In Dhyana, which is a form of meditation, you not only concentrate on a point of focus, you now do it with the intention of knowing the truth about that object, which makes this a more contemplative, spiritual practice. Dhyana is meant to create a state of tranquility – you are cleansing the subconscious, developing deeper concentration, and developing a unified connection with the Divine. By practicing Dhyana, the yogi calms their mind and is eventually able to look […]
Dharana is defined as concentration, or, the practice in which one learns to maintain fixed attention on one particular object. It is often described as the work needed to get your mind prepared and able to do mediation, or Dhyana (the 7th limb). It is the act of concentrating, the act of bringing your “monkey mind” back to this one object over and over again.
Join Jamie as she explores the concept of Dharana as well as 3 simple ways you […]
Pratyahara is probably the least discussed yet most important limb of the 8-limbed path. Pratyahara refers to withdrawal of the senses – it teaches yogis how to practice non-attachment to external objects and energies, taking us from the outside to the inside, so that the yogi can travel within and connect with the true Self.
Join Jamie as she explores how to practice Pratyahra as well as her simple tips for implementing this practice into your daily routine.
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Many yogis believe that the practice of pranayama is a way to connect the unconscious to the conscious, therefore integrating the mind, body, and spirit. There are numerous pranayama practices that manipulate the breath in a variety of ways: extending or shortening the lengths of inhalation and exhalation, suspending the breath, or contracting the breath. Pranayama can be part of a daily practice or used to achieve specific results. And it is often recommended that beginners practice more advanced pranayama […]
Asana is probably the most recognizable part of yoga in the West – If you have ever attended a yoga class, you have done Asana! Most yoga classes have a series of physical postures in a specific sequence created by the teacher, usually to music, that lasts about one hour. You can find yoga classes everywhere – gyms, yoga studios, martial arts studios, outdoors, at big events.
Asana is often used to describe yoga postures. Join Jamie as she explores how […]