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

USING MULA BANDHA, THE ROOT LOCK

Mula bandha is one of the three “locks” used in hatha yoga to locally contain the flow of energy or prana. The three bandhas are typically used in advanced pranayama, but mula bandha can also be effectively employed in asana practice. … Read More

Meditation for Headache Relief

Learning how to consciously relax the body can help you release the physical effects of stress and can lessen the intensity of your headache. The next time you feel a headache coming on, take 10 minutes out to practice this … Read More

8 Benefits of Mediation

The process of mediation is a guided negotiation, which parties attempt to negotiate a resolution of their dispute, aided by a mediator. Settling disputes through mediation can save money, eases the court load and more often than not it leaves … Read More

8 LEVELS OF RAJA YOGA

Being able to take your training and meditation to new levels is where the power lies with Raja Yoga. During yoga teacher training we learn to take the practice of breathing along with our concentration exercises and build upon them. … Read More

BEAUTY COMES FROM WITHIN

Who doesn’t want clearer skin, shinier hair, and stronger nails? When we think about how to get them, most people think mainly of cleansers, ointments, and creams. And while these topical products can make a huge difference, nutrition is often … Read More

5 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE (ALMOST) ANY YOGA POSE

1. Find your roots. In standing poses that means pressing your feet into the floor for stability. In seated poses, it’s your sitting bones that will ground. In Downward Dog, your hands and your feet become your roots. A strong foundation almost … Read More

Best yoga poses to improve your memory

Bhramri: Bhramri pranayam is the best yoga for memory improvement. This is a simple exercise as well. All you need is to sit with folded legs or in padmasana keeping the eyes closed. Now close your ears through the thumbs, while the … Read More

50 YOGA CLASS THEMES FOR YOGA TEACHERS

Becoming a successful yoga teacher means being able to give concise and clear-cut cues to allow students to float smoothly between asanas (or poses). But the theme you present during class sets you apart and shows your individuality as a … 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