Nowadays, everyone seems to be stressed and exhausted in this fast-paced modern world. It’s great to see how far we have developed in terms of economy, technology and so on. Yet, we seem to miss the point when it comes to our own well-being, relaxation and both mental and physical health. I come from a background, where I used to work 70 hour weeks, have night shifts, skip meals and feel constant anxiety, pressure and stress.
Nataraj is another name for Shiva, one of the Indian main Gods. His dance symbolizes universal energy. Natarajasana or Lord Shiva Dance Pose brings along many benefits. The level 1 posture stretches the shoulders, chest, thighs, and groins. Are curious about how to perform this pose correctly? Here are the instructional steps for you: Stand […]
HOW YOGA CAN HELP YOU WITH LOSING EXCESS BODY WEIGHT (OBESITY) My name is Miriam and I battled with my bodyweight since I was a teenager. I don’t think I ever got to the point of technically being obese, but at some point, I was 40 pounds heavier than I am today, so you can […]
Warrior II Pose / Veerabhadrasana II–Instructions, Benefits & Contra-Indications Warrior II is also known as Veerabhadrasana in Sanskrit. The posture is extremely beneficial for your inner thighs, groin and hips. This asana can help you to increase strength and lets your confidence grow. It’s hip opener that – along many other benefits – promotes physical […]
Yoga Teacher Training students hand out 70 free meals to Slum Children & hold a free Yoga & Dancing Workshop
May 2018: Towards the end of our 200 & 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in May, we invited Pankh-the Creativity School to our yoga ashram. Pankh the Creativity school is a school that provides free education, stationary and clothes to the children living in the slums of Rishikesh. It’s run by our dear friend and partner Alankrita Bannerjee.
Utthita Parsvakonasana aims to stretch your spine, chest, and waist and tones your legs and knees. If the Sanskrit name sounds unfamiliar to you, let us explain its meaning. Utthita means extended, parsva stands for side, and kona can be translated as the angle. In English, we call Utthita Parsvakonasana as Extended Side Angle Pose. […]
My Yoga Teacher Training in India at Gyan Yog Breath Did you know that Rishikesh is the world capital of yoga? I read about Rishikesh in a yoga journal and the city immediately caught my attention. Practicing yoga in Austria gave me some insights into asana and pranayama, but somehow I knew that there was […]
Mandukasana (Frog Pose)- Instructions, Benefits & Contra-Indications Mandukasana is also known as Frog Pose. Frog Pose is extremely beneficial if you want to release back pain and stimulate your abdomen. It’s primary asana to control Diabetes Type 2 and is also used for Type 1 Patients. The pressure on the lower abdomen stimulates the digestive […]
Eka Pada Baka Dhyanasana (One-Legged Crane Pose)– Instructions, Alignment & Benefits Eka Pada Baka Dhyanasana aims to balance the nervous system. It strengthens the arms and wrists and develops a sense of physical balance. Instructions: Assume the final position of baka dhyanasana Focus the gaze on the nose tip Maintain the balance and transfer more […]