Yoga with Kelsey Mhyn

" Starve the Ego. Feed the Soul. Explore Inner Space. Change Your World. "

Month: October, 2015

Panchamahabhutas and the Pancha Tattva – The 5 Elements Within

The five elements are the cosmological foundation which makes up our bodies, the world, and the entire universe. Without these elements, everything around us and within us will cease to exist. These five elements are referred to as the panchamahabhutas in Ayurveda and the pancha tattva in Yoga. They do not only make up the fundamental constituents of our bodies, but the subtle aspects of our internal spiritual being as well. Thus, through the purification of these five elements, we are able to balance ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

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Yoga Tattva Mudra Vigyan – Healing with Hand Mudras

Yoga is often perceived as a physical practice of postures that helps an individual’s flexibility, balance, and strength. It is also often seen as a form of exercise that includes breathing techniques that helps facilitate calmness, peace of mind, and relaxation within an individual. A daily yoga asana practice helps a practitioner reach their utmost inner potential with these yoga practices and techniques. But, we often overlook the psycho-spiritual and psycho-physiological subtleties that shows how yoga is an internal practice that goes beyond the superficial.

As we continue to practice yoga asanas, pranayama, concentration, and meditation, we begin to feel the subtle affects within our bodies, minds, and internal consciousnesses. And what helps with this deeper understanding and cultivation of internal energy are mudras or postures of the hands.

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“ When we are present in our body, we become more aware of our footprint on the earth and our relationship to things and others. ”

Be conscious.

Be mindful.

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Contentment Within Owning Nothing

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“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”

— Paramahansa Yogananda

One of my greatest teachers has always been and always will be, Mother Nature. Through observing her, she taught me simplicity and contentment. In her presence, I have come to realize that we need very little to be truly, internally happy.

Through nature you can observe that minimalistic simplicity brings about universal abundance.

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