Monday, January 22, 2007


"LIFE IS NOT FOR DOING YOGA. YOGA IS FOR MAKING LIFE BETTER."

So says India's wildly popular yogi Swami Ramdev -- whose practice and teaching consist primarily of pranayama (breathing exercises) -- in this BBC article.


"Earlier I also used to try the really difficult asans [postures]. But gradually I understood there is no need to push and punish oneself needlessly. So now I practise and teach simple breathing exercises which keep one healthy and stress-free," he says.

Go here and here to learn more.

Just don't tell the asana police.

1 comment:

  1. something else which can return your posture to something like normal - a new mattress (or to be more specific – an orthopaedic, temperpedic, or memory foam mattress)
    A whole range of specialist mattresses have been designed in order to try and correct posture and alleviate back and neck pains. The benefits are long-term and you don't need to regularly visit [and pay!] some heavy handed therapist to relieve the pain! I recently purchased an orthopaedic memory foam mattress online, and I can report, that after a fortnight sleeping on it, i wake up feeling much better than I did when I slept on my old mattress and i foresee a lack of future visits to my heavy handed chiropractor!!

    Although one may jump to the conclusion that such specialist mattress prices are high, if you look hard enough you can find cheap mattresses out there, especially online. If you are dispirited by the expense, just think of the long term benefits for your health... a decent mattress can last up to 10 years!

    ReplyDelete