More ON Ashtanga Yoga & Mysore Style

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Mysore is open to all levels, from absolute beginners to more experienced students. The practice is not led and all instruction can be given on an individual basis. As you gain strength, stamina, flexibility and focus, poses will be added on to your sequence, its recommended to begin by fallowing the half primary series and from there move on to the the full primary series. Enjoy the journey, don’t force anything, focus primarily on your breathing, let your mind body and soul connect in order to surrender and feel the joy in recharging energy from every pose and the full practice.

More benefits of a Mysore Practice:

  • You can doit on your house or show up and join in when it suits you. As long as you  finish your practice, you can come to Mysore class at any point.
  • You can develop your meditation practice by following your own breath: Ashtanga is intended to be a moving meditation. Led classes are a fantastic way to learn about the breath and the vinyasa, but Mysore-style is where you follow your own breath and deepen your focus and meditation skills.
  • Mysore style is for everyone. Its great to see families and couples who wish to practice together, but had different levels of experience. With everyone in the room doing their own practice, the Mysore practice is a great way to work at your full capacity.

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Opening and Main Sequence for Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series

Opening Sequence

The sun salutation is like the preface of a book. This fundamental series is performed five times at the beginning of the Ashtanga yoga practice. The aim is to condition the mind for the session as well as to warm-up and strengthen the back and hamstrings.
There are two sets of sun salutation sequences. The first sequence has nine asanas (postures or positions) while the second sequence has seventeen asanas. The second sequence is just an extension of the first sequence. The sun salutation is then followed by a series of six standing postures that aim to strengthen the core. Mastering the opening sequence will provide a good base for anyone who would like to be a practitioner.

After executing the opening sequence, the yogi chooses from one of the six fundamental series of Ashtanga yoga poses. The primary series is called Yoga Chikitsa or Yoga Therapy. This series is composed of movements that aim to purify and restore physical health. It is performed only after warm-up to prevent injuries. The overall effect of this series is the progressive strengthening of the body.

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Main Sequence

In the primary series, the movements are arranged in such a manner that each asana (posture or position) builds on the previous one. Postures in this series are primarily twists and forward folds that prepare the spine for back bending poses performed in the finishing sequence and intermediate series. Doing the opening sequence is strongly advised before proceeding with the primary series execution. Doing so will ensure that the yogi is protected from injuries and that the flexibility needed to smoothly transition to the next pose, has been developed.

The intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga poses is called Nāḍī Shodhana or Nerve Cleansing. The purpose of executing this sequence is to open and clear the subtle energy channels in the body. Proper execution of the poses in this series requires a higher level of strength and a sufficiently cleansed body. Therefore, mastery of the first series should be attained to maximize the benefits of nerve cleansing.
The advanced series of Ashtanga yoga poses is called the Sthira Bhagah or Steady Strength. This sequence of postures aims to strengthen the inner spirit of the yogi. Hence, advanced ashtanga yoga practitioners have more intense focus and a great degree of humility. They are also able to have a characteristic steadiness of the body and mind.

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Juego de Tronos

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¿De qué casa eres?

¿Quiénes son los héroes y quienes los villanos de Poniente? Cada personaje, y cada fan, tiene su propia respuesta. Ésta ha sido la idea en la que se ha basado la cadena estadounidense para crear la campaña.

Los usuarios deberán mencionar a @GameOfThrones, la cuenta oficial de la serie, utilizando el hashtag de su casa favorita: #HouseLannister, #HouseStark o #HouseTargaryen. Automáticamente desde el perfil de la serie te devolverán una respuesta con un vídeo que muestra un desafío directo a su bandera.

En el vídeo de la Casa Stark un rayo ilumina las tierras del norte mientras Ramsay Bolton dice: “Invernalia es mía. Venid y lo veréis”. El Gorrión Supremo afirma en el vídeo de la Casa Lannister: “Todos nosotros somos pobres y débiles, pero juntos podemos derrocar a un imperio”.

Los seguidores de la Casa Targaryen verán como un guerrero desconocido dothraki que le dice a Daenerys: “Tú no eres nada, hay un millón con tu nombre. Reina de nada”. 

Esto es solo un adelanto, tendremos que esperar al 24 de abril para ver que retos amenazan a las tres familias en el estreno de la nueva temporada de “Juego de Tronos”.

 

Internet Online – Publicidad & SEM

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Cuando pensamos en que nuestro negocio se desarrolle en internet, debemos plantearnos qué buscaríamos si lo tuviésemos situado en una calle. Seguramente pensaríamos en un sitio transitado, con una buena ubicación, céntrica por ejemplo. Así, cuando queremos conseguir que nuestro negocio tenga éxito en internet nuestro objetivo tendrá que ser que nuestra web esté bien posicionada en los resultados de búsqueda.

Para que podamos lograrlo habrá que invertir en contenido de alta calidad o dedicar presupuesto para situar enlaces publicitarios directamente en las primeras posiciones de los buscadores. A esto se lo conoce como SEM.Los anuncios SEM, ofrecidos por múltiples plataformas como Nivel de Calidad, se muestran en la parte superior, inferior y lateral derecha de la página de resultados de búsqueda.

Cuando hablamos de publicidad siempre pensamos en medios como la presa, la radio o la televisión. Este tipo de publicidad siempre funciona de forma similar, se ofrece la publicidad de forma masiva sin poder seleccionar el público al que va dirigido nuestro anuncio.

En el caso de la publicidad en internet, el usuario es el que realiza la búsqueda de un término concreto y las empresas ofrecen publicidad en base a la búsqueda realizada en ese momento. Además, se puede segmentar la publicidad por idiomas, por localización geográfica o incluso por dispositivo de acceso.

¿Cómo funciona la publicidad en Internet?

La publicidad por medio de buscadores, requiere su conocimiento y experiencia para que nos aseguremos resultados exitosos. La publicidad se estructura de la siguiente forma:

Grupos de anuncios: engloban un conjunto de palabras clave, anuncios

-Campañas: en ella se definen la segmentación la búsqueda y el presupuesto máximo

Palabras clave: estas son los disparadores de anuncios.

La publicidad sólo se cobra cuando el usuario hace clic en el anuncio para acceder a la página de anunciante.

Los motivos por lo que las empresas se publicitan en internet:

  • Es un tipo de publicidad que genera tráfico de calidad y conversiones mediante una técnica poco invasiva
  • Ofrece resultados rápidos (las acciones SEO son más a largo plazo)
  • Confiere una gran visibilidad en buscadores y sitios relacionados con tu actividad
  • Se muestra a los usuarios que se han interesado en tu producto y están dispuestos a la compra del mismo.
  • Control del contenido y del presupuesto
  • Se sabe a quién y cómo dirigirse en función de la localización edad, sexo, idioma, etc.

YOUR OWN PRACTICE “MYSORE STYLE”

   
 
What is Mysore practice? 

Mysore is a place in Southern India where Ashtanga yoga developed. Ashtanga means eight limbs in Sanskrit, an ancient language from India. Its greatest exponent was Pattabhi Jois who was the main teacher to those that teach this form of yoga in the world today. He passed away in 2009. The term “Mysore style” refers to the method of Ashtanga that he taught in his home in Mysore.
The method
The method, which constantly evolves, includes guiding the student through set asana sequences over time. This allows the student to develop a self practice using the Ashtanga Yoga method. This means independence from having to practice with a teacher every time one does yoga practice, and is one of the many benefits of this form. The students start with surya namaskar, the sun salutation, which forms the basis of the practice, and from there postures are added one by one to allow the student to properly learn and integrate a posture before moving onto the next one.
This process can be frustratingly slow at times, with the benefit of teaching patience and contentment, two highly sought after qualities on the path of yoga. It might also be fast so that a student can experience the benefits of coming to a place where they will be challenged with their physical prowess, or meet their “edge”. This slope is precarious, but can teach humility and non-attachment to the physical, or help develop an inflated ego. Thus the practice becomes individually oriented and each student can work without the guidelines of their own needs while following a set sequence.
The sequencing in the Ashtanga system allows for 6 series to be taught, each with a different emphasis. The postures are strung along a sun salutation like the beads in a mala, or rosary. The first sequence is called yoga chikitsa (yoga therapy).
Together with nadi shodana (the “nerve cleansing” second sequence) they form the two main sequences that are taught to practitioners.
Working on the asanas, or postures, forms a solid foundation upon which one can build. It provided one with a healthy constitution, as well as the energy and strength necessary to practice the higher limbs leading up to meditation.
It is usually assumed that students practice the asanas as a way to prepare for meditation, and therefore do not see the asana practice as an end in itself, but as a means to a higher end, which is to practice meditation.
Important to remember that the artificial restriction of a set sequence creates boundaries and this is essential in the creation of tension, or the inner heat (tapas) necessary for the process of purification, which forms part of the growth and progress needed to attain a higher consciousness

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MOTIVATION 

Motivation is literally the desire to do things. It’s the difference between waking up before dawn to pound the pavement and lazing around the house all day. It’s the crucial element in setting and attaining goals—and research shows you can influence your own levels of motivation and self-control.  

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Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style

Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
 

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