Why do we do the physical practice of yoga? Is it to become more flexible – both physically and mentally? Maybe we practice because it feels good to slow down and get fully present in our bodies. Is
The world of modern day yoga has grown by leaps and bounds from its ancient origins. Whereas the physical postures that we call Hatha yoga today used to be just a small part of the entire yoga
Yoga is all about balance. Off the mat, it teaches one balance in life: in one's diet, relationships, behavior and emotions. On the mat, yoga’s most obvious lesson in balance is the challenge of
We so often think meditation is this highly complex and esoteric practice, reserved only for the monks, gurus and advanced spiritual seekers among us. The truth is that mediation is a very simple
Meditating on the Self, the Witness, the Higher You, can be a transformation journey to healing. You can tap into and discover the Divine as the sacred source of wisdom that’s all around and within
Mindfulness is a beautiful quality to cultivate if you can do it, and everybody can if they set an intention to do so. Mindfulness is like anything: the more you practice the qualities of mindfulness
A well-known Sanskrit proverb says, “For breath is life, and if you breathe well, you will live long on Earth.” Over the course of a day, we take 17,000 to 30,000 breaths, but we’d probably never
Despite Ayurveda’s ancient beginnings, it still boasts the world’s most sophisticated system of cleansing. Ayurveda calls this cleansing process panchakarma, and it has the capacity to reset the
According to Shaivism, one of the major branches of yogic philosophy, there is a divine masculine energy which takes the form of the Hindu god, Shiva, and a divine feminine energy which takes the
The Bhagavad Gita, also known as the “Song of God,” has many translations from the ancient Sanskrit to modern day English. So much so that it may be challenging to know where to begin if you’re
Burning sage, which is also known as smudging, is said to cleanse and clear the energy of a space and also of a person. It’s a 2,000-year-old practice created by indigenous Americans. Originally, it
The gifts of Mother Nature are at the heart of Ayurvedic medicine, yoga’s sister science. This natural system and philosophy of health care believes that plant medicine is one of the most powerful
Most of us are probably aware that our mind and body are interconnected and that they are constantly communicating back and forth between one another. But we may not realize that the stress in our
Yat pinde tat brahmande is an ancient Sanskrit verse, or shloka, from the ancient philosophical and yogic texts, the Puranas. It is believed to be at least 8,000...
Half seated forward bend is a basic yoga pose that calms the mind and improves posture by stretching the muscles along the spine. To perform this pose, one leg is...
Ardha paschimottanasana is a basic seated asana that improves posture and calms the mind. The name comes from the Sanskrit, ardha, meaning “half”; pashima, meaning...
Half chair pose is a standing posture that is a modified and more challenging variation of chair pose. Standing with the feet parallel, the knees bend lower than...
Ardha utkatasana is a standing posture that is a modified variation of utkatasana. From Sanskrit, ardha means “half,” utkata means “fierce” or “wild,” and asana...
Meditating on the Self, the Witness, the Higher You, can be a transformation journey to healing.
Yogas chitta vritti nirodha is Patanjali’s definition of yoga. It means that yoga is the removing
Discomfort is InevitableAt one point or another, experiencing discomfort is an
unavoidable part of
Yoga is all about balance. Off the mat, it teaches one balance in life: in one's diet,
Mindfulness is a beautiful quality to cultivate if you can do it, and everybody can if they set an
According to Shaivism, one of the major branches of yogic philosophy, there is a divine masculine
Vulnerability holds both heartache and delight. Traditionally, vulnerability has been seen as
The energy of desire can be a beacon to finding what you want out of life and what your purpose is
Yoga teaches us that our ego is not the same as the essence of our true, spiritual nature, which is
We learn yoga and the teachings of yoga by experience, just like Arjuna in the sacred yogic text,
Healthy non-attachment is at the heart of living a yogic lifestyle. This is because yoga and
The gifts of Mother Nature are at the heart of Ayurvedic medicine, yoga’s sister science. This
The Bhagavad Gita, also known as the “Song of God,” has many translations from the ancient Sanskrit
Most of us are probably aware that our mind and body are interconnected and that they are
When you take a break, what do you do? Listen to music? Put the radio on? Watch some TV? Call a
If we travel back in time several thousand years ago to around 780 A.D., a sage known by the name
There is no escaping the ego. It comes with the territory of being human. The ego is our
Mantras are some of the most effective tools in the yogic toolbox for accessing states of deep
Yoga truly is a universal language. Maybe you’re new to the practice and are becoming more familiar