yoga seeds #8 – headstand* and fear

It could be that just setting the head down on the floor for headstand (shirshasana) and seeing everything upside down feels challenging. Breaking down the pose and preparing each of the elements we will need (strong arms, shoulder mobility and stability, forward bend and a strong core to come into the position, balance) can make…Read more yoga seeds #8 – headstand* and fear

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yoga seeds #7 – progress

Progress is forward movement towards a destination. So it really depends on what we're oriented towards. As we begin to practise, most of us measure our progress in terms of space (bringing my head lower, stretching my legs straighter). This progress will sooner or later come to a halt, either because of anatomical limitations or…Read more yoga seeds #7 – progress

semillas de yoga #6 – postura sobre los hombros y arado: dar espacio a la respiración

La respiración se adapta a las distintas posturas del cuerpo, pero si sentimos que no podemos respirar, entonces necesitamos retroceder. No tiene nada de particular que nos resulte difícil respirar en la postura sobre los hombros (sarvangasana) y el arado (halasana). Como en cualquier inversión, el peso del contenido abdominal está apoyado en el diafragama,…Read more semillas de yoga #6 – postura sobre los hombros y arado: dar espacio a la respiración

yoga seeds #6 – shoulderstand and plow pose: giving space to the breath

The breath adapts to the different positions of the body, but if it we feel like we can't breathe, then we need to back off. If shoulderstand (sarvangasana) and plow pose (halasana) feel difficult to breathe in, that's no surprise. As in any inversion, the weight of the abdominal content is resting on the diaphragm,…Read more yoga seeds #6 – shoulderstand and plow pose: giving space to the breath

yoga seeds #5 – to meditate or not to meditate

The key to meditating is to do it :) Of course, given that we feel the inclination to meditate or we feel curious about it! It can often feel like we're just sitting there in our usual thinking state and not meditating at all, but the difference is that we're noticing what it's like, we're…Read more yoga seeds #5 – to meditate or not to meditate

semillas de yoga #5 – meditar o no meditar

La clave para meditar es hacerlo :) ¡Por supuesto, asumiendo que sintamos esa inclinación o tengamos curiosidad por probar! A menudo puede parecer que simplemente estamos ahí sentados en nuestro estado habitual de pensamiento, y que eso nada tiene que ver con meditar, pero la diferencia es que estamos dándonos cuenta de cómo es, lo…Read more semillas de yoga #5 – meditar o no meditar