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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). 


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, […]

Role of yoga in a serious health condition

Denise started attending yoga classes with me a little over a year ago. In the registration form that she filled out, under "any medical issues" she wrote, "Last 10 years only major medical issues; surgery to remove section of large intestine and heart attack." When she came in for the class, I was pleasantly surprised […]

21-day Yoga Immersion, Jan 4-24

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 […]

Home Practice Options – Bare Bones to a Full practice

Parshvottanasana (intense side stretch)

In some of my previous posts I have discussed the need for and the importance of establishing a home-based yoga practice. As we know, it is only through a regular home practice that we can realize all the benefits that yoga can offer. Moreover, as I like to […]

Bend it like a bow – Dhanurasana

Bend it like a bow- Dhanurasana (bow pose), one of the most commonly practiced poses for a healthy spine. […]

Stress-free “Full Catastrophe” living – a summary

[Guest post by Madhu Sheth]

I read the"Full Catastrophe Living" book by Jon Kabat-Zinn (600+ pages) and found out what is the essence of wisdom of body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness. So I came to a simple conclusion – It is all about positive attitude in life. Look and observe inward […]