Qigong or “life-force cultivation” is a form of Taoist yoga, with roots in ancient China. Along with supporting general health and wellbeing, qigong practice is the internal foundation of all of the martial arts. Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, […]
Best Free Yoga Channels on YouTube You don’t need a studio or a scheduled time to fit in your yoga practice. Whenever you aren’t able to get to a public yoga class, you can turn to YouTube for a wide variety of free yoga videos that vary in teaching style, discipline, focus, etc. You Tube […]
4-4 Energizing Breath Benefits of this breathing technique This is a powerful energy booster when you have only a few minutes. It will quickly rejuvenate your body and spirit and calm your mind. This Kundalini Yoga exercise will relax and energize you. It will as well help you when you feel overwhelmed with emotions. Try […]
This is one of my favorite awareness techniques! The Inner-Body Awareness Technique is an ancient Shiva method and has been used for very long time. But this method is as well one of the main techniques that Eckhart Tolle gives you to return to the present moment. The Inner-Body Awareness Method helps you to become […]
The Stimulating Breath (also called the Bellows Breath) The Stimulating Breath is adapted from yogic breathing techniques. Its aim is to raise vital energy and increase alertness. How to do the stimulating breath: Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Your breaths in and out should be equal in […]
“BREATH IS LIFE” LIFE IS ABSOLUTELY DEPENDENT UPON THE ACT OF BREATHING. TO BREATHE IS TO LIVE, AND WITHOUT BREATH THERE IS NO LIFE. There is nothing that I have experienced that has empowered my life more than the shift to becoming aware of my own breath. Beyond the energizing and rejuvenating eﬀects of a […]
THE 4-7-8 (OR RELAXING BREATH) This breathing exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. Use it whenever you are aware of internal tension or stress. Use it to help you fall asleep.
Krishnamacharya (November 18, 1888 – February 28, 1989) No one has had more of an impact on how yoga is taught and practiced in the West than T. Krishnamacharya. His students included some of today’s most influential teachers: B.K.S. Iyengar, T. K. V. Desikachar, the late K. Pattabhi Jois, and the late Indra Devi. Krishnamacharya […]
History of Yoga
Yoga’s history has many places of obscurity and uncertainty due to its oral transmission of sacred texts and the secretive nature of its teachings. The early writings on yoga were transcribed on fragile palm leaves that were easily damaged, destroyed or lost. The development of yoga can be traced back to over 5,000 years ago, but some researchers think that yoga may be up to 10,000 years old old. Yoga’s long rich history can be divided into four main periods of innovation, practice and development.