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Root Cause of Stress

Stress

One of the most common reasons why people join yoga classes is to learn how to deal with day-to-day stress.

Here are a few definitions of stress:

"Stress is a physiological response to any change, whether good or bad, that alerts the adaptive fight or flight response in the [...]

12-day Pranayama/Meditation Intensive, Sept 24 – Oct 5

Vishnu Mudra

I am pleased to announce the next 12-day pranayama/meditation intensive.

Come and join me for this life-transforming experience where you will learn two of the most important aspects of a complete, integrated yoga practice – pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. In this program you will be introduced to many of the [...]

21-day Yoga Challenge, Aug 4-24

Virabhadrasana (Warrior2)

I am pleased to announce the next 21-day Yoga Challenge program. The past programs have been very well received by all the participants. For most of them, it has been truly a life-transforming experience. I invite you to join me on this exciting and deeply rewarding 21-day yoga journey. Here are [...]

Introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – 4-part series

I invite you to join me for a discussion on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali wherein I will introduce some of the key concepts of the sutras. We will also discuss how an understanding of the sutras can profoundly impact our day-to-day life in a positive way.

An Introduction to the Yoga Sutras of [...]

12-day Pranayama/Meditation Intensive, July 7-18

Vishnu Mudra

I am pleased to announce the next 12-day pranayama/meditation intensive.

Come and join me for this life-transforming experience where you will learn two of the most important aspects of a complete, integrated yoga practice – pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. In this program I will introduce you to many of the [...]

So-hum Mantra Meditation

Padmasana

The word "soham" (pronounced so-hum) is a composite of two separate sounds – "so" and "ham". The corresponding Sanskrit words are "sah" (meaning ‘that’) and "aham" (meaning ‘I’). When we join these two words together using the rules of Sanskrit grammar, we get the word "soham". The literal meaning of the word [...]

Udgitha (OM Chanting) Pranayama

OM Symbol

If you have attended a yoga class, it is more than likely that the mantra OM was chanted at the beginning and/or the end of the yoga class. In the classes that I teach, we start the class by chanting OM three times. At the end of the class, we [...]

21-day Yoga Challenge, June 2-June 22

I am pleased to announce the next 21-day Yoga Challenge program. The past programs have been very well received by all the participants. For most of them, it has been truly a life-transforming experience. I invite you to join me on this exciting and deeply rewarding 21-day yoga journey. Here are the particulars:

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Building Flexibility through Yoga

In one of the previous articles, I talked about strength and how yoga helps us build strength at physical, physiological, mental and emotional levels. In today’s post, I would like to discuss one of the other commonly recognized benefits of yoga – flexibility. Again, we’ll be looking at how yoga can help improve flexibility [...]

Building Strength, a key benefit of Yoga practice

Yoga offers a multitude of benefits at all levels – physical, physiological, mental, emotional, spiritual and deeper. This article in the Yoga Journal lists 38 different ways in which yoga keeps you fit and healthy at various levels. However, most of the these benefits can be combined under these four broad categories:

Strength Flexibility [...]