My Yoga Basics

Just starting out or looking to fill in some details you skimmed along the way? From the nitty gritty of alignment to meditation and specific breathing practices, learn why your yoga teacher harps on where your knee is (or should!), how breathing can help you focus or relax and why compassion is actually a practice and not just a greeting card sentiment.  Learn why seated poses are usually at the end of class and how paying attention to setting up a comfortable seat can make all the difference in your state of mind. From mindfulness to minding your breath, cover the basics here.

Yoga is a way of Life

An acrobat. An enchanter. Worse still, a magician – is what many people end up thinking about Yogis (practitioners of Yoga). Well, Maharshi Mahesh Yoga, Ma Nirmala Devi, Swami Shivanandji and Padma Vibhushan B.K.S. Iyengarji maybe called yogis par ...

Yoga for Eyes

Come monsoon and with it the woes of catching an eye-flu. However if you regularly take care of your eyes, there are bleak chances of you catching an infection. Performing some good eye exercises is a must if you want, bright, clear, pretty large eye...

Yoga and Lifestyle

Yoga works like an elixir in today’s sedentary lifestyle. In a fast-paced technological age, yoga alone has the power to heal, internally and externally, holistically and at a micro-level. All you need is the right trainer, guru and healer. So how ...

Yoga and Chakras

Yoga, as we all know, is about harmony between the body, mind and soul. This harmony is achieved by various means- Yama, Niyama, Asanas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. These eight wings or steps have been called the Eight-Fold Pa...

Yoga And Breath

Breath is the basic life force in a living being. Most students have appreciated the role of Yoga in controlling breath. Breath has a tremendous power to heal and to rejuvenate. Its importance in therapeutic cases cannot be undermined. Swami Ramdev has revolutionised the use of various breathing techniques or Pranayama all across North India. So, what are the different uses of breath?

Got Your Yoga GPS

Where to begin your yoga journey. Get some insight from Chalotte Chandler Stone.

THE QUIET BEFORE THE STORM: Breath as a Centering Force

// //           Class is in session. But are you? You’ve had a crazy day at work (as usual). Your boss was critical and demanding (as usual). You have a headache that’s got your temples clamped in a vice-like grip (as usual). You battled ...

1 to 2 Breath Ratio

Deep Breath ©Melanie Weidner 2005

A simple, but effective breath practice for when life stressess catches up with you.


Same Day..... Same Body?

Last night after yoga class a student said, "This is not the same body and mind I walked in with. I feel so much calmer and something that was bothering me right before class is not having the same pull on me now." We both remarked on what a miracle that is. That in an hour and fifteen minutes you can walk in with one body and exchange it for another! You can be so upset about something that you can't imagine letting go of it and then, ping.... it is maybe not gone...but eased off a bit.

Yoga and Meditation

Learn how to combin yoga and varrious meditation techniques to build one’s inner resolve and to strengthen one’s faculties to work towards one’s goals relentlessly and with resolve.