What is Prana? It is more than the air we breathe. Prana is the universal principle of energy or force. It is the sum total of all energy manifest in the universe, all forces in nature, and the powers which are hidden in all beings and lie everywhere around us. There are 3 main ways to harness this invisible force.
Know your destiny
We so often feel that we are at the mercy of our emotions.
This is not the case! Our circumstances may not always be under our control, but the way we respond to life and how we react emotionally most definitely is. Like our muscles, however, our emotions need training. We need to observe how we respond or react to circumstances and then find tools to re-train ourselves. When unpleasant events occur, we can either choose to hang onto the pain or else to:
What a revelation that you can train the intellect and actively learn to choose the way you think from moment to moment.
There are 1440 minutes in a day.
Dru Yoga - How do I deepen my yoga practice?
In Dru Yoga we often talk about the koshas, or layers of the body (physical, energy, emotional, mental and bliss). In this video, I describe the different layers of the koshas and how you can use them to deepen your yoga experience.
Dru Yoga - Vipariti Karani: a supported inversion
This powerful yet gentle yoga posture is classed as an inversion, but for those of us who think ‘up-side-down’ means head stands, wheels and peacocks; this posture is most definitely a welcome relief!
Annie Jones has been practicing this posture for years: “Vipariti Karani is one of my favourite postures, indeed, the whole of my personal yoga practice builds up to this point. I find it calms the mind and seems to create space around my thoughts – giving me the perspective and time to think. It’s said to be beneficial in preventing conditions such as alzheimer’s as well as helping us to keep our minds alert and our memories sharp.
I've always loved the cat posture because of the way it combines utter simplicity and ease with profound results. It's just about the best back toner you'll come across, and if you can get it right, you can use it as a tool for clearing emotional blocks stored all along the spine.
And there's even more... and if you can get that right, you can use it as an aid to bringing vibrant clarity to your consciousness in meditation... Read on for all the details!