Yoga-asana

Yoga postures can help you on many levels.

They can strengthen you physically, assisting the digestive, immune, and other bodily systems, and they will empower your mind to be calm, alert, and focused. Once you begin to do them with ease throughout the day, you’ll be surprised how powerful these simple stretches really are. 

The Royal Path of Yoga (Raja Yoga, aka Astanga Yoga, aka Classical Yoga)

The eight limbs of yoga as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are as follows:

1. Yama – “restraints” or right attitude toward our environment; there are five and include ahimsa (nonviolence), satya (truthfulness), asteya (non-stealing), brahmacharya (sexual responsibility), and aparigraha (non-possessiveness).

2. Niyama – “observances” or right attitude toward ourselves, of which there are five, including saucha (purity), santosha (contentment), tapas (self-discipline), svadhyaya (study of self and scriptures), and isvarapranidhana (surrender to God). 

3. Asana – “seat” or “posture,” the physical practice of yoga poses which should be done balancing ease (sukha) and effort (sthira). 

4. Pranayama – “control of vital life force” or breathing exercises

5. Pratyahara – “withdrawal of the senses” or drawing the attention inward to discover the source of the senses

6. Dharana – “concentration” or the practice of meditation 

7. Dhyana – “clarity” that arises from meditation practice, or the state of meditation

8. Samadhi – bliss, enlightenment, oneness, the ultimate reward of meditation

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Meditation For Inner Peace 

Yoga With Adriene writes:

Dive into meditation this Spring, go inward to focus on what feels good in mind and body. Want to have a good body? Tend to the mind. This 10 min practice is a simple meditation that will create the foundation for transformational practice. Compliment your yoga asana practice with this 10 min meditation for inner peace

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10-Minute Yoga For Self Care

Yoga With Adriene writes:

10-Min Yoga For Self Care invites you to take 10 minutes of your day to practice self care and love of self. We spend a lot of time on our phones, computers, in traffic, working and taking care of others. Take TEN to tend to your mind and body with this practice that combines yoga asana, breath and massage. Move in a way that feels good, tend to your heart space and cultivate self love with this 10-minute loving, healing, mindfulness practice.