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Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) with mantra recitation (video)

Sun Salutation

In Hindu mythology, the sun god is worshipped as a symbol of health and immortal life. It is also revered as the source of life and energy. The Rig Veda declares that "Surya is the Soul, both of the moving and unmoving beings". The Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara – सूर्य नमस्कार) […]

Yoga for a healthy, pain-free lower back

Cat Pose

In this article, I am presenting a few simple poses that can help strengthen the back and relieve back pain. Back pain, especially pain in the lower back, is perhaps the single most common reason why people seek medical attention. This is also the most common cause why people come to […]

21-day Yoga Immersion, Aug 11 – 31, 2016

Virabhadrasana (Warrior2)

I am pleased to announce the next 21-day Yoga Immersion 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 […]

Nadi Sanchalana (Rapid Breathing)

Vishnu Mudra

In an earlier blog post, I talked about the various pranayama variables that were given by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. Based on these variables, over a period of time, a large number of pranayama practices have evolved.

In this article, I would like to discuss a pranayama technique […]

14-day Meditation Intensive, June 6-19

Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

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

21-day Yoga Immersion (April 2016) – feedback from students

Most people tend to practice yoga with the main objective of achieving physical well-being. As a result they focus only on the "asana" (physical postures) part of yoga practice. If we go by the eight limbs of yoga defined by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras, then asana is only one of those eight limbs. In […]

Surya Namaskar Yogathon Experience, April 2016

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, the Hindu Temple (HSNC – Hindu Society of North Carolina) organized a yoga event dubbed as "Surya Namaskar Yogathon" wherein we practiced 108 rounds of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations). 

Introduction

If you have attended a yoga class, be that at a yoga studio, a health club, gym, or […]

Easy steps to creating a podcast

As I wrote in a previous post, I have recently created a podcast page on my blog. I have now started adding podcasts from the audio recordings of the monthly workshops on various aspects of yoga philosophy that I have been offering for about two years now.

When I started researching on […]

14-day Pranayama Intensive, Feb 8-21

Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

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 […]

Role of Yoga in dealing with MS

In a previous post, Denise, who is undergoing cancer treatment shared her experience about her yoga practice. In today’s post, Kerry, who is undergoing treatment for MS for a few years now, has kindly agreed to share her yoga experience. Kerry began attending my yoga classes, taught during the lunch hour at a local corporation, […]