The science of anatomy states that emotions are a production of our brain and our mind. An emotion arises simply for the sake of survival. An emotion is a short-lived mental fluctuation, but when we start to identify with that emotion, it becomes a feeling or a mood. You can learn how to control your emotions with Yoga before they become long-lasting patterns. [Read more…]
Both Ayurveda and Yoga are based on the principle of the five elements. These five elements are referred to as the panchamahabhutas in Ayurveda or the tattvas in Yoga. Pancha means “five” and mahabhuta and tattva are Sanskrit words meaning “element” or “reality.”
These five elements are responsible for the structure of the universe; they are the building blocks of the material world. Everything in the universe, animate and inanimate, is made up of the five mahabhutas. The five elements are: aakash (ether), vayu (air), agni (fire), jala (water), and prithvi (earth). [Read more…]
Just as incorrect diet and lifestyle can create imbalance, so can the wrong yoga practice. Yoga must be done on an individual basis; we are all different in mind and body, your yoga practice should be designed to work best for you.
Asanas are an important aspect of your yoga practice as they prepare the body for pranayama and meditation. Your Ayurvedic constitution effects how your body responds to yoga; depending on your prakruti and vikruti, the asanas you choose to practice will vary. [Read more…]
Ayurveda is an ancient healing system that can improve your health and lifestyle. Ayurveda translates as the “Science of Life” coming from the Sanskrit words “ayu” meaning “life” and “veda” meaning science or knowledge. The knowledge of Ayurveda is over 5000 years old, making it the oldest healing system that is still practiced today.
If you have no prior knowledge about Ayurveda, it is easy to get overwhelmed by some of the information found in books on Ayurveda. Here is a brief introduction to Ayurveda, and some of the benefits of incorporating Ayurveda into your lifestyle. [Read more…]
Neti or “jala neti” means “cleansing with water.” It is an ancient technique used in both Ayurveda and Yoga for nasal cleansing. Neti is a salt water solution flushed through the nasal passage using a simple pot designed specifically for this purpose. Neti is an easy addition to your morning routine with many great healing benefits. [Read more…]