Outdoor Yoga – 5 Things to Expect in 2019

Outdoor Yoga is a positive trend. Looking at social media and YouTube, you will find people enjoying Yoga at amazing and inspiring locations around the world.  People who experienced Outdoor Yoga will tell you how uplifting they felt and they can not wait to start doing it again this year. In this blog post, I would like…

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…

Hatha Yoga – A Helpful and Simple Guide

Hatha Yoga – “Ha+Tha” Sun and the Moon Union – the science of balancing the mind, the body. The goal of Hatha Yoga is to reach Samadhi. Yogi uses the purification techniques, Banda (internal locks), Mudra (seals), Asana and Pranayama to reach the highest states. Hatha Yoga is given by the Nath Yogi Sampardaye (A branch of Shaivism…

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…

Top 5 Benefits of Deep Breathing in Daily Life and Yoga

Breathing – are you doing it right? Breathing has an interdependency to the mind, body, and emotions. Concentration comes easily and creativity flows. Here are the top 5 benefits to motivate you to breathe right: Top 5 Benefits of Deep Breathing #1  Preventing Stress Simple deep and rhythmic breath initiates the parasympathetic nervous system. It induces…

Attaining the Siddhi with Yoga: 21 Super Natural Powers with Yoga

Patanjali, the great sage of India, who wrote Yoga Sutra. Easy to understand, he explains 8 principles one follow to attain ecstasy/ Nirvana/ Samadhi for liberation. While practising the 8 principles of Yoga Sutra, one start to attain Siddhis (supernatural or para-natural abilities). The word “Samyana” is used many times, the meaning is:  the combination…

4 Benefits of Outdoor Yoga That You Should Know

Outdoor Yoga adds a different dimension to one’s practice and it brings you down to its original link with nature. “Yoga means ‘union,’ and when it’s practised outdoors it is the oneness with nature, humanity, and the universe is truly felt,” I am teaching Outdoor Yoga for the last 4 years in Heidelberg (Germany). The feedback has…

Yoga – A Philosophy of Life

What is Yoga? We often ask this question, again and again. It has many answers and every answer is right because we all have our own and unique perception of the truth. It is essential to be completely healthy to attain the four goals of human endeavour, e.g. earning money, begetting progeny with a pure…