100 benefits of Meditation

Meditation has profound effects on mind, body and emotional being. We know that the mediation is a powerful remedy for stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. The list goes on and on. Meditation also improves one’s immune system and regulate blood pressure so effortlessly. Here are 100 benefits of meditation Physiological, Psychological and Spiritual benefits: Physiological benefits: […]

Why not practice Ashtanga Yoga on the Full Moon

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We all have this question – Why not practising on the Full Moon?  In this article, I would like to shed some light for a better understanding. Like all things of a watery nature (human beings are about 70% water), we are affected by the phases of the moon. The phases of the moon are […]

Buddha Purnima- Happy birthday to Gautam Buddha

Buddha Purnima is a festival celebrated with great fervor in countries like India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Singapore and Indonesia. Buddha’s full name is Gautam Buddha and apparently, my youngest brother’s name is Gautam 🙂 The birthday of Gautam Buddha is celebrated as Buddha Purnima across […]

Surya Namaskar origins and tales

Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is not only a physical exercise or warm-up.  It is something much more profound, which needs a deep understanding of  Sanskrit Vedic literature and Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism). The Sun Salutation or Sūryanamaskāra is a dynamic sequence of postures; it is a ritual in honor of the rising sun (ideally just […]

The important history of your Yoga Mat

Few people know, but the yoga mat is a recent discovery in the life of yoga practitioners. People can’t imagine practicing Yoga without this plastic/ rubber carpet made in Chain – we call it “XYZ Yoga Mat”. Before all that, it was Rugs and Carpets. “I have never bought a Yoga mat in my 20+ […]

What is Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga

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Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga is named after the city Mysore in southern India where the Guru of Ashtanga Yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lived and taught the method of Ashtanga for his entire life. He founded the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) where today his grandson and the Guru of […]