What is the principle of tapas? You’ve read about the niyamas, and the tapas are one of them. the Sanskrit word “tap” means “to burn,” and the word “tapas” can refer to the fire within. That said, to cultivate tapas entails practicing discipline, commitment, and courage in one’s yoga practice. Practicing tapas, however, can run deeper than that.
Here we are in this global pandemic, restricted in so many ways – from our work, travel, socializing, exercise and even in the ability to do our daily errands. It is no wonder that so many of us are stressed, felling isolated, with mental and emotional well-being at an all-time low.
We are all hoping that everything will “go back to normal”, while at the same time watching figures of infections increasing to depressing levels. The vaccine is here, but it is not available to everyone. So what is there to do in the meantime? How can we heal ourselves with so much disharmony everywhere?[Read more…] about Healing Ourselves with Nature
Pregnancy is a unique experience, and every pregnancy is different. Whether you’re in your first trimester or a few days before your due date, meditation can help you relax and prepare your body and mind for childbirth. Below is a meditation script for expecting mothers.[Read more…] about Monday Meditation: A Meditation Script for Expecting Mothers
Integrating loving kindness in your meditation practice helps improve emotional health, increases compassion and empathy, and heals your relationships. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here’s a meditation that shows you how to send loving kindness to your partner.[Read more…] about Monday Meditation: Send Loving Kindness to Your Partner
When you think about the word “yoga,” what crosses your mind? Most likely, you imagine today’s modern yogi decked out in fancy leggings and performing convoluted shapes on an expensive yoga mat. Truthfully, our idea of yoga today is far from its true and original meaning. So what does the word “yoga” actually mean?[Read more…] about What Does The Word “Yoga” Actually Mean?
Starting the year with Kundalini yoga is a good way to cultivate positive energy. But what is kundalini yoga and its benefits?[Read more…] about Kundalini Yoga for Beginners