Friday, October 19, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Paul Grilley discusses Prana and Breath in this clip. Part 1/7
- Prana = life force/life energy
- Prana makes you breathe and controls all of our physiology
- Yoga exploits the relationship between prana & breath
- We have voluntary control over our breath
- We can influence our breath: stop it, change the rhythm
- Breath is easy access to prana
- Prana moves the muscles of body that draws air in
- Prana makes us exhale
- Prana beats the heart and acts on the digestive functions
- Prana moves/flows the nerves and coordinates the activity of the chakras
- Breath is an easy, obvious and traditional access to prana
- Prana is the physical energy we are trying to manipulate through the breath
- We are trying to feel prana in our bodies by manipulating our breath
- Three Breathing Postures: Neutral, Expanded and Contracted
- Natural elasticity in the rib-cage and abdominal section
- We are looking to get to a neutral state -- calmness
- If we can conserve prana, gather it, hold it to a chakra - it will change
- Prana will change and transform to an astral awakening
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
We are entering into holiday season. What are you gonna be this Halloween? Get festive!
I have a new yoga class in Cobble Hill at an absolute adorable studio (Take Root) that offers intimate yoga classes for small groups. Come by!!
October Focus: Inversions
What are the benefits of inverting in yoga practice?
- Improves your circulation. Allows your body to work with gravity to ease the circulation process.
- Calms the mind
- Strengthens your core
- Stimulates your lymphatic system which is responsible for waste removal, immune system response, and fluid balance.
- Stimulates pituitary gland
Inversions we will explore:
- Halasana (Plough pose)
- Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
- Viparita Karani (Legs up the Wall)
- Sirasana (Headstand)