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Healing Anxiety & Depression The Ayurvedic Way

Two of the most common mental health concerns in our society are depression & anxiety. Ayurveda has an approach to combat both!

Nadi Shodhana – Alternate Nostril Breathing

Deep breathing exercises (pranayama) are one of the most simple and valuable tools we have available to us.  You can practice it anywhere and even a couple minutes can be

The Yoga Sutras in Today’s Society

The Yoga Sutras, sacred texts written by the scribe Patanjali, have become the centerpiece and critical reading for practicing and studying Yoga worldwide. The sutras describe the “path, means, description,

Back to Basics: Breath is the New Black

  Lately I’ve been fascinated by the human brain’s proclivity for being seduced. Yoga students are seduced by the fancy (and perhaps erroneously labeled ‘advanced’) yoga poses. University students are

The Pranayama Ballet

I had always interpreted the breath as a natural and automatic part of life. We have all heard it said before…

Breathe, Balance & Keep Your Own Pace

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. A fundamental principle of yoga is the concept of balance. Every yoga pose is a balancing

The Power of Breath

Shallow breathing inhibits the healthful benefits of our respiratory system and can create feelings of stress and anxiety.