Health and Wellness : Yoga and Meditation

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  1. NNQueen

    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I understand the importance of eating right and getting exercise. Does anyone practice yoga and meditation as a daily routine? If so, what type of yoga do you practice?
     
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    A007 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    good question...I'm awaiting an anwser too
     
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    ifasehun Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yes. I am 31.

    i have been meditating since i was 15 or so.
    i started tai chi and yoga back in '95.

    ashtanga yoga. sometimes a more commerial version called Power Yoga is presented. its real big with athletes and celebrities for whatever reason. lol

    its very demanding form - builds up a sweat and works you out like you are at a gym without losing the original principles of concentration, balance and peace.

    what do you wanna know about yoga and meditation?
     
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    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ifasehun, thank you for your response. What I'm curious about is what people do on a daily basis (outside of prayer) to relax and reduce stress, become more spiritually connected . . .

    What do you consider to be the advantages of yoga and meditation?

    Does it basically derive from Eastern (Asian) culture or are there African roots to this practice?

    http://www.jamiewalker.org/meditation.htm
     
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    Ha afcourse there are african roots everywhere! In two big islands for the coast of india there are still untouched african tribes, the indians afcourse decended from them.

    About Yoga and meditation; meditation is easy, while for Yoga it takes more balance and sweat.
    I'm quite lazy, me stretching out in the morning is considered my yoga.
    Meditation is lovely, but you need to concentrate to get your mind clear from any tought, witch is very relaxing and helps you to find your inner light.
     
  6. NNQueen

    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Welcome to the Forums, Indra :wave: You offer some great information. Thank you!

    I hope to see you around more often!

    Peace!
     
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    Well i used to.................
    i ,m starting again...
    but i dont know the name....
    i learned it from a maharishi teacher....
    but i will look it up for you......
     
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    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have begun re-storation of yogic and meditative practice on a daily basis. For the most part I practice the form typical in the West which is Hatha Yoga, focusing on developing the Vishudda and Ajna chakral centers. In this practice, my focus is on developing more flexibility at the lower levels with emphasis on pranayama (controlled breathing) and Vipassana meditation which is a Buddhist practice which observes the breath as its primary function. I also do some Kundalini Yoga exercises to re-store some spinal centers (sciatic and neck) which have been damaged over the years due to sports injuries and auto accidents. This means that I practice a range of the six branches of yoga typically associated with India, and as this practice develops I will incorporate some Egyptian Yogic practice as prescribed by brother Muata Ashby. I am also making changes in dietary practice since eating Right is a major component of self-restoration.
     
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