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Bhastrika. The Effects and Mechanisms of Health Improvement. Part 3. Practical Recommendations.

In the previous section I wrote that the facilities established while doing Bhastrika prevent formation of gas traps in the lungs.

It should be noted that it shall be possible ONLY in case of correct muscular effort.

What should it be?

1. By inhale it is the diaphragm without participation of the chest muscles that should be involved.
2. The muscular impulse should initiate the exhalation; its further performance is contraindicated.

Let us sort out the details. (далее…)

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The Way to Release One’s Inguen

The Way to Release One’s Inguen

The first poses in Yoga that a newcomer encounters when straddling his or her mat are the Sukhasana (the Easy/Pleasant pose) and Siddhasana (the Accomplished pose). They seem to be easy but what they sometimes cause is rather discomfort than the promised pleasure. The reason of this is the rigidity of one’s inguinal zone.

This zone becomes even more topical in the course of mastering more complex asanas – Ardha Padmasana (the Half Lotus pose) and Padmasana (the Lotus pose), as well as during one’s performance of pranayamas when in the course of long-lasting sitting one would not want to draw attention away from the pose proper and focus it on discomfort in one’s legs.

Simple “stretching” of the inguinal zone seems to be an easy thing to do yet we may see from the practice that not everyone succeeds. Or it takes him long time to do. One may succeed better in stretching this zone if he uses the knowledge taken from Yoga-therapy.

Before we bring out the nuances of working with the inguinal zone let us look at the most common causes of the phenomenon observed. (далее…)

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