~ ~ PRANAYAMA ~ ~ ~ ~ The intentional control/regulation of our life force energy ~~ ‘ The word Prāṇāyāma derives from the Sanskrit words prāṇa and ayāma, translating as “life force” and “expansion”, respectively. It is a common term for various techniques for accumulating, expanding and working with prana. Pranayama is one of the eight limbs of yoga andContinue reading “Nadi Shodhana Pranayama”
“Prana is the Vital Force which causes the inert assemblage of tissues known as the body to live, and causes body, mind and spirit to be strung together like pearls on the string.” ~ Dr Robert Svoboda What is Prana Prana permeates all reality on all levels including inanimate objects. Prana is a Universal Consciousness,Continue reading “Cultivating Prana – our Vital Force”
Our tongue is a map of our internal body. If reflects what is happening inside with your main organs and digestive tract. When you look at your tongue everyday, you can make better decisions to support an evolution and maintenance of your healthier digestive system, and the entire body. Cleaning your tongue with a tongueContinue reading “Benefits of Tongue Scraping”
Agni is a Sanskrit word for “fire.” “When your emotional agni is strong, you are able extract whatever is nourishing and eliminate the rest. The inability to metabolize emotions, however, produces just as much toxic residue as undigested food. In fact, pent-up anger, long-held sadness, and lingering guilt are more debilitating for most people thanContinue reading “Agni – our inner Fire”
You’ve tried your utmost to make an improvement to ‘those days’. Until the day seeps into your week, month, year, and the heart silently weeps, in spite of the smile on your face. Would it be possible to heal your mind with the 10 Habits of Yogis?
Ayurveda recommends a gentle supportive detox at the change of seasons, most important, spring and autumn, and a healthy balancing cleanse routine.
When you use the change of seasons to dump off imbalance doshas through a detox, you upgrade your body’s operating system.
Renewed and rejuvenated, you make better choices.
How often do we stop to reflect on Seasons, and their effect on our bodies and minds?
In this fast world that we live in, more often than not, our awareness is limited to the official weather forecast and not much beyond that – making sure that we are appropriately dressed in both cold and warm weather, and that we do not get drenched in rain. Perhaps we take measures to stay well hydrated in warmer months too. And that’s as far as we usually go.
Even in temperate climate like here in the UK, there are noticeable and defined seasons; even if our thermometers may not indicate much change between them 😉 .
But there is much more to change of seasons than initially meets the eye.
And the seasons have a much deeper impact on our wellbeing, both body and mind, than just feeling a bit hot, or quite cold.