Category: Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and Sleep

Margaret Kruszewska
yoga and sleepSleep is the best medicine. (And I don't mean the medicated kind, despite the annoying pop-up ads that may find their way onto this web site. My apologies, I have no control over these ad searches but I repeat I do not advocate use of sleeping pills.) Even though we're still not quite sure what happens during the sleep state, we know when we've gotten enough sleep to feel healthy....
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Yoga and Meditation

Margaret Kruszewska
MS_meditation.JPGEvery yoga pose (asana) can also be a meditation. These two functions of a yoga practice are often isolated. In fact, meditation can occur naturally while in one of the hundreds of asanas when you settle into the pose for an extended hold. (more…)
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Mantra, Mudra, Yantra in Yoga

Margaret Kruszewska
Yantra and YogaIn many ways, the practice of yoga is an enactment of powerful symbols using your own body. "Symbols" however is not exactly the right word as the use of mantra, mudra and yantra serve more as guiding yoga techniques bringing us back to our original connection and into deeper states of being. (more…)

Your Yoga Journal

Margaret Kruszewska
Yoga and Journal WritingKeeping a journal is a common enough practice these days. Artists often use journals as a way to remember inspirations and reflect on what they are experiencing. Similarly, starting a yoga journal can help you record and notice how your daily life is changing because of your yoga practice. (more…)
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Mantra in Yoga

Margaret Kruszewska
There are two ideas here: mantra practice and yoga practice. One may include the other, for example, OM is actually considered a mantra and you'll frequently hear the sound of OM at the beginning and end of a yoga class. Perhaps you've also heard of or participated in chanting the Lakshmi mantra or Siva mantra. (more…)
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