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Brainwave and yoga

Brain Waves and Yoga

Neurons communicate through electrochemical signals that are the basis for motor functions, thoughts, emotions, and behavior. These electrochemical signals—also called brainwaves—can be detected by placing sensitive sensors on the head/scalp. Brainwaves are functionally characterized as bandwidths and range from slow to fast, loud to subtle and simple to complex. Thus, our brainwaves change according to …

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Pratyahara Meditation

Pratyahara – The Most Important Step In Meditation

Pratyahara is the fifth element within the Eight Limbs of Yoga Pratyahara is the withdrawal of the senses. When the mind is focused on things outside of us, the senses pull the mind in many directions. They can direct you toward environmental factors, or just situations in our lives. When the senses are triggered by something external, …

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Who Am I? Self Inquiry Through Yoga

Who Am I? Self Inquiry Through Yoga

Yoga is not about getting to know the postures. It is about getting to know yourself. Gary Kraftsow Physical practice What we know as Westerners to be yoga, is more of a physical practice. Of course it is linked somewhat with meditation, breathing and awareness, but that is it. And you are lucky if it …

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Prayanama 5 minutes of calm breathing

Try These 5 Minute Breathing Exercises For Mini-Moments of Calm

We all know that stress fuels some of the biggest health problems of our time – 1 in 3 people suffer with the symptoms of stress such as anxiety, tension, fatigue, digestive problems, and the inability to concentrate, to name a few. Working with your breath is one of the most powerful ways to alleviate …

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