舞茸（日語發音Maitake），即灰樹花菇，又名貝葉多孔菌、雲蕈、栗子蘑、千佛菌。是可食用蘑菇中的上品。野生的舞茸常常可以生得十分巨大，品味較人工培育的更加鮮美。英文叫做Hen of the woods（樹林裡的母雞），因為她生於大樹，主要是橡樹根下，常常被落葉覆蓋，加上顏色像迷彩一樣接近周圍環境，有時很難發現，就像是一隻母雞藏在樹下。
Tea, the way
Yoga, the union
Mind, the nutrients
Essence of being
The essence of yoga is to achieve a union. The union of body and mind. It has three aspects: flexibility, balance/ alignment, and strength.
Yoga is to challenge yourself. It's not like martial arts where there's always a sense of fighting with external enemies. Yoga is a battle, too. But here the sole enemy is yourself. Whether you can do a headstand or frint split have nothing to do with overcoming others, but to overcome yourself, your own body and mind.
... Tea helps build the connection to ourselves and to those around us. Tea helps achieving relaxation, bringing harmony and connecting with each-other as a family. In addition to the positive mental connections to drinking Tea, the beneficial properties of Tea builds on those that you receive from practicing yoga.(read whole article here)
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- Lie on your belly on the floor; crown of head touching a wall
- Chest liftup and put hands on the wall like doing Downward Dog
- Relax and hang there for a minute, then 2 to 5 minutes
- Master Vajrasana till comfortable bum on floor between feet
- Proceed to lean back, elbows first, lower your back and head to the floor
- Grab opposite elbows over your head; Relax totally for 2-5 minutes
- on all fours, arch the back and tip the tail up to the ceiling on each inhalation; on each exhalation, round the back and tuck the tail and head under. Repeat slowly and with awareness for 2 or 3 minutes.
- Lie on your stomach with arms overhead. Reach back with your right hand to grasp the right foot.
- Inhale and press your pubic bone gently into the floor. This encourages you to center the pivot point of the arch in the backbend at the apex of the sacrum. As you inhale, lift your upper body and right thigh off the floor. Keep the back of the neck long. Exhale and return to the floor. Continue for several breaths then repeat on the left side.
- To contrast the results, do several movements without first pressing the pubic bone into the floor. Notice the increased compression in the lower back.
- If you are able, do the full pose by lifting both thighs and the upper body off the floor as you inhale and anchor the pubic bone into the floor. If you feel any compression in the lowback, practice one side at a time until you learn to lengthen the spine and pivot from the sacral apex.
- Do several more Catcows as a counterpose.