What to pack for your visit to the rainforest

Visiting a tropical rainforest promises to be a memorable experience. Rainforests house around half the world’s plant and animal species and are home to indigenous people who live in ways quite unlike those in the western world. Further, rainforests are … Read More

Benefits of an Ayurvedic Diet

Ayurveda, a system of medicine that encompasses everything from diet to yoga to herbal preparations, is a concept many Westerners aren’t familiar with. However, it is gaining in popularity in the United States and other countries outside of India. Ayurveda … Read More

7 BOOKS FOR YOGIS

Knowledge is power. It’s what differentiates one person’s ability from the next, it’s what shapes and molds us into who we are, and most importantly how we can give back. 1. Light on Yoga Written by the man who is … Read More

WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOUR FIRST YOGA CLASS

1. ASANA What it is:  The word asana simply refers to the physical poses and postures practiced during yoga class. Why it’s useful:  Asanas provide both physical and spiritual benefits and are known to improve strength, flexibility and alleviate pain, stress and increase … Read More

A 10-Minute Morning Yoga Sequence for Beginners

This little morning yoga sequence for beginners is wonderful for getting your blood flowing and your energy focused. The poses will strengthen and lengthen your body, and help you feel fit and flexible all day long in mind, body, and … Read More

10 yoga quotes that will make your life more awesome

“It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.” “Inhale the future, exhale the past.”  “A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” “The pose begins when you … Read More

GANESHA HINDU DEITY

Ganesha, also spelled Ganesh, also called Ganapati, elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings, who is traditionally worshipped before any major enterprise and is the patron of intellectuals, bankers, scribes, and authors. His name means both “Lord of the People” (gana means the common people) and “Lord of … Read More

YOGA FOR A PERFECT POSTURE

Due to sedentary lifestyles and poor habits in daily activities, many Americans tend to have poor posture, exhibiting the traits of kyphosis, an excessively rounded upper spine, and lordosis, an excessively arched lower back. Because of its emphasis on proper … Read More

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

To go deeper into your practice of yoga, it is necessary to challenge your body-mind-spirit on occasion. Use these four powerful techniques in combination or by themselves to challenge yourself further. Go to the Edge When holding a yoga posture … 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