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The Big “M” in Yoga Practice

Wait, there is no “M” in “Yoga”.  Well, it is an unsaid word, especially in the fitness crazed world that boasts of gender equality, in every possible area, even asanas practice. M for Menstruation. Telling someone you cannot join them for a rock climbing session because you are bleeding invisibly

Contemporary Hatha yoga styles (part 3, final)

This post is a continuation of Contemporary Hatha yoga styles (part 2) … Power yoga Similar to Vinyasa Flow, Power yoga do not have a specific master or hierarchy in existence. The practice is first promoted as a total strength and flexibility workout by Beryl Bender Birch. One distinct character of

Contemporary Hatha yoga styles (part 2)

This post is a continuation of Contemporary Hatha yoga styles (part 1) … Krishnamacharya yoga Tirmalai Krishnamacharya, who have taught Pattabhi Jois and BKS Iyengar, is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century. Krishnamacharya begins his yoga journey from the age of 5, where his father taught

Aligning the Mind in Headstand

The crown chakra (sahasrara) is infamously known to give us access to a higher state of consciousness or intelligence. Headstand (Sirsasana) is a unique pose in yoga, in that it is one of the few poses that directly stimulate the crown chakra, offering us access to a higher state of

The Chakras and our energy system

What are Chakras? In Yoga the chakras are known as Sushumna Nadi which means centres of subtle and vital energy.  These wheels or discs are situated along the spine and receive and express prata our life force energy.  There are 7 main Chakras in the human body.   The chakras

Beyond Asanas…

I was always the adept of the Asanas, and belived that the body will get purified while the mind will follow respectively. I thought there is no yoga without Asana, and we can not have a steady still mind without some heat, sweat and “tapas”. As this YTT experience became