YOGA & MEDITATION
Yoga Poses & Flow
Yoga poses or Asanas should be steady and comfortable, firm yet relaxed helping a practitioner to become more aware of their body, mind, and environment. Asana is one of the eight limbs of classical Yoga.The 12 basic poses or asanas are much more than just stretching. They open the energy channels, chakras of the body while increasing flexibilityof the spine, strengthening bones and stimulating the circulatory and immune systems. Along with proper breathing or pranayama, asanasalso calm the mind and reduce stress. With regular and daily practice one can ensure overall physical and mental health and the possible prevention of diseases & disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis. In time, while practicing the poses slowly and consciously, the level of mental exercise in concentration and meditation will increase, and practitioners will benefit from balance and harmony in body, mind and soul.
Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body.
Many techniques are followed to increase the level of concentration, and create mindfulness while practicing; and it’s extremely difficult for a beginner to sit for hours and think of nothing or have an “empty mind” but in general, the easiest way to begin meditating is by focusing on the breath- .” Ever since I started a regular mediation I have become a lot calmer and much happier.