One of the best detoxifying poses is Mayurasana or Peacock Pose. This pose is one of the first 15 asanas ever to be written down. The first Yogis practicing asana understood its tremendous health benefits.
Here’s what Svatmarama wrote about mayurasana in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika:
“Mayurasana quickly alleviates all diseases like enlargement of the glands, dropsy (edema) and other stomach disorders. It rectifies imbalance of the humours (vata, pitta and kapha). It reduces to ashes all food taken indiscriminately, kindles the gastric fire and enables destruction of kalakuta (toxins). “– HYP 1.31
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Oasis Yoga - Koh Lanta is excited to introduce our Yoga Retreats for 2013! Our Retreats offer holistic restorative health with laid back island relaxation. Whether you are new to yoga or a long term practioner looking to go deeper, Oasis Yoga retreats on the small island of Koh Lanta are the perfect way to transform your next holiday into an experience that will really last. Thailand is world renowned for its crystal blue waters, friendly people, and laid back atmosphere which makes it an ideal location for retreats. As a result, yoga retreats can be found almost everywhere in Thailand. At Oasis Yoga, our small size makes a big difference in how we are able to personalize Your Retreat for you! Yoga is not ‘one size fits all’, so we strive to provide you the most appropriate yoga experience for where you are in your practice.
SIMHAGARJANASNA – Roaring Lion
“Especially good for children, this is an excellent asana for the throat, nose, ears, eyes and mouth, especially if performed facing the healing rays of the early morning sun. It relieves frustration and releases emotional tension. Tension is removed from the chest and diaphragm. Roaring Lion is useful for people who stutter or nervous. It develops a strong and beautiful voice.”
This week Oasis Yoga has been in the classroom introducing the little guys to a yoga practice. We went on a jungle safari and learned how fun it can be when we move our bodies!