As millions of Americans take up yoga and meditation, the popularity of these two hobbies continues to rise. Even institutions of higher education are now offering formal classes that teach some basic exercises from those categories. None of this comes as a surprise to folks who understand the ever-growing problems of working professionals. For instance, […]
Josiane Peluso on the Health Benefits of Yoga and Pilates
Those looking for a fun activity that can help them fill some spare time while training their body should look into yoga and Pilates. Even though these two disciplines are amongst the most popular ones in the world, many people fail to realize just how useful they truly are. Some simply discredit them because they […]
Uma Inder on the Mental Health Benefits of Yoga
Western medicine is just beginning to recognize the benefits of the ancient Indian spiritual practice of yoga. Uma Inder, a respected yoga instructor, and Ayurvedic practitioner examine the reasons why people with mental health concerns like depression and anxiety should consider adding a yoga practice to their lives.
CenteringOne thing I like to do when I start a yoga session, either by myself or when I’m teaching, is, beginning with centering. I find that centering is important. I like to begin with sighs and releasing breathe. And close my eyes. I tell myself to leave the worries and troubles and concerns outside at the door.
Agni Yoga is a synthesis of all yoga paths, particularly Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Raja Yoga. Agni is the Sanskrit word for Fire, the Creative Fire of the Cosmos, the Fire that is seen in varying degrees at the foundation of all Yogas. As such, it is the Yoga of the coming Fiery Epoch which has been predicted in all the ancient Hindu scriptures. Agni Yoga is also referred to as the Teaching of The Maitreya, the next World Teacher, and the Teaching of the Heart, as it is the Heart Center which is the repository of this Fiery Synthesis of Yogas.