Category: ♃ Yoga

Yoga Poses and their connotation

By witnessing yourself in the level of body, mind, emotions, breathe and as a whole interactive part of the bigger picture, you can use these powerful physical exercises-asanas as a powerful self developing tools.

In the plank pose you may choose to focus on your body and see your core muscles as center of the wheel; no matter how fast spins the wheel core must be still and precise. However, don’t miss the to put your attention on a witnessing mind.

Plank poses are perfect  poses for practising self observation; cultivating and enlarging the capacity for inspection and self compassion.

As being direct illustration of how mind and body change according to duration, they are also best for honouring time. Even for the one who has no difficulty at the beginning of the holding posture will have some trouble persisting in the posture with passing time.

Observing the minds activity with inner eyes continually and continuously; how it changes its tone with the lengthening duration one will be able to change the pattern and next time more positive attitude will come from the inner kick.

Right after the plank, Chaturanga; as an only a transition pose; show off as full integration in the core.

Eventually, by raising ourselves to upward facing dog, it’s time to open our chests and say thanks God !

Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog

Pulling the attention in your core 💫

My third posture will be Ado Mukha Svanasana – Downward facing dog

Downward facing dog is a fundamental asana that practiced a lot. You can stretch your muscles inevitably, while you’re straightening your arms and back muscles.

I will not explain much about the anatomical corrections or alignments that might be equally spread your weight into your both feet and hands, straighten your back, beware of your pelvis’ position, and send your gaze to your belly button. But please do, because physical level is a manifested state as I understood so far.

Ado Mukha Svanasana is the perfect pose to articulate your attention, the gaze; drishti that helps you to send your focus to the particular place. It helps to be aware of breaths that move into the parts, especially on the your core of the body while you’re deepening into the asana. It’s not a just stretching or strengthening exercise rather it is a very effective pose to realize your breath, focusing to core, and contemplate to be in the present. As you intentionally be aware of your inhalation and exhalation you will slowly deepening in the asana.

Since asanas originally derived positions  to “be steady and comfortable, relaxing into the infinite” (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra),  there is no hurry and nothing to be achieved rather than awareness, and attention.  May all connect with the influx of powerful liberating force, taste the receiving love, and feel the joy.

Uttanasana – Standing Forward Bend

Stretch Your Body Out, increase the joy as well as the body alignment.

My second post of asanas will be Uttanasana – Intense-Powerful stretch pose.

Forward bend pose, coming after tadasana, stretches your muscles, improves your capacity to relive.

I will not explain much about the anatomical corrections or alignments that might be spread your whole weight in your both feet, straighten your back and focus on the pelvis and bend from the hip joints. But please do, because physical level is a manifested state as I understood so far.

Uttanasana is the perfect pose to articulate slowly melt away layers of resistance, being receptive to breaths to move into the parts of the body, intention to relieve. It’s not about being passive  rather it can be very active as you intentionally extend the spine, chest, neck, head with every exhalation.

Since asanas originally derived positions  to “be steady and comfortable, relaxing into the infinite” (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra),  there is no hurry and nothing to be achieved rather than awareness, and attention.  May all connect with the influx of powerful liberating force, taste the receiving love, and feel the joy.

Tadasana – Mountain Pose

As yoga is for ages, not a temporary fad, and I’m only 34 years old, I know it will be tricky to speculate about it. Even so, since I’m alive, and I can write, got chance to have my education in master degree, got the yoga teacher training, got help from thousand people to get there, I have decided to write about yoga and asanas in the level of my experience.

So, if I explain my reason to have ventured in this adventure, Here is a story! Let it come! Let it come.

As I have been in the mountains recently, I should say that there are many similarities between 8 limps of yoga and being on a mountain.

Being top of the mountain resembles engrossing in the object of attention to the extent that we become one with it as Samathi also refered. Peak experience; fulfilment that brings us a great happiness which is achieved by putting your steps one by another is a great practice to sustain your concentration (Dharana) which leads to a state of reflection (Dhyana) Those states follows the orientation of senses (Dratyahara), which is lead by our projection of energy (Pranayama) which is mostly determined by our physical activity (asanas) which directly connect with our intentions. (Yamas and Niyamas)

Returning the asana level again,I ponder about it and decide not take the asanas as only can be performed on the mat. My aim will connect the asanas with my other experience and try to drive the attention to the connotations, and reminiscent of them. I guess, rather than acknowledge you, this will help me to get me the clear on them.

My beginning will be with Tadasana- Mountain pose.

Except from my recent experience and its quick connatation, it is the pose has a great wisdom conveying big significance. Mountain pose is the pose from which all other standing poses start and return, the pose that you can aware of the pull of gravity and feel firmly connected and grounded.

I will not explain much about the anatomical corrections or alignments that might be spread your whole weight in your both feet, lengthen your tailbone and sacrum downward, straighten your arms, open your chest and listen from the top of your head upward.

But please do, because a physical level is a manifested state as I understood so far.

Oh what ı will explain then… I guess this will be the intention.

Tadasana is the perfect pose to analyze staying fresh and observing yourself without judgement. Since you are steady and still you can touch each part of your body with your caring and loving attention. Since you are “steady and comfortable, relaxing into the infinite” (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra) you might connect with the influx of powerful liberating force, taste the receiving love, and feel the joy. Hope you can do this!

Oh, What about being like a mountain?

May you be beautifully firm in all seasons like a mountain,

May you contain various life forms with your presence,

May you be the one that clouds seem so puffy and lovely,

May you be the one with a bountiful sense of connection,

May you be free to experience the bliss of residing in your own true nature.

 

at the top of the Işık mountain

Yoga Love – Yin Aspect

Yang yoga; power yoga, vinyasa or any types of active asana practices sustain countless physical and emotional health benefits, especially for those living a sedentary modern lifestyle. However, especially for those who are active in their daily routines, as we need a balance in everything, consider trying Yin style of yoga. As Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect, Yin sessions consist long duration of the generally passive poses.

If you need to relax and ease your body and mind, if you need to work on your connective tissue: ligaments, tendons, and fascia, Yin sequences are best for you. It’s known that myofascial release, which you can also attain by massage or foam rolling, also increases a range of motion and reduces pain and recovery time.

Here you can find very well prepared session by Jennifer Raye. I recommend you put your warm clothes on and ease into the stillness.