Introduction to the Three Doshas of Ayurveda

Before coming to Shree Hari Yoga School a month ago, I was admittedly a layman when it came to the topic of Ayurveda.  I was briefed on some basic facets of the subject in my yoga teacher training, but since then never dover deeper into it.  We were very fortunate to have a guest teacher…

Our Health is in Our Hands-The Power of Hasta Mudra

Mudra is a Sanskrit word that literally means “seal.”  In Buddhism and Hinduism, a mudra is a symbolic and spiritual gesture of the body, most commonly performed with the hands and fingers.  There are a myriad of mudras the range from fairly simple to incredibly complex and can involve using the entire body, including the…

Perception

During my trip to Bali some years ago now, I stumbled upon a book shop where I found The Oxford Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry.  I was on my way to India for the first time from there and as a huge lover of poetry and Indian culture all my life, I bought the book. …

A Dedication to My Yoga Student

“Learn to lead a dedicated life.  Whatever you do, do it for others…..The entire life is an open book, a scripture.  Read it.  Learn while digging a pit or chopping some wood or cooking some food.  If you can’t learn from your daily activities, how are you going to understand the scriptures?”  This was Sri…

The Limb By Limb Series

Eight Limbs of Yoga-Part V Welcome back to the Limb By Limb Series which serves as a tool to introduce Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga as described in the Yoga Sutras.  Each limb is a step on the path toward living a more virtuous, healthy and happy life.  So far I have covered the first…

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…