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100 breaths Meditation

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We filmed our chair yoga video here and as a bonus for you, a free mediation video as the sun rise at Wat Chaiwatthanaram temple (built in 1630 AD) – Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Meditation is valuable discipline that can help you stay young in both body and spirit. 100 deep breath meditation each day can reduces stress, improved memory, increased resistance to distraction and social pressure, improved brain functioning… (see research findings here)

Distraction free video with out wording,
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Meditating “Buddha Boy” Goes Without Food Or Water For 10 Months!

“A meditating teenage boy in south-central Nepal who went without food or water for 10 months has changed the way we look at modern science and medicine forever. In 2006, Discovery Channel film crew traveled to Nepal to establish if it was possible for a human to abstain from all sustenance, water included, by filming “Buddha Boy” continuously for four days and nights.

Ram Bahadur Bomjon, also known as “Buddha Boy” attracted thousands of visitors and media attention when he began his mysterious meditation without food and water on 16 May 2005.

Most people can live without food for several weeks, with the body drawing on its fat and protein stores. But the average human can survive for only three to four days without water.

The film crew was able to film Ram continuously for 96 hours, day and night, during which time he did not change his position and did not drink any fluids or eat any food. The film crew concluded that: “After 96 hours of filming, Ram has defied modern science by continuing his meditation and remaining alive.”

The Discovery Channel documentary film produced was titled “The Boy With Divine Powers” and you can watch it below.” via whydontyoutrythis.com

 

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here He talk about his meditation

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Yoga Heal

positive emotion creation cycle

Yoga has a great potential to heal at a deep level, thus it also has potential to hurt you at a deeper level. Yoga poses are designed to unlock your body’s tension, and to assist you to have a better life. By freeing your body’s tension it leaves your mind open to have more clarity. It is not what yoga poses you can do, but how you are using yoga poses to help you. This can change from hour to hour or day to day.

Yoga has many benefits both physical and emotional. It helps you find your inner peace and prepares you for spiritual work. Just like studying English or martial arts, the poses are your basic abc’s. The interpretation and use of each yoga pose to balance your yin/yang, front/back and masculine/feminine are all based upon the teacher’s knowledge. Remember, we may all know English, but most of us can’t really teach it or are not able to explain how to read and write it to English students. Yoga is no different.

In my  yoga therapy practice. I see the change and the benefit of practicing yoga in people. These emotional maps of the body  will help in your personal practice.

Objective of why you are doing yoga. To improve your physical, mental and spiritual self. Go into the pose, master the pose with your strength (not flexibility), then let go and surrender in the objective area. Control without controlling, don’t micro management, you may lose the big picture.

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What Happens When Our Emotions Stay in Our Bodies

negative emotion creation cycle

 

 

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Nasal cleansing-Neti

Winter is coming and the nasal passage does start to get a little runny because of the cold weather.

Cleansing the nasal passage once or twice a day can help prevent catching a cold or simply help rid your breathing system of all the pollution accumulated from living a daily life in an urban centre.

I started doing this almost every day before bed a few years ago and I’m finding that I don’t have a stuffy nose in the morning.

Neli: is a yoga practice of nasal cleansing that been around since the beginning of yoga practice.

The easiest version is to fill a small tea pot or bottle with 1-2 teaspoon of sea salt &  1L water. The opening of the vessel should be small enough to fit into your nose.

what you need:

  • use honey bottle /sport water bottle with a small opening that fits into your nose /
  • small tea pot or if you have money to spare, the Neti pot.
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt into 500ml water (2cups)
  • mix well and put into water bottle or tea pot

Direction

  • Pull the water into one side of your nose and let it run out of the other. Then reverse the exercise.

The original of this practice: you use a “THIN” cotton rope and
pass it through your nostril and keep feeding it in until you can pull the end out of your mouth. It sounds kind of gross and from what I can observe in the video below, you had better have a very good gag reflex to do this! I am too chicken for this one =D

“Sutra neti”, a nasal cleansing exercise


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abdominal churning – Nauli

Nauli is one of the hardest exercises in yoga, but it is definitely worth learning as it helps with digestive problems and cleanses the small intestine.

I have been trying to practice this for the last 2 years and, well…I still suck at it!

After many months – and on a good day – I am now only able to separate my abdominals. Never mind about the moving part of it!

I think this is harder than the head stand, which took me about 6 months to perfect. Nauli requires greater control of your mental state, internal and outer body muscles. Nauli is also very similar to one of the Qi gong practices where you have to move your internal abdominals while circulating you Qi.

if you have high blood pressure, hernias or ulcers. This is not for you.

Nauli is one of the Kriyas (1) or Shatkarma (cleaning exercises) from Yoga. The exercise is to serve the cleaning of the abdominal region – digesting organs, small intestine and is based on a massage of the internal belly organs by a circular movement of the abdominal muscles.

  1. madhyana nauli: the isolated contraction of the central muscles of the abdominis
  2. vama nauli:  the isolated contraction of the left part of the central muscles of the abdomen
  3. daksina nauli: the isolated contraction of the right part of the central muscles of the abdomen
  4. nauli kriya: the circular movement of the central muscles of the abdomen

referent: wikipedia

step by step:

2-Take two full, slow Abdominal breaths

3-Inhale through your nose deep into your belly, expanding as much as possible all the way around your lower torso

4-Exhale strongly and audibly from your mouth. Feel free to roar as you exhale. Push all the air out of your lungs

5-Next, we use Uddiyana Bhanda, also known as the abdominal lift, to empty the abdominal/pelvic cavity as much as possible. This requires two steps, which together take place in about a second or two:

a. Pull your abdominal muscles inward and upward as much as possible. Pull from your pelvis all the way up to your sternum, and side to side as far as possible. Imagine you are pulling your abdomen up under your ribcage. Continue holding without breath

b. Now, to pull in further you’ll create a vacuum above your belly by expanding the muscles all around your ribcage. Hold your throat closed to prevent inadvertent inhalation, then expand your chest as though you were inhaling. Expand from the bottom to top of your chest 360° around. Keep your diaphragm and abdominal muscles lifted, but do not hold them rigidly. You should feel your diaphragm being sucked up by the vacuum created by expanding your empty lungs

6-Keep your abdomen lifted and focus your attention on your rectus abdominis. That’s the center ridge of muscle running up and down your belly

7-Try to keep the rest of your abdomen lifted maximally while you isolate and move your rectus abdominis. Don’t be discouraged if this is difficult at first. The intention is more critical than the result. Here are some options as you grow into the practice:

a. Try to move the center ridge of your abdominal muscles (rectus abdominis) in small circles {see the Newcomer’s Hint below for some early steps to work your way into this practice.}

b. If you feel comfortable and confident with the circular movement, try to isolate the rectus abdominis and push forward

c. Next, try to push the center ridge to one side then the other. Pressing the opposite hand into the knee can facilitate this movement. For instance, as you push the rectus abdominis to the left, you push the right hand down into the right knee

d. Finally, try to isolate, push forward and wave the center ridge from side to side.
This is a rather advanced practice, and can take years of hard work to master. Fortunately, all of the benefits of Nauli Kriya begin to be derived from practicing up to step “a” above.

8-Relax your abdominal muscles completely and inhale as described in step 3, above

9-Repeat steps 3 – 8 for a total of 7 to 12 repetitions

10-Rest in a standing forward bend, or in Child’s pose

referent and more info click on  yoga lesson


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