Cat pose, or Marjariasana, is one of the yoga poses that Joseph Pilates borrowed for his program. This pose builds core strength and spinal flexibility.
When studying the Yamas, it is important to understand that Truthfulness, or Satya, is a building block upon non-violence, or Ahimsa. Satya is not greater than Ahimsa, and non-violence should be practiced before truthfulness. This means that you should not speak a truth if you know it to be angry, hurtful words.
The first trimester of pregnancy is an exciting time! Your body is going through many changes to prepare for pregnancy, and your baby is developing. While you may not outwardly look pregnant, you will most certainly feel pregnant.
One of my favorite yoga poses is Dandasana, commonly known as Staff pose. It looks easy, however, this pose is extremely challenging and therapeutic. Let’s take a moment to appreciate that: 1. Looks can be deceiving and 2. There are no throw away postures in yoga. All postures serve a specific purpose and deserve attention and respect.
In order to contemplate non-violence, or Ahimsa, we must first consider violence. Frequently, we think about physical violence–one person harming another. That isn’t the only way to be violent, though. This posts explores various ways we show violence and what we can do to practice non-violence.
Breathing is an essential component of yoga. Here’s more about some basic yoga breathing techniques and how these breathing styles stack up against Pilates.
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