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Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) with Upper Body routine (video)

If you’ve attended a yoga class with me, you would have noted that Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is an integral part of the routine that we practice. Typically, we practice three rounds of Surya Namaskar. In the first round, we go through the basic sequence which has the classic 12 movements. In the […]

Reclining Hip Opening Poses, part 2

Figure 4 foot down

In an earlier post, we discussed a few of the reclining hip opening yoga poses. In the hip opening sequence given here, I will be introducing two more poses – the Baddha-konasana (bound angle pose) and the Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby pose) in addition to the figure-4 stretches that […]

Suryodaya (Sunrise) Yoga, Sunday, Oct 15, 6-7:30 AM

Virabhadrasana (Warrior2)

As you may be aware, I have been teaching these early morning yoga programs – 21-day yoga immersion, the 14-day meditation and 14-day pranayama intensives, from time to time. Many of the participants from these programs have expressed a desire to have an occasional early morning yoga class which can help […]

14-day Meditation Intensive, Monday, Oct 23 – Sunday, Nov 5

Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

I am pleased to announce the next Meditation Intensive. In this program, I will discuss the basic concepts of meditation and practice several of the concentration (dharana) and meditation (dhyana) techniques. Most of the information that I will be sharing is based on the concepts discussed in Patanjali’s Yoga […]

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) with Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana)

Virabhadrasana (Warrior 2)

If you’ve attended a yoga class with me, you would have noted that Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is an integral part of the routine that we practice. Typically, we practice three rounds of Surya Namaskar. In the first round, we go through the basic sequence which has the […]

Live video streaming of yoga classes via Facebook

Many of you have requested the ability to attend yoga classes that I teach over the internet via live video streaming. I was recently made aware of the "live video" feature that Facebook provides. I plan to use this feature to broadcast some of my yoga classes via live streaming.

As you may be […]

Five Tibetan Rites (fountain of youth)

Twirling

The book Five Tibetan Rites (The ancient secret of fountain of youth) was originally published by Peter Kelder in 1939. It contains a description of five exercises, now knows as the Five Tibetan Rites. Even though most of these exercises are the ones we do in our class in one […]

14-day Pranayama Intensive, Sep 18 – Oct 1, 2017

Vishnu Mudra

I am pleased to announce the next Pranayama intensive. In this program, we will be practicing some of the main pranayama techniques given in our ancient yoga texts. I will also discuss the underlying concepts in the practice of pranayama and all the wonderful benefits that the practice can bring […]

Reclining Hip Opening Poses, part 1

In a previous post, I talked about a few of the seated hip opening stretches. Today, I would like to present some of the hip opening poses that are done in the reclining position.

I hope you will enjoy watching the video and practicing with me.

Reclining Leg Lift with strap (Supta […]

Seated hip opening poses, part 1

Seated cradle

Tightness in the hips is one of the most common problems students face in a yoga class when they try to do any of the yoga poses involving hip flexibility or hip rotation. This tightness usually is a result of long hours of sitting either in an office chair or in […]