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April 14, 2020

What is a Mantra?

A instrument of thought considered capable of creating transformation.

What is a Bija Mantra?

Bija meaning “seed” are one-syllable sounds that, activate the energy of the chakras in order to purify & balance the mind & body.  It helps you resonate with t...

April 6, 2020

In our normal life it’s common to face daily stressors. But in this unique and uncertain time, for many, major stress is in the forefront of our daily lives. The loss of income from losing a job, shutting a business down, working from home, still needing to work outsid...

March 6, 2020

Winter in Ayurveda is known as the Vata season. It's the time of the year where air and space elements are more prevalent in nature. As the change of the season is upon us, spring is known as the Kapha time of year, where earth and water elements are stronger.  We can...

March 6, 2020

It's daylight saving time this weekend. Get ready to spring forward!

While it still looks like winter, with barren trees and snow on the ground, change is in the air. The smell of earth, sunnier days, clearer skies, warmer temperatures and the sound of birds, remind us...

March 23, 2016

In Eastern religion, Western Indian medicine and spiritual science the chakras are known as the “wheels of life”.  They are spinning vortexes of electro-magnetic energy that connect us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  In the body we have thousands o...

March 1, 2016

It is often said that spinal twists are the squeeze and soak asanas.  When we practice these poses we are wringing out all the physical toxins in the body by squeezing out the stale blood from the digestive organs and then soaking them with fresh revitalizing blood.  T...

February 2, 2016

A challenging pose that creates stamina strength in the core and upper body is side plank. Vasisthasana is a challenge for the arms, the core, the legs and the wrists as well as helping to improve one’s balance. Frequently the novice yogi can struggle with the full pos...

January 12, 2016

A common pose in yoga is high lunge. There is no Sanskrit name for this asana. You will find that this is a pose that is regularly used in Sun Salutations. Lunges are used in traditional exercise for strength in the lower body. In yoga it is no exception. The pose also...

December 22, 2015

A standing pose that has strengthening as well as flexibility benefits is side angle pose. This asana strengthens and stretches the legs, knees and ankles. This pose also stretches the groin, spine, waist, chest, lungs and shoulders. Another added benefit is the stimul...

December 1, 2015

 

This asana (pose) is a back bend and strongly opens the chest and throat.  It is said to be “the destroyer of all disease” and is a perfect pose for the cold and flu season. Fish helps to open the lungs for better breathing, improving symptoms of asthma and bronchial...

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