The Eight Limbs of Yoga

  Yama – This is one’s ethics and integrity. It involves practicing non-violence, being honest in words, deeds and thoughts and having control of sexual feelings and thoughts. This also includes greed as well as stealing (not simply objects, but another's ideas and Truth (gossiping steals truth). Niyamas- This deals with self-discipline and spiritual observances. The five niyamas … Continue reading The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is different from other exercises because not only does it improve fitness, strength and muscle tone it also improves mental and emotional health. Yoga, particularly kundalini yoga, is unique because it offers a total body workout that addresses both a healthy level of fitness which includes strength and toning and it also has been shown in … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga Sequence for Core Strength

1) The Stretch Pose 2) The Plank 3) The Core Abdominal Set 4) Power Yoga Elbow Platform Pose 5) Boat 6) Yoga Ab Crunches 7) Lion Pose 8) Lion Pose – Detoxifying Panting Dog Breath of Fire 9) Triangle – overall body strength 10) Side Plank 11) Cat-Cow 12) Dolphin Plank 13) Liver Detox – … Continue reading Yoga Sequence for Core Strength

Five Ways to Improve Your Yoga Practice

1) Apply root lock This is like a kegal.  Once you have inhaled and exhaled completely hold your breath out and pull in your sexual organs. Release the lock and inhale when necessary. Repeat three times for maximum benefit. 2) Relax Once you have done several exercises, apply mula bandha (root lock) and rest for … Continue reading Five Ways to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Yoga Poses for Upper Body Strength

1) Triangle – This is a good warm-up because it opens up the chest and shoulders and creates overall flexibility in the body. 2) Cat Cow  – This helps with spinal health which includes the neck—a part of the upper body that is often overlooked. 3) Sea-Saw Shoulder Exercise – Warm-ups shoulder muscles, strengthens and … Continue reading Yoga Poses for Upper Body Strength

Yoga Poses for Digestion

1. Forward bend - This improves and rejuvenates the entire digestive system (all organs) as well as promotes spontaneous healing 2. The Cat Cow 3. The Cobra - Improves digestion and elimination 4. The Bridge 5. Spinal twists 6. The Camel 7. The Plough 8. The Crow 9. The Boat 10. The Locust 11. The … Continue reading Yoga Poses for Digestion