X-ray Body in Motion – Yoga

from hybrid medical animation Plus A visual study/exploration of the body in motion with a focus on yoga poses. Our goal for this piece was to create a realistic representation of radiological (x-ray) imaging. Instead of just creating a still image, however, we wanted to combine the beautiful moves of yoga with this new visual…

Your Brain on Yoga

BY Timothy McCall ON June 6, 2013

When I was in medical school in the 1980s, we were taught that after a certain stage of childhood development, the architecture of the brain was fixed. Brain cells, or neurons, couldn’t be replaced; at best, we could slow the rate of their loss by cutting down on alcohol and other damaging habits.

Yoga Postures for Fatigue Relief

The Four Bs (bolsters, blankets, blocks, and belts) help open the body to deep relaxation.

BY Marla Apt ON June 4, 2013

Too tired. For many it’s the default response to every request—even the fun ones. Some of the walking weary are simply too overworked or overstressed to get adequate rest, while others may feel drained by a physical ailment, a psychological condition, or the side effects of medication. Whatever the cause, all can benefit from the respite that a restorative yoga practice provides.

Yoga : Aligning to the Source

Worth watching! The Film condenses the vast subject of Yoga. Millions of people around the world today practice some from of Yoga and this Film explores the origins of Yoga, its development and practices, its integration across religions in India, the science behind it and its successful spread all over the world. It demonstrates how…

TADASANA by Lorraine McConnon

STANDING ON YOUR OWN TWO FEET

It is no coincidence that the ancient yogis are often depicted standing in Tadasana. It is the hidden pose inside so many others and in coming to terms with its challenges one addresses the full dynamics of the opportunities yoga affords. When one achieves the balanced combination of the feet being grounded and at the same time the body lifting up, along with the correct alignment of the posture, most notably the pelvic and spinal alignment, one has the sense of feeling so light one could fly away whilst at the same time being connected to the earth.

TEACHING IYENGAR YOGA TO THE METROPOLITAN POLICE by Lorraine McConnon

BACKGROUND:

I started teaching Iyengar Yoga to the Territorial Support Group (TSG) of the Metropolitan Police force in February 2004. I was invited there as a tentative experiment by Inspector Mark Bird, and although the lessons were regarded initially with some scepticism, they have been very well received.

The work of the TSG is extremely varied; they are deployed over the whole of London, engaged in dealing with large-scale public disorder, rapid entries into premises, crime operations, anti-terrorist activities and surveillance type work. They work long, irregular hours in sometimes stressful, perilous conditions. It was hoped that yoga would help reduce stress levels and increase flexibility.