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Yoga Poses for the Fifth Chakra

There are many effective Yoga poses for opening up and re-balancing the Throat Chakra. All backbending asanas will open up the front of the chest, throat and neck. Many standing poses, including all three Warrior poses, will help to release tension and stress in the neck, shoulders and jaw. Inverted postures such as Shoulder Stand and Plow Pose will also help to balance the Vissudda Chakra. Ustrasana or Camel Pose is one of the most profoundly effective Yoga asanas for opening up the entire Throat Chakra area.

When Should A Yoga Teacher Make A Physical Adjustment?

When conducted skillfully and appropriately, a physical adjustment can be a very powerful way to develop a trusting relationship with your student. By providing them with a simple technique, it can open up their eyes to a new limit for their body. While verbal adjustments are more common due to the controversy of physical adjustments, there are no other types of assisting that could lead to a new realization of physical limits.

Nurturing Independence with Yoga: Tree Pose

If you sway so much that you fall out of the pose, simply reestablish the posture and continue to hold Vriksasana until your are ready to come out of the posture. Tree Pose offers many Yoga practitioners the opportunity to practice patience over and over again! When you are finished with your practice of Tree Pose on the right side, with an exhale release your hands and your right foot and come back to Tadasana at the front of your Yoga mat. Pause for a moment in Tadasana, and then repeat Tree Pose on the left side when you are ready.

About The Koshas

For the purpose of self-realization Yoga means union with the individual consciousness and the supreme Consciousness. Yoga Therapy it is not about treatment but an altogether scientific and rational, commonsense way for self-care of the mind-body complex - maintaining good condition of body and taking care of the mind; that is the mind as an instrument of consciousness. The secondary meaning of yoga is to 'yoke' the mind and gain mastery of the body.

Lotus Flowers, Yoga and the Ajna Chakra

There are a number of Yoga practices that can help to stimulate and balance the Ajna Chakra. These practices include physical Yoga postures, pranayama exercises and chanting the bija mantra of this chakra, "Aum." Because the very essence of the energy that creates, sustains and dissolves physical reality resides in the Ajna Chakra, chanting this primordial seed mantra will re