Good quality sleep is SUCH an important part of our well being. When we sleep we allow our body to restore and heal itself, both on a physical and psychological level. Depression, anxiety and stress can result in poor sleep, and poor sleep can result in depression, anxiety and stress.
So whichever way you look at it, getting a good nights sleep is vital for our well being.
We’re gearing up for playing more with video – it’s a great medium for showing movement as opposed to a static photo of a posture. There is so much that may be explored in the transitions between postures, in how we flow, in how we move.
By Jenni Rawlings, on Yoga International
When considering shoulder alignment in downward facing dog, what are the first cues that pop into your mind? If you’re like most yogis, one of these cues is likely to be “external rotation.” With occasional exceptions, the instruction for the upper arm bone (humerus) to rotate externally in the shoulder socket (glenoid fossa) in down dog is a foundational alignment rule taught in most yoga teacher training programs.
By Ray Long MD, of The Daily Bandha
Working with the muscular stabilizers surrounding the individual joints is a central tenet of both injury prevention and rehabilitation. In this blog post we illustrate how to work with myofascial connections to protect your knee in Pigeon and Reclining Pigeon pose.
At first, we do not realise the power and the beauty of the practice to transform our lives. A few years down the line we may recognize that in fact Yoga is leading us on an amazing journey of self-discovery (recovery!).
Yoga offers this to us all, teachers or not – practices and teachings to help us become who we truly are.