Vinyasa is a Sanskrit term often used to describe a sequence of movements that form a flowing link between yoga asanas. The classical vinyasa sequences come from Ashtanga yoga's primary series and is
“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed.” ~ Pico Iyer
It strikes me that
At some point in our lives, all of us are bound to experience back pain. Almost everyone in the modern age complains of back issues, especially as they age. This is due to the fact that we’re
When you’re trying to establish a regular meditation practice, 10 minutes of early morning meditation is a good place to begin. We don’t want to overwhelm ourselves by getting carried away with
The science of sound in the ancient yoga tradition is both vast and profound. In Sanskrit, mantra literally means “sound tool.” A mantra is a tool of sound for the mind, one that brings about a
Have you ever heard a yogi chant Baba Nam Kevalam in their wonderfully meditative manner? If you have, you know what beauty this mantra holds by simply hearing its divine sounds fill your ears. But
A regular meditation practice can be challenging if you’re just getting started. Most people imagine meditation to be a practice reserved for ascetic yogis, Buddhist nuns, or Trappist monks. We know
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
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
What is oil pulling? Sounds exotic, right? Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic ritual designed to naturally eliminate ama (toxicity) from the blood, tongue and teeth. It's been used for thousands of
A wise man once praised the virtues of witnessing the workings of our minds, thoughts and emotions. B.K.S. Iyengar's stern and encouraging voice booms inside my head whenever I think about persistent
Have you ever seen a yogi sitting in lotus pose with one hand resting on their knee in jnana mudra while the other hand holds a string of mala beads? Their eyes are closed and it seems they’re
One of the most popular and beloved pieces of yogic literature is Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. This profound body of wisdom lays out the primary and ultimate aim of yoga in a lovely set of guidelines
Your morning sets the tone for your entire day, which is why it’s important to have some healthy morning rituals in place. The experienced yogi knows this and follows his/her own morning routine for
In the vast Indian tradition of yoga, there are many, many gods, goddesses, seers, saints, gurus and holy men who have taught on the subject of spirituality and divine consciousness.
The doshas are the main components of Ayurveda. They explain why the body works the way it does and even why disease will manifest without obvious reason. They make sense of our physical and
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
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