The Nail in the Fence is a short story I love because it reminds me each time I read it of the power of our words. And as a parent, I find the Dad in this story so inspiring in the way he conveys this life lesson to his son.
Because nothing says it better than a story, here it is for you to discover or re-discover.
While seated for meditation, your teacher tells you to turn your palms up and have index finger and thumb touching. Or she invites you during the yoga practice to stand in tadasana (mountain pose) with your hands at the heart. These hand gestures are mudras. What do they mean? Why do we practice them?
Babies naturally breathe through the nose on both inhales and exhales. As adults, we unconsciously breathe through the nose most of the time. Yet when I am teaching my yoga classes, I see a lot of people breathing through their mouth. And I invite my students to ‘breathe through the nose and not through the mouth’. Now why is that?
To start the blog, I thought a definition of its main subject Y O G A could be a good starting point!
I remember having a vague idea at the beginning of what Yoga was. I used to think it was stretches for old people… Then I came to try it and loved it. Yet, I was still confused between all the different yoga types. In case it’s the same with you, here’s my attempt at giving you a Yoga definition.