Practice a gentle variation of Surya Namaskar (sun salutation). Suitable for beginners, for anybody with back problems, even with slipped disk. Suitable also for anybody who is not supposed to do inverted postures. Of course, you should consult a doctor, health practicioner or a qualified Yoga teacher if you have any health problems. Surya Namaskar gives you new energy and strength. Demonstrated by David, Yoga teacher at Yoga Vidya http://www.yoga-vidya.de/english . Text, camera, explanations by Sukadev Bretz, founder of Yoga Vidya Germany. http://my.yoga-vidya.org
A Breathing exercise to increase your sun energy, to soothen Vata and reduce excess Kapha. This is a simple variation of Surya Bedha. If you know Alternate Nostril Breathing (Anuloma Viloma) you can try out Surya Bedha. More Videos on Yoga and Meditation http://my.yoga-vidya.org/video . Sukadev Bretz of Yoga Vidya guides you into this Pranayama. You can see Tulsi following these instructions. We also habe a German Yoga Video Channel http://yoga-video.podspot.de/rss
Rest and Relax. Recharge and Rejuvenate. 15 minutes for complete relaxation. This Yoga Relaxation Technique (Shavasana) can be practiced at the end of a Yoga Class. It can also be practiced separately before going to sleep or to relax during the day. This special version of Shavasana is called Classical Yoga Relaxation. It was taught by Swami Vishnu-devananda. It consists of 4 steps: (1) Contraction and letting go (2) Autosuggestion (3) Visualisation (4) Silence . Demonstrated by Atmanshanti, Yoga Teacher and Performance Artist in Germany. Explained by Sukadev of http://my.yoga-vidya.org
Yoga Nidra is a special relaxation technique with deep effect on body, energies and mind. Nalini Sahay, direct disciple of Swami Satyananda, guides you through a full Yoga Nidra Practice. Nalini is teaching Yoga Nidra Training Courses in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany http://www.yoga-vidya.de/english.html
Practice several rounds of basic sun salutations, or surya namaskar, along with this video. The sun salutations are done at not too fast a pace. Sun salutations can be done as a practice unto themselves if you are busy and don’t have a lot of time. They are also a great wake-up exercise in the morning. Recorded at Yoga Vidya, Bad Meinberg. Demonstrated by Krishnapriya. Camera: Ravidas. Voice: Sita.
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One of the most popular Yoga practices in a simple variation suitable for beginners. Even without prior knowledge of Yoga you can try out this exercise if you are in good physical shape. Some minor variations of the classical Surya Namaskar make it possible for nearly everybody to practice to get full benefit. Surya Namaskar is good for your heart, lungs, your whole circulatory system. It gives flexibility and massages the internal organs. It helps to relax and get energy very quickly. There is no exercise with so many benefits as Surya Namaskar. Demonstrated by David, Yoga Teacher at Yoga Vidya http://www.yoga-vidya.de/english.html. Explained by Sukadev, founder of http://my.yoga-vidya.org
Murccha Pranayama is a breathing exercise for calming the mind. It is especially helpful to calm anger and nervousness. Also powerful to control hay fever and other allergies. It reduces access of Pitta Dosha according to Ayurveda. It opens the heart and develops a feeling of joy. More Videos on Yoga and Meditation http://my.yoga-vidya.org/video . Sukadev Bretz of Yoga Vidya guides you into this Pranayama. You can see Tulsi following these instructions.
Meditation on the movement of breath in the point between the eye brows. This elevates the mind, gives new energy and develops intuition and insight. According to Hatha Yoga and Kunalini Yoga, this meditation technique activates the Ajna Chakra, the Third Eye, Trikuti. More Videos on Yoga and Meditation http://my.yoga-vidya.org/video . Sukadev Bretz of Yoga Vidya guides you into meditation. You can see Tulsi following the meditation instructions.
An advanced form of Yoga Pranayama for the experienced Hatha Yoga Practioners. Murccha in kombination with Khechari and Mahavedha opens the heart, can develop a feeling of ecstasy. It can be quite powerful – in many ways. Therefore: Be careful when doing this exercise. It is not recommended if you have high blood pressure or neck problems. More Videos on Yoga and Meditation http://my.yoga-vidya.org/video . Sukadev Bretz of Yoga Vidya guides you into this Pranayama. You can see Tulsi following these instructions.
Narayani shows how you can do Sun Salutation together with Kapalabhati (fast breathing). Narayani is a 62 year old Yoga teacher and Master. Recording from Yoga Vidya Ashram Meinberg, Germany. Narayani is teaching Yoga Seminars and Teachers Training Courses in Yoga Vidya Germany. http://my.yoga-vidya.org
Find out your best relaxation Position: Carlotta and Sirkka demonstrate different variations fo Shavasana, the Yoga Relaxation Pose. Try it out, and see which Asana is best for you. If you are a Yoga teacher: Show these variations to your students – in this way everybody can really relax. Whether somebody has back pain, headache or other problems – relaxation is a powerful healing agent. Finding the proper posture for it is essential. More on Yoga, Yoga Video, Yoga Forum, Yoga Blog http://my.yoga-vidya.org – Meet many Yogis and Yoginis from all the continents.
Advanced Variation of Yoga Surya Namaskar – the sun salutation Yoga practice for complete training of body and mind. Carlotta and Sirkka do a wonderful demonstration. Sukadev Bretz gives a short introduction. Filmed in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany. http://www.yoga-vidya.de/english . Music: http://yogihari.com/
Meditation practice with Nalini Sahay, diciple of Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati. Paramahamsa Satyananda was a diciple of Swmai Sivananda. Let yourself guide through the technique of Ajapa-Japa-Meditation with the mantra Soham. Ajapa-Japa means chanting in the mind. This meditation was part of a satsang ceremony at Yoga Vidya Bad Meinberg, Germany. It is guided in English with German translation. http://www.yoga-vidya.de/english
Get into deep Relaxation for complete recharging and rejuvenation with Laya Yoga Relaxation Technique. This is not so much a Video for watching – after a few moments the visuals are not that exciting. This is more an instruction which you can follow immediately. You just need a floor where you can lie down… Demonstrated by Carlotta and Sirkka. Speaker: Sukadev Bretz, founder of Yoga Vidya Central Europe. http://my.yoga-vidya.org
This Sun Salutation is suitable for beginners. Sun salutations or Surya Namaskar very slowly and exactly with detailed information. Kaivalya guides you through the 12 steps of the sun salutations, explaining at each step what to do. The best warm-up exercise before beginning yoga postures. At Yoga Vidya the Sun Salutation will be practiced typically after the breathing exercises and before the asanas. Commented by Kaivalya, demonstrated by Nadin.
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Calm your mind, reduce excess Pitta and develop coolness… With Chandra Bedha Pranayama, a more exotic kind of breathing exercise, used in Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda. More Videos on Yoga and Meditation http://my.yoga-vidya.org/video . Sukadev Bretz of Yoga Vidya guides you into this Pranayama. You can see Tulsi following these instructions.
Dr. Nalini Sahay is guiding you through a 13minute meditation.
Meditation practice on the Chidakash. The Chidakash is located in the space behind the eyebrow center, the space behind the closed eyes. Chidakash is also called the window to the ajna chakra, or the screen of the ajna chakra. More videos from Yoga Vidya can be found here http://my.yoga-vidya.org/video