Yoga & the New Year Resolutions

We have moments in our lives when we are given the opportunities to introspect – to look more closely at ourselves, to assess where we are and decide what changes need to be done to live happier lives. Going in to a new year is one such moment and it is a good thing if…

Back To The Basics

Recently I’ve come across various articles talking about “real yoga” and how yoga teaching today has lost its authenticity and value. I find these articles very interesting. I agree with a lot that they have to say but just saying that “this is not true yoga” isn’t enough.

The Yoga Of Birthing

About a couple of months ago I completed my prenatal yoga teacher training course in Mcleodganj, Dharamsala. The school I chose to do this course from, was the Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga, run by a lovely husband-wife duo, Mr. Amit Raina & Ms. Lina. This course was led by Lina, who has almost a ‘shamanic’…

Sirsasana- The Benevolent King

Within the path of yoga, mastering Sirsasana (headstand) is a whole journey in itself. A journey filled with ups and down beginning from overcoming fear and doubts and slowly progressing onto

Surya Namaskar- Salutation To The Sun

In Hindu mythology, the sun God is worshiped as a symbol of health and immortal life. The Rig Veda (ancient Hindu scripture) declares that “Surya (sun) is the Soul, both of the moving and unmoving beings”. Surya Namaskar means 

Savasana- The Art Of Letting Go

Savasana is a weird pose. First it looks like a nap but it’s not, then we are asked to relax completely while lying down, but we’re not allowed to sleep – worst, we’re to remain fully conscious! Beyond this contradiction, Savasana is

The Yogi Trail

Ben and I spent the last year doing yoga and meditation in various places in India. I don’t claim to be an expert on yoga in India but I’m quite happy with

Never Forget The Teachers

Never let down your guard, while walking the path of yoga, For there is nothing worse than feeding that spiritual ego. To prevent this and save a lot of time one should not let pride set in and always remember, this practice came from someone. The Teacher. Remembering our teacher brings humility and reminds us that true yoga is…