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.
prana :: life force, energy, oxygen.
pranayama :: A SERIES OF TECHNIQUES THAT REGULATE, CONTROL, OR INFLUENCE YOUR INTAKE, OUTTAKE, &/OR RETENTION OF BREATH.
fun fact :: also known as Darth Va
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 :: ANOTHER TERM FOR YOGA POSE, THE PHYSICAL, ANATOMICAL ASPECT OF YOGA COMPLETE WITH ALIGNMENT, AIM, DRISTI, & MORE.
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 :: first SETTLING, then feels like RISING, until finally simply BEING. ONENESS WITH THE SELF & UNIVERSE.
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 :: 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 :: 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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DRISTI :: EYE FOCUS.
SELF PRACTICE :: A PERSONAL DISCIPLINE OF THE YOGIC EXERCISES AND PHILoSOPHY.