Category: Yoga

July 27th - Inspiration

July 27th – Inspiration

Change For Good   By Sally Kempton When I was in my 20s and taking my first tentative steps along the inner path, I spent a few months working with a Jungian analyst. I went because I felt stuck, paralyzed. I had a novel to write that I couldn’t seem to focus on, a boyfriend […]

Aromatherapy For Meditation & Yoga

Aromatherapy For Meditation & Yoga

Harmonious Energy Flow Blend An aromatherapy blend inspired by the traditional Chinese use can evoke a feeling of gentle clarity and inspire the harmonious flow of emotional energy. It uses oils with balancing and mildly energizing aromas. Ingredients 28 drops patchouli essential oil 28 drops lavender essential oil 29 drops bergamot essential oil 10 drops clary sage essential oil […]

The Yamas and Niyamas of Travel

The Yamas and Niyamas of Travel

It’s natural to harbor dreams of perfection when you travel, because you’ve invested time, money, and effort. But when the inevitable mishap occurs—missing a connecting flight, getting sick, being stranded without a hotel reservation—yoga philosophy can help. So what would Patanjali do? He’d probably remember the second of the eight limbs of classical yoga, the […]

Detox with Bharadvajasana

Detox with Bharadvajasana

Twists are almost universally loved by yoga students. They feel great, relieve pain and tension in the spine, and promote detoxification in the body. Best of all, they can always be modified to suit any level of student. Bharadvajasana I (Bharadvaja’s Twist) is named after the Sage Bharadvaja, and it’s a simple pose that most […]

Yoga - Emotion in Motion

Yoga – Emotion in Motion

You reach up and back, your chest opening into a supported backbend. Then, suddenly, you’re in tears. How did you move from serenity to intensity in just one moment? “The holistic system of yoga was designed so that these emotional breakthroughs can occur safely,” says Joan Shivarpita Harrigan, Ph.D., a psychologist and the director Knoxville, […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

Taste the Elixir of Life Tulsi, or holy basil, has many healing benefits. Also known as Indian basil, tulsi is a relative of basil, the fragrant herb commonly used in Western cooking. Tulsi is used in Ayurveda to ward off common ailments, bolster the immune system, foster compassion, and engender divine protection. Try tulsi in […]

Stop Tension Headaches

Stop Tension Headaches

Something as simple as practicing Tadasana (Mountain Pose) can help eliminate bad postural habits and serve as a reminder to lift the head up and away from the shoulders rather than crunching it into the neck. If the head is thrust forward, gently sliding the chin toward the throat until the ears and shoulders line […]

Yoga – Day 5

Peak Pose: Hanumanasana with Elise Lorimer 30 minutes Today’s sequence is one that you’ll want to do when you have plenty of energy. It’s designed to get you working deeply into your hips and legs. You’ll be developing the stretch and downward movement capabilities required of Hanumanasana, the Monkey Pose. Don’t worry if you can’t […]

Yoga – Day 4

Aligning and Refining Practice: Standing Poses with Jason Crandell 30 minutes The first of the 21-Day Challenge’s aligning and refining practices is designed to develop stability and strength in your standing poses. Whether you joyfully tip and rise into Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) or wobble through a fleeting Vrksasana (Tree Pose), you’ll benefit from […]

Yoga Day 3

Today’s Sequence: Day 3 Core Focus with Rebecca Urban 20 minutes Get ready: Today’s 20-minute sequence is going to work your core. Usually when you hear about “core work,” it’s in reference to six-pack abs. But that’s not the focus here. This is about awakening and integrating the core of your body with the rest […]

Yoga Day 2

Yoga Journal Today’s Sequence: Day 2 Morning Sequence with Kate Holcombe 15 minutes Today’s sequence is designed for gently waking up the body, though it can also be used in the afternoon or anytime you need energizing. It calls for slow, mindful movements following the breath. You’ll want to have a chair handy for support. […]

21 Day Yoga Program – Day 1

Today’s Sequence: Day 1  Fun Flow Practice with Elise Lorimer 45 minutes Welcome to the 21-Day Yoga Challenge! In this daily newsletter, you’ll find a link to each day’s instructional video; a tip to help your practice; and a delicious, healthy recipe. You’ll also find a link to the Challenge website, where you can listen […]