Embracing the Present: Yoga Techniques for Mindful Living

“Yoga techniques for mindfulness are more than just exercises; they are invitations to live more fully in the present moment. They offer a way to navigate the complexities of life with grace, presence, and awareness. As we continue to explore and integrate these practices into our lives, we discover the true essence of mindfulness: a…

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Enhance Wellness with Yoga: Discover Its Holistic Health Benefits

“Incorporating yoga into your daily routine is a powerful step toward holistic health. It’s a practice that nurtures not just the physical body but also the mind and spirit. Whether you’re seeking to alleviate physical pain, manage stress, or find mental clarity, yoga offers a path to achieving those goals. By embracing yoga, you embark…

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Ammaji About the Age and History of Asanas

In our interview Ammaji (Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani) is giving insights into the historical development of concepts and practices of Yoga. It was in 1967 when the journalist of US-American origin was literally drawn to India, where she is living ever since. She married Yogaguru Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri. Ever since the ICYER ashram in…

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Lessons from my Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training

by Evguenia Alechine, PhD Akhanda Yoga is a holistic Yogic approach developed by Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu (also known as Vishva-ji). He studied and practiced Yoga for over 40 years and holds a PhD in Yoga Philosophy. For the last 25 years, he has been sharing his learnings at workshops and conferences around the world. Vishva-ji…

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Finding Your Yoga Teacher Training Course in India – An Introduction

It is an excellent idea to invest in any kind of Yogic learning, especially in a Yoga Teacher Training, in India! Most likely you are about to have a life changing experience if you choose to do a Teacher Training Course on the peninsula. Primarily known as the birthplace of Yoga, India is an experience…

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Snapshots of The International Yoga Festival (IYF)

By Yarang Michi The International Yoga Festival (IYF) represents that yoga is for everyone, irrespective of background, culture or religion. The need for yoga is everywhere, and this festival helps in bringing change and progressing towards a more healthy and peaceful life. The Yoga Festival is an annual event and this year it was scheduled between…

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Phool Chatti Ashram, Rishikesh

Phool Chatti Ashram is located on the banks of the Ganges River near Rishikesh but far enough away to be secluded in nature. In the past, this was a place for weary travelers on their pilgrimage. Today, they still maintain their traditional character while also providing minor comforts for the western traveler. The ashram has…

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Sivananda Meenakshi Ashram Experience

Sivananda Yoga is well-known worldwide and follows the teachings of Swami Sivananda. There are five Sivananda Ashrams in India, the largest one being Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, which you can also find in our book. Clare Hudson, a yogini from the UK, shares with us her experience at the Sivananda Meenakshi Ashram in southern India.…

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Kaivalyadhama Ashram, Lonavla

In 1924, Kaivalyadhama Ashram in Lonavla near Mumbai started the first scientific yoga research centre in the world. In keeping in the tradition, the focus is on education, research and treatments while offering short and long-term yoga courses with diplomas certified by the Indian government. The lush village-like ashram sits on 180 acres and has single-sex accommodation.…

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