It is said ‘patience is a virtue.’ I can think of no other activity that requires exercising patience more than the practice of yoga.
Twisting yoga postures require some special considerations.
Last week’s blog ‘Extend Before You Bend’ concentrated on spinal extension (or even slight hyperextension) before forward bending, so this week’s blog will concentrate on the protocol before backward bending.
When it comes to forward bending, spinal extension is crucial prior to spinal flexion.
It may be that your impression of yoga has led you to believe it is a set of acrobatic exercises, and this will somehow lead you to enlightenment.
A while back I came up with some cartoon characters to help students recognize some of the signals coming through the nervous system that tell us what not to do when practicing yoga poses.
Last week’s blog was met with quite a bit of approval so I thought I might just elaborate further in this week’s blog.
Students have expressed to me how effective the Breathe Into Motion Yoga System is when it comes to the physical rehabilitation of injuries.
Some people thrive in hot temperatures while others find the heat to be uncomfortable or even dangerous.
Over the many years I’ve taught yoga, my students have often remarked that they have been able to overcome injuries through practicing our Breathe Into Motion Yoga System.
“Faith strips the mask from the world and reveals God in everything.”
-Charles De Foucauld
“.Since we cannot change reality let us change the eyes which see reality.”
- Nikos Kazantzakis
“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
“He who aspires to the grace of God must be pure, with a heart as innocent as a child’s.”
-St. Nicholas of Flue
Headstands should not be taught in drop-in classes. Preparations need to be made before headstands are attempted. How this is shocking news in the yoga world is beyond comprehension. It seems simple logic that drop-in classes, where beginner students may be trying yoga for the first time, are unsuitable for a posture as advanced as a headstand.
“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
"You cannot be drawn by God when your mind is laden with the rust of material desires, and the dust of sensual craving sits heavily upon it."
-Sathya Sai Baba
“And you who would understand justice, how shall you unless you look upon all deeds in the fullness of light?”
“The problem that human life sets to us is to discover our true Self, and live according to its truth.”
“For the force of nonviolence is infinitely more wonderful and subtle than the material forces of nature, like, for instance, electricity. The men who discovered for us the law of love were greater scientists than any of our modern scientists.”
An ‘old school’ approach to yoga is what we believe in here at BIM.
Contrary to popular belief, Karma Yoga is not ‘what goes around comes around.’
To clench or to tuck... that is the question when it comes to engaging core muscles.
I’ve practiced yoga for over 33 years now and I’ve seen yoga dramatically change over the years.