March 4, 2019

Two cooling pranayamas—sitali and sitkari—soothe emotions and quell a pitta imbalance, especially in the summer heat.

Are you irritated by the summer heat? Flushed with anger? Plagued by hot flashes? Long ago, the yogis discovered a cooling pranayama practice that can s...

February 19, 2019

I was always wondering why the peaceful practice of yoga includes a pose named after warrior? How this relate to Yamas – ‘no- harm’, ‘no-violence’ principle (“ahisma”)? The pose is so well known for all practitioners from very beginners to advance yogis, but do we real...

February 11, 2019

Neurons communicate through electrochemical signals that are the basis for motor functions, thoughts, emotions, and behavior. These electrochemical signals—also called brainwaves—can be detected by placing sensitive sensors on the head/scalp. Brainwaves are functionall...

February 4, 2019

“Nice asana sequences, but I wouldn’t want to practise that way every day.” When I once heard someone refer to the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga like that I was shocked. It sounded like heresy.

At the time, I’d been practising “Ashtanga” daily for ove...

January 29, 2019

January is the perfect time for intention setting. It’s peak kapha season, and we sometimes need that burst of energy and enthusiasm to get us going and kick us out of the winter/post-holiday/cold weather lethargy. It truly is the perfect time to reset and get things m...

January 21, 2019

Our first 2019 directives from the universe to enter and operate from the Miracle Zone come from steady and disciplined Capricorn. The new year greets us with a Capricorn solar eclipse new moon, which has a realistic, sobering, yet inspiring tone. Practical themes domi...

January 14, 2019

Bhramari Pranayama, also known as Humming Bee Breath, is a calming breathing practice that soothes the nervous system and helps to connect us with our truest inner nature. Bhramari is the Sanskrit word for “bee,” and this pranayama is so named because of the humming so...

January 7, 2019

Yoga has come a long way in the past few years. Take a look at any studio’s schedule and you’ll see so many different types of yoga, from ashtanga yoga and kundalini yoga to aerial yoga and acro yoga. You might have even heard about — or tried — some of the more modern...

December 31, 2018

Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha 

Ganesh is one of the best known and loved deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, and indeed is the most recognised outside of India.  But who is this elephant headed fellow, and why is he so popular?

Ganesh (also spelled Ganesa or Ganesha a...

December 18, 2018

Meditation is one of the most accessible ways to give yourself a whole host of health benefits. It calms your mind, gives you more clarity, decreases anxiety, and improves concentration. On a physical level meditation reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, boosts the i...

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