Acupressure is a holistic system of healing and self-care that originated in China more than 5000 years ago. It’s based on the idea that good health results from good circulation.
Breath control or Pranayama is paramount for a successful Sudarshana Kriya practice. This technique is cleansing and is called the ‘Ujjayi’.
Self realization is the process by which any human being can realize his real self.
When you change the way you feel and think, you ultimately change your inner vision, actions and behavior. This causes your outer life to change accordingly.
Before doing pranayam one needs to follow certain rules….
• Satya (Truthfulness): this quality implies the honesty and sincerity in thoughts, words and deeds. This is possible only when one has conquered greed and ambition since these are the two major culprits which take you away from the truth.
Yoga has endured more evolutions of popular consciousness than a morphing movie monster. First it signaled spiritual cleansing and rebirth, a nontoxic way to get high. Then it was seen as a kind of preventive medicine that helped manage and reduce stress.
Kapal” is a Sanskrit word; it means forehead / skull and “Bhati” means shine / light. Thus, Kapalbhati means an exercise that makes the skull shine. It also means that Kapalbhati is the practice, which brings a state of light and clarity to the frontal region of the brain with the inner radiance.
Gentle yoga exercises can cut the risk of painful falls in old age, say scientists. Only two months of classes improve muscle strength, balance and flexibility, making falls and fractures less likely. Dr Song, of Temple University in Philadelphia, looked at how a nine-week course of yoga affected the posture of a group of elderly women.
Balance. It’s something we all strive for. Balance in movement and breath, balance in diet and digestion, balance in thought and action, to name a few examples. And of course we all know that yoga is the most practical, delightful way to achieve balance in all aspects of mind, body, and spirit.