5 Ways Ayurveda Can Take Your Yoga To the Next Level

  Have you ever felt dissatisfied by the answers Western medicine had to offer for your physical ailments?  If you are in search for a system of healing that encompasses all dimensions of your being, and teaches you how to create a harmonious relationship with...
Ahimsa: Looking Deeper into Non-violence

Ahimsa: Looking Deeper into Non-violence

Because we live in a culture that loves to communicate in sound-bites, we tend to think we know the whole meaning of a word just because we’ve heard of it, or because we have images and concepts associated with it. When I set about to write this post on ahimsa, my...

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The Yoga of Truth-Telling: Satya

The Yoga of Truth-Telling: Satya

While studying Yoga philosophy, it’s impossible not to come across grand notions, big words heralded by capital letters, such as Time, Space, the Absolute, Liberation, Self-Realization, and perhaps most elusive of all, the Truth. It’s easy to feel a bit helpless, and...

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Cultivate A Beginner’s Mind

Cultivate A Beginner’s Mind

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." - John Wooden As we become more practiced on the mat, it's easy to feel we know it all – downdog, updog, been there, done that. What else is new? It's so easy to slip into automatic pilot, even on a yoga mat....

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What is Yoga? Investigation from the Source

What is Yoga? Investigation from the Source

Essay by Mariko Hirakawa, E-RYT, B.A.M.S. Yoga is actually an enormously multi-dimensional, multi-faceted discipline built upon thousands of years of experiential knowledge. We speak of Yoga as if it were a single, homogenous body of knowledge, but Yoga with a capital...

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Ardha Matsyendrasana: Seated Spinal Twist

Ardha Matsyendrasana: Seated Spinal Twist

Ardha Matsyendrasana – Seated Spinal Twist Yogis knew that keeping the spine healthy is the key to staying alert and energetic in later years. For the yogis, a healthy spine was not only desirable, it was a most valuable instrument on their journey to enlightenment....

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