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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Tools for Hatha Yoga

The tools of Hatha yoga breathing exercises (a practice called pranayama) and over 1 000 postures (called asanas). The latter are often evocative names - the tree, the plow, the bow, cobra, etc.. - And their degree of difficulty is progressive. The famous full lotus posture (legs crossed) qu'adoptent many meditators comes from yoga.

Postures require stretching movements, bending and twisting that promote flexibility in the spine, seeking the joints, nerves and muscles and exert an effect on all organs and glands. The digestive system is thereby stimulated, and blood circulation improved. In addition, maintaining a posture for some time causes the mind to develop perseverance and concentration, and gives him the benefits of meditation.

As for the breathing techniques, they ask, for example, be particularly attentive to inspire very slowly or in fits and starts, alternating nostrils, placing the language in certain ways, etc.. According to ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine), the life of a human being is not measured in days, but the number of breaths ... The ultimate objective is to develop breathing techniques and control the prana, the "vital force".

Yoga states that a healthy body is absolutely essential to mental and spiritual evolution. As the yogis say: "Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way. "

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