Therapeutic Yoga – healing at the deepest level….

Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breathwork, hands-on healing, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. Traditional group yoga classes are primarily concerned with personal transcendence (and…

How to be mindful and meditate..?

Mindfulness: Awareness of our Outer Life Mindfulness, by definition is the informal practice of present moment awareness that can be applied to any waking situation. It is a way of being aware. Jon Kabat-Zinn states “When unawareness dominates the mind, all our decisions and actions are affected.” How often have we driven somewhere only to wonder…

Pranayama Series – Ujjayi Pranayama for thyroid

Ujjayi Prananaya or the psychic breath soothes the mind and induces a meditative state.  Ujjayi means to ‘lift up’. In Ujjayi pranayama, the chest is slightly lifted up as if the inhalation is done from the throat. Ujjayi pranayama is mentioned in the yoga text Hatha Yoga Pradeepika and in the Gheranda Samhita. Ujjayi involves…

Pranayama Series – Anulom Vilom Pranayama

Anulom Vilom Pranayama is also known alternate nostril breathing exercise and is one of the main practices of Pranayama. Anulom Vilom is mentioned in the yogic texts Hatha Yoga Pradeepika, Gheranda Samhita, Tirumandiram, Siva Samhita Puranas and in the Upanishads. When practicing Pranayama there are three steps: Inhalation (Puraka) Retention (Kumbhaka) Exhalation (Rechaka) Anulom Vilom…

The 5 levels of Yogic Personality Development

The 5 levels of Yogic Personality Development Yoga offers a conscious process to solve the menacing problems of unhappiness, restlessness, emotional upset, hyperactivity and the other issues that arise in our daily lives which cause unbalance in our bodies. Yoga is helping to evoke the hidden potentialities of man in a systematic and scientific way…

What does Yoga really do to my mind and body?

  Yoga is increasingly becoming more and more popular and the benefits of Yoga are now well known. Many people of all ages are turning to Yoga as a source of release from the daily tensions that arise in our busy lifestyles. Others are utilizing Yoga for physical exercise but what many don’t realize is…