More Benefits for Asana in Salt Water
How would you like to get more from your yoga practice?
You are not alone. Valuable time is spent after all in even showing up for a class. But have you ever considered taking your practice into the water, and more specifically, into salt water?
Paramahansa Yogananda was well know to have spent many an hour by the ocean in deep meditation. Something many of us can easily relate to. The rhythm of the waves calls us like a lullaby to become still once again and cleanses us on many levels.
It is thought in mysticism that in order to balance our spirit and soul that we need to address the level of salt wihin our body, and as the skin is the largest organ of the body and is porus, the healing properties of salt can be experienced in more controlled environments, such as within a spa.
And forget the western approach that salt is bad for us. (When Indian people have tasted my food they always want to increase the salt)
In Ayurveda, the Dosha known to create the most destruction is Vata, and that is often sending the practitioner in the direction of checking a clients salt intake or lack. In our high blood pressure conscious society, we often blame too much salt, yet anyone who has tried the master cleanse knows that a salt actually helps to remove the toxins from our body.
In other words, salt water can actually help us to find balance between our soul and spirit.
Epsom salts have been used in baths for centuries for therapeutic reasons. The magnesium, for example, helps to relieve inflammation within muscles and nerves, and actually reduced artery hardening. The sulfates aid absorption of nutrients whilst flushing out toxins and skin problems, such as eczema, can be greatly improved, I am happy to testify.
On a mystical level, salt helps to remove negative and unwanted energy and I use sea salt in house blessings for this purpose.
As practitioners of yoga asana, we know that we can improve flexibility and strength through a regular and mindful practice but how about removing deeply seated emotionality, stress and anxiety along with that?
By practicing asana in salt water, many conditions can improve, such as;
To name but a few
I am so happy and honored that Marc and Heather have secured the largest salt water hot tub in Sedona for me to teach Aqua Kriya Yoga in this February. You know they have our best interest at heart in terms of bringing like-minded souls together to balance our body and soul.
I hope to see you there to share my passion. Sometimes we have to think off of the yoga mat in order to expand the horizon of our awareness
In the Kriya Dharma, Camella