Melhor antes do fim

O que alguns  curtos meses podem fazer para mudar o mundo. Não foi um ataque terrorista, nem uma guerra entre países nem classes, mas um vírus assassino que conseguiu perturbar o planeta Terra e todos os que o habitam. É claro que as pessoas têm várias visões sobre como lidar com algumas pessoas preparadas para se submeterem ao bloqueio, enquanto outras lutam para retomar a normalidade.    É claro que as circunstâncias determinarão como as pessoas se sentem em relação …

Best Before End

It’s not a choice any longer but more of an instruction. By Paula Tooths, Journalist What a few short months can do to change a world. It wasn’t a terrorist attack, not a war between countries nor even class but a killer virus that managed to disrupt planet earth and all those inhabit it. Of course people have various views on how it should be handled with some prepared to submit to lockdown whilst others fight to have normality resumed.  Circumstances …

Vedas

The Vedas are considered to be the most ancient Hindu texts in the world. Written in Sanskrit around 3000 B.C.E., these scriptures are brimming with yogic wisdom. They contain hymns dedicated to Hindu deities, famous mantras such as the Gayatri mantra, various chants and songs of devotion, and even incantations. The four Vedas are known as the “Rig Veda,” the “Yajur Veda,” the “Sama Veda” and the “Atharva Veda.” Let’s explore each one separately.   Rig Veda   The first Veda, …

The Sun Salutation Ritual

Surya Namaskar is the complete total body workout for which no other exercise is required. The Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar in Sivananda Yoga is a flowing repetition of postures that follows the traditional Hatha Yoga method. Originally performed at dawn as prostrations to the sun god, it evolved to represent the all-encompassing and powerful divinity of the sun. It is, quite literally, a ritual that awakens and salutes each and every part of the body, mind and spirit. From the time of …

Spiritual Awakening: advanced yoga poses | day 30

“You can have the mind or you can have the moment. Or both.”   Shoulder stand Sanskrit: Salamba sarvangasana     How to do it   Warning: If you have neck injuries or medical issues, check with your doctor before attempting this pose. This pose is not appropriate for all practitioners and is best practiced under the watchful eye of a trusted teacher.   Neatly stack two blankets with the folded edges aligned with the short edge of your mat. …

Spiritual Awakening: advanced yoga poses | day 29

“Observe your thoughts”   Headstand Sanskrit: Sirsasana     How to do it   Warning: If you have neck injuries or medical issues, check with your doctor before attempting this pose. This pose is not appropriate for all practitioners and is best practiced under the watchful eye of a trusted teacher.   Start on all fours facing the wall. Interlace your fingers with your knuckles facing the wall. Place elbows on the floor shoulder-width apart. Place the crown of your …

Spiritual Awakening: advanced yoga poses | day 28

“Meditation is the weight room for the mind.”   Wall-assisted forearm stand Sanskrit: Pincha Mayurasana How to do it   Start on all fours, with your head facing the direction of the wall. Place your elbows on the floor and come down to your forearms.   Bring them parallel to one other, shoulder-width apart. Tuck your toes, lift knees, and reach hips up and back into Dolphin Pose.   Broaden across the chest and gaze at the floor between your …

Spiritual Awakening: advanced yoga poses | day 27

“Breathe and let be”   Wall-assisted handstand Sanskrit: Adho mukha vrksasana How to do it   Start in Downward-Facing Dog, facing the wall. Place your hands 6 inches from the wall. Bend one knee and step the foot in toward the wall. Lift the other leg into the air.   When you’re just getting used to being upside down, you may feel the most comfortable hopping off the bottom foot to kick the lifted leg up toward the wall. Others …

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