MANTRA

MANTRA :: A WORD, PHRASE, OR SLOGAN REPEATED TO AID IN CONCENTRATION & INTENTION.

i AM open & present to receive; mutable as the moment. i do not go with the flow. i am the flow.

 

PRANAYAMA

prana :: life force, energy, oxygen.

pranayama :: A SERIES OF TECHNIQUES THAT REGULATE, CONTROL, OR INFLUENCE YOUR INTAKE, OUTTAKE, &/OR RETENTION OF BREATH.

ujjayi PRANAYAMA

OR

victorious BREATH

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fun fact :: also known as Darth Va

der breath

dual qualities when practiced correctly, both energizing and relaxing

calms the mind and improves concentration, specifically inward, awareness of the self

literally, warms you from the inside out

headache & sinus pressure relief

 

ASANA

ASANA :: ANOTHER TERM FOR YOGA POSE, THE PHYSICAL, ANATOMICAL ASPECT OF YOGA COMPLETE WITH ALIGNMENT, AIM, DRISTI, & MORE.

Ustrasana

OR

camel pose

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improves circulation of digestion and stimulates your thyroid gland

flushes blood through your kidneys and helps eliminate toxins

increases flexibility of the spine

like most back bends, releases anxiety & stress

 

mEDITATION

MEDITATION :: first SETTLING, then feels like RISING, until finally simply BEING. ONENESS WITH THE SELF & UNIVERSE.

grounding technique

utilize your senses

get yourself in a comfortable seated position,

~ name the things you can see, one by one. repeat them.

~ Close your eyes. notice the sounds you can hear. separate them from each other. focus your mind on them one by one.

~ place your hands on the floor/ground below you. became aware of the sensation of touch. exhale into it.

 

yamas

yamas :: 5 moral disciplines regarding how you act with the world and how you act with yourself.

ahimsa. i practice violence: non-harming in thought, word, and action.

 

niyamas

niyamas :: 5 moral observances regarding how you act with the world and how you act with yourself.

saucha. i practice cleanliness (or purity) in habit, hygiene, thought, word, and action.

 

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more YOGA LINGO

DRISTI :: EYE FOCUS.

SELF PRACTICE :: A PERSONAL DISCIPLINE OF THE YOGIC EXERCISES AND PHILoSOPHY.

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