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  • Eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga

    Ashtanga is a vigorous and demanding physical practice. Maintaining a daily routine of the ‘primary series,’ as the sequence of asanas is called, requires discipline and dedication as well as an entire overhaul of one’s lifestyle.
  • Balancing your energy

    The body is more than the sum of its parts. It is physical and energetic. Various parts of our body generate various frequencies and the body
  • Ujayyi Breath to Boost your Immunity During Covid-19

    Ujayi breath — breath of fire — helps us burn away toxins in our system. Prana is the life force, also known as chi, ki, and the Force in various cultures. We inhale ‘prana,’ and to expand our capacity to draw in more life force we practice ‘pranayama,’ or perform breathing techniques designed to increase the flow of prana.
  • Tete-a-tete with James ‘Fish’ Gill

    I recently had the pleasure of meeting Fish in Sri Lanka. His approach to yoga as a form of healing and therapy was gentle and inspiring. The following is a takeaway from that meeting.
  • Wellbeing and Wanderlust

    If your new year’s resolution included health, happiness and positive lifestyle, then making time for a yoga retreat is the best gift you can give yourself.
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