To attain a condition in which the fullest relaxation is possible, it is essential to control the brain and the nervous system. In old Sanskrit tracts we find the statement:
"When the nervous system is relieved of all its impurities, there appear the perceptible signs of success ... the glowing color of health."
While speaking of the "brain," we must, to some extent, drop the Western traditional concept of the brain as the sole seat of .
The Sanskrit word Yoga Nidra translates to Yogic Sleep. Yoga is not only about the postures, but we also can learn the art of sleeping from the Yogis. It is the deep state of relaxation between sleep and awake state. Several Yogis claim that an hour of yogic sleep equals four hours of regular night sleep. But let's not get confused and try skipping sleep for Yoga Nidra. It can be incorporated into a .
Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose is a reclining back-bending asana in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise. It is commonly performed in a cycle of asanas in Surya Namaskar (Salute to the Sun) as an alternative to Urdhva Mukha Svanasana. The name comes from the Sanskrit words Bhujanga, "snake" or "cobra" and asana, "posture" or "seat", from the resemblance to a cobra with its hood raised.
Bhujangasana is the Sanskrit name for a popular yoga .
Kundalini yoga is derived from kundalini which is defined in Vedantic culture as the energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine until it is activated and channeled upward through the chakras in the process of spiritual perfection. Kundalini is believed to be power associated with the divine feminine. Kundalini yoga as a school of yoga is influenced by Shaktism and Tantra schools of Hinduism.
It derives its name through a focus on .
While the great majority of the asanas have a curative or therapeutic value, there are several which are purely for the purpose of relaxation. Relaxation should not be mistaken for inertia. It is not a state of lethargy; rather, it is rest after effort or, perhaps, conscious rest after the conscious effort. One definition of relaxation is "a complete resignation of the body to the power of gravity, surrender of the mind to nature, .
A mudra is used in yoga, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism as a sacred and symbolic gesture. The most well-known mudras are used as a way of channeling the flow of essential life force energy known as prana during yoga and meditation practice. The term translates as "gesture,"' "mark" or "seal" that is derived from Sanskrit.
Although they have been around for thousands of years and have appeared in various religions and cultures, including Christianity, Egyptian .
Vrikshasana is also known as Tree Pose. Vrikshasana is a balancing asana. It is one of the very few standing poses in medieval hatha yoga and remains popular in modern yoga as exercise.
Vrikhasana is a standing asana that improves balance, focus, and mental clarity. The name comes from the Sanskrit vrikhsa means "tree," and asana means"pose."This asana requires the practitioner to stand on one leg with the other leg bent so the footrests on .
Tadasana is a standing asana in modern yoga as exercise. Tadasana is not described in medieval Hatha yoga texts. It is the basis for several other standing asanas.
Tadasana is also known as the mother of all asana. Tadasana is also known as mountain pose. Whilst not the most exciting of yoga poses, Tadasana or Mountain Pose is simple and un-technical.
For that reason ego, most yoga practitioners ignore or pass over this pose. Tadasana is .
Hatha yoga is the yoga tradition most familiar to Western culture. The term is derived from the Sanskrit ha, meaning "sun," and tha, meaning "moon." The practice aims to unite the active and receptive qualities represented by each celestial being.
Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga. In India, hatha yoga is associated with popular tradition with the Yogis of the Natha Sampradaya through its traditional founder Matsyendranath. Almost all Hatha yogic texts belong to .
Vinyasa yoga is a smooth transition between asanas in styles of modern yoga as exercises such as Vinyasa Krama Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and Bikram Yoga. Especially, Vinyasa yoga is practiced when movement is paired with the breath.
Description of Vinyasa yoga
The vinyasa forms of yoga used as exercise including Pattabhi Jois's 1948 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and its spin-off schools such as Beryl Bender Birch's 1995 Power Yoga and others like Baptiste Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, .