Urban Translations: Namaste

It isn’t surprising that yoga is becoming ever more popular in the West. The expedition to the Americas, after all, was at first an attempt to trade with East Indians. Yet, even here in the United States — the melting pot of the free — the practice is being colonized. There are still intermediate and…

Tried & True Ways to Relieve Back Pain

One in four Americans suffer from lower back pain and almost everyone can expect to experience low back point at some point in their lives. It is a sensitive part of the body that we are constantly using to walk, lift, and move things. It is the foundation for our torso so it’s no wonder…

Margazhi – A Time Of Stability Is Upon Us

At the onset of the Tamil month of Margazhi, Sadhguru speaks about the spiritual significance of this time and how we can make use of it to create balance and stability within ourselves. Sadhguru: We are at a time of the year which is considered significant for those on the spiritual path. The Tamil month…

How To Maximize Your Movement When Practicing Yoga

Taking into account the fast-paced and busy lifestyle most of us are leading, being physically active has become an imperative. Yoga uses various breathing techniques, poses and meditation to achieve harmony of body and mind. It also enhances flexibility of the body which is one of the most important prerequisites for maintaining your health and…

Face Yoga: A Natural Alternative to Harsh Cosmetic Procedures

    Forget BOTOX or Cosmetic Surgery…..a few facial exercises is all you may need to help prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy facial skin. Yvette Le Blowitz (a.k.a) Spa it Girl is a Luxury Spa Travel Reviewer, Health, Wellness, Yoga, Spiritual Blogger and founder of Spa it Girl and she actively promotes Natural Beauty and…

What Does It Really Mean To Be A Yogi?

The phrase gets thrown around all the time, “I’m a yogi.” But are you really? What does it truly mean to be a yogi? Does it mean that you can force your legs behind your head? Well, of course not. So what’s yoga all about and what is the essence of being a yogi? In…

A Yogic Insight into Smoking Marijuana

Did you know that scientists have discovered millions of cannabis receptors in the human brain and that there is something called Endocannabinoids which are substances produced from within the body that activate these receptors? These endocannabinoids are produced naturally in the body by humans and animals and can be found in chocolate and certain plants as…

To Achieve Mental & Emotional Stability, Try This!

Living a balanced life involves more than just your choices of outward activities. Achieving a state of mental and emotional stability provides a steady foundation to support you through any kind of life situation. So how can you achieve this unshakable emotional and mental balance? Sadhguru explains: “Life is balance. Everything that you see as…

5 Yoga Mats That Help To Align Your Body

Yoga is an incredible tool for aligning and creating more balance in your body. But did you know that your yoga mat can make a difference too? There are certain mats that were created with this very thing in mind … alignment! The below yoga mat companies went above and beyond to create mats that…

New Viral Social Event Is Taking The Yoga World By Storm

You’ve seen the different flags flying on Facebook. Gay pride, French flags, anti-bullying, digital India. All campaigns to raise awareness about certain issues in our world. And now it’s come to the yoga world. The team at BookRetreats.com has developed a special web app that allows everyone to overlay the Aum (Om) symbol on their Facebook profile…

The Awakened Family: Book Giveaway

Share this article on your social media channels, “like”@drshefali & tag a friend to win this book! We are giving away one of the most profound books of the year. Not only in parenting, but in LIFE. Not only will your child benefit immensely, but you yourself will be transformed with this new paradigm. It…

The Importance of Flexibility in Health

Flexibility is one of the keys to health and happiness. This is not limited only to the physical body, mental flexibility is just as important. Let’s take a look at both and why it’s so important to our well-being.