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We get what we want through practice. There’s no such thing as a free lunch in the spiritual realm. You feel the truth of your lifestyle in your body. It’s right there. Your thoughts your reactions, your emotional patterns- they’re right there in your body. So as you come into all those asanas(postures), they are just tools for exploration, and then opportunity for release. Don’t give up in those difficult moments, stay open, relax and breathe, a breakthrough is right there on the other side. Design by, Gregory Ryan Klein @ www.foundationcollection.com

Gazing Point

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Drsti means gazing point. There are 9 drsti in the asana practice. If drsti is too difficult, one may always revert to nasagra drsti. Drsti improves concentration, with the gaze focus in one place during our practice, we can be more present in our postures.
This focus and awareness can carry over into our daily life.
Urdhva drsti: up to space
Brumadhya drsti: third eye
Nasagra drsti: tip of the nose
Parsva drsti: right side
Parsva drsti: left side
Nabhi drsti: navel
Hastagra drsti: tip of the middle finger
Angusta drsti: tip of the thumb
Padagra drsti: tip o the big toe
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If you have ever untangled a ball of string, you know that yanking and pulling only makes it worse. You need to very gently and patiently unravel the knots. Be gentle and patient with yourself as you untangle your own mental knots, and love yourself in the process. Willingness to let go of the old is the key.

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What is a TEMAZCAL?

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TEMAZCAL is a type of sweat lodge which originated with pre-HispanicIndigenous peoples in Mesoamerica, it was used as part of a curative ceremony thought to purify the body after exertion such as after a battle or a ceremonial ball game. It was also used for healing the sick, improving health, and for women to give birth. It continues to be used today in Indigenous cultures of Mexico and Central America that were part of the ancient Mesoamerican region for spiritual and health reasons. It is currently being recovered by all sectors of society in that part of the world and is used as a cleansing of mind, body and spirit.

Breathing

All breathing should be done through the nose only; breathing through the mouth weakens the heart. The inhalation and exhalation should be the same length and maintained throughout the practice. The breath should flow smoothly without breaks in between and with a low hissing sound in the base of the throat. Long, deep breathing activates the digestive fire that burns in lower abdomen and helps to rid our bodies of toxins.

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