Meditation

Asana of the Month: Hero (virasana)

Hero pose stretches leg muscles more than kneeling pose where you sit on your heels rather than on the floor. You get the benefits of stretching your leg and thigh muscles while calming the mind. English Name: Hero Sanskrit Name: Virasana Difficulty Level: 4 Start Position: Kneeling Instructions: Step 1. Starting in kneeling pose, separate your feet and ... Read More »

December 6, 2016 ·

Asanas

Asana of the Month

Mindfulness Relieves More Than Just Stress

Mention mindfulness or meditation and the first thought that may come to mind is relaxation and stress reduction. But clinical studies show that as little as 10 minutes per day of mindfulness or meditation has physical as well as mental health benefits. First, what is the difference between mindfulness and meditation. You may think they ... Read More »

February 4, 2016 ·

Meditation

10 Minute Unguided Meditation Video

Researchers continue to find and document the many physical and mental benefits of regular meditation. As little as ten minutes per  day can reduce anxiety, stress, depression, and lower blood pressure. Recently published studies indicate regular meditation can increase your life span most likely due to reduced stress and lower blood pressure. While some practitioners ... Read More »

March 16, 2015 ·

Meditation

Meditation

10 Minute Unguided Meditation Video

In the West, hatha yoga is practiced primarily for its physical benefits. Active people want active yoga; ashtanga, power, hot yoga. They want to sweat and feel the pain. They want challenging asana without references to the mind, soul, or creator of the universe. Yoga is about mind, body and spirit. The body part is ... Read More »

August 16, 2014 ·

Meditation