“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
It would be wrong for anyone who would think that happiness in life guarantees us the pleasure of fulfilling it. Meeting temptations brings instant content, but in the long run does not give long-term satisfaction. No wonder the most important things in life are not things. From my observations and many researches I made, the biggest impact on lasting and stable happiness are good relationships with people, engaging in life, good sleep, gratitude, appreciation of small things, exercise, mindfulness and meditation.
Simhasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Simha(Lion) and asana (posture or pose). The position itself reminds a roaring lion and it connects the physical posture with a specific breathing technique. It’s a truly great practice to relieve tension accumulated in the chest and face as well as it helps firm the muscle on the front of the throat building collagen and preventing the appearing of wrinkles and the pulling down of the corners of the mouth (which is a sign of the mentioned muscle being contracted). In other words, this technique is not only a great fun but it also slows down aging of the skin.
Bhramari Pranayama is made from the hindi word “Bhramar” that means bumble Bee and Pranayama is breathing so as a whole it is known as a ‘bee breath’. The sound, which is produced also resembles the humming sound of the bee. Bhramari Pranayama edges in reducing high vital sign, fatigue, and mental stress and also is one of the greatest breathing exercise to release the mind of anxiety and frustration. It is a simple breathing technique and can be practiced anywhere at work or home, as an instant option to de- stress yourself.
Have you ever heard about the term 'yogic dream'? It sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Well, to be honest it absolutely is. Yoga Nidra turned out to be one of my favourite relaxation method I've ever practiced. What is a Yoga Nidra and how does the practice infleunce our mind and body - let's put some spotlight on all benefits it brings along. In a nutshell, Yoga Nidra refers to the conscious awareness that happens during the state of a deep sleep. It is a yogic technique of mental sleep; it brings total relaxation while maintaining a state of total awareness. During practice of Yoga Nidra we’re able to turn our thoughts patterns towards those positive ones for ourselves. It is said that 20-30 minutes session of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to about 3 hours of a deep sleep.
Nadi Shodana is a form of pranayama (yogic breath control), which is very simple and has an extremely positive effect on our body and mind. This technique is also known as "happy breath" or "sweet breath" that is a form of alternate breathing through holes of the nose. "Nadi" means the channel and "Shodana" means purification. By practising Nadi Shodana you cleanse your channels of Energy.