While most people think that yoga means creating harmony and peace within body, mind and soul, it actually means “Chitta Vritti Nirodah”.
Translated from the Sanskrit, yoga is “Controlling the Fluctuations of the Mind”.
The countless benefits of yoga lead to a more peaceful, healthy and happy life. If you are interested to learn more deeply about yoga and understand the alignment, anatomy and philosophy of yoga as well, you must have been looking into doing a yoga teacher training.
Do you love yoga as much as we do and recently found it very transforming? Besides the physical benefits, yoga can give you lots of peace, calmness and encourage self-love. Asanas, meditation and pranayama techniques have very strong effects on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Did you know that more than 280 million people practise yoga every year? It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you are flexible or not, from which country you are or which hobbies you have. Yoga is for literally everyone and that makes it so beautiful! Yoga means controlling the fluctuations of the mind and creating internal and external union which can be done by various ways. Practising asanas is one of the most popular paths of reaching optimum health, a more joyful and peaceful life.
The Sanskrit word mudra is translated as gesture or attitude. Mudras can be described as psychic, emotional, devotional and aesthetic gestures or attitudes.
Yogis have experienced mudras as attitudes of energy flow, intended to link the individual pranic force with the universal or cosmic force.
Sometimes it lasts in love and sometimes it hurts instead” was singing Adele, an English singer and songwriter, in 2011. She is not the first and won’t be the last to sing about the pain love can cause.
Heartbreaks can indeed have devastating effects on the mind and the body: at best you lose some self-esteem, feel less grounded, get some anxiety. At worst you fall into depression, abusing your body with alcohol, junk food and inactivity, and abusing your mind with negative thoughts about yourself, the people around you, and the Universe. It feels like your whole world has collapsed, you don’t know who you are anymore or where you’re going, you feel lost.
Mayurasana is also known as the Peacock Pose. It counts as an advanced asana. It is very easy to fall forward in the final position and crush the nose on the floor. So be careful and, if necessary, place a small cushion on the floor under the face.
Have you heard of Karma Yoga? In Sanskrit karma means action. More accurately, it refers to‚ selfless actions‘. Karma Yoga is the path of selflessness where one serves to all without thinking of gaining personal benefits. You must have experienced a situation where you do something nice for someone. Even though you didn’t get anything materialistic back that moment, you might have felt a great sense of joy, love or oneness.
Padma means Lotus and Parvat stands for Mountain. Padma Parvatasana is a variation of the Lotus Pose or Padmasana. It offers similar benefits.
One Foot Pose or Eka Padasana improves overall balance and strength in the legs, spine and arms. The word Eka means one and Pad stands for foot.
Many of us travel to sunny European countries like Spain and Greece in order to participate in rejuvenating yoga retreats. However there is a huge difference between those destinations and learning yoga India.