In yoga philosophy, it is believed that prana is essential to all forms of life. Also known as “life force,” or “energy,” prana is present in the universe, in nature, and within us. In order to conserve and harness our prana, we need a clear grasp and control of our bandhas. But what are the […]
Your throat chakra, also known as your vishuddha chakra, is associated with communication, self-expression, and speaking your inner truth. In order to balance your throat chakra, do exercises to help strengthen and stretch your neck, try a Reiki healing session, or surround yourself with the color blue.
Today’s meditation is all about the solar plexus chakra. The solar plexus chakra is the center of one’s vitality and personal power. Balance your solar plexus chakra by sunbathing, building core strength and doing sun salutations, or blending citrusy essential oils.
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 […]