Comments for Yoga Basics Online Yoga Resource and News Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:53:20 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Dahn Hak Tested Against Meditation and Yoga by Lauren Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:53:20 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=1184#comment-4857 Ben,

You do realize you put your private information on a public website for anyone to see, right?

I just want to say one thing about Dahn Hak. I was diagnosed with severe migraines and was seeing a neurologist for them. As no prescription drug was working, I decided to try meditation (my neurologist agreed it might be worth exploring). Having already been an extremely active athlete, I decided to try Dahn Hak. I don’t know much about their business practices or on how the organization is run, but I do know the practice of Dahn Hak and the remarkable difference it provided for my condition. Perhaps it was the breathing exercises or the different movements we practiced with our body and minds, whatever it was, it worked.

I have not needed to see a doctor for headaches in over 12 years. Though I no longer practice Dahn Hak, I do still listen to the CDs while I meditate. I practice Hatha yoga and Bikrums yoga. I meditate and still weight train and do HIIT. The combination of these exercises are all beneficial. I think it’s rash to discount a practice because you do not agree with the politics of the organization. It should be about the practice, itself, and not judged on extreme circumstances.

I have respect for any practice that pushes an individual deeper into their own consciousness while building a stronger, more connected body and mind.

That is all I would like to add.


Lauren Day

Comment on Yoga Lesson: Mindfulness by kak Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:16:38 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=781#comment-4854 Hi Timothy,
Wow! I am enjoying your lessons so much though this is my first time to stumble upon your blog. I am just starting a little yoga and simple living blog also and yours is so inspiring! I shall be returning and will upgrade to premium membership.
Thank you.
Kind Regards,

Comment on The Five Vayus by Claudia Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:38:33 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=378#comment-4853 Dear Timothy, I have a question. Why do you say that Prana Vayu is situated in the head and centered around the third eye? According to the Bihar School of Yoga the sub-prana called “prana” belongs to a “specific part of the body between the larnx and the top of the diaphragm. It controls the functioning of the heart and lungs and …. ” . its related to the mouth and nose by breathing and the intake of food so I wonder is this wy you state it is situated in the head? Sorry I just would like to clarify this for myself and also could you kindly indicate the source of your findings. Thanks and all the best !! x

Comment on Does Age Matter? Teaching Yoga at 13 Years Old by J.+Brown Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:06:41 +0000 Sure. It’s possible for a 12 year old to teach a yoga class that is safe. And yes, there are plenty of bad yoga teachers who are more advanced in years and age alone should not be a requisite. However, this post overlooks something more important. Your question also asks whether or not a 12 year old can teach an “effective.” yoga class. To me, that means that the teacher is able to impart some insight, understanding, or wisdom about yoga. Not just teach a class that doesn’t injure you.

The problem with a 12 year old teacher is not their age or safety but that they do not have enough life lived to effectively impart yoga to those beyond their years. I think that they would be well within their scope to teach other teens. But effective yoga teaching comes from observed life experience. To cite a teacher from India who started when she was 4 and is now in her sixties is not taking into account the cultural differences. 50-60 years ago there were no group yoga classes as we know them now. So that 4 year old was not teaching in the same context as the 12 year old in question here.

Don’t get me wrong, certainly people can teach to folks beyond their years. I started teaching when I was in my twenties and now I am in my forties. As long as a teacher does not try and teach beyond their own experience and knowledge then they can still offer something useful and worthwhile. But there is a point where the life situations are too far apart and it doesn’t make sense. Twenty-somethings trying to speak wisdom about life difficulties to people twenty years older doesn’t always pan out well.

It seems like this piece is talking about teaching asana more than yoga. And there is a difference. I think its fine for a 12 year old to teach asana. But to effectively teach yoga is another matter entirely.

Comment on General Practice Guidelines by Rachel Cole Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:07:21 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=573#comment-4837 started Yoga 2 years ago to help me deal with family health issues and bereavement. I’m still very much at the beginning of my journey but after a particularly rough time I took part in a water element class. the release of emotion that I couldn’t control completely took me by surprise . Yoga can be very powerful !!!! Glad I found your sitexx

Comment on The Five Vayus by Lauren Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:41:02 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=378#comment-4836 Thank you for laying out this information so beautifully! I’m completing my 200 Hour Teacher training and this is helpful :)

Comment on Surrendering to Grief and Loss through Yoga by WithheldName Sat, 07 Feb 2015 20:35:11 +0000 It has not helped me so far.

Comment on Getting High Before Yoga Class by pinkchandelle Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:15:37 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=1150#comment-4812 So does cigarette you mean? It’s from tobacco..