Author Archives: Sejal Shah

Easy Yoga Poses: Taste the Power of Sukshma or Subtle Yoga

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Have you ever had a thought that yoga is just not your cup of tea, as you don’t have a flexible body that can fold into a pretzel? Well, you’re not alone. One out of every three of my students and fellow practitioners have expressed their initial disinterest and fear of yoga, because they believed […]

Warrior Pose: 3 Variants For Hip Flexibility and Fortitude


Warrior pose or Virabhadrasana (veer-aa-ba-DRA-SUN-aa), is one of the most powerful poses in yoga. Learn and include its three variants in your routine to gain hip flexibility and mental strength, courage, poise and valor.  Warrior pose builds strength in the arms, shoulders, thighs, and back. It’s named after a fierce warrior, Virabhadra, who symbolizes our […]

Nadi Shodhana: Learn All About Alternate Nostril Breathing

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Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, or “alternate nostril breathing,” is a simple yet powerful technique that calms your mind, relaxes your body, and balances your emotions. It is a great technique to practice to conclude your yoga (poses) routine or just before your daily meditation. It also helps ease racing thoughts if you are experiencing anxiety, stress […]

Yoga for Sleep: 7 Poses And Tips for Better Sleep And Rest


Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep has become an epidemic. If you are also suffering from it, try this bedtime routine to fall asleep faster.  Insomnia epidemic Insomnia is fast becoming a common chronic sleep disorder issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep deprivation has officially become a public health problem. With […]

How You Can Approach Yamas and Niyamas in Daily Life

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Practicing yoga is much more than doing some postures. Learning to practice the full “on and off the mat routine” including observing the five Yamas and Niyamas—yoga’s guide on social and personal ethics— in your daily life can transform you and your yoga practice. Our thoughts, actions, decisions, interactions with others, our daily routines, our […]

Tree Pose or Vrksasana for Better Balance, Focus and Strength

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Tree pose is a classic standing yoga pose that helps improve your strength, balance and focus. It replicates the graceful, steady stance of a tree and helps you feel grounded and centered.  In Sanskrit, the ancient language of yoga it is known as Vrksasana (Vrak-sa-sana) or Vrkshasana (VRik-shah-SUN-aa). Vriksha (or vrksa) means tree, and asana […]

SAD? 5 Yoga Poses for Combating Seasonal Affective Disorder


Fighting off Seasonal Affective Disorder or winter blues? Here’re 5 yoga poses and easy-to-incorporate habits that help defeat SAD naturally.  Winter is upon us, which means that in many parts of the world the weather is colder, the dark descends earlier, and the coats are heavier. For many, the colder months bring on the winter […]

Best 10 Yoga Poses For Beginners

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There are many great reasons to incorporate yoga into your routine. Yoga improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength, and balance. It helps you relax and reduce stress, thanks in part to its signature pranayama breathing. Research has also shown that yogic practices also reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain; help you sleep better; and enhance […]

Beyond the Studio, 11 Options of Teaching Yoga

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Whether you have recently graduated from yoga teacher training or you are an experienced yoga teacher, figuring out how to take your skills and offerings to the next level can be daunting. There are many ways and opportunities for teaching yoga. Today let us have an overview of elevan potential options of teaching yoga that […]

Embracing Change: Yoga Practices For Fall Season

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The season of fall calls us for a change and detox—physically, mentally, spiritually. These yoga practices including asanas, pranayama, and yogic cleanse will help you move through it with ease.    Growing through the change “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. […]

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