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Ahimsa – the practice of non violence

Yoga practice is useful in changing our predominant modus from the sympathetic nervous nervous system which stimulates action and the fight/flight response to the parasympathetic nervous system which calms, relaxes and rejuvenates us. Yoga can rebalance us towards this calming effect. A major key in the process is the incorporation of gentle slow smooth breathing. …

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What’s that yoga pose?

In more recent years the sanskrit names for poses have been translated into english. Sometimes this is adapted from the original sanskrit names and sometimes the names are more descriptive in the case of poses like ‘Intense Chest Stretch – Parsvottanasana”.

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