Why “Om” Is More Than Something You Say At The End Of Yoga Class

If you’ve attended a yoga class before, you’ve probably been led through a round or two of “Om” chanting at the beginning or end. Unless you practice Hinduism, that might be your only experience with Om, but it’s actually a … 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

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

The magic of mouna

The practice of Hatha yoga prepares us to enter this space of silence through asana (yoga postures) by keeping the body fit and healthy without aches and pains for the mind to focus on, through Pranayama by balancing the flow of energy … 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

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

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