Tag Archives: Practicing Yoga

Quiet

The mind will not quiet itself down. We must act to still the fluctuations of consciousness. One way to achieve this goal is through the practice of yoga.  This sacred method gives us the tools to bring the mind to silence. We also must be aware of our mind’s activities and patterns. By practicing yoga …

The Breath

When you breathe ,do you notice if breath is moving through the mouth or the nostrils? Does one nostril take in more air than the other nostril? While practicing yoga the breath may be smooth and soft. During a challenging pose the breath could be fast and labored.  By opening and uplifting our torso while …

Muscles

Practicing Yoga poses can be a way to release stiffness in muscles and joints.  For a muscle group to extend one or more muscles must contract. For instance, when we draw our knee caps upward, the quadriceps are engaged. When the frontal thigh contracts the back of thigh can release.  In the picture below the …