If you have visited my facebook page recently, you may have noticed that I have started adding short video sequences of some of the most commonly practiced asanas on youtube. Many of the students have asked me for video instructions on the basic asanas or sequence of asanas which can help […]
Core and back muscles, lower back in particular, are perhaps two of the most important sets of muscles in yoga practice. These muscles get used during majority of the yoga asana and pranayama practices. Strength and stability of these muscles can help you perform most of the yoga practices effectively and […]
I am pleased to announce the next 14-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 […]
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Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
I invite you to join us for this memorable yoga event where we will practice 108 rounds of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations). Surya Namaskar, practiced to the accompaniment of beautifully chanted mantras, will not only invigorate and energize you […]
Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-legged standing forward bend)
Prasarita-Padottanasana (Wide-legged standing forward bend) (प्रसारित पादोत्तानासन) – [Audio clip: view full post to listen] is a variation of the more commonly practiced Uttanasana (standing forward bending pose). In most of the classes that I teach, we practice the Uttanasana as a part of the Surya Namaskar […]
How often should I practice yoga?
The simple answer is – Every Day! Yes, to get the full benefit of your yoga practice, it is important to establish an ongoing daily practice. Remember the definition of "practice (abhyasa)" as per Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras, "Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for […]
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 […]
(Guest post by freelance contributor Anne Healey)
Chronic pain affects 100 million of us in the United States, which can be debilitating, impacting on everything from your sleep to your employment. While you may leave a visit to your doctor’s office with a prescription for stronger painkillers, if you are keen to explore more natural options […]
Chaturanga Dandasana (Chaturanga for short) – चतुराङ्ग दण्डासन – (Four-limbed Staff Pose) is a level 1/level 2 pose, excellent for strengthening the arms, shoulders, toning the core muscles, stretching the ankles, thighs and the spine. The Sanskrit word Chaturanga is a composite of two words – chatur meaning four and anga […]
Consciousness and Awareness
Consciousness and awareness – two words that sometimes are used interchangeably. Do they mean the same thing? If not, what is the difference between them?
Ego and Awareness
We commonly hear a story like – "the boy fell down, his head hitting a stone and he become unconscious. […]