Headstand Inversions And Glaucoma

There has been a recent spate of eye issues in our family and that presents an opportunity to discuss a serious, negative effect of certain asanas for various eye issues. A of lack of knowledge among practitioners and teachers is a matter of some concern. Contraindications of various asanas and some pranayamas should be a... Continue Reading →

Balanced Paced Breathing For Calmness

Once the foundation is laid and the body prepared with the practices listed in the previous two posts, the next step is balanced breathing where the breath is comfortably paced. This breath is also called equal inhalation and exhalation and samavritti pranayama. It calms the mind, making it quiet. The breath will gradually become deeper... Continue Reading →

What Is Known As Yoga

Do you ever question if you "know" yoga from the core of your being? No matter how many difficult asanas are practiced, does being yoga become elusive and is there a constant feeling of missing within? I hope the following article will help. Our best resources and guides are the authentic teachings from the masters... Continue Reading →

Spring Back Spring Forward

It is that time of the year again! With the emergence of crocuses and daffodils in the West, life renews itself from the dormancy of winter (tamas in yoga and kapha in ayurveda). The joyful colors of Spring abound everywhere as seen in this painted haveli (old-style mansion) from the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. We... Continue Reading →

Yoga Therapy And Resources For Diabetes

Diabetes is a growing global epidemic according to the International Diabetes Federation (www.idf.org). The organization's numbers state that China is the world leader in diabetes with 92 million diabetics, followed by India with 80 million. Almost 9 percent of the US population, about 26 million people, have diabetes. The global cost of diabetes runs in... Continue Reading →

Yoga Therapy For Peri And Post-Menopausal Diabetes

According to the International Journal of Yoga, January 2012 paper, Effect of yoga therapy on reaction time, biochemical parameters and wellness score of peri and post-menopausal diabetic patients: It is now recognized that diabetes mellitus (DM) is a lifestyle and psychosomatic disorder in which factors such as sedentary habits and physical, emotional and mental stress... Continue Reading →

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