Yoga Asanas and their benefits

According to Swami Sivananda one can achieve perfect health by the practicing these three asanas: Headstand, Shoulder Stand and Forward Bend. Though there are several other asanas that you may be practicing in your regular class, I would like to focus on these three to start with. Headstand (Sirsasana) The Headstand is referred to as […]

The true essence of Yoga practice…

After teaching over 1000 fitness classes every year for many years in the past, when I finally starting teaching yoga classes, I really did not enjoy teaching some of the other classes – aerobics, spinning, body conditioning, kick-boxing- I was accustomed to teaching as much. I wondered why? Strange considering teaching an aerobics class with […]

The Yoga-Ayurveda Union – Part II

Somebody in my Social Media Marketing class at UC Berkeley today asked me, ” How is yoga and ayurveda related?”  I knew right away then, I had to write Part II of the ‘ The Yoga-Ayurveda Union’ blog to explain the relation between the two better. Yoga, derived from the root Yujir Yogey, meaning to […]

The Yoga-Ayurveda Union- Part 1

Almost about a decade yoga,  I suffered acute constipation for a few years.  I tried several medicines which would provide me temporary relief but no permanent cure. I was eager to find a cure and willing to try anything by this point. For the longest time, I was not able to find a solution to […]