Imagine that you are falling asleep. Your body experiences various stages of sleep, including the deep sleep cycle, the type of sleep during which your brain emits delta waves. Now imagine that you remain conscious for this state of being.
I’m not here to tell you, yet again, why meditation is amazing. I’m here to talk about why you’re not doing it.
What is the Divine? I think we have many words that are really just describing one notion: God, the Universe, Allah, Gaia, the Cosmos, etc.. This Oneness is often considered enlightenment
Imagine that for a few minutes, you could not use your eyes, ears, nose, tongue, or skin to gather feedback form everything around you. What would be left?
In yoga, we practice learning about our own breath and using different breathing techniques to directly affect the nervous system. It’s freaking powerful stuff.
Most simply, for our purposes today, asana is the physical practice of yoga. It’s what you see on the covers of yoga magazines, what you see in Hollywood films, what you scroll through on Instagram. The thing about asana is that it’s not properly represented by “pop-yoga”.
onsider these five guidelines “personal ethics” of the yoga world. While yamas are the “don’ts”, niyamas are the “dos”.
Directly translated from Sanskrit, “yama” means “self-restraint”. Consider these five guidelines “universal ethics” of the yoga world. They are basically the “don’ts”.
I would argue that most of us from the Western world immediately think of the physical aspect of yoga: the poses. Moving your body through space. And many people don’t realize that the physical part of yoga (called asana) is just a small piece of a much larger whole.
The seventh and final chakra in my two-month-long challenge. The crown chakra is symbolic of your connection with the Divine. The universe, God, Gaia, whatever you’d like to call it. It is the thousand-petaled lotus, a culmination of the openness and harmony of the six other chakras.