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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

I wonder...

Posted on 16 November 2015 | Comment
Two main news items have come across my radar in the last 48 hrs - the Paris terrorist attack, and a commentary on the (oft) ubiquitous superficiality of the yoga industry in the west today. Apparently unrelated topics... yet actually deeply related. Thank you to those who shared them and brought them to my attention. Click to read more

Fall in love with your body through yoga!

Posted on 27 March 2015 | Comment
You look in the mirror and hate what you see? Do you feel painfully self-conscious about your body in front of others? Feel frustrated and ashamed of your own body? You are not alone! All of us have felt a sense of self-loathing when it comes to our bodies at some point in our lives or another. There's not a single person who can claim that they didn't wish their bodies were different! This practice of 'body-bashing' however, can have an adverse effect on your self-esteem and confidence and wreck havoc on your self-image and relationships. But the good news is that more and more people who practice yoga all over the world are transforming these negative feelings into positivity. If practiced with awareness, yoga can help you accept and embrace your body and leave you feeling a sense of gratitude for how awesome your body really is! Here are some of the top ways yoga helps you fall in love with your body. 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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