The Science of Yoga Part 2 examines posture.
Learn more about the scientific effects of meditation on the brain by checking out the work of Harvard Neuroscientist Sara Lazar. Sara Lazar's amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.
Watch Sara's TedX talk, "How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains".
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What is yoga? The classical texts define yoga as a process of channelling the forces or expressions of the mind. How? By following a discipline. What is the aim of discipline? To establish yourself in your real nature. These are the first three statements in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and are the foundation of yoga practice and philosophy. If yoga was only physical exercises, these statements would reflect that physical component. But they do not. If yoga was a religion, these introductory statements would reflect that religious inclination. But they do not; rather, in the yogic tradition yoga has to be seen as a discipline, a lifestyle and a science of practical living.
In order to create a system, a progressive practice, and to immerse oneself in yogic disciplines, there is a very beautiful sequence. Yoga begins with the body, goes to the mind and aims to realize the inner nature. The question can arise: If yoga deals with the mind, why does it begin with the body? Yoga looks at the well-being of the total personality, of the body, mind and spirit. Body, mind and spirit have to come together so that we can become a complete human being and experience the wholeness of life.
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ―Amit Ray
Yogis have known the importance of the breath for thousands of years. The ancient sages taught us that “prana”, the vital force circulating through us, can be cultivated and channeled through a spectrum of breathing exercises.
Learning to breathe consciously and with awareness can be a valuable tool in helping to restore balance in the mind and body. Utilize the Breath video to create a controlled meditative breath.
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Whether you're new to yoga or just want to enjoy a fun yoga sequence with Michael Franti, enjoy this yoga jam featuring a remix of Michael Franti and Spearhead's song "Once a Day!"
“My hope is that this short daily yoga practice will encourage playfulness and gratitude in your everyday life. I encourage you to do this practice in the morning, on your lunch break, before you go out on a Saturday night, or anytime you need a reset. By sharing this intentional practice with friends or family members from around the world, each day we will find ways to support each other to be our best, serve the greater good and rock out wherever we are!” - Michael Franti
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Sankalpa - an ancient Sanskrit word - means intention, purpose, commitment. Sankalpa are set before yoga practice, and are connected with while in the flow. Like New Year’s resolutions, sankalpa are about positive change that brings out the best in you for a happier life. However, there is one striking way in which sankalpa are different from New Year’s resolutions.Read More
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Whether you are a Boulder native or a tourist, active yogis want to know the best parks for doing yoga outside. There are many benefits of practicing yoga outdoors; breathing in fresh natural air, feeling a zen connection with nature - not to mention taking in Boulder Colorado’s breathtaking mountain views!
Check out 5 of the Best Parks for Awesome Outdoor Yoga in Boulder!