Over the coming weeks, we are going to talk about several yogic breathing techniques and how to use them to help cultivate a sense of deep relaxation. The best part, you can do it in ten minutes, or less!
Next time you’re feeling stressed, try focusing
If you suffer from migraines, you're no stranger to that gnawing pain in your head. Rather than reaching for that over the counter analgesic, next time you get a migraine, think about the causes and culprits of it. A migraine is like a fire alarm.
In Ayurvedic cooking, Kitchari is considered to be a cleansing and complete protein meal. This divine dish is not just tasty, but is very well known for its healing digestive power and how it balances one’s metabolism. Often times, Kitchari is given to a person
As the holiday season kicks into full swing, it’s not a bad idea to think about a juice/soup cleanse before ringing in the New Year. But as you’ve heard me say before, be sure it coincides with your body type, your Ayurvedic dosha. (Not sure what
As we focus on the holiday season, I am reminded of the value and the meaning of the word, gratitude.
As Life Coach Tony Robbins says, “Gratitude is a habit we can grow through practice” and “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” As
The Sanskrit word ‘mantra’ means sacred syllable(s) or sacred word(s). Mantras are commonly described as vibrational formulas that are recited silently within, spoken, or sung outwardly. It has been said that chanting mantras in Sanskrit offer a path to the union of body, mind and
In honor of this past weekend’s Super Moon, we wanted to work on our Moon Salutation, known as Chandra Namaskar in sanskrit.
Chandra Namaskar speaks to a series of poses performed sequentially to create a cooling flow of movement that is quieting. The beauty of the
Yoga, by definition, is about union and connection. Yoga is about the blissful state of being fully present and connected. In Sanskrit, the word ‘yoga’ is used to signify any form of connection.
In its highest sense, yoga means conscious connection of the individual self with
[caption id="attachment_3955" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Yogini, Sara Ivanhoe[/caption]
Levitating Monkey had the recent pleasure of talking with Yogini, Sara Ivanhoe. When she isn't teaching at YogaWorks in Santa Monica, Sara is at Loyola Marymount University, working toward a master's degree in yoga philosophy. A yoga teacher since 1995,
The dog days of summer have arrived, the downward-facing dog days of summer, that is! Thousands of New Yorkers celebrated the arrival of summer by participating in, The 2014 Solstice in Times Square: Athleta Mind Over Madness Yoga, this past weekend. Amid the hustle and bustle