Ayurveda Introduction

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system from India, based on the theory that the elements of the body must be balanced in order to achieve optimal, holistic health. In essence, it is both the art of daily living in harmony with nature, and a science, defining the natural principles of health and self-healing through many… [Read More]

Anahata (Heart) Chakra

(Camel is a great pose for those working on opening and balancing the Anahata Chakra – Heart Chakra) Anahata Chakra by Anita Choudhary The fourth chakra is the Anahata Chakra and is commonly known as the heart chakra. It is the midpoint of all the chakras and is known as the connecting chakra, too, since… [Read More]

Heart Chakra

Anahata Chakra The fourth chakra is the Anahata Chakra, is commonly known as the heart chakra. It is the midpoint of all the chakras and is known as the connecting chakra too, since it connects the higher chakras with the lower chakras. It is the place where the spiritual aspect and the physical body meet…. [Read More]

Sixth Ajna Chakra

Ajna Chakra: Poses, Pranayama, Kriya, Bandhas, Affirmations The sixth ajna chakra is the Ajna Chakra commonly known as the third eye chakra. It is situated at the midpoint of the forehead region exactly in between the eyes. Ajna chakra controls the nose, ears, eyes, face, the sinuses, the central nervous system and the brain as… [Read More]


Samadhi or Bliss, is the final limb in Patajlai’s Eight Limbed Path According to Äshtanga yoga (Eight Limbed Yoga), the final destination of the seeker is Samadhi. One reaches this stage only after he has practiced all the earlier aspects of Äshtanga yoga. Although we practice the eight limbs simultaneously, we must have a certain… [Read More]


Dhyana (Complete focus) The seventh limb of Äshtanga Yoga is Dhyana. Ashtanga Yoga is “Eight Limb” Yoga and is the ancient science of disciplining the body and mind. Dhyana comes after Dharana and is part of the Antaranga Yoga or internal yoga. While Dharana is the process by which one learns to concentrate steadily, Dhyana… [Read More]


Of the eight limbs of Yoga, Pratyahara is the fifth limb and occupies the central position. It is the link between the outer aspects and the inner aspects of yoga and helps us to move between the two levels. It is impossible to move from the asanas to meditation; from physical plane to the mental… [Read More]