What to do when you can’t sleep

We’ve all experienced some form of insomnia at particularly stressful times in our lives. It’s normal to have trouble sleeping at these times, and it usually passes after a night or two. Insomnia is a problem only when it becomes … Read More

Know Before You Go: Bikram Yoga

Most studios and fitness centers offer yoga in a warm or hot room, but Bikram yoga, sometimes called the original hot yoga style, is a whole different ball game. Technically, Bikram is a version of Hatha, a traditional branch of yoga … Read More

5 Yoga Poses to Ease Lower Back Pain

The lower back, or the lumbar region, can be an area that often gets sensitive for most of us at some point in our lives. Whether we have to sit a lot during the day, or whether we move a lot, … Read More

How Do I Choose and Use Essential Oils?

The essential oil that you choose will depend on the purpose—do you want it to help elevate your mood or do you need something to treat a burn? There is no definitive list that specifies which essential oil is used to treat which health condition. For … Read More

How to Improve Your Self-Control

Self-control is the ability to regulate and alter responses in order to avoid undesirable behaviors, increase desirable ones, and achieve long-term goals. Research has shown that possessing self-control can be important for health and well-being. Common goals such as losing … Read More

Indriya-pratyahara, or control of the senses

Indriya-pratyahara, or control of the senses, is the most important form of pratyahara, although this is not something that we like to hear in our mass media-oriented culture. Most of us suffer from sensory overload, the result of constant bombardment … Read More

What is Prana Mudra?

According to the ancient principles of Yoga and Ayurveda, the human body is made up of 5 elements- water, air, fire, earth and space. The fingers of our hands denote these elements as below: These five elements further constitute the … Read More

Crown Chakra — Sahasrara Chakra

Location: Crown of the head System: Nervous Gland: Pineal Associations: Universal consciousness, intuition, connection with the divine, peace of mind Color: White Element: None, beyond the elements Mantra: None The crown chakra is the seventh chakra and it is at … Read More

Solar Plexus Chakra — Manipura Chakra

Location: Solar plexus and navel System: Muscular and digestive Gland: Pancreas Associations: Power, determination, self-control, intellect, introversion/extroversion Color: Yellow Element: Fire Mantra: Ram The Solar Plexus Chakra, located between the navel and solar plexus, is the core of our personality, … Read More

Sacral Chakra – Svadhisthana

 Location: Pelvic basin System: Reproductive Gland: Adrenals Associations: Sexuality, appetite, creative powers, desires, sensations Color: Orange Element: Water Mantra: Vam Lower Abdominal Centre The Sacral Chakra is your passion and pleasure centre and it is located in the pelvic area. … Read More