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developing and strengthening the “witness”

Welcome back to the second session on “Witness” meditation. This week, we will discuss the importance of developing and strengthening the Witness within as a means to ensure an empowered feeling of “I-identity.” –Previous post in this series. Dr. Carl

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dolphin evolution

For this exercise, you’ll alternate between Dolphin Pose and Dolphin Plank Pose. Dolphin Pose is similar to Downward-Facing Dog except your forearms are on the ground. This is a good alternative to Downward-Facing Dog if you have wrist problems, plus

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chapter ii: lord krishna’s teachings commence

Bhagavad Gita,[1] Chapter II: Lord Krishna’s Teachings Commence Our discussion ended last week with Arjuna refusing to engage in a battle requiring him to murder his cousins, his uncle—the king of the Kuru clan—and the teachers and sages he has

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full boat pose (paripurna navasana) this pose is all about building core strength..

If you’re looking to strengthen your core muscles – the muscles in your lower back, abdomen and sides – try Full Boat Pose, or Paripurna Navasana in Sanskrit. Strengthening your core can give you better posture and prevent pain in

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improving back pain with yoga

If you have back pain, you might feel encouraged to stop exercising, take pain medication and lie on the couch all day. However, if you do nothing, your back can actually become weaker. Although it might seem counterintuitive, exercise is

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introduction to ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian method of holistic healing and is largely regarded as an alternative form of medicine. Though the exact foundation of this healing practice is unknown, it is believed that Ayurveda may have evolved sometime between 1700-1100

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meditation for beginners and experienced practitioners

In this first article of a weekly series dedicated to exploring the boundless approaches to meditation, we will initially familiarize ourselves with the fundamentals of meditation by locating it in contemporary society, as well as in its historical era. Today,

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warrior three (virabhadrasana iii)

Virabhadrasana III, also known as Warrior Three, is the third of the Warrior poses. However, it will not always come after Warrior One and Two since it’s a more advanced pose and it’s a good idea to work up to

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a journey through yoga’s spiritual text…

The Bhagavad Gita[1] Many Western yogis are familiar with only three stages of Hatha Yoga—the asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing methods), and dhyana (meditation). However, this weekly series explores the philosophy and psychology of the Eastern Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita,

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side-to-side stretch (anyonya paksa nayana) it’s kind of like doing the twist..

Side-to-Side Stretch, or Anyonya Paksa Nayana in Sanskrit, is another pose you can transition into from Table Pose. This pose helps a stiff back and gives you nice side stretches; it is perfect when added to a yoga warm-up or

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