A Hatha Yoga posture (pose) which works systematically on the body to improve strength and flexibility in the muscles and ligaments, enhance blood circulation and tone internal organs.
A spoken greeting that means "I honor the light within you."
A vibrational sound or "mantra" that has a calming and purifying effect on the nervous system and mind. Chanting OM also opens the throat and works the vocal chords.
Refers to the energy or life force in the body.
Breathing exercises designed to control or stimulate prana in the body. Learn more...
Grounding Points. The obvious structural points which are the foundation of the posture and establish its form. The mind focuses on the press and the body moves in response to the pressing. Using simple "press points" when entering and holding postures helps achieve proper alignment of the body. some press points used include the crown of the head, soles of the feet, the sitz bones, the hips, the chest, pelvis, and shoulder blades.
The ancient language of India - each posture (asana) has a corresponding Sanskrit name.
Sequencing of postures.