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Posted on 10/14/19
India is famous for its traditional medicinal practices, one of which is Ayurveda. It is an ancient medicinal practice dated 5000 years back which has clearly shown its positive results on people. Ayurveda sees a person as a whole and not as one or two symptoms and treats a patient holistically. It determines the root cause of the disease and provides a permanent cure which other medicinal...
Posted on 10/9/19Yoga Style: Iyengar, Yoga Therapy
We have entered my most favorite time of year. Earth is the name that the Chinese give to the energy of late summer. Earth is the time of harvest and gathering. It is the midpoint in the cycle of life. The time when we raise a family, create a body of work, settle down, and begin to reap the rewards of our labors. Our thoughts turn to nurturing, parenting, mentoring and mothering. ...
Posted on 9/11/19
Since the beginning, our mentors have a strong impact on our lives. Our first mentors are usually our parents and we can see how we mimic their qualities and habits, slowly making them a part of our lives. As we grow up and get into schools, our primary school teachers help shape our minds, teaching ways to absorb information from the environment and then processing it. Our upbringing and...
Posted on 8/28/19Yoga Style: Ashtanga
Read the article and learn about the effect on the lungs when you hold your breath during yoga.
“When the breath is irregular, the mind is unsteady, but when the breath is still, so is the mind still and the Yogi obtains the power of stillness. Therefore, the breath should be restrained.”
~ Hatha Yoga Pradipika
How Yoga affects the body and mind is not a...
Posted on 8/7/19Yoga Style: Iyengar, Scaravelli-Inspired, Yoga Therapy
Can we finally begin to breathe a sigh of relief? July was unbearably hot. August invites a cooling down period or at least tells us there is an end in sight! We kept visions of cool ponds, pools, rivers and oceans everywhere we went. In southwestern Virginia, we were lucky to receive plenty of rain in the spring and early summer, but now everything is dry and hot!
We want to be sure to...
Posted on 8/6/19Yoga Style: Ashtanga
Practicing yoga asanas perfectly isn’t the only thing you need to progress faster; especially, when you are a beginner. The following article will help you discover the extra.
Enrolling for a yoga teacher training in India is a dream of every yoga practitioner;...
Posted on 7/30/19Yoga Style: Ashtanga
If you are skeptical about going forward with your decision to attend Yoga teacher training because you know too less about this YTT program, read this article to learn some facts and gain clarity.
The dedication to become a Yoga teacher is not so common but, the will-power and passion of some great souls are visible in the performing art of Yoga. In the era of hoax activities, one must...
Posted on 7/18/19
Yoga is an amazing way to inculcate calmness, composure and happiness in life. Through this article learn about the 4 yoga poses that changed my life to a big extent.
Life isn’t a bed of roses where you can lie down all day and the good things just come to you. You have to fight it to win it and often at times, life becomes so harsh, that you almost feel like giving up.
Posted on 7/12/19Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Hatha Yoga
Improve heart health while sitting on a chair naturally. The following article will educate you about a few chair yoga poses that aid the same.
Similar to yoga, chair yoga has also gained much reputation among the masses including senior citizens, corporate offices and people with a less mobile lifestyle, etc.
Chair yoga is often described as a modified version of Hatha yoga...
Posted on 7/9/19Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Hatha Yoga
Hatha yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word Hatha when broken down means ‘force’. Hatha yoga is a form of yoga where we gain control of our body, attaining spirituality. Some describe it as the alignment of our body in correspondence towards the cosmos and having a deep understanding of the human body mechanism. Using different yogic postures it helps to manipulate the body and...
Posted on 6/26/19Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Bikram Yoga, Hatha Yoga
Yoga is often misunderstood as a part of a religion. Guess what? It’s not! Read the following article to know the relation between religion, spirituality, and Yoga.
Are you an atheist who is interested in the activities of Yoga, and not religion? Tired of contemplating the secular dimensions of it? Then stop overthinking, and dive into the enlightening space of Yoga.
Posted on 6/20/19Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Hatha Yoga
Yoga is a practice that has immediate physical health benefits, and if you have practiced yoga for long enough, you can attest to its mental and spiritual benefits as well. Yoga has bloomed in today’s world, and this may be the best era for yoga to bloom. This is because yoga helps mental health; practitioners experience a peace and satisfaction in their being. Peace is scarce and so is...
Posted on 6/19/19
Yoga is an age-old practice that was devised by ancient yogis in India. These yogis wanted to find a way to reach the depths of human existence that was beyond the forms of personality, behavior and notions of...
Posted on 6/17/19
It’s never too late to start yoga. Whether you are in your middle age or your golden years, keep in mind that not all exercises suit every age group. If you go for weight lifting, it can hurt your joints. Thus, the challenge arises in finding an activity that can improve your health with minimal risk. Yoga is said to be a complete body and mind workout. You’ll know about the...
Posted on 6/14/19Yoga Style: Hatha Yoga, Iyengar
We are almost halfway through the year and there is so much to celebrate! The summer solstice is right around the corner and with it the peak growth and full blooms of all of our hard work this year. The first official day of summer is also the day that the United Nations chose to celebrate International Yoga Day! There are events happening globally. It is an opportune time...
Posted on 6/10/19
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