May 1st, 2013
Even if you can’t reach your kneecaps, yoga is for you. (In fact, it may be especially for you!) Those incredibly flexible people you see on television aren’t the same people you will meet in your neighborhood class, although they are good examples of what is possible if you practice yoga long enough and with diligence.
April 1st, 2013
In today’s economy, everyone has money on the mind. What can you do if your yogic principles seem to conflict with your need to work two jobs that you hate in order to buy things that you don’t really need? Money can make us do crazy things, disrupting the balance between our mind and spirit.
January 15th, 2013
Smooth, even-paced acoustic music is an excellent accompaniment to yoga asanas. After all, music is known to have subtle suggestive powers of influencing the human mind. Soothing melodies are known to promote passive listening for relaxation.
December 15th, 2012
One does not really need to get anything special to begin yoga at home. The sole requirement is to take some time off for yourself in a quiet spot where you will not be distracted. However, at times, acquiring something for a new goal in life can be exciting and can indeed prove helpful in building up a commitment towards the purpose.
November 15th, 2012
The amazing thing about the benefits of yoga is that you should be able to feel better at the end of every session when yoga is practiced correctly and diligently. That’s the healing power of yoga! And as you go along your regular routine of yoga, the positive effect is bound to show up in an enhanced feeling of well-being in healthy people and in a curative sense to reverse clinical and biochemical symptoms of metabolic syndrome.
October 15th, 2012
Mitahar, or moderation in diet, is a foundation of spiritual progress in yoga. It means eating a whole foods diet to keep your mind and body healthy and well. In the same way that you might tune guitar strings—not too loose, not too tight—food intake should be attuned to your needs.
September 1st, 2012
In 2007, I learned about coconut water during my first Bikram Yoga class at a studio in Hawaii. The studio was selling coconut water and the instructor recommended it to all the students. I was familiar with coconut milk, which I love on Thai curry, but coconut water was new to me. During that first class, every time I felt overwhelmed with the heat, a sip of coconut water helped me feel revitalized and refocused. Coconut water was magic for my recovery. From that day on, I became an advocate of coconut water.
August 15th, 2012
Do you know what “to affirm” or “affirmation” means? There are many meanings to these words: to state or assert positively, maintain as true, to confirm, approve, etc. They also mean to keep a positive mindset about something, perhaps.
Jyoti Alkesh developed his interest in spirituality, astrology and palm reading during his childhood. Whilst working as an engineer, he started practicing astrology and palm reading over 10 years ago. Through his deep study, he came to know the essence and inter-connection between these paths and how to use their lessons practically in daily life.
Japanese people took a while to catch on to Facebook, but these days, pretty much all of Japan’s international yoga community is using it. And, as a result, many yoga teachers and studios have started using it to keep in touch with students and as a marketing channel. However, I constantly see both teachers and studios misusing Facebook, particularly confusing the purpose of profiles and pages, so thought to write this guide to help them.
What could be more eco-friendly than growing your own food? You know your homegrown food didn’t require any pesticides or herbicides, and chances are, you didn’t use any fossil fuel like petrol in a large combine, tractor, or other farm equipment in your garden. You didn’t have to transport the food anywhere either; you just carried it to your kitchen. But what if you can’t plant a garden due to lack of space or city ordinances? Patio gardening is a great solution.
On that evening, beautiful clouds were floating to offload their rain, the breeze was soothing and comfortable, trees and leaves were dancing in the wind, and from small to tall, buildings were spectators to a small but very important yoga therapy workshop, which started on August 10th, 2012 and lasted three days in Under the Light Yoga School in Shinjuku and Yoyogi, Tokyo.