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July 12, 2017
Insomnia is a serious medical and psychiatric condition, characterized primarily by sleeplessness. Sleep is a basic necessity of human bodies. It is a restorative state in which the human body rejuvenates itself. But, for people dealing with insomnia, sleep is …

May 24, 2017
“What soul was his, when from the naked top of some bold headland, he beheld the sun rise up, and bathe the world in light” William Wandsworth, The Excursion When we look at our closest star, we may see nothing …

March 15, 2017
When you feel a headache coming on,an alternative and healthier approach to popping a pill could be to try the following Yoga asanas. Sarvangasana (shoulder stand): this asana helps calm a headache as reversing the effects of gravity can help …

December 2, 2016
This asana gives a lovely lateral torso stretch and works into the tiny muscles between the side ribs. The hamstrings and inner thigh muscles are lengthened, the hips and shoulder sockets are loosened and blood circulation is increased to the …

August 25, 2016
As a yoga practitioner, you are part of an ancient tradition that dates back at least 5,000 years and has produced great spiritual and philosophical geniuses who have provided answers to some of life’s biggest questions. Questions such as, “Who …

July 22, 2016
“In an asana, the mind has to reach inside the body to find a quite space until a point comes where perfect balance is felt”. – Geeta Iyengar

May 11, 2016
Nadi Shodhana, or “alternate nostril breathing,” is a simple yet powerful technique that settles the mind, body, and emotions. There are several different styles of Nadi Shodhana, but they all serve the purpose of creating balance and regulating the flow …

May 4, 2016
“The tree of wisdom has fibres of forebearance, deep roots of steadfastness, flowers of virtue and branches of awareness”- Buddhist Proverb When practicing Vrkasana (vrksa=tree; asana=pose) balancing can be very difficult at first, so take it easy, try to relax. …

April 1, 2016
Breathing in rhythmic formations will help you to concentrate and gain control of the breath and hence, control of the mind In most cases of so-called “normal breathing”, the breathing action is concentrated in the upper part of the chest. …

February 20, 2016
Shoulder Stand is a favourite asana for many people and may be included in one’s daily practice as a “reward” for all the hard work done earlier in the vinyasa… In this asana, the body is inverted and supported by …

December 23, 2015
Emotions can manifest themselves physically more readily than we realize. But is it just like your brain flipping a switch? Watch this clip as Leslie Kaminoff, founder of the Breathing Project and author of ” Yoga Anatomy” explores how it …

December 2, 2015
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him; finally he turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard Benefits: Stretches the hamstrings on …

September 30, 2015
“It was the greatest leap ever taken. The speed of Hanuman’s jump pulled blossoms and flowers into the air after him and they fell like little stars on the waving treetops. The animals on the beach had never seen such …

September 18, 2015
It’s hot out there! Practice Sitali breath to cool you down. Deep in the Himalayas, ancient sages observed and imitated the world around them in the noble attempt to master body, breath, and mind. They noticed the curve of a …

March 4, 2015
THE CAMEL “Caught up in the energy of breath, I release the spring of my being Thighs and spine recline Within this posture, bending me Curved branch of life’s tree Whose blossoms lend fingers to God Who fashioned me” Camel …

July 3, 2014
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June 13, 2014
[youtube width=”400″ height=”300″]http://youtu.be/IOvmor-h2FE[/youtube] Ok, love the chanting!  

November 15, 2013
I love this presentation! Prepping for Eka Pada Galavasana Flying Crow.

July 15, 2013
“Yoga is a dance of opposites. suppleness and strength relaxation and vigour, lifting and grounding, darkness and light, humour and seriousness, freedom and discipline” By Stephanie Pappas (Devalila Yoga Teacher)

May 31, 2013
7 good pointers for integrating sadhana into lifestyle.Sustaining self practice or even becoming and staying fit may be a challenge. 1. Be Consistent: dedicate a set time and space for a routine  that suits your day. 2. Be inspired, passionate, mindful: Find …

May 27, 2013
Arm balances such as crow, side crow, peacock, flying pigeon, and eight angle (just to name a few), are a group of yoga poses that can be challenging, but they can also be fun! Floating or flying up into an arm balance doesn’t …

July 4, 2012
Bernie Clark has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1998. He has a bachelor degree in Science from the University of Waterloo Vancouver, CA, and combines his intense interest in yoga with an understanding of the scientific approach. The Dragon Dance: …

May 21, 2012
To  paraphrase the poet William Blake, you can see the world in a grain of sand. Similarly, you can learn a great deal about all asanas by carefully studying one. We focus on Hanumasana to illustrate pose analysis, agonist/antagonist muscle pairs, …

January 15, 2010
The practice of yoga offers solutions to all types of stress, including social anxiety.Whilst any yoga program can help ease social anxiety, these three poses are especially helpful. Crocodile Pose: This is a deceptively simple posture that can deliver dramatic benefits. Relax …

December 17, 2009
Go upside down to find the inside out! The best kept anti-ageing secret known to man, inverted poses are not only gravity defying, they help oxygenate the blood in the brain and clear space for new ideas in the mind, …

November 3, 2009
Our eyes need regular exercise in order to keep them healthy, just like any other muscle in the body. We take it for granted that our eyes will deteriorate and that we will eventually need glasses or contact lenses. This …

July 7, 2009
“Invest 1 percent of each day’s time in you and the other 99 percent will benefit” Colin Turner. Professor University of Ulster, Consultant This translates into 12 minutes of your waking hours which is exactly how much time you need …