CenteringOne thing I like to do when I start a yoga session, either by myself or when I’m teaching, is, beginning with centering. I find that centering is important. I like to begin with sighs and releasing breathe. And close my eyes. I tell myself to leave the worries and troubles and concerns outside at the door.
The subject of Pranayama is a broad aspect of Yoga which could hardly be explained fully in these few pages. It is a complete and comprehensive science in its own right, which needs years of dedicated practice to perfect. However, there are a few elementary pranayama techniques which should be included in every yoga class, and these will be outlined in the course.
Yoga today has the reputation of most people that it is a form of exercise. This is because, in the earliest days of its migration into the west, it was promoted as part of the “body beautiful” and “fitness craze.” Also, the bodily postures and contortions of skinny little Indians were seen as the most photogenic and outrageous aspects of yoga.
In just one short phrase, Yoga is an ancient spiritual science. It has been known and preserved for thousands of years in many countries all over the world and in the last few decades. It has become well known and popular in the western world due to an emergence of interest in the mystical eastern paths as well as for its practical relevance for the stresses and illnesses of modern day life.
This overview below may help you to find your path. No form of yoga is better than the other; there are different paths as individuals exist. The common of all forms is the reconnecting, the religion or even yoga with God.