YOGA TRAINS

Yoga Trains System Dynamic Hatha - Krama School

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YOGA

Unperturbable sameness in every condition is Yoga - Bhagavad Gita II.48

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IMPROVE

Beyond the veil lies the world of possibilities

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THE INSIDE JOURNEY

Mind is a mirror reflecting eternal structures

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RELAX

When prana ceases its movement the air becomes still. In the same way, when the breath is stilled the mind also become still - Yoga Vashishtha

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Muscular system – I

Let's talk about the muscular system, again i'll try to point only at those facts relating our yoga practice and not to become too encyclopedically boring eheheh! Our muscular system is made of more than 600 muscles, muscles are made of one of the 4 tissues composing our body... muscular tissue (as you know from a previous article, tissues originate (as anatomic definition!) when cells with a similar function organize together to perform that function http://www.alexcanazei.yoga/2013/08/12/biology-and-union/). There are 3 major types of muscles: 1- Striated or skeletal, they can be voluntarily controlled to move the body, perform activities or mantain the

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Class promotion

The usual wednesday's class will be advanced to today 19/8... from tomorrow i'll be off to Italy and the next class will be the 11th of September! It will be focused on strengthening the body and gaining control on our muscles to expand our choice of possible movements. There will be some experimentation to implement new ideas i had from a course i attended in the weekend!!! It will be in Brick Lane area, Heneage Street 16-18, at the Rag Factory, postcode E15LJ, there are yoga mats so don't worry, bring yours only if you like it, class will start

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Cells, prana and apana

We talked about us as the union of trillions of cells, organized together for a common purpose called life! (http://www.alexcanazei.yoga/2013/08/12/biology-and-union/) There are 3 common parts in all our cells: 1- Nucleus: it controls the cellular processes and contains the genetic code 2- Cytoplasm: it's a fluid substance filling the cell, it's the support for the organelles (small cell's internal organs) 3- Plasma membrane: it's the membrane separating the internal from the external environment You have seen some of the trillions of cells constituting your body, i've put more images so you can make an idea, in 2 of them there

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Class promotion

Tomorrow 14th august, i teach the usual class in Brick Lane area (London!). It will be a -not hard- class, focus on strengthening the body, gaining control on muscles to improve the choice of movements. We'll blend some vinyasa with a more traditional Sivananda sequence, as usual we begin with breathing's exercises and finish with long guided relaxation! It will be in Heneage Street 16-18, the Rag Factory, postcode E15LJ, there are yoga mats so don't worry, bring yours only if you like it, class will start at 19 (come some minute before) , 12 pounds for a 2 hours

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Biology and union!

(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-43082761-1', 'yogaeleven.blogspot.com'); ga('send', 'pageview'); Prologue Biology is a natural science concerning the study of life and living organisms and all the related stuff. Anatomy is the study of the body and body parts. Physiology is the study of the functions of living organisms. Can you see the 3 as the same argument, from different points of view? Can you see biology as general container, anatomy and physiology as "blocks" of biology? Or maybe biology as a full study course and anatomy and physiology as 2 of the many exams you need to pass to

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More on procrastination!

(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-43082761-1', 'yogaeleven.blogspot.com'); ga('send', 'pageview'); I told you, this is something i've to work on, so i'll write some more about procrastination! You have a task to complete but you delay in doing it, even in starting it, preferring to do something less urgent instead or even going to the park instead or even doing nothing instead, maybe only lying on your bed looking at the ceiling. The task you need to (start and) complete can be your yoga practice or your sport training or that relation for your job or those pictures to work

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Procrastination and the distractions of the mind

(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-43082761-1', 'yogaeleven.blogspot.com'); ga('send', 'pageview'); Today and tomorrow i was supposed to attend an interesting workshop about anatomy under a yoga perspective. I could't because i waited to book online until this morning at 7.30, on the website there was no cue about being sold out but i couldn't book, i called and, of course, the course was full... this is the effect of procrastination in your daily life... you have already planned to do something but you procrastinate in taking the necessary steps... procrastination will usually lead to consequences you won't like... procrastinate to

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Skeletal system – Yoga benefits

Let's give a look on the benefits of yoga on your bones! Most is connected to the bone remodelling we examined in the previous post... In a sedentary life or everytime your bones don't receive enough stimuli they tend to lose strenght, there is a principle always working in our bodies (and more, it's a kind of universal principle)... use it or lose it! Whatever you don't use or move or stimulate... it will tend to perish... imagine your car or motorbike or bike or boat... do you use it? well, you will give it some physiological maintenance but it

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Skeletal system

Let's talk about our skeletal system! Maybe somebody could imagine our bones as something similar to iron rods, that would be a good reason for our bones to be strong enough to carry and protect us for all our life! Other will think to bones as so strong and sturdy that when we become adult they get the final shape... until in old age they start naturally to break... Reality is totally different! Look at this It's your right humerus, your upper arm bone, at the junction with shoulder joint... looks more like a sponge than an iron rod, isn't

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Hot Yoga

This morning i went to my second hot yoga class! Preface: hot yoga is not a kind of sexy yoga! it's yoga practice in a 40ยบ heated room... the reasons behind "should be" mainly sweating a lot thus eliminating a lot of toxins from your body. Furthermore being so hot your muscles will stretch more so you will deepen your poses... potentially attracting isn't it? A lot of people are fanatic about this and a lot are really condemning this style that became famous because of mr. Bikram... well, don't talk about this, this wasn't a Bikram class but an

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