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Yoga
Warrior Pose, Virabhadrasana
It is International Yoga Day – a special and proud day for all Indians that celebrates a timeless practice. While our ancestors left us with this priceless wisdom, despite its growing popularity we are unfortunately gradually losing touch with its essence. Not just us, globally Yoga has taken on a skewed interpretation limited to fancy...
siddhasana, yoga
As someone deeply invested in Indian Philosophy and Yoga when I first joined Instagram, I was fascinated by the surreal world of flying and floating yogis doing incredible things with their bodies. It was inspiring, aspirational and challenging. I soon connected with a variety of yoga practitioners – beginners, fitness buffs, traditionalists and even influencers...
Prasarita Padottanasana-Symmetry
Symmetry is visually appealing and we along with other creations of nature have learned to understand it over the eons of our evolution as something exceptional and good. It perhaps even represents a good genetic makeup and is favored in natural selection. Yet we break it every day.
Gravity Spine Yoga
Human spine is a formidable structure that rebelled against gravity and gave us the evolutionary breakthrough which no other creature of the planet has managed. Both spiritually and medically the spine has been much revered from Socrates to Hippocrates to modern science.
Buddha-straight spine-nadi
Spine is a critical medium for the subtle body as it is the cornerstone of all spiritual development. It is considered a physical embodiment of the mythological mountain, Meru, which is the centre of all physical, non-physical and ethereal worlds just as the human spine is the axis of our individual and spiritual existence.
Leaf Spine
There is nothing that goes on in our body without the brain being involved and there is nothing that goes on in the brain without the spine being involved. Together they control all the functions of our body from the very first breath to the very last thought.
Recently I was at a family dinner with two adorable bumbling kids – the little girl was excitedly telling me all that she had learnt about respiration at school when suddenly her adorable younger brother bellowed at all the elders “elbows off the table please” – you see, he’d just learnt it in school. And...
spine-UrdhvaDhanurasana-Chakrasana
Posture or Asana is how our body chooses to take up space in this world; in fact, in evolutionary terms it is our posture that first made us human. All life originated from one single celled ancestor swimming in the seas and somewhere along the way one life became many different animals and one of...
Prana Pranic Energy
Prana is a derivative of that universal energy which keeps us alive and which we are made out of, which the entire universe is made out of.
Best yoga School
I’ve come across a lot of questions asking about how to find the best yoga school which is genuine and authentic. Often the age of a school is considered a good benchmark of its veracity. However, I feel a better way to identify the best yoga school for you is to look at its lineage. The lineage...
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