Основные формы йоги
Хатха-йога – является основой для остальных видов йоги. Искусство Хатха-йоги – это система оздоровления, пришедшая от древних мудрецов и проверенная столетиями. Слово «хатха» состоит из двух частей «ха» – процесс возбуждения, «тха» – торможения. Эти два начала в человеке должны быть уравновешены, отсюда и цель хатха-йоги – достижение равновесия между всеми процессами, протекающими в организме.
Хатха-йога тренирует мышцы, учит правильно дышать, делать массаж внутренних желез, а значит, действует омолаживающе. Она готовит ум и тело к высшим формам йоги.
Раджа-йога – это познание психологии человека, умение управлять своим психическим и психофизическим здоровьем.
Джняна-йога – познание мудрости. Искусство джняна-йоги позволяет человеку постигать Изначальную силу и сливаться с ней.
Крийя-йога – это учение об освобождении кундалини (дремлющей силы человека) с помощью слаженных процессов дыхания, медитации, сосредосточения.
Мантра-йога – учение о ритме звуков. Тренировка тела и ума происходит благодаря ритмическому влиянию повторяемых отдельных слов и фраз, а также йогического дыхания. Эта ступень йоги учит, что слова гнева вредны для человека, а слова любви – благотворны.
Янтра-йога – йога движений, показывающих основные формы естества (янтры), направленная на самопознание человека.
Лайя-йога совмещает элементы хатха-йоги с практикой духовного уединения, воздержания и глубокого сосредоточения. Некоторые ошибочно думают, что искусство йоги обязательно подразумевает «умерщвление» плоти и воздержание от сексуальных контактов. Это далеко не так. Йогические сексуальные практики дошли до нас в самом древнем трактате «Кама-сутра». Йоги выступают за глубокий, пламенный, чувственный, медитационный секс. С его помощью можно ощутить отсутствие времени; пламя от такого секса пылает месяцами, а при одном воспоминании о нем по телу разливается дрожь.
Кундалини-йога – учение об энергии кундалини. Цель этой йоги – пробудить силы этой энергии.
Бхакти-йога – наивысшая, девятая форма учения йоги. Это благоговейное служение и почитание.
• NADI SHODHANA •
Nadi Shodhana, also known as Alternate Nostril Breathing, is a powerful breathing practice that purifies the energy channels in our body (nadis), thus allowing the life energy to flow smoothly and reach further.
Start off by sitting straight in a comfortable position and gently observing your breath, until it settles and becomes stable. Then raise the right hand, close the first two fingers and place the two extended fingers against the left nostril. This will close the left nostril, so that no air can come in. Inhale deeply, receiving, through the right nostrils. Then release the left nostril and without changing the hand, use the right thumb to press and close the right nostril. Exhale through the left nostril, releasing the air until your lungs are empty. Continue inhaling through the right nostril and exhaling through the left alternating the position of the fingers for 20 times. Then pause. Without changing the hand, now change and press the two extended fingers against the left nostril and exhale through through the right. Then press the thumb against the right nostril and inhale... keep inhaling left and exhaling right for another 20 times. Then lay down in savasana for 8-10 min.
I will be teaching Nadi Shodhana in class next Sunday after our asana practice. Link in bio.
Yoga poses take focus, dedication, perseverance, control, breath, patience and practice. This pose by the gorgeous @gypsetgoddess on a stable surface is a challenge. Now moving this pose to on top of water on a Salti Float adds another element for your mind and body. Are you ready to take your yoga to new places? Get Salti, expand your services and buy an instructor pack online at www.salti.com.au free shipping in Aus #saltivibes 📷 via @gypsetgoddess
Dünyanın en yaşlı yoga eğitmeni Tao Porchon-Lynch ile tanışın.
Tao tam 97 yaşında ve 73 yıldı yoga yapıyor. Tao modellik ve dans ile de çok yakından ilgileniyor. Amerika’ ya taşındıktan sonra yoga eğitmenliğine başlamıştır. 57 yıldır uzun ve sağlıklı yaşamın felsefesini öğretmeye devam ediyor.
Hayatı boyunca vejetaryen olan Tao yaşlılığa inanmadığını söylüyor.: Tao Porchon-Lynch’den “Uzun ve Mutlu Yaşam Kuralları”❤ 👉Oyalanmayın, ertelemeyin – Yarın hiçbir zaman gelmeyecek. 👉Bir şeyi yarım yamalak yaparsanız ona inancınız olamaz. 👉Zihninizden geçen her şey her an maddeye dönüşüyor. 👉Neyin yanlış gidebileceğiyle ilgili düşünmeyin. En güzel günümün her gün olduğunu biliyorum. 👍İyi şeyler olacağını düşünürseniz olacaktır. Trajedi aramayın.
Are you ready to make a splash in your town? Teach yoga and fitness on top of water in pools or lakes such as this epic dream location via @claiirebella 🌊💙😍 #shakeitupwithsalti buy your instructor pack online at www.salti.com.au
The Bhagavad Gita teaches: "Actionlessness [oneness with transcendent Spirit] is not attained simply by avoiding actions. By forsaking work no one reaches perfection." "He is the true renunciant and also the true yogi who performs dutiful and spiritual actions without desiring their fruits.... He who has not renounced selfish motive cannot be a yogi." [God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita III:4, VI:1-2] A man of God works diligently, performing dutiful actions to please God and to share the fruits of those actions with God's children; his efforts are not motivated by selfish desires or any influence of delusive evil. The souls of human beings are sent on earth by God to work for Him in worthy ways that serve His cosmic drama. Hence, those who instead work for their ego and its desires become entangled in delusion's desire-filled net, entrapped for incarnations. The wise man fulfills his mortal obligations as a divine duty, because God has given him a body to look after with its related responsibilities. Such a man is free. The man who neglects his body and its environmental needs to the detriment of well-being sins against God's laws of creation; and the person who solicitously serves his body to please his vanity and mortal desires also divorces himself from God. ... If one's whole life is based on the comfort of the flesh, coddling the little body, how can one know divine happiness? Why give so much attention to something that has to be cast away at a moment's notice? To be busy day and night with the body is a bad habit. It is a delusion by which one becomes more and more attached to his physical existence. (Excerpts from The Second Coming of Christ by Paramahansa Yogananda) 🙏🙏🙏
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
- William Faulkner
🐟 pose for day two of #OpenHeartWarriors
Lovely challenge hosts @coffeeandrainbows @hollybentley_yoga @alissayoga @natashaswinteryoga 💕
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My dear friend @kingamxxx tagged me to strike a pose and write 5 yoga and non yoga facts about me. So here we go: 1. I am a twin 2. I love to travel 3. I speak English, Hungarian, French and a little bit of Russian and German 4. I love cooking vegan meals 5. I love people 😍 1. I teach 9 group yoga classes per week 2. My favorite yoga style is vinasa flow 3. I dream of taking a 300 hour teacher training in the USA 4. Yoga is my medicine 5. I love arm balances as they give me strength and confidence. @samratpasham would you like to share your facts? #yoga#yogafriends#strikeapose#yogalove#yogainspiration#yogaeveryday#yogaheals#namaste
"Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons. Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light.
Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties.
Every Warrior of the Light has said "yes" when he wanted to say "no."
Every Warrior of the Light has hurt someone he loved.
That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is.
Each stone, each bend cries welcome to him. He identifies with the mountains and the streams, he sees something of his own soul in the plants and the animals and the birds of the field.
Then, accepting the help of God and of God's signs, he allows his personal legend to guide him toward the tasks that life has reserved for him.
On some nights, he has nowhere to sleep, on others he suffers from insomnia. "That's just how it is," thinks the warrior. "I was the one who chose to walk this path."
In these words lies all his power: He chose the path along which he is walking and so has no complaints." ~ Paulo Coelho
Looking forward to spending a weekend with my strong and soft spiritual sister @annemariehackwell, who inspires me to be more me, reminds me I've been less me and that right now we are exactly where we are meant to be; we chose this because we needed to.
And I love my beautiful animal sister Pat of course 💚🐕 Om Namah Shivaya 🕉
My first Bulletproof Thursday back to @abudhabi after almost three monts🙈. First - Happyyyy New Year to all my Islamic friends that are celebrating today💫:
🎈Thoughts: My Holiday was sooo long and so amazing, it was hard to come back, but I am more than happy to be reunited with my second family. Being back to the routine, to do what I love, to share my passion, being back to the gym, hanging with all my friends, beach and sun 😍... I can't even describe 🙈 weekend is here so that's the first thing to do, swim and relax on these amazing sandy beaches 🏖
🎈Article: 'How to jump over from backbend to handstand' by B. Aganad
🎈Tip: I always thought being in routine is a bad thing, always wanted more; but if you are passionate for what you do, why not make your passion your routine? ☺️
🎈Quote: "Remember not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." - Anonymous
#tb photo with my beauty @tjasaskubic_poledance inspired by #thetwomartinas @martina__rando and @martina_sergi .
📸 by @tjasa.polajnar 💜
Wearing all @aloyoga @aloyogastores
🇫🇷Ne fuis pas tes parts d'ombres : Plonge dedans! Apprends de toi en creusant. Ne fuis pas : regarde les, affronte ce qui ta amené là, à cette pensée ou à cette action. Tu apprendras toujours plus en faisant face à l'obscurité. Pour revenir plus éclairé la surface. Voilà pour moi un pas essentiel vers le but ultime du yoga : L'éveil spirituel. 🇺🇸Do not run away from your shadow. Dive into it! You will learn more about yourself by looking into your darkness than you will by connecting to your light. Face it and come back more enlightened. That is for me an essential step towards the real goal of yoga : Spiritual awakening 🙏🏻
"It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence." B.K.S. Iyengar.
Ayer fue el primer día de las nuevas clases en YogaOne Verdi. Yoga restaurativo y yoga para niños todos los miércoles. Os esperamos.
"I'm not here to change you.
I'm here to help you remember who you are."
The Modern Yogi Project starts on Monday @power.living.adelaide
It is my privilege to hold this space for you.
Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? --Rumi
"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." — Helen Keller
Good morning and Happy Thursday! Kaiden and I are here at @theyogashala and we look forward to seeing you for class! Tomorrow is led Primary with me and class will start promptly at 6:30am. Message me if you need the code to enter.
This mornings #TBT photo is from my and Kaiden's 2012 trip to Mysore, India. He loves going to India and boosts to people he's been four times :) Travel with Kaiden is a very special thing that I cherish and treasure and believe he will too as he gets older. I know it helps give him some perspective and appreciation for life and the things he has. I also like to think it's instilling in him a desire to see the world like mommy.
Kaiden is my heartbeat, I am so thankful for him and today and everyday I dedicate my practice, my work, my day to my amazing child.
I wish you a wonderful day ahead!
The body tends to move to the path of least resistance. This means that, given a choice, our bodies prefer to use strong, pliable, resilient muscles rather than weaker, tighter or atrophied muscles in order to get the job done.
This is really important to understand because if we're not aware of this tendency our yoga practice can end up just reinforcing the same muscular imbalances that we started with.
For example, in a backbend a common pattern is that the glutes don't fire but the extensor muscles in the lower back go into overdrive. We also end up hinging in the lower back because the throacic spine, ribcage and shoulders are so tight and stuck. This is what can lead to that 'crunchy' feeling in the lower back.
In order to 'fix' this problem we may think we just need to practice more backbends, but in reality our focus needs to be on strengthening the muscles that are weak (in this case, glutes) and on lengthening the muscles and tissues that are tight (shoulders, upper back etc.) Knowing our bodies, our needs and what ultimately serves us is an evolving and ever-changing exploration. Enjoy the journey!