The physical practice of yoga is low-impact and therefore relatively low-risk. With conscientious and ability-appropriate practice, the risk can remain small. However, like any other form of exercise, injury is possible and in fact, too frequent. So it’s important to be aware of common yoga injuries and prevention, as students and teachers.
Disturbances to the mind are reflected in the quality our breathing patterns. This is one of the basic and important understandings of yogic breathing. What is actually quite beautiful is that the sages have given us a variety of tools to manage and even eliminate these disturbance by simply regulating the quality of our breath. We don’t have to wrestle with the mind it will usually just fall into a peaceful state when the breath takes the center stage of our focus and we manage it peacefully.
The popularity of yoga and meditation in Western culture has touched nearly every social and professional group. This has brought forth an interest that is beginning to bridge the gap between seance and science. It has created a modern yogi who is beginning to stand on the legs of scientific rigor.