Now might be the greatest time in history to start practicing yoga at home. Many of us are in lockdown, without access to gyms and studios.
Category - Practice
Almost every professional male athlete, in sports ranging from golf to basketball and rugby to UFC, regularly practices yoga.
One of the most challenging aspects of yoga is maintaining diaphragmatic breathing throughout and synchronising breath with movement.
If you’re missing more than a couple of days of your 15 mins of yoga, here is a piece of wisdom from Dr Shoma Morita to get you back on track.
Adopting "beginner’s mind" shines a light on our blindspots, giving us the opportunity to start from first principles and undo our bad habits.
"Challenge serves beautifully to introduce you to your best—and most brilliant—self." Yoga can provide you with that challenge.
We use the drishti to enhance concentration and direct attention to our inner experience. The gaze can act as a focal point for the mind.
In part two, I describe how turning the dial back up on our interoception allows us to lead lives of greater sensation, presence and wellbeing.
Interoception is the awareness of what is going on inside your body. It can refer both to the perception of physical and emotional sensations.