Should You Be Teaching Wheel on a Paddle Board?

We have been teaching paddle board yoga for over 8 years now and land-based yoga for over 25. The most remarkable lesson that we have learned through all these years, thousands of clients and hundreds of teacher trainees, is that the human body has changed drastically in the last couple of decades. What worked in…

YOGA ENERGY SAYS "STOP LOOKING FOR YOUR DOSHA"

You might be saying “what you talking about willis”? This can’t be, doshas are important and I already know my dosha. I am tall, blonde with dry skin, I am Vata; or I am heavy with huge eyes, I am Kapha; or I have red hair and freckles, I am Pitta, etc, etc, etc. The…

YOGA ENERGY'S INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

Ayurveda, a science so old and yet so contemporary… So mystical and yet so scientific… So distant and yet so intimate… So simple and yet so complex… Today, we would like to explore the framework of Ayurveda, the three doshas and their relationship to the Nine Planets (the framework of Jyotish). Most people know about…

YOGA ENERGY'S "THE ENERGY OF A MANTRA"

Mantra – The Power of the Word In Sanskrit, “man” is “to think” and “tra” designates tools or instruments. Hence, mantra is an instrument of thought. Also, “manas” is the mind and “tra” means to protect. Hence, mantra is

YOGA ENERGY AND THE THREE GUNAS (FOR YOGA AND AYURVEDA THERAPY)

In Vedic philosophy the world is the result of the constant interplay of the three gunas. The three gunas (or qualities) are Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. They can be used to describe everything, from our mind to nature and even corporate business. This blog will discuss what they represent, how they can be kept in…

YOGA ENERGY'S "STANDING HEATING BREATH"

Standing Heating Breath (This is not Bikram Breathwork!) Precautionary note: This is not a medical statement, but a set of remarks concerning a particular breathing technique related to hatha yoga. If you are under medical supervision and you have any questions whether or not to proceed with this practice, please consult with your health professional.…

YOGA ENERGY'S "YOGA AS A TRI-DOSHIC EXPERIENCE"

In a previous blog, the “Hot Topic of Hot Yoga” we discussed the benefits of a proper Hot Yoga Class. There are different parameters that define a proper hot class, ranging from the temperature of the room to the caring of the instructor. A very crucial parameter is the ayurvedic nature of the class. Ayurveda…

YOGA ENERGY'S DAILY ROUTINE (Dinacarya)

It has been said that creating a daily routine (dinacarya) is one of the best ways to ground our selves. There have also been studies that say doing some sort of movement in the morning can help us lose weight and maintain clarity of mind. These two facts give us a good reason to build…

YOGA ENERGY'S "WHAT ARE THE FIVE KOSHAS"?

According to the Vedic scriptures we are made up of five koshas (sheaths). The outermost sheath is the physical body, the Annamaya Kosha (food sheath). The food sheath relates to all the systems of the physical body, even the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and space). It relates to

YOGA ENERGY'S MESSAGES FROM THE UNIVERSE

Jyotish (also known as Vedic Astrology and so much more) Most people do not understand what Jyotish is or why it is important. I would like to give some insight into Jyotish from an ayurvedic perspective. Teaching Ayurveda without Jyotish is as incomplete