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Yoga Dreams - Why I Decided to Go to India

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I showed up to my first yoga class when I was 16 years old. I can’t remember what got me interested enough at such a young age to pursue it, but I kept showing up every week for more. I think the teacher liked me because I was so young, by far the youngest in her classes. One thing I will always take away from these beginning days are the loving smile and support of my very first yoga teacher, and her wonderfully relaxing savasanas topped off with Bergamot-infused shoulder and neck alignments. That smell is still nostalgic for me today.

I found yoga to be a magical, happy place where anything lingering on my mind would melt away and my body and breath came to life like a well-oiled machine. It was nurturing, honest, luminous. I felt whole.

Over the years, I’ve relocated a few times and explored many yoga studios and teachers. I’ve recently deepened my practice and begun to create my own routines at home, infusing them with meditation and energy practices. For the majorit…

Yoga As Therapy

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If you would like to use yoga as a therapy or as an alternative medical treatment then you will have to learn yoga differently than what is offered in a general yoga class. You would probably like to target a particular medical condition like cancer. For this you will require a personalized yoga program and a yoga teacher who is not only trained with good anatomical knowledge but who has experience in conducting yoga classes for someone with your kind of condition.

Yoga Chikitsa or yoga treatment uses natural methods including Ayurveda to treat medical conditions. Yoga therapy is mostly used as a preventative method but is now being used along with other modern medical interventions as a curative measure too. Traditionally yoga is a practice that leads to spiritual awareness and yoga was used to ensure that the body remained in good health so deep meditation, which required being in one position for long periods of time, would not have a negative effect on the body. Today yoga is be…

Stress-free Workplace With Yoga

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The corporate environment is bristling with stress that comes from having to meet deadlines, making a deal or just office politics or it could be related to stressful situations like traffic congested roads or home and work balance issues. Physical health problems could arise from constantly bending over computers or sitting for long hours at the desk.


Executives need to be in a relaxed frame of mind to be productive. This is the reason that corporate bosses are now encouraging regular wellness programs in the office which includes relaxation techniques and regular yoga practice that will bring mental relief, health benefits and raised energy levels. Corporate yoga is now of age and yoga packages are being designed exclusively for office personnel. The yoga kriyas are such that they can be done in work clothes and beside the office desk easily and without yoga mats.Yoga trained teachers who have corporate yoga experience are now being sought out by businesses who want to bring yoga …