Strength and flexibility are desirable qualities for a healthy body – strength implies muscle strength and stamina, while flexibility refers to our ability to bend without breaking. But not only. They are also desirable characteristics in our ability to deal with other people or situations in life.
If you would like to know how you are doing in your yoga practice, take a look at your life. If you do not bring your practice into your daily life for self development, then yoga will be of no great value.
An inversion is an asana or yoga pose where the head is ultimately situated below the heart.
There are many inversion poses. The Shoulder Stand, Headstand and Handstand are first likely to come to mind when one thinks ‘inversions.’ Fear may hold many people back from trying inversions because going upside down does not come naturally to most people and the road to a perfectly balanced inversion pose is usually with a few falls along the way.
Seven good reasons to practise yoga
Yoga produces a general sense of well-being because it improves physical health and function and offers greater mental clarity and emotional stability. Indeed, the benefits of yoga can be felt on all levels of body, mind and spirit.
Yoga practice can have a huge impact on your psychological, physical and physiological health...