Hatha yoga is a centuries old practise of movement and relaxation. We know now, through modern science that what we are achieving through breathing techniques, movement, balance and strength exercises is activation the parasympathetic nervous system - moving our body from a 'fight or flight' stress response to a calmer state.
Summer is here! The sun is shining and all is well in the world. But if those sunny days get a little too hot, try some of these cooling pranayama techniques. Try and find a cool comfortable spot to sit in.
If you live to be 90, you will be lucky enough to have something like 26,280 mornings in your adult life; 26, 280 new starts, where all things are possible. This also means which means 26, 280 days to maximize how we spend it.
One of the first books written about yoga was one called The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, who refers to eight limbs of yoga, each of which offers guidance on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life.
When the temperatures rise, stay cool and comfortable in your practise. Ideas for summer, retreats and Bikram studios!
I put this list together for my Spain Yoga Retreaters, but applicable to all hot weather yogis!