Author Archives: Sejal Shah

7 Breathing Techniques For Your Physical and Mental Health


Breathing techniques and pranayama can help you relieve stress, calm the mind, enjoy better sleep, and also improve your lung capacity. These can also be therapeutic for many ailments. Try one of these time-tested techniques today, and start breathing optimally and feel better! Breath is life! Our first act when we’re born is breathing in. […]

Full Yogic Breath: How to Practice and Reap Its 7 Benefits


Full yogic breathing is a simple deep breathing technique that offers so many benefits. Learn to practice it step by step along with a video. Full yogic breathing is a simple deep breathing pranayama with many profound benefits. It revitalizes the entire body with prana (the life force energy). It is sometimes known as three-part […]

Chair Pose or Utkatasana: Strengthen Your Legs and Willpower

Chair pose — or Utkatasana (OOT-kat-AAS-ana ) in Sanskrit — is a challenging leg-strengthening posture that builds intensity and heat in the body as it brings all parts of your body together into a cohesive and powerful whole. Utkatasana is a great pose to do after completing other standing postures, in preparation for seated and […]

Uttanasana: Standing Forward Bend For Strong Legs and Back


Standing Forward Bend — Uttanasana (OOT-un-AA-SUN-aa) — is an intense, standing pose that provides a deep stretch along the backside of the body while calming the mind. It can be adjusted to increase or decrease levels of intensity in the hamstrings. The pose gets its name from the Sanskrit words, Ut, meaning intensity, tan, meaning […]

Standing Backward Bend: Ardha Chakrasana For Strong Spine


Standing Backward Bend: Ardha Chakrasana For Strong Spine   Standing Backward Bend — Ardha Chakrasana (Ar-DAA-Chahk-RAA-SUN-aa) — is a deep backbend that gently opens the chest and increases flexibility in the spine. It can help to prepare the body and mind for deeper backbends and heart-opening postures like chakrasana (wheel pose). It gets its name […]

An Inspiring True Story of Our 200H Yoga Teacher Training

Ever wondered about whether yoga teacher training is right for you? This q-a with Elizabeth Herman, one of our past teacher training graduates, will inspire you for how to go from student to teacher with style, confidence, and authenticity.    What inspired you to become a yoga teacher? Elizabeth Herman: You’ve been enjoying yoga for […]

Jal Neti: History, Science Behind It And 15 Health Benefits

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Neti pots have been around since ancient times. Know the history, science behind it and its numerous health benefits including getting rid of allergies. Allergies and sinusitis are very irritating and nagging health problems that we come across very commonly. Here is one very easy and sure remedy to get rid of this problem — Jal […]

A Yoga Teacher Shares 14 Helpful Tips to Evolve Your Poses

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An experienced yoga teacher shares these 14 yoga tips that will help you elevate your asana practice to a holistic mind-body-spirit experience. Yoga practice is a continuous evolution. While it takes just a few classes to learn the basic poses, or asanas, over years of practice, you grow and change as a practitioner of yoga. […]

Yoga Teacher Tips: Top 14 Qualities of a Good Yoga Teacher


The call to teach yoga is true and rewarding. These 14 qualities of a good yoga teacher can help keep your students return back to you again and again. Teaching a great yoga class is more than leading an asana routine, and being a good teacher isn’t about performing the most impressive pose. It’s about […]

The Top 5 Yoga Poses and Mudras for Quick Anxiety Relief


About 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety. According to Newsweek, “In the U.S., nearly 1 in 5, or roughly 43 million Americans, suffer from a mental illness, including conditions like depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia. These individuals often experience difficulty getting the health care that they need, and available medications don’t always provide satisfactory effects. […]

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