This is as much a reminder for myself as for any of you. Funny how easy it can be to forget. These beautiful plant-rendered lungs are part of a series by UK artist Camila Carlow. More of her florid organs can be found here.
Ever wondering which muscles are being primarily stretched in a particular yoga pose? I definitely have. I’ve been moving into a more physical hatha-based practice this year, and with this has come a desire to better understand yogic anatomy. These illustrations by Vicky Timón and James Kilgallon are quite helpful! Click here to see the complete set […]
London-based graffiti artist Shok One‘s latest series of murals feature rainbow-colored x-ray images. Head over to his Flickr to behold more pieces in all their spectrographic glory. (photo via Colossal)
Via Colossal: “Anatomical Neon is a series of blown glass lights by North Wales-based artist Jessica Lloyd-Jones meant to focus attention on how energy is used by the human body”. God I LOVE these: Her latest work, entitled “Aura“, pushes her energetic exploration even further: “Aura” explores the development of the electromechanical machine to the […]
Ishnaan, or Cold Water Massage Therapy is the one of the healthiest and most inexpensive therapies for your body. “Ishnan” is an Indian term for the point at which the body temperature feels warmer than the coldness of the water. It has also been used by the Sikh Gurus in its abstract form, to refer […]
(courtesy of Spirit Voyage) Paschimottanasana, or Seated Forward Bend is also called Life Nerve Stretch in Kundalini yoga. This is a sometimes challenging but comprehensively beneficial posture that ideally would be done daily for optimal flexibility maintenance. This asana stretches and stimulates the muscles of the lower spine, pelvis, and legs, as well as the […]
Spinal flex (also called Camel Ride) is one of the quintessential Kundalini Yoga exercises. It is most often done while in Easy (cross-legged, seated) Pose, or Rock Pose (sitting on the heels). Inhale as you rock the pelvis forward, and push the chest forward and up. Then exhale as you round the lower back, rocking […]
Break the habit of ignoring the breath. Just because we don’t have to expend effort to breathe, don’t take it for granted! The quantity, quality, and circulation of the breath creates the foundation for a vital and creative life. Mastery of the breath promotes health and vitality, assists in controlling the moods, develops concentration, and […]