July 2, 2019

Children, three things are essential in life: knowledge, health and wealth. We think that if there is wealth, we have everything, but what if we lose our health? We do not know the value of good health until we lose it. Even more important than health and wealth is kno...

May 15, 2019

The relaxing Child’s Pose (Balasana) is a profoundly restorative posture for the body, mind, and heart.

Through the Ayurvedic Lens

This is a tridoshic posture used for relaxation or often times as a resting pose for transitioning between other, more dynamic, posture...

April 2, 2019

A Guide to This Simple Yet Profound Practice

“Breathing in progress here.” I saw this notice attached to a friend’s computer recently. Susan had decided to take daily relaxation breaks by focusing on breathing, and the little sign served as a reminder. Breath awareness—...

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 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 4, 2018

Vata governs movement in the body, the activities of the nervous system, and the process of elimination.

Qualities of Vata:

  • Cold

  • Light

  • Dry

  • Irregular

  • Rough

  • Moving

  • Quick

  • Changeable

If Vata dosha predominates, movement and change are...

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