Life in Balance

As kids, most of us can remember playing on a seesaw (also called a teeter-totter or teeterboard). A long plank balanced in the middle on a fixed support – a pivot point – with children sitting on each end, swinging up and down by pushing the ground alternately with their feet. If both occupants are the same weight, there comes… Read More

What is Ayurveda

Before we explore what Ayurveda is, let us first take a look at what Ayurveda is not: Ayurveda is not a spiritual pursuit Ayurveda is not linked to any religion or belief system Ayurveda does not cater exclusively to Indians or Asians Ayurveda does not involve only consuming / cooking Indian food Ayurveda does not come in a one-size-fits-all model… Read More

Happiness

What does “happiness” mean to you? Is it a healthy body? Is it a healthy bank balance? Is it healthy relationships? Or maybe happiness for you has nothing to do with any sort of health … it’s just an indefinable moment of pleasure that once experienced, makes you crave for more. Different people have different perceptions of happiness, making it… Read More

Causes of Weight Gain

Namaste! In our last blog post, we looked at how pranayama (yogic breathing practices) can help in weight loss. While this and other remedies can help to a certain extent, they aren’t enough. With one in three adults in the world overweight or obese, getting to the root of the problem is essential to stop this alarming trend. So let… Read More

Power of Breathing

As we discussed in our last blog post, Classical yoga has the potential to deal with many of our modern-day health issues. Probably one of the most widespread – and dangerous – of these facing the world today is that of excess weight. The Weight of the World… The World Health Organization reports that about 39% of the world’s adult… Read More

Classical Yoga

As students of yoga, we have all heard of the different “types” of yoga classes available. Hatha, ashtanga, classical, vinyasa, yin, power, hot, flow, aerial, Iyengar… the list is endless and continues to grow almost everyday. So how does Classical yoga differ from the others?   Classical yoga is different in that it contains almost all the elements as prescribed… Read More

Yin Yoga Special

Yin Yoga is a quieter and gentle, but not necessarily an easy yoga practice. It works deeply into our body by placing an emphasis on holding each posture for longer with the muscles relaxed. As opposed to dynamic practices such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Power Yoga, which work hard on the muscular level, Yin Yoga targets the deep fascia and… Read More

ABC of the seven chakras

The word Chakra derives from the Sanskrit word cakra which means ‘wheel or circle’. The seven chakras are the centers in our bodies in which energy flows through. Blocked energy in our seven chakras can often lead to illness. Therefore it’s important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely. Here’s… Read More

Benefits Workplace Wellness

When Google opened up in the 90s it took a unique approach to employee satisfaction. Their philosophy was that to get the best talent, they had to make their office a place people wanted to work. Exercise brought employees together, improved morale, and made them more productive. Now, companies across the country are trying to emulate Google’s success and are… Read More

Workplace wellness

Developing a fitness or health habit can take considerable effort. Considering the improvement to the well-being and productivity of a healthy workplace, and the amount of time we spend at our workplaces, it makes sense to foster workplace wellness programs. Not only does it affect the output of employees, but it makes them feel good in all areas of life—including… Read More