to positively develop ourselves. There are many techniques and practices that aim at this; one of the most simple and profound is the practice of shavasana.

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YOGA BASICS: Mantra, What is it Good For?

More likely than not, if you've been doing this yoga-practice-thing for a while, you've come across the word 'mantra.' Mantras have come to us in a plethora of forms: invocation, meditation, incantation, prayer, kirtan, chanting and various other manifestations of sacred sound.  But, what is it?

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YOGA BASICS: Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations)

One of the most important components of a physical yoga practice is Sūrya Namaskāra, more commonly known as the Sun Salutation. Surya Namaskara is a series of 12 unique postures strung together for the purpose of stretching and warming up the entire body before beginning an āsana practice. Together these 12 postures, aligned and in harmony with the breath, create a dynamic and energizing flow.

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