Chinmaya Yoga School shares asanas to help us sleep better

Chinmaya Yoga School shares asanas to help us sleep better

Did You know That Yoga Can Help You Sleep better? Here’s a Look at Some Poses That Can Help!

Though Yoga has been accepted worldwide as an ‘Art of Living’ and more and more people are incorporating it in their lives, there is still a misconception prevalent about yoga. Many people assume it to be a form of workout that consists of complex poses that leaves you breathless and your blood pumping fast. However, yoga is a deeper practice that has more to it than complex asanas.


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Embodying the stories of the asanas

Embodying the stories of the asanas

Every culture everywhere has stories of how we came to be, stories of the universe, and stories of the souls journey towards fulfillment. Tarot cards and yoga have this similarity, teaching us through stories, and learning from these lessons-we find universal truths, and in I think we feel less alone when we realize everyone is basically walking the same road.

Our asana practice moves us through many of these stories, and many things we find in nature. When we harness that energy, and that growth in our practice we embody the asana. We can find this beginning in Tadasana/mountain pose as we tune into stillness, strength, rooting down and reaching up-we embody the energy of the mountain that is un-moving, strong and solid, and in so doing are able to start our practice with that energy.

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What are these koshas we hear about in yoga

What are these koshas we hear about in yoga

On our path to Self-realization, we may also encounter discussions of these sheaths of existence known as the koshas or layers of our energetic bodies. From the Sanskrit (thse are basically vedic ideas) kosha means sheath, maya is translated as made of. We move through these so as to experience the purity at the eternal center of consciousness, while at the same time allowing that purity to animate through our individuality. Our chakras are based more in our physical annamaya kosha, we then move into the rest. We will discuss the five koshas which are:

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Balancing Our Energetic Body

Balancing Our Energetic Body

Our physical bodies are just the beginning, or more aptly put, a part of who we are. Our energetic bodies comprise parts of us that are affected by stress, spiritual depletion, and these, often unseen, un-felt parts of us are often where shifts occur, where abuses are felt most profoundly and what leads to feelings of disconnection and ultimately disease and injury. In this thesis I plan to explore the effects of stress, spiritual depletion and emotions on our body, koshas, and the chakra systems. I will give an overview of these systems, and discuss how we use tantra, yoga and massage to facilitate the healing and balance of these systems. I have had a personal yoga practice for years, and for the past 7 have taught yoga and practiced as a massage therapist and reiki master. I have seen personally and within my students and clients, and fellow practitioner how these practices can be life affirming, life changing.

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