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Social restraints: non-violence (AHIMSA), truthfulness/honesty (SATYA), non-stealing (ASTEYA), sexual purity (BRAHMACHARYA), non covetousness/greediness (envy, jealousy) (APARIGRAHA).
Personal Observences: (saucha = cleanliness, santosha = contentment, tapas = spiritual discipline, svadhyaya = self-study, ishvara pranidhana = surrender to God/letting go)
Patanjali Yoga Sutras: what are they and when were they written?
written 200 BCE, The ancient text of classical science of Yoga comprised of 4 chapters with 196 aphorisms (short verses)
Yoga Citta Vrtti Nirodha
Yoga Mind/Consciousness Fluctuations Cessation. "Yoga is the individual discipline that leads to the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind."
How can balancing in poses be enhanced?
DRISHTI (focus/ gazing point for the eyes), use of wall, steady and calm breathing.
muscle doing opposite/ opposing thing as agonist: example for quadricep would be hamstring.
Isometric Muscle Contraction:
No joint movement; muscle neither shortening/ lengthening. This is what we do in class.
Emphasis on precision and Alignment: props such as blocks, straps, blankets, and bolsters.
benefits of practicing yoga:
freedom from pain and suffering, posture flexibility, stress management, physical and mental alignment,
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