Benefits of Mudras


Benefits of Mudras Mudra is derived from Sanskrit meaning “to produce joy”. In history, mudras were used in Hindu traditions. Each of the rituals has its own importance and meaning in the world of science. Mudra is a form of expressing the self. It helps you ease into deep meditation by relaxing and allowing you to focus. Mudras are a set of gestures done that can be used with meditations to help guide the flow of energy. How Are Mudras Practiced? To charge up the use of mudras, it's recommended to first, wash your hands. This is not a common way [...]

Benefits of Mudras2018-10-15T12:11:43+00:00

What is Earthing Yoga


Earthing Yoga Earthing yoga has become a popular trend among yogis who practice yoga around the world. Earthing yoga focuses on the theory that is known as 'grounding', it means an individual walks barefoot outside and is able to ground their body to the earth's surface. It is also based in the way of life of our early ancestors wherein their close relationship with nature allowed them to tap into the healing energy of nature which helped them live healthier lives. The earth element symbolizes balance, stability, and the energy that nurtures all living things. When our physical bodies connect to [...]

What is Earthing Yoga2018-10-15T11:20:18+00:00

What is Karma Yoga?


What Is Karma Yoga? Karma yoga comes from the Sanskrit word that literally means “action or doing”. Karma yoga is a path of action and it stands for selfless acts done for others. It is believed by some yogis that karma yoga is the best way to develop one's spiritual self. Karma yoga is the yoga of work or action, and this path is specifically oriented with dedicated work wherein an individual's selfless acts are offered as a spiritual offering to his personal God. It is the path that leads an individual to salvation by doing selfless acts. Salvation is the [...]

What is Karma Yoga?2018-10-15T11:16:10+00:00

Mantras For Peace


Mantras For Peace Peace is a state of mind. No matter what your circumstances are or where you are, if you have peace rooted in your heart and soul, it will be hard to shake you. These words are sure comforting, but it could be really challenging to achieve this state of mind especially in today’s world where competition is really strong and where the everyday pressures and issues can feel like they're weighing us down. So how do you achieve peace despite everything what’s going on? Is it possible? We definitely believe it is and these mantras are one way [...]

Mantras For Peace2018-10-15T11:12:24+00:00

Does Yoga Help You Sleep


Does Yoga Help You Sleep Sleep can be difficult to find sometimes, especially after a long, stressful day. According to the NIH survey around 7-19% of adults in the US are not getting enough sleep. As we enter the dreaded 9 to 5 we now succumb to juggling work with leisure and we tend to forget sleep as an important part of our well being. Less sleep means we are susceptible to illness like high blood pressure, diabetes, and a weakened immune system. Lack of sleep also makes us prone to mood changes, clumsiness, and lack of concentration. To prevent this, [...]

Does Yoga Help You Sleep2018-10-01T14:00:34+00:00

Hip Opening Poses


Hip Opening Poses Does your day involve sitting for long periods of time? Like in school, work, transportation, meals, binge-watching your favorite TV shows? As a result, our bodies are prone to tightness and weakness in ways specific to sitting. The buttock and thigh muscles tend to be weak, and the hamstrings, inner thighs (groins), and calves tighten up. Our bodies are all shaped differently. We also have different ranges in terms of mobility. There are many factors that affect the hip range of motion. Some are susceptible to change, like muscle tightness. Others are more fixed, like bone structure. Knowing [...]

Hip Opening Poses2018-10-01T13:52:33+00:00

Bhakti Yoga


Bhakti Yoga One of the four main yogic paths to enlightenment is Bhakti yoga. The word "bhakti" means devotion or love. It is well known as the yoga of love. It comes from the Sanskrit word 'bhakti' which is derived from bhaj which means ''divide or participate". It also means faith, love, and devotion which can be correlated to something religious and it focuses on the spiritual aspect of life. The philosophy behind this practice is to unite the individual who practices yoga to the Divine. It is speculated by experts that this path originated around second or third BCE wherein [...]

Bhakti Yoga2018-10-01T13:49:23+00:00

The 7 Chakras


The 7 Chakras You may have heard about the word chakra when it comes to complementary medicine or alternative therapy. This word is Sanskrit which means “wheel”. This is because chakras are wheels of energy spinning round and round in the human body. There are actually 7 chakra centers in the body which starts at the bottom of the spine to the top of the head also known as the crown. This might be a little bit confusing because this stuff is not visible to the naked eye but there are actually some proofs that chakras do really exist. The Proof [...]

The 7 Chakras2018-10-01T13:37:55+00:00

The 5 Prana Vayus


The 5 Prana Vayus Prana is the Sanskrit word for “life force”. Vayus, on the other hand, literally means “wind”. According to the tradition of yoga, Prana which means the vital life for all living beings in this world has 5 different segments. It means each prana vayu is defined as the different ways prana moves throughout an individual's body. As discussed in the yoga tradition, when all the vayus are functioning in their highest level, the individual will be able to function well and he will be able to reach his maximum potential and become the best versions of their [...]

The 5 Prana Vayus2018-10-01T13:24:32+00:00

Best Bedtime Yoga Poses


Best Bedtime Yoga Poses If you are having difficulty falling asleep or getting a good night rest, instead of popping a pill to get some complete shut-eye, you might want to try yoga. A study was done at Harvard Medical School on the effects of practicing yoga on a daily basis and how it impacted sleep quantity and quality. They gathered participants that have type 1 insomnia, or insomnia that develops on its own and type 2 insomnia, which is a by-product of previous cause such as ailments, conditions, and/or substance use. The participants were asked to record their sleep as [...]

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