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Yoga Tips

It’s been a while since I shared something about my yoga practice. But in my pursuit of living a truly healthy lifestyle has not stopped. I will never give up yoga because it is now a part of my life. And it has made my life profoundly joyful and peaceful. I recently started going to the gym and working out. Add working out at the gym to your yoga practice and it’s a perfect combination! So today I would like to share some tips that would apply to all yoga poses. These tips I’ve learned from doing yoga, my yoga instructor, readings, and through practicing as well. I’ll provide some advice on form and these will maximize the benefits of your practice sessions. Move into the poses slowly and deliberately. And don’t forget to breathe!

Practicing Yoga – Pranayama

Breathing is one of our most vital functions. Breathing is life. Pranayama or breathing exercises is one of the 5 principles of yoga which promotes proper breathing. Proper breathing is to bring more oxygen to the blood and to the brain and to control “Prana” or the vital life energy in a yogic point of view. Pranayama also goes hand in hand with the Asanas (postures). The union of these two yogic principles is considered as the highest form of purification and self-discipline. It covers both the mind and the body.

Yoga in Iloilo

Yoga practice in Iloilo. So what is yoga? In contrast to the pursuit of your desire as a means to happiness, the purpose of yoga is aimed at the monumental, life-changing discovery of who and what you truly are. This is how yoga works; this is how yoga makes me feel great. Yoga is helping me discover and experience the truth, my truth – which I am discovering, is goodness. That my basic nature is happiness. Yoga truly complements my beliefs.

Meditation and Self-Realization

I have realized that I have actually been identifying my existence with my position in society, my friends and family, the needs and desires of my body, and the emotional and intellectual expressions of my mind. But I have not been taking the time to contemplate the real nature of my existence; to ask myself the question, “Who am I?”