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

Basic Yoga Class Structure

Most yoga classes follow a similar script, although the details change based on the type of yoga you’re doing and the level of instruction. From the moment you step foot in the studio to the end of your first class, … Read More

10 Yoga Music Artists For Your Next Session

1) Snatam Kaur  She is an American singer-songwriter who performs Kirtan and Indian Devotional Music.  All of her albums are beautiful and peaceful.  Definitely check out “The Essential Snatam Kaur”. 2) Mirabai Ceiba  The amazing duo of Markus and Angelika.  … Read More

5 MOST CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS IN YOGA

1. THE GREAT VEGETARIAN DEBATE Some schools of yoga say you absolutely can NOT eat meat and call yourself a yoga student. That’s because one of the niyamas of yoga is ahimsa, or non-harming. And, well, you can’t eat meat without harming another … Read More

WHEN TO START PRENATAL YOGA

When you get yourself enrolled in a prenatal yoga class really depends on the individual. A lot of prenatal yoga classes are safe for all three trimesters of pregnancy. (Though, it’s always a good idea to check with the prenatal … Read More

The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

The benefits of yoga for seniors are much the same as those for the general population: increased muscle tone, balance (which is particularly important), strength, and improved mood. Through pranayama (breathing exercises), lung capacity is increased. You can expect your posture to improve and you … Read More

What is the best type of meditation?

Meditation offers time for relaxation and heightened awareness in a stressful world where our senses are often dulled. Research suggests that meditation has the potential for more than just temporary stress relief. Educators, spiritual leaders, and mental health experts have developed dozens … 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

10 Steps To Bring Positive Energy Into Your Life

Admit it or not, we all love to hold onto certain things in our lives. I do, you do, even the stranger sitting next to you does. Often when we cling onto whatever is “important” to us, it tends to … 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