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Yoga Poses From Nature

Yoga Poses from Nature

Through observant the natural surroundings, we tend to see our own reflection. The sky contains the planets and stars; the world and ocean alone contain a diversity of existence that continues to evolve and amaze us. New discoveries of plants, insects and animals happen each day! Perceptive even one little a part of the nature will provide us insight into however we are connected to each animate thing through universal consciousness. Poets of all cultures highlight deep truths by perceiving the flow of water, the energy of the sun and the power of a mountain.

Tree:

A prototypical cousin of the mountain, the inspiring tree roots deeply into the bottom as its branches extend toward the sky. Trees are robust however versatile, and usually quite resilient. A tree cooperates with and sustains different natural forms like birds, mammals and insects. Trees breathe vitalizing oxygen into the globe and every one the life forms them as they exchange greenhouse gas for oxygen. Insects and vines could destroy a tree, yet it keeps on giving, breaking down into nutrients to assist other life forms. Because of its many beneficial qualities, a tree may be viewed as the ultimate instance of selflessness.

Reflect on your balance with others. How do you cooperate with your family, friends and society in general? However do you feel once the winds of modification blow through your life? What ways in which do you offer to and receive from others? However do you support others?

Sun:

The Sun Salutation encompasses a range of poses, but they all indicate the intensity of the sun, that is the epitome of fire. Whereas fire will destroy, it also refines and is the precursor to renewal. As the sustained of all life on earth, the sun is that the focus of the many world traditions and religions.

While playacting the Sun Salutation, it is difficult to think of anything but the flow of the poses; we are forced to remain in the moment. We build heat and purify our system as we seek enlightenment, for what’s higher consciousness however permitting ourselves to be full of light?

Fire quickly transforms all it touches. However does one feel regarding changes that you simply can’t control? What are your goals for private transformation? However does one categorical the fireplace of your ideas and passions?

Moon:

The moon is frequently connected with ladylike vitality. As the effective partner to the sun, the moon is very natural and responsive. As it experiences its month to month stages, the moon influences life here on earth, prove by the tides. The sun and moon are of focal significance to Hatha yoga, its name being gotten from the sun (Ha) and moon (Tha). Yoga helps us to orchestrate their contradicting energies with the goal that we can carry on with a healthy lifestyle. The moon mirrors the sun, enlightening the night sky and those parts of our mind that we attempt to stow away under the front of obscurity. As the moon influences water here on earth, it likewise impacts the feelings that might be enslaved for the sake of rationale.

Do you relate to your feelings? Do you change like the tides? Is it true that you are ready to comprehend your feelings? Do you feel good investigating them? As you shelter one side or the other in Moon Pose or Half Moon Pose, would you say you are abstaining from feeling a feeling you consider as “negative”? What might it take to build up a more noteworthy feeling of mindfulness about apparently negative feelings? Frequently, negative feelings give the chance to peer more profound inside of an issue and investigate baffling parts of our own passionate and otherworldly scene. As you practice Moon PoseHealth Fitness Articles, let yourself get and be interested in the experience.

The Bikram Yoga Experience

Everyone has heard of yoga and knows of it as a series of postures to stretch and rejuvenate your body. What is Bikram yoga and what differentiates it from other forms of yoga?

Bikram yoga is a specific style of yoga founded by Bikram Choudhury. Otherwise known as “hot yoga”, Bikram yoga, named after it’s founder, is fairly advanced yoga moves done in a one hundred and five degree room with humidity at fifty percent, so you will most definitely be sopping wet when leaving.

The origin of this type of yoga is spiritually derived from Hinduism and regionally from Yoga College of India. Bikram yoga consists of 26 asanas or postures and two breathing exercises.

The word asana translates to the word “seat” which refers to the spirit in relation to the divine. Asanas are intended to lead back to sitting in meditation. Asanas are meant to improve your muscle flexibility and strength.

These moves, called asanas, are supposed to be practiced together with pranayama, or slow breath work for maximum benefit. Your breaths should be through the nose, not the mouth, and should be slow, not forced, and totally natural. To receive maximum benefit from practicing asanas, all tension and tightness in the body should consciously be let go.

A glass of water before practicing asanas enhances the experience and asanas should not be done on a full stomach. The practice of Bikram yoga is meant not only to improve muscle strength and flexibility, but also to establish a balance of our physical beings in relation to the divine.

Yoga is a path to attain a balance of the body, mind and spirit. Yoga can, if done correctly, be a means to control the ongoing complaint in all of our lives, stress. Optimum health is the ultimate goal for everyone of us. Health does not just refer to our physical beings but also to our mental attitudes and spiritual growth.

Bikram or hot yoga addresses emotional as well as physical well being and flexibility. When I visited my daughter in California, she signed me up for my first experience with hot yoga. Being in my fifties, I was a little concerned about the prospect of being a complete amateur at any kind of yoga and the possibility of being the oldest participant in the class.

When I entered the flaming hot classroom, it was clear to me that, to my relief I was not the “oldest one” in the class room. I was happily surprised at my ability to do so many of the postures. My self realization during the hot yoga class was my need to “stress” or hurry up at all times.

Constant focus on slowing down the breath and only breathing through my nose was a challenge for me. The heated room was something I thought I would not be able to tolerate. It did add to the yoga session and is probably one of the reasons I did not have aching muscles or pulled tendons the next day.

During some of the postures, I was keenly aware of my need to improve my balance and my sense of my physical position in space. For ongoing achievement of balance, I have been practicing the art of yoga via an instructional DVD in my home.

Particularly useful to me, in addition to the improvement of balance is the yoga reminds me to slow down and relax the tension in my body. The concept of the heated room in Bikram yoga is to diminish the risk of injuries and to allow you to go deeper into each posture.

The perspiration experienced during hot yoga enhances the release of toxins. The postures consist of warm up poses that can be done prior to a yoga class. There are standing poses and seated poses. The twist yoga poses have the purpose of strengthening your back, toning the abdomen and helping with digestion.

About Yoga and Its Secret Goal

I would like to share a secret about yoga and its real purpose. Perhaps, you already know what it is.

Reflect for a moment.

After all, isn’t all knowledge ‘hanging’ somewhere in some collective consciousness? Often, learning is remembering, or recognizing something distantly familiar.

As a cohesive, practical system, yoga was developed over five thousand years ago. Why did it take this long to become popular? Five thousand years! There have been many yogis throughout history, but never was the system so widespread as it is today. Is there something about yoga that stunted its growth in the past?

Ancient yogis recognized powerful effects of this practice on one’s physical, energetic, and mental constitutions. As a service to the world, the rishis of the past sent out a wish into the future (a mental projection of sorts) that whenever the planet needs this ancient wisdom, it would re-surface.

And like a seed planted long ago, yoga popularity has germinated, sprouted, and now become a beautiful bloom with all of its traditions, styles, and variations. Obviously, the need is here and now. The world needs its message. Why? What is so special about yoga? What did ancient yogis foresee?

They saw Ego. Yes, a huge ego, growing into billions of faces and invading hundreds of cultures. The ego, or the sense of separateness, is an essential part of the mind. It places us in the infamous human predicament: ensuring our physical and mental safety, but robbing us of the continual experience of inner peace.

As a protective mechanism, the ego continuously strengthens itself through physical training of the body, conditioning and education of the mind, securing a ‘comfortable’ place in the world socially and financially, and so on. Basically, the ego always looks out for itself, even at the expense of others.

When dealing with other egos, there may be conflict. If unregulated, conflict may grow into war. History has shown how prevalent wars have been in ‘solving’ ego’s problems.

However, when dealing with the natural world, which has no ego and doesn’t consciously wage war, there is consistent, on-going abuse, overuse, and destruction.

As a conscious human being living in today’s world, you already know the damage caused by the constant onslaught of human ego-driven activity on our precious planet.

This is where yoga comes in. But what does yoga have to do with nature and the ego? Well, everything, really.

What is yoga, anyway? Union. Right? Union of everything: body, breath, mind, inner self, and every other living and non-living thing in the entire existence: rocks, plants, animals, other humans, every thing.

Yoga is a realization that there’s Oneness behind everything and this Oneness is who you are. This Oneness is inexplicable in words or thoughts, but one feels it anyway, when, suddenly but often enough, one peeks beyond the mind’s constant chattering.

This experience of Oneness, of yoga, of lasting inner peace and happiness, is the opposite of Ego, the sense of separateness.

In fact, yoga, and absolute happiness, are experienced only when the ego is clear, or, to use the language of yoga, purified. Once the ego is pure, yoga happens naturally.

This may seem unexpected for some of you, but, as a science and a practical system, yoga primarily deals with the mind. It may begin with the physical conditioning of the body – postures and sequences to gain physical control, but all to get a handle on the mind. According to yogic wisdom, to control the mind perfectly is the most difficult task in the universe.

Red Manhood Protection From Cold Weather

Now that cold weather is blowing through, winter is definitely here. While even warm weather aficionados can find some things about the cold they like (hot chocolate, roaring fires, an excuse to stay inside and binge watch), it’s equally true that even cold weather fans can find drawbacks. And for men, that includes getting a red manhood from freezing temperatures and bitter icy winds. Finding ways to keep the member sufficiently warm during these winter months is part of good male organ care.

Red manhood

Now, there’s usually nothing wrong with a red manhood. Men who are fair-skinned tend to get a red manhood when it becomes firm, as the blood rushing into the engorged member causes a change in coloration. But sometimes a red manhood can signal a problem, such as being far too cold.

Anyone who has ever jumped into a pool of cold water has witnessed a cold red manhood � and one that is usually shriveled. But when the male organ is exposed to extreme cold temperatures for a prolonged time, it may actually get a little swollen and can experience extreme pain.

In some severe cases, a red manhood may be an indication of frostbite (or frostnip, an early stage condition of frostbite). Frostbite is accompanied by a numbness (lack of feeling or deadened feeling), swelling, blistering and fever, although not all men may experience all of these symptoms. If a man suspects he has a frostbitten member or other body part, he should seek medical attention. Severe frostbite can destroy tissue and in extreme cases may lead to amputation.

Keeping warm

To help fight that winter cold, there are several ways to keep the manhood warm during the winter.

�Don’t go commando. First and foremost, men who habitually walk around without underwear should suspend that habit when venturing out into winter weather. The cold weather can be too dangerous to male organ health, no matter how nice the feeling of freedom may be.

�Stand in front of a fire. Spending a few minutes in front of a fireplace can help warm up a member so it withstands the cold better during its first minutes outside.

�Give the member a rub. Similarly, taking a couple of minutes to rub and massage the manhood before tackling the cold can be beneficial. This will get the blood circulating and help deflect the initial cold.

�Tuck it in. If he is only going to be outside for a few minutes, a guy can try tucking his manhood between his legs for extra warmth. However, since it will pop out relatively quickly, this is a very short term solution.

�Layer up. Doubling up on underwear is strongly advised. Just as a guy may wear a shirt, sweater and coat to combat the cold, so should he consider wearing more than one pair of underwear. The bottom layer should be tight briefs, an athletic supporter or compression shorts, each of which will fit the male organ more snugly.

�Go thermal. It can also help to wear thermal underwear, which may add an extra layer of warmth to the region.

�Investigate wind briefs. Many runners wear wind briefs, specially designed underwear with an extra layer of protection in the midsection.

�Wear a member warmer. A man can invest in an actual knitted member warmer � or simply wear a (clean) sock over the organ when temperatures get frosty.

Taking steps to prevent a red manhood due to cold weather pays off. So does taking steps to ensure overall male organ health, such as regularly applying a top drawer male organ health crme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). For best results, a guy should select a crme that is going to �cover all the bases� by including the major vitamins necessary for member health promotion � A, B5, C, D and E. In addition, the crme should include L-arginine, an amino acid which helps manhood blood vessels expand so they can accommodate a greater flow of blood.