understanding the pitta dosha

Take this quiz to know your dosha type. This post provides a detailed overview of the pitta dosha – qualities, what causes pitta imbalances and how to restore pitta balance. Before I talk about the pitta dosha, I want you

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the voices within: the shadow-archetype

In this final week of Witness meditation discourse, we’ll talk about discoveries you will encounter as your witness or Self strengthens its capacity to stand away from the monkey chatter in your mind and observe the chaos, rather than engaging

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extended cat and knee circles

Tip: Combine this exercise with the elbow to knee warm up! Tabletop pose is a great base pose to help you transition into other hands-and-knees poses. From Tabletop, we’ll go into two exercises that strengthen and lengthen your lower back,

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chapter iv: krishna is the creator

Bhagavad Gita, [1] Chapter IV: Krishna is the Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer of the World This week’s discussion centers on Krishna’s discourse on the history of the world’s origins. Though Arjuna has come to believe in Krishna’s divinity, the warrior

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yoga for stress

While some stress can motivate you or keep you safe, too much of it can be harmful to your health. In American culture, stress is a large part of our everyday lives: not enough money, too much debt, working long

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vata diet basics

Continuing from our previous post on the vata dosha, let’s now understand the vata diet. This post also includes a few breakfast recipes with foods that are ideal for balancing the vata. Several external factors can affect the vata. These

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in the presence of the Self

In our third discussion on Witness meditation—a technique that focuses on the silent Self within–we will explore ways to discern the witness from ordinary ego-consciousness. At this time, it’s also important to reiterate that this technique is ideal for students

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chapter iii: satisfaction in self alone

 Bhagavad Gita,[1] Chapter III: “Satisfaction in Self Alone” In our discussion last week, we ended with Arjuna in a state of confusion and anxiety because of his lack of understanding precisely what is expected of him— should the warrior devote

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using yoga to maintain your weight

Being overweight or obese can cause many health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and lower back pain, as well as a reduced quality of life. Although many people don’t think of yoga as a method of weight control, it can

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understanding the vata dosha

In the last post, we spoke about the foundation of Ayurveda and the three elemental energies (doshas) that are an integral component of our inner and outer self. This week, we’ll delve deeper into vata dosha – qualities, what causes

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