Deep Dive into Tree Pose

The name comes from the Sanskrit words vṛkṣa (वृक्ष) meaning “tree”, and āsana (आसन) meaning “posture”. History of Tree Pose A 7th-century stone carving in Mahabalipuram appears to contain a figure standing on one leg, perhaps indicating that a pose similar to vrikshasana was in use at that time. It is said that sadhus disciplined themselves by choosing to meditate in the pose.Continue reading “Deep Dive into Tree Pose”

Today’s Daily Buddha

Thankfulness. Gratitude is the expression of appreciation for what one has. It is a recognition of value independent of monetary worth. Spontaneously generated from within, it is an affirmation of goodness and warmth. http://www.psychologytoday.com › basics › gratitude Attitudes of Gratitude Journal  – FREE DOWNLOAD The Yoga Bible

Bump up your energy with Camel Pose

Ustrasana is a deep backward bend from a kneeling position. The completed pose has the hands on the heels.  The backs of the feet may be flat on the floor, or the toes may be tucked under for a slightly less strong backbend. Ustrasana works subtlyto improve conditions of the digestive, respiratory, endocrine, lymphatic, skeletal,Continue reading “Bump up your energy with Camel Pose”

Vitamin D and Immunity

Vitamin D has in recent times come under greater scrutiny for its role in immunity.    And it appears that the role has even greater connotations that previously thought. According to peer-reviewed published articles of US NAtional Library of MEdicine, without vitamin D we are at an increased risk of developing a host of infections whenContinue reading “Vitamin D and Immunity”

Spiritual Nutrition

          Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini This recently added to my library.  And I’m glad I did. When we eat, can we feed the soul as well as the body? Can a diet have an impact on spirituality? Spiritual Nutrition empowers readers to develop personal dietsContinue reading “Spiritual Nutrition”

Energy Expenditure — Brain Food

This is a continuation of my previous post, Conservation of Energy. It seems facetious and obvious for me to state that you should spend your time on things that bring you more energy and avoid things that don’t. I’d like to explore this concept with you in more detail. It’s common to misidentify what we thinkContinue reading “Energy Expenditure — Brain Food”

Vitamin D and Immunity

Vitamin D has in recent times come under greater scrutiny for its role in immunity.    And it appears that the role has even greater connotations that previously thought. According to peer-reviewed published articles of US NAtional Library of MEdicine, without vitamin D we are at an increased risk of developing a host of infections whenContinue reading “Vitamin D and Immunity”