A Very Brief History of Yoga

Since it’s the beginning of a new year, and I’m once again attempting to keep up with my blogging schedule, …

Yoga vs. Stretching

Though I haven’t taken a yoga class at a gym, I know people who have. I also know yoga instructors …

Malas

  Keeping with the theme of yogic tools to help the practitioner, here’s a little information on mala beads. Usually …

Using Mandalas

There are many tools and techniques in yoga that aid in quieting the mind. A student may use these in …

Meditation

There is a wide misconception that meditation means that the mind is completely blank of thought. This is not true! …

The Magic of Kirtan

There are many schools of yoga, different ways in which a student can devote themselves in order to practice the …

Yoga Nidra

In 2009, I started my 500hr Yoga Teacher Training. We were treated a couple of times to “yogassage” so we …

Samadhi

After pratyahara, dhrana, and dhyana, samadhi naturally emerges. This state of bliss is the complete union of mind, body, and …

Dhyana

In my last two posts, we’ve discussed pratyhara, which is the removal of attention from distractions, then dharana, which is …