Ashtanga Vinyasa

History of Ashtanga VinyasaAshtanga yoga is amongst the most dynamic or energetic forms of yoga. Many yogis usually describe it as a yoga style that is physically demanding. One notable thing about ashtanga yoga is that yogis get to perform a particular number of yoga poses, which are in a...
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8 Yoga Mudras and why you should do them

Hand gestures that assist in guiding energy flowYour body is like a mini world, which consists of five elements or components Vayu (Air), Agni (Fire), Jala (Water), Bhumi (Earth), and Akasha (Aether). When any of these elements is disturbed, you can experience some imbalance in your mind and it...
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The 5 Niyamas of Yoga Explained

“Niyama”  The 5 Niamas is the second limb, among the eight limbs of yoga described in Patanjali’s yoga sutra. It comprises of five internal practices, which extend the moral codes of conduct that Yama provides. Niyama extends these practices to a person's internal environment of...
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What is Yoga? A Beginner’s Guide

What comes into your mind when you hear the word ‘yoga’?For some people, it’s rolling mats and stretchy athletic wear.For others, it’s twisting about into a pretzel while doing a headstand.And for still others, it’s that thing mum does on weekends.But what is it, really? This online...
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Sanskrit Names of Asanas & Pranayamas

Sanskrit Names of Asanas & PranayamasAre you lost when told to do an adho mukha svanasana? Confused by the names of the breathing exercises? Don't worry! Check out this list and you will soon recognize the Sanskrit names! Adho mukha svanasana: Downward-facing dogAdho mukha vrksasana:...
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