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Prenatal Yoga

Started by Yoga4Mothers Nov 19, 2013. 0 Replies

Have you practiced Yoga during your pregnancy? Did you use a Teacher or a class online?Did it help you?ThanksChristelleYoga4mothers.comContinue

Tags: Childbirth, Pranayama, pregnancy, for, Yoga

Breathing Meditations

Started by Fruitfly. Last reply by Daina Oct 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Breathing Meditations  from http://www.how-to-meditate.org/Generally, the purpose of breathing meditation is to calm the mind and develop inner peace. We…Continue

Spinal Floss - Healing & Relaxation

Started by Gloria Aug 28, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone :)I do yoga for relaxation and healing. I do the Spinal Floss regularly, and find it very beneficial not only for my back, but also for my mood. This is great for anyone who has been…Continue

Tags: bliss, back, spine, relaxation, healing

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Comment by Fruitfly on September 17, 2012 at 11:55am

welcome to 'yall new members here!  if you have got some experience or important content to post and share with the group, please by all means, add some comments or create a thread.  this is sort of an anarchist yoga/meditation group.

Comment by Xiao Kang on October 10, 2012 at 9:04pm

Hi... I practice meditation sometimes. When I can't sleep, I practice meditation and it does help a lot.

Comment by Fernanda Silveira on October 10, 2012 at 9:56pm

I love Yoga! It makes me feel so relaxed and peaceful. It also helps to clear my mind when I'm stressed out. I recommend it to everybody! :)

Comment by Patrick Hautrive on October 11, 2012 at 2:42am

I would like to find more motivation and regularity to practice Yoga and meditation...Would you have any advices ...?...

Patrick (from France)

Comment by Fruitfly on October 13, 2012 at 3:43am

Patrick, I would maybe suggest, but not advise you, that you could either find a teacher or join a group or even by your own self, establish a very simple routine of exercises which you can manage in your own home.  Usually Surya Namaskar qualifies as a basic and very good practice for both beginners and advanced because it contains basic movements of yoga such as forward and backward bending and twisting. I would also suggest you just do some regular pre-asanas which can be used as warm up exercises before more advanced asanas but could also serve as a yoga practice in it of itself.  I will try to post some content on this also.

Comment by Patrick Hautrive on October 13, 2012 at 5:30am

Dear FruitFly, Thank you for your kind message and offer I receive as a gift. I understood it is good to practice everyday a small routine with some warm up, but is just 5 minutes enough to appreciate any effect after a while, or is it good enough just to build the habit and the need...?... I looked at Surya Namaskar (the salutation to the Sun) because it sounds almost like Namaskaram which is Namaste in Malayam language from South of India in Kerala... and I have done this "drill" a few times, but it is the habit that I don't have, the regularity, and maybe I could start everyday, I suppose after morning meditation and before breakfast... What I was wondering was if it existed any special tricks to enhanced the motivation for practicing... I would be happy to read your future posts...


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Comment by Jenii Saladtarian on October 20, 2012 at 6:15am

I've been a longtime meditator.I study close and follow the studies and effects,it has on the human brain and it's behaviors.The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds center's research and studies the effects of meditation practice on the brain.Mental training such as the practice of meditation can transform our brain circuitry and therefore many of our personality traits that we might think of as fixed. In other words, ...

our brains have plasticity and we can transform them and the way we think if we choose to do so.This amazing insight has being known to many spiritual traditions for years,and it is now starting to be substantiated by science with the use of the scientific method.
 
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/25071405  Dr. Richard Davidson interview
 
 
http://www.investigatinghealthyminds.org/  Center for Investigating Healthy Minds

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Comment by Jenii Saladtarian on October 20, 2012 at 6:25am

Comment by Fruitfly on October 20, 2012 at 9:48pm

Patrick, I hear you. One nice motivation is to desire to make the mind happy. Asanas work on the muscles of the body which help to control the inner winds of our body which help to control the mind which can help ease our suffering if controlled.  So this kind of motivation to be happy can also be one of wanting others to be happy and free from suffering and its causes if one wanted to extend oneself so far as to wish well to others.  Otherwise, just maintaining oneself is a pretty big and healthy challenge.  As far as just 5 minutes a day...I would say yes, that any bit counts.  Why not just practice observance of the breath for 5 minutes for instance, or some warm up exericises to limber the body.  I will post some more a bit later about warm up exercies which may be considered pre-asanas and also some more about motivation to do yoga in a more mental sense.  Thanks for the discussion.

Comment by Richard William Judd on November 3, 2012 at 2:19am

Thankyou for allowing me to join this forum..................I have to say outright that i won't be engaging in yoga because i physically don't feel able to do it.

I am very interested in the meditation........................this is something i have been doing for some years now.................I was appreciative in particular of the comments made by Jenii and the content added for access to music.

yes i am new to this webbsite...........indeed its a new website..............up to now i am feeling my way and if its meant to be i will stay..........currently i have things to do such as job hunting and tax returns so my input at the moment will not be great.................i do get a good feel about vegetarian friends and delighted so far with the people i have spoken to...thks all..............thks fruitfly.................richard (ricky)

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