The true essence of human beings is seldom explored. But it exists so innately. Your essence is love. Yoga is a facilitator of love. It helps it grow through a cultivation of the body and mind, ultimately creating a portal to the human spirit. See I am love.
I Hate Yoga, And Why You'll Hate To Love It Too, by Paul McQuillan is a book that caught my attention. It explores why yoga has become so controversial in the western society, and how this whole love/hate relationship began. See I Hate Yoga.
I love you and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
In between our thoughts, there are silent spaces. The goal of meditation is to increase the time of this silent space between our thoughts. This will ultimately give us relaxation. See Why Meditation?
If the cold weather has you feeling down, and you want to reach a state of physical and emotional bliss, believe it or not, yoga is a great mood enhancer that requires no drugs or medications. See Beat the Blues with Yoga.
The main goal of meditation is to clear your mind and focus on your breath as you breathe in and breath out. Make meditation a priority for yourself just like you would for everything else. See 6 Easy Meditation Tips.
The 8 limbs of yoga are guidelines that aim to reach enlightenment, which is the reward for completing the first 7 limbs that require observing your own discipline and honouring yourself. This 8-limbed philosophy is a yogic lifestyle taught by Patanjali. See Life with 8 Limbs of Yoga.
It is no secret that in our consumer-based society, Christmas has been twisted and exploited to the benefit of business, leaving a sad shell of its true roots. Find out how to take the Buddhist or Yogic approach to Christmas. See Christmas, Meet Buddhism.
In a generation that's moving so fast and constantly looking for the next best thing, it's no wonder that some people feel a lack of purpose. The Art of Stillness, Adventures of Going Nowhere, by Pico Iyer reminds us about the pleasures of taking a moment to sit still. See The Art of Stillness.
Your yoga practice, when done mindfully, can serve to develop an ever-increasing awareness that moves beyond the mat to infuse each moment, never separate from daily life. See Yoga: A Simple Reminder.
Yoga makes a stressful event a lot easier to handle, whether it's family or work. It also produces strong emotional benefits due to the emphasis on breathing and the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. See Yoga for Stress Management.
Have you considered that your posture, and a lack of oxygen could bring on your headaches? Practice these yoga poses daily to reduce and prevent headaches.