Rabbit Pose Bikram Yoga
From Ashtanga to Vinyasa to Hatha, there are many different types of yoga out there; all of which have different purposes and benefits. Over time you will need to figure out which best suits your mind and your body. However in the first instance simply focusing on different postures as opposed to yoga styles is the best way to start. As Katrina Repka advises: ’The safest and easiest postures to practise on your own at home are simple standing postures such as Tadasana (Mountain pose). Utkatasana (Chair) and the Warrior poses. These offer a balance of strength and flexibility.’
Taking up yoga is an investment in your mental and physical health and the results are not to be underestimated. With continued practice and professional guidance there will come a time when you can listen to your body during and let your feel of the poses guide you in your practice. Like any investment there are certain costs to starting yoga, among which are your time, energy, patience and money. The best way to avoid adding your peace of mind to this list is to take classes as well as practicing at home. With a combination of home practice and guidance in a class, your yoga will quickly develop without having to worry about the detrimental effect that bad practice can have on your body.
I will support you in feeling confident in who you uniquely are. cultivating and trusting your intuition being with your fears and ultimately faking care of your needs no matter what life presents you with.
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There was a time when you’d be laughed at for being a ‘tree hugger’ and shrugged off as a hippy type’ for enjoying time spent in nature, but now it’s been proven that just being near a tree or a green space can have a significant beneficial impact on your wellbeing.
Nature’s healing powers have long been recognised amongst liberals’ but studies show the benefits on a deeper level. Research in recent decades suggests that spending time in nature improves cognition, relieves anxiety and depression and can even boost empathy. In Japan there’s a practice called forest bathing, which is standard preventive medicine which involves hanging out in the woods. Japan’s scientists are currently researching how green spaces soothe the body and brain using field tests, hormone analysis, and new brain-imaging technology to figure out how this works on a molecular level.
According to Matthew Silverstone, the author of Blinded by Science, trees improve health issues including concentration levels, reaction times, depression and other forms of mental illness. He even points to research indicating that by communicating with trees, humans suffering from headaches can find relief.
Studies in North America show that the average American spends at least eight hours looking at some sort of electronic screen causing us to be more overweight, aggressive, more distracted and more depressed but when we are relaxed, at ease in our environment and less stimulated these issues are less likely to occur. Spending time in nature has a positive affect on all of these lifestyle issues that are common in these current digitally dependent times.
A number of studies have revealed that children show significant psychological and physiological improvement in terms of their health and wellbeing when they interact with plants and trees. Children function better cognitively and emotionally and have more creative play in green areas. In addition, children who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) can concentrate on schoolwork more effectively after taking part in activities in green settings. Parks also provide children with opportunities for play which is critical in the development of co-ordination, muscle strength, language, and cognitive abilities.