Category: Yoga

Yoga Skull Shining Breath

Breathing practice Persevere with this new breathing technique for 15 minutes at a time. Your aim is to stop the exercise naturally after 15 minutes but at first you will …

The Sramanas and Kshatriyas

We shall now have a look at the groups where (1) meditative (2) ascetic practices leading to (3) liberation of the soul – my proto-definition of yoga – emerged as …

Proto-yoga practices

The social and cultural conditions of protoyoga Key Concepts Kshatriyas Ritual suicide Sramana groups Still-mind meditation Immovable Self Sramana as intellectuals Karma Samsara Path of mortification Metaphysics of release Our …

Brahmins

Why change if you are in power? Sociologically the pre-Axial Brahmins had been a dominant group representing and protecting the old Vedic society. This makes it difficult to explain why …

What Is Meditation?

Holding your breath, bring your right foot back to join the left, and straighten both legs. Your shoulders should stay over your wrists. Your arms should be vertical and your …

The Mindful Body

Ten years ago, Roy Bergmann was an avid runner and a successful commercial banker. He also suffered with terrible back pain. He recalls those years as some of the most …

Easy hatha yoga poses

Relax upon completion Remember to: Keep leg as high toward the head as possible in extreme position Proceed to next exercise Perform five times, seated in a cross-legged posture, as …

Hatha yoga

WE ARE ONLY IN TRANSITION FROM ONE THING TO THE NEXT! In the cyclical evolution of Hatha yoga, we are never only concentrating on exclusively structure, exclusively breath, or exclusively …