With the year coming to a close, it’s important to look back and harvest feelings of gratitude for all that has passed. While 2020 was definitely a challenging and difficult year for most of us–especially with the global pandemic–there are still many reasons to be thankful. Below is a meditation to help you give thanks […]
Iyengar yoga was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar, who is considered one of the most prominent and influential yoga teachers in the world. Much like Patthabi Jois, who is known for developing Ashtanga yoga, Iyengar contributed to the popularization of yoga in the West. So what is Iyengar yoga?
Last week, we touched on the subtle body and explored the root chakra. For this week’s meditation, we will focus on the sacral or svadhisthana chakra. Balancing your sacral chakra entails connecting with your emotions, harnessing your creativity, and simply expressing yourself more openly.
In yoga philosophy, the yamas serve as a code of ethics that guide us through everyday life. We’ve previously explored ahimsa and satya, so we can now bring our discussion to the third yama, which is asteya. In English, asteya means “non-stealing,” but what is the principle of asteya? As its name suggests, asteya emphasizes […]
In yoga philosophy, the subtle body is comprised of various energetic layers within a human being. The subtle body is comprised of chakras, or centers of energy. Each person has seven main chakras, starting with the root chakra. Balancing your root chakra is essential for overall wellbeing.
Your neck is part of your spine. It helps support your head and facilitates blood and oxygen flow to the brain. It’s also the most mobile region of the spine, especially compared to the thoracic spine. Keeping your neck spine strong, mobile, and pain-free is essential for overall neuromuscular and skeletal health. Here’s a yoga […]