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The Gurukula System and Yoga Teacher Trainings

Posted on 04 April 2017 | Comment
The Gurukula System and Yoga Teacher TrainingsIn ancient times, as mentioned in the Upanishads, the teachings of Yoga were passed on by the 'Guru' - 'Gu' (darkness) 'Ru' (remover), in his or her home, to the 'Kula' (extended family of students), over a period of 12 years. Click to read more

11 Yoga poses to help you sleep better!

Posted on 20 March 2015 | Comment
Blame it on work stress, an overwrought mind or just plain distractions, many of you may have had trouble getting to sleep at night. And many nights of sleeplessness can have an adverse effect on your work, life and relationships. Insomnia is also linked to health problems such as anxiety, depression, diabetes and congestive heart failure. So, if you are a certified insomniac, it's time you make a few lifestyle changes so that you can sleep better. And regular yoga practice before bedtime is one such change you can make! Click to read more

Top seven scientifically-proven benefits of meditation

Posted on 13 March 2015 | Comment
For centuries now, sages, seers and seekers have been waxing eloquent about the ancient Indian art of meditation and the physical, mental and spiritual impact it can have on your life. But over the years, science has also joined the list of meditation lovers. Numerous research and studies have only gone on to prove that that the everyday practice of meditation indeed has the power to shower you with an array of benefits that can change your life for the better. Click to read more

How to avoid these five common yoga mistakes!

Posted on 06 March 2015 | Comment
You may be a yoga novice or someone has been practicing yoga for a long time.... But did you know that when we practice yoga on autopilot without really paying attention to what you are doing, you might be making some major mistakes? And because you have made this a habit, you don't even realise that they are mistakes. This can cause yoga to be more harmful and ineffective rather than beneficial to you. You can even injure yourself in the worst-case scenario. However, when you practice yoga mindfully, you will get an opportunity to constantly fine-tune your practice, identify these problem-habits, correct them and improve your yoga experience. And to help you do that, we list out the most common yoga mistakes people and what you can do to fix them. Click to read more
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What does your favourite yoga pose say about you?

Posted on 27 February 2015 | Comment
Each yogi interprets the practice of yoga differently. Since Hatha Yoga emcompasses a variety of poses, stances and asanas, there is something in it for everyone! But, while you may find some asanas a bit challenging, there are some postures that you just love! All of you have experienced this... When you are doing your everyday yoga practice, you look forward to that one style of asana the most. You have perfected this asana and you feel a sense of alignment, balance and calm when you are practicing it! Sounds familiar? Now, here's something you may have not known. It is believed that each yoga pose represents a certain emotion, personality and a state of mind. So, the poses that we are most attracted to have the ability to give us an insight into the kind of people we are. So, go on and find out what your favourite kind of yoga pose says about you! Click to read more
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A Life-Changing Experience

Posted on 25 January 2015 | Comment
2014 embraced the end of our eighth season, and the beginning of our ninth here at Ashiyana! Click to read more

Everything you need to know about Panchakarma - the Ayurvedic Detox

Posted on 23 January 2015 | Comment
Have you ever experienced this... You wake up one day and you realise you are not the same person you once were. You notice a few changes in your body and mind. You don't feel as energetic as before. You are putting on more weight than usual. You are always feeling stressed out and restless. You are sluggish and prone to physical and mental illness. But fret not, you might just be experiencing all the symptoms and ill-effects of an overdose of toxins in your body. Yes, toxins! You may have heard and read so much about 'detox' programmes that promise to flush toxins from your system... But do you actually know what they mean? We at Ashiyana Yoga, answer all your frequently-asked-questions about toxins and detox. We also give you the lowdown on how to rid your body of these toxins, detox your system and emerge revitalised, rejuvenated and raring to go! Click to read more

Simple yet life-changing resolutions for 2015

Posted on 16 January 2015 | Comment
"The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective." Click to read more

Top 10 things to do in Goa in 2015!

Posted on 09 January 2015 | Comment
Goa! The name itself evokes images of beach sunsets, lush green tropical landscapes, delicious seafood and of course, laidback days and buzzing nights! And with the new year having kicked in already, why don't you make a resolution to strike Goa off your travel list this year? We at Ashiyana Yoga, love Goa for a whole bunch of reasons. This tiny slice of paradise tucked away in a cosy corner of India's gorgeous Konkan coastline has something for everyone, right from tourists and backpackers to those who are in the mood for soul-searching. Here's our list of Top things to do in Goa in 2015! So, whether you are travelling to Goa for a holiday or are looking for things to do when you have time off your yoga retreat, read on! Click to read more

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