Monday, October 17, 2011

Understanding Pain

Diane Jacobs of SomaSimple tipped me off to this great little video that helps explain pain in under 5 minutes.

It is well worth reviewing a couple of times if you have persistent pain that has never been explained to you in a clear and concise way.
It was never explained to me. I had to search and dig for almost 10 years to find out what pain really was.

It also helps explain why Yoga works, and also why it doesn't sometimes. If we start to believe it is the poses or the breathing drill for a count of 10 that produced the magic we have completely missed the mark.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Monica Voss on Pranayama vs Breath Awareness

This video represents one of the reasons that we enjoy Monica Voss so much. She brings the human quality to Yoga that is so quiet, so unassuming, and yet represents where the real power of Yoga lies in our opinion.
Here she talks about the difference between Pranayama and Breath Awareness and how one might choose the most useful approach and include this in a personal practice.