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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Yoga

I was asked what type of yoga my mum teaches and she is a Kundalini yoga teacher :) And a super good one at that, i think she's been a teacher for 20+ years or so.... and she has so many different certifications and gone to lots of different trainings and courses :) She has also gone a course to be an ayurvedic health coach (sort of... ) so she is also helping people with ayurvedic nutrition and how to balance the body and everthing inside the body so you can find peace and the body can be happy. She can also do a sort of 'check' where she checks your nails, eyes, tongue etc and can see how your body is actually feeling and whether you are lacking something or you're stressed or suffering from an illness etc Ex. if you have kidney stones or suffer from stress or dehydrated or burnt out etc those types of things (as well as other problems/illnesses) actually show these small signs on your body.

It is very interesting :) Last summer my body showed signs of too much protein - which can lead to kidney stones so then i cut down on protein and added more healthy fats and carbs to my diet and now those signs have gone away (cant remember what they were though!) :)

But back to the actual topic. Kundalini yoga, i used to do alot of childrens Kundalini yoga when i was a child and could do all sorts of funky moves and poses and enjoyed it very much.
  Though as i got older and became more depressed and lost motivation that type of thing didnt interest me anymore and yoga wasnt a good way of burning calories according to me and instead it was running, cycling, powerwalking etc
   Though i know the benefits of yoga and meditation and even if i am doing my individual project, where i have roughly 5 pages of facts, studies and information as well as my own study done on the practise and benefits of yoga i have yet to begin with it again. Though i do try to do a form of meditation atleast once a week which is very helpful in stressful times.
Kundalini Yoga

"Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic blend of physical postures, breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantra and relaxation, the combination of which activates the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, expands the lung capacity, and purifies the bloodstream. Both safe and effective, it brings balance to the body, mind and soul, and can be practiced by almost anyone, regardless of age, fitness, occupation and experience." (Source: X )

There are lots of different types of yoga and i think that if you get the chance you should try a few and see if you like it  :) Though try a few times, not just once!!!
  Infact writing this post makes me more motivated to want to begin doing yoga again... i mean going to free yoga classes every week? Why would anyone say no to that.... i guess its just that i feel like i dont have time for it. Which in all honesty is the exact reason i should go, because the stressful thoughts of ' i dont have time' is what eventually lead me to feel too stressed. I do have time... its just that i dont want to realise that.


If you have anymore questions its just to ask :)

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the post! Yoga has so much to teach us and I love how there is no judgement to the practise: you work with your own body! :)

    Beautiful photos! :)

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    1. Yes definitely!! Yoga and especially kundalini yoga is great!! :) it was my step dad who took them... also my running photos :)

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