Drinking & Yoga

BY les | Tue 04 Oct, 2016

Have you seen Nick Knowles on a 28 day retreat in Thailand on the BBC? I really enjoyed it; there were chuckle worthy moments, times of insight and real breakthroughs, especially with doing yoga. If you can't get to Thailand for a month but fancy retreating for a few days of yoga come to Spain with me next week! Experience fresh air, sunshine, mountain views local food and I promise you there will be no colonics! SPECIAL late booking price £300 for 4 days 3 nights. If anyone is interested I also have one Easy Jet flight to accompany the trip for £70 - wow!

 

Drinking & Yoga

From an Ashtanga yogis perspective it is important to avoid drinking during practice as every time you take a sip you may put out the internal fire or ‘Agni’ that is created through the sequence.  The internal fire is said to burn toxins, which leave the body through sweat and the breath.  The fire also keeps the body warm and therefore flexible.  However, if dehydrated the body may not be satisfied by pure water and can need a little help to re-establish the electrolyte balance.  Here’s a rehydration recipe:-

 

I cup of hot water
½ teaspoon of honey,
Juice from ¼ lemon
Pinch of Celtic sea salt

This is definitely NOT the way to do- Yoga for wine lovers.

 

Finally what are you going to put it in?  How about investing in a reusable stainless steel bottle and think of all the plastic bottles you will not be responsible for over your life time.  If we all do our little bit it may just make a big difference for the generations (and reincarnations) to come!

How do you fit Yoga into your daily life?

With labour saving devices and things to help us go faster and create more time there always seems to be less of it!  So how do you manage a daily practice when you can’t find the time?  It is easy, shorten the length of your practice; it is better to establish a little and often routine rather than a longer practice that happens occasionally or not at all.  Give it a go, and if you want a guided practice you could use my DVD which is only 40 minutes long which can be abridged to 10 minutes – remember a little is better than none.

Do Real Men Do Yoga

If you would like your partner to do Yoga but they think it is only for the ladies they might like to see this article.

 

Mantra

Om mane padme hum; I like this mantra and I think this is a particularly lovely version.  

 

What are the benefits of meditation?

Hopefully this short video will explain

 

Finally

Two men meet on the street.

One asks the other: "Hi, how are you?"

The other one replies: " fine, thanks."

"And how's your son? Is he still unemployed?

"Yes, he is. But he is meditating now."

"Meditating? What's that?"

"I don't know. But it's better than sitting around and doing nothing!

Your in Yoga,

Les

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