5 Great Benefits of Personal Yoga (Private Yoga Positive Effects)

Have you considered taking Personal Yoga lessons? Integrating Personal Yoga into your life is beneficial on many levels. It can help prevent injury, relax muscles, and keep you flexible. The benefits of reduced stress and increased oxygen levels. Allow me to convince you that taking Personal Yoga sessions will be well worth the investment and also can help…

Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series – Helpful Guide

What is Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series? Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series is known as Yoga Cikitsā (योग चिकित्सा). The practice cleanses and purifies the body on many levels. It is interesting to know about this famous Yoga method before you dig deeper into the practice. The practice of postures (asana) works primarily on keeping the body healthy.…

Top 5 Ashtanga Yoga Benefits for your Wellbeing

Ashtanga Yoga Benefits The benefits of Ashtanga Yoga are huge. Ashtanga Yoga is an internal purification yoga method. Ashtanga is a dynamic flowing practice, which syncs the movements of the body with the breath. #1 Gives You Physical Strength Ashtanga yoga focuses on physical strength and muscle training. This makes your mind calmer. Ashtanga yoga tones…

Ashtanga Yoga Guru – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Ashtanga Yoga Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Life   Sri K. Pattabhi Jois was born on July 26, 1915, a day of the full moon, in a traditional Hindu Brahman family.  His father was a well-known astrologer in the service of the Maharaja (King) of Mysore. Pattabhi Jois was curious about Yoga and Sanskrit. It led him meeting…

Pranayama – A Helpful and Simple Guide

What is Pranayama? Pranayama – expansion of life-energy force by breath control. Prānāyāma is the 4th limb explained in the Ashtanga Yoga system. The Upanishads and Vedas emphasis very much on Prāna.  Pranayama uses various techniques to accumulating, controlling and channelling the Prāna. Pranayama Principle Simple principle – Pooraka (prolonged inhalation), Antar Kumbhaka (internal retention of breath), Rechaka (prolonged…

3 Reasons How Yoga can Help You Improve Running

I have been a marathon runner and loved running in the forest of Heidelberg, cities, and fields enjoying the rhythm of my breathing. It was a life-changing experience. With the time, I’ve realized that my cardio got so much better, I’ve lost a few extra kilos and gained my confidence back. The “high” you receive from…

Sri T Krishnamacharya – Father of Modern Yoga

Krishnamacharya – Father of Modern Yoga   Born on the 18 November 1888, the eldest of six children (four boys and two girls) in a remote Indian village. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya who lived about 101 years is the Māha Yogi of our times. His scholarship in various Philosophy (darshans) of orthodox Indian philosophy earned him titles such…

Surya Namaskar – Beginning of your Yoga Practice

Surya Namaskara – Salutation to the Sun Surya Namaskar is one of the fundamental Yoga pose (asana). It is widely practised in traditional and modern yoga practices such as Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga etc. This post explains some tradition behind it and the benefits in details. Purpose of Surya Namaskara in Asana Practice: Warm-up (muscles) Release of…

Ashtanga – 8 limbs of Yoga

The name “8 limbs come from Sanskrit term Ashtanga. Eight yogic principles when adopted in life, one can reach the fullness of life. Ashtanga became popular with the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system but it has mostly to do with asana and pranayama. 8 Limbs of Yoga Patanjali’s eight-fold doctrine is for a leading to a meaningful…