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Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is the science of Sun and moon energy.  It is the physical practice of asana, the subtle practice of pranayama, and relaxation in order to control the flow of the prana.

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Yoga and the Koshas for Spiritual, Mental and Physical Health

What are the Koshas and how does Yoga heal the Spiritual, Mental and Physical levels? For the healing aspect of yoga, we have to go into the deep root cause…

Swami Vishnudevananda Asana Gallery

Enjoy these Swami Vishnudevananda asana photos of Swamiji as a young man in India performing yoga posesbasic, intermediate, and advanced.

The Science of Relaxation

In Sivananda yoga we learn the science of relaxation which relieve stress in body, mind and spirit and helps us be calm and peaceful.

Yoga Nidra: The Art of Conscious Relaxation

Yoga Nidra has been entering the main stream now for nearly a decade. Few however know what it is. Those who do associate it with deep relaxation. Indeed, a successful practice of Yoga Nidra brings a person into an unrivaled state of relaxation. No wonder Yoga...

How Hatha Yoga Heals

Learn how hatha yoga heals by waking up the tamas or inertia, calming the rajas or over-activity, and nurturing the sattva or calmness and purity.

Chair Yoga: Yoga is for everyone!

Have you heard yourself or others say: “I can’t do yoga until I feel better”? Injury or illness, age or other limitations (including working all day at your desk), may prevent you from getting on a yoga mat on the floor or to stand to do certain yoga postures, as...

The Importance of Practicing Hatha Yoga Every Day

The first thing we teach you when you come to yoga is that you are not the body.  That's the first thing.  It is not the last thing.  It is the first thing.  We teach you that you need to take care of the body but you are not the body.  That is the...

Conserving and Storing Prana for rainy days

In our last article, we spoke about ways to increase our Prana (vital life force).   Today, we will talk about conversing our prana. Prana is present in every mental and physical event. It flows from spirit, or pure consciousness, to bring intelligence and awareness...

Increasing Prana Through the 5 Elements

Many of us are leading chaotic stressful lives that do not support our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. We do not eat well, exercise correctly, maintain a positive state of mind, or take the time to get the rest and relaxation we need.  It is...

Yoga Relaxation Techniques for Tension and Emotional Stress

The third point of yoga life is Proper Relaxation. The first is proper exercise how to move the body so you can move your energy to bring yourself to balance. The second point is proper breathing being aware of your breath. There is what is called the savasana posture...

5 Things to Do with our Prana Energy

In order to feel more alive, awake, and peaceful we want to increase prana, conserve prana, channel prana, balance prana, and purify prana.

Ways to Increase Life Force Prana Energy

Swami Sita: Can you tell me which one of your nostrils is working without checking? Satsang students: the right, the left, the right. Swami Sita: Who has both nostrils working? You have to check your nostrils all the time to know how your energy is. When both work...

Five Points and Proper Exercise

Your subtle body translated as Sanskrit mantra, Sanskrit vowels, Sanskrit sound.  When you hear the sound you would calm down.  It is not like a normal song that you feel good about.  This is like a sound therapy.  When you say OM that is a...

Sivananda Yoga 12 Basic Postures

This short video demonstrates the Sivananda Yoga 12 Basic Postures sequence to help regain strong health, vitality and peace of mind.

The Science of Relaxation

The Science of Relaxation

In Sivananda yoga we learn the science of relaxation which relieve stress in body, mind and spirit and helps us be calm and peaceful.

read more
Yoga Nidra: The Art of Conscious Relaxation

Yoga Nidra: The Art of Conscious Relaxation

Yoga Nidra has been entering the main stream now for nearly a decade. Few however know what it is. Those who do associate it with deep relaxation. Indeed, a successful practice of Yoga Nidra brings a person into an unrivaled state of relaxation. No wonder Yoga...

read more
How Hatha Yoga Heals

How Hatha Yoga Heals

Learn how hatha yoga heals by waking up the tamas or inertia, calming the rajas or over-activity, and nurturing the sattva or calmness and purity.

read more
Chair Yoga: Yoga is for everyone!

Chair Yoga: Yoga is for everyone!

Have you heard yourself or others say: “I can’t do yoga until I feel better”? Injury or illness, age or other limitations (including working all day at your desk), may prevent you from getting on a yoga mat on the floor or to stand to do certain yoga postures, as...

read more

The Importance of Practicing Hatha Yoga Every Day

The first thing we teach you when you come to yoga is that you are not the body.  That's the first thing.  It is not the last thing.  It is the first thing.  We teach you that you need to take care of the body but you are not the body.  That is the...

read more

Conserving and Storing Prana for rainy days

In our last article, we spoke about ways to increase our Prana (vital life force).   Today, we will talk about conversing our prana. Prana is present in every mental and physical event. It flows from spirit, or pure consciousness, to bring intelligence and awareness...

read more
Increasing Prana Through the 5 Elements

Increasing Prana Through the 5 Elements

Many of us are leading chaotic stressful lives that do not support our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. We do not eat well, exercise correctly, maintain a positive state of mind, or take the time to get the rest and relaxation we need.  It is...

read more
Yoga Relaxation Techniques for Tension and Emotional Stress

Yoga Relaxation Techniques for Tension and Emotional Stress

The third point of yoga life is Proper Relaxation. The first is proper exercise how to move the body so you can move your energy to bring yourself to balance. The second point is proper breathing being aware of your breath. There is what is called the savasana posture...

read more
Ways to Increase Life Force Prana Energy

Ways to Increase Life Force Prana Energy

Swami Sita: Can you tell me which one of your nostrils is working without checking? Satsang students: the right, the left, the right. Swami Sita: Who has both nostrils working? You have to check your nostrils all the time to know how your energy is. When both work...

read more
Five Points and Proper Exercise

Five Points and Proper Exercise

Your subtle body translated as Sanskrit mantra, Sanskrit vowels, Sanskrit sound.  When you hear the sound you would calm down.  It is not like a normal song that you feel good about.  This is like a sound therapy.  When you say OM that is a...

read more

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