Distinction between Yog Asana and Non-Yogic physical practice
Exercises involve repetition of certain movements aimed at building a certain group of muscles, thereby increasing the muscle weight and improving strength of those body parts. It increases the blood supply those parts.
The treatise is composed by Svatmarama, and was originally written between the 14th and 16th century. Although it is popularly known as Hathayoga Pradipika, Svatmarama preferred referring to it as Hatha Pradipika. In the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Svatmarama introduces his system as preparatory stage for physical purification that the body practices for higher meditation or yoga.
Yama Niyama and their Significance in Yoga – By Shriyog trainee Seema Naik
If yoga is about neutralizing the alternating waves in consciousness, then the 8 limbs of Yoga are the proper means to reach the final goal. The first two limbs are the Yama and Niyama, dealt in the second Chapter of Sadhana Pada in Patanjali’s Yoga sutras. They control a yogi’s passion and emotions and keep him in harmony with his fellow men.
Golfers, like athletes, are sometimes prone to injury by virtue of their profession. Recurring injuries are more the norm than the exception. This is a matter of concern as injuries lead to poor performance and sportspersons need 100% fitness of mind and body to be on top of their game. This fitness is an outcome of good muscular strength, endurance and mental stability.
What is Yoga that Patanjali explains in his Yoga Sutras? He says ” Yogah Cittavrttinirodhah ” – Yoga is to control the numerous fluctuations, urges or tendencies that arise in your mind in the form of thoughts and actions. Does Patanjali then, suggest to “stop” everything you are thinking or doing and you will be in Yoga?
Change – Every day we speak of change. I want to change this habit, i wish the weather changes, i want to change this and that, etc. So, what is it? change is always constant and that is it! Ever changing weather, priorities, decisions, self-made rituals and promises, thoughts and everything else constantly changing.
Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of dinacharya or daily routine. Charaka says “As a good citizen takes care of his city, or as a charioteer takes care of his chariot, so a wise person should take proper care of his body to maintain good health”. The daily routine as described by different classical texts of Ayurveda is given below. You should always try to follow it.