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Complete Guide to Maha Bandha

After mastering the three main energy locks – Mula Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, and Jalandhara Bandha – individually, you are ready to combine them in the

Beginner’s Guide to Jalandhara Bandha

Jalandhara Bandha, the throat lock, is probably one of the most overlooked techniques in modern yoga. Nevertheless, famous yoga teacher B.K.S. Iyengar described it as

Beginner’s Guide to Uddiyana Bandha

There are many layers to the yoga practice. Once you understand the basics of alignment, know your breathing techniques, and perhaps a few words of

Beginner’s Guide to Mula Bandha

Mula Bandha, the root lock, is an important yogic practice, but one that is often overlooked in modern yoga classes. In the Hatha Yoga Tradition,

The Seven Chakras

The seven chakras are a popular concept and are frequently mentioned in the modern-day yoga practice. You might have even practiced an entire class dedicated

How to Make Yoga a Daily Habit (Part 2)

We all want to transform our lives. From improving your fitness to finding peace of mind, there is one habit that has the potential to

How to Make Yoga a Daily Habit (Part 1)

You likely know that yoga offers a variety of benefits, from helping you improve your flexibility to reducing your levels of stress and anxiety. However,

The Gunas: Three Forces of Nature

Learn how the three Gunas (Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva) influence your behavior, thoughts and emotions. Once you can observe the Gunas at work, you’ll be able to better understand and navigate your emotional world.

Exploring the Koshas: 5 Layers of Being

You probably already know that yoga is a holistic practice that affects much more than your physical body. But did you know that – according

Best Online Yoga Classes – A Comparison

It’s no longer a secret that yoga offers countless benefits for the body, mind, and soul: Yoga helps relieve tension and stress, boosts your energy

yoga tips for beginners

5 Key Yoga Tips for Beginners

More than 300 million people worldwide are practicing yoga. This centuries-old discipline not only relieves anxiety and stress but also keeps your immune system strong.

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The Niyamas of Yoga

The Niyamas are outlined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – one of the foundational texts on the theory and practice of Yoga. Written over

The Power of Yoga Mudras

The Power of Yoga Mudras

The Sanskrit word Mudra is translated as “gesture” or “attitude”. There are many Mudras. Each has a specific effect on the body and mind.

The five yams of yoga

The Five Yamas of Yoga

At the beginning of the eight-fold path are the yamas. The Sanskrit word yama means “to restrain, to rein in, to control”.

Easy Yoga Poses for Beginners

Easy Yoga Poses for Beginners

Downward Facing Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana One of the most well-known yoga poses, Downward facing dog, is a mild inversion which offers a…

The Magic of Mantras

The Magic of Mantras

A mantra is a sacred word or sound which is considered to have powerful spiritual and psychological effects. Read about three yoga mantras.

The Four Paths of Yoga

The Four Paths of Yoga

The Four Paths of Yoga – Bhakti, Karma, Jnana, Raja Yoga – which lead the practitioner to self-realization are rooted in the Bhagavad Gita.

How to Become a Qualified Yoga Teacher

How to Become a Qualified Yoga Teacher

If you feel called to share the gift of yoga with the world, keep reading this guide to find out how to become a qualified yoga teacher!

Pranayama

What is Pranayama?

Prana (Life Force Energy) manifests in the body as breath, making breathwork one way to control, expand and direct this energy.

A Guide to the Different Yoga Styles

A Guide to the Different Yoga Styles

If you are thinking about joining a Yoga Teacher Training, one of the first questions to arise is “What style of yoga do I want to learn?”

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Eight Limbs of Yoga of Patanjali guide the practitioner on transcending the confines of the ego and realizing oneness with the Divine.

The essence of meditation

The essence of meditation

The essence of meditation What exactly is the essence of the state of meditation, that is seen as opposite for feeling stressed and out o…

Yoga in modern life

Importance of Yoga in modern life

Our modern lifestyle requires unreasonable expectations to achieve something in our overworked and overscheduled culture. The tempo of li…

Yoga and Meditation

Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Yoga increases your awareness and ability to listen Yoga has great healing benefits for physical, mental and spiritual health. Yoga and m…