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.
Prenatal yoga is designed to improve strength and flexibility in expecting mothers, help prepare the body and the mind for childbirth, and help alleviate symptoms associated with pregnancy. Practicing prenatal yoga may also help reduce depression, stress, and mood swings during your pregnancy. Here’s a prenatal yoga sequence to boost your mood.
Across the struggles and challenges that we face, it’s easy to fall into feelings of self-blame, guilt, and worthlessness. The narratives we attach ourselves to can often lead us to seeing (and believing) the worst in ourselves. But more often than not, the supposed “truths” we tell ourselves are often not true at all. How, […]