Category: ♃ Yoga

Sensible Training

Balance is the most crucial concept for maintainability and a crucial component of physical ability. My body needs adequate recovery times after workout whether it running or hiking. If I’m doing a physically rigorous exercise I should balance it with a yummy stretching or a gentle massage. My body needs to be nourished, nurtured and replenished before another intensive training.

In that sense, the series of restorative movements helps me a lot. Combining forward folds, deep twists to remove the lactic acid, calm the nervous system and revitalize my body is necessary to feel grounded, refresh, and go forward.

Furthermore, those easy movements and poses create an easy secure place for meditation.

Meditation is like a homecoming party. It leads me to embody playful, joyful and enchanting aspects of the Divine. It allows me to free myself from the manipulations and let me get more from every moment and movement.

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bertha Bert

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw

“Play is the exultation of the possible.” -Martin Buber

“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good” -Lucia Capocchione

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.