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What is Sarvangasana?
Sarvansagana is the portmanteau of ‘Sarva’ and ‘Anga’. The former literally means ‘the whole’ while the latter means ‘body’ or ‘limb or part’. Basically, Sarvangasana means “the whole body” or “all the limbs”. Sarvangasana is called shoulderstand in English, an inverted version of hatha asana. This asana is called as such since the whole body is said to benefit when it is performed.
I just started the 30 Day Yoga Challenge at doyouyoga.com. Essentially, they send you one yoga sequence every day for 30 days that can be done in under 30 minutes. It’s all free. All you need is a yoga mat and some space.
It seems like it could be pretty basic, but levels and provides adjustments depending on your flexibility, so although it’s not super intense a range of people could do it. Perhaps you could double or triple up if you’re more advanced and do some of the videos back to back.
I know a few of my followers are interested in getting into yoga or have started getting into yoga, so this might be a great way for you to start and/ or keep motivated. Just click the link, give your name and e-mail, and enjoy the videos they send you daily.
Recommended free yoga videos. You will also find many of these on yome at yogameditationhome.com enjoy!
What is a Kriya?
is kri, meaning karma, in Sanskrit. In this sense, a kriya means a completed action, effort or deed which helps an aspirant achieve a certain goal. This is one meaning of kriya, but another is from kundalini yoga. In this case, a kriya is the spontaneous action or movement that occurs when the Kundalini Shakti is awakened from the root chakra.
Waking Up the Sleeping Serpent Energy
Kundalini is the active vital force. It is often described as a coiled snake, lying in wait until it can spring up to the crown chakra. It usually stays dormant in a practitioner, residing at the base of the spine near the coccyx, until certain activities like a kriya or an asana is practiced to help it ‘wake up’ and travel through the spinal column, through all seven chakras, arriving at the crown, where it ignites a divine spark, metaphorically speaking so that a yogi achieves nirvana, or eternal bliss.
Yoga can be incorporated into our daily lives effortlessly. Here are three ideas on how to do just that without the need for a yoga mat.
Outdoors Yoga Video: SUP Yoga with Jodelle
For more about SUP Yoga read the article
How To Find Your Happiness?
“The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy — not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what is called following your bliss.” By Joseph Campbell