Archive for December, 2014

Slump or Sway? The Assessment

The first step toward changing a bad habit is to recognize that you have a problem, right? So, let’s start your posture-improvement program by building awareness of your postural pitfalls. You can assess your spinal curves by standing against a doorjamb. When you stand with your heels very near the jamb, you should have contact at your sacrum (the upside-down triangular-shape bone a few inches above your tailbone), the middle and upper back (thoracic spine), and the back of your head. With normal spinal curves, your lower back (lumbar spine) and neck (cervical spine) won’t touch – there should be about an inch of space between the doorjamb and the vertebrae of your lower back. But if you can slide your whole hand into the space, you have a swayback, or excessive lordosis. Standing at the doorjamb also provides valuable feedback about kyphosis and forward head. Source: Yoga Journal

(Nederlands) hiërarchische ordening van behoeften

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(Nederlands) chakra – gevoelsorgaan – werkorgaan

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(Nederlands) yoga is een weg naar binnen

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sound and its effect

Sound has a powerful influence and affects not only our emotions but also our environment. Have you ever walked into a home right after an argument? The environment is filled with the reverberating energy of harsh words and emotional tension. Or have you entered a church or temple after prayers have been said or hymns sung? This environment surrounds you with a very different quality, an inviting sense of healing and protection. A mantra is a spoken form of prayer. Mantras stimulate the environment, infusing it with blessings. Not only does the sound of mantras resonate in the environment long after they are spoken, sung, or chanted, they actually attract and balance the five elements within your body and environment. Source: The way of Vastu, Michael and Robin Mastro


Source: Ayurveda for women, Robert Svoboda

Everyone eats, but not everyone eats healthily. If we are truly to begin to rejuvenate ourselves through food, we need to examine not merely what we eat but also how we eat it. The aim is not to become fixated on your diet, or to be obsessed about what you could or should be doing differently-instead, your goal is to create healthy eating patterns in both mind and body. These habits can then serve by their example to teach other parts of how to create and maintain the health that comes about by being able to digest and utilize every stimulus that comes your way.

(Nederlands) Samadhi

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(Nederlands) Intentie

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