Mani Raman introduces the traditional Surya Namaskaram, known as Sun Salutation. This sequence of poses is practiced at the beginning of an asana session to warm up the body, and to acknowledge the inner sun and its profound role in regulating the body. This is a step-by-step introduction to the various layers of this yogic spiritual practice for you to try at home and deepen your understanding.
Mugdha Sethi encourages us to try walking barefoot to experience the benefits for body and mind that can be accessed through the soles of our feet, as many ancient healing practices teach us. From our new column “Try This Now” - a small inspiration to practice something new in your daily life or approach something you already do with fresh awareness.
What is it that we can learn as human beings from the animal world in releasing stuck energy from our system? How does the practice of Yoga, specifically the Five Points of Yoga, contribute to trauma healing? Mani Raman elaborates on the interconnection between trauma as a physiological event and the traditional and non-competitive practice of Yoga.