Yoga Lifestyle

5 Elements of Ayurveda

5 Elements of Ayurveda Ayurveda, the Vedic wisdom of life tells us about five elements. Five principles of matter. Those five cosmic principles are ether, air, fire, water, and earth. These five elements are not to be understood as the scientific elements....

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Why is meditation so hard?

Why it is so hard to have a regular meditation practice? Meditation is an exercise for our minds. We use our minds all day so we don’t think that it needs more workout. But it does need a further care. Imagine jumping all day, every day. That’s not good for the body....

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Anatomy of Movement – Muscles

Today we will focus on movement. So, lift your arm up. Wow, how did that happen? You just wanted to lift your arm up and it just lifted up. Can you explain what you did for that action to work so effortlessly? In most cases we cannot tell which muscles took part, or...

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Exploring Uluwatu

Uluwatu is located on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, at the very most southwestern tip of the island. Uluwatu is known for it’s limestone cliffs, magnificent beaches, and world class surf for both beginners and professionals alike.  Uluwatu is also...

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The Wisdom of the Body, Proprioception

Have you ever tried standing on one leg with your eyes closed? Will you be able to hold Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana (Hand to Big Toe Pose) or even Vyksasana (Tree Pose) with your eyes closed? Let us try something even simpler. Extend your arms to sides and point the...

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Yoga and Spirituality

Traditionally yoga was a purely spiritual practice. Today people do yoga for many different reasons. The question is: is it a bad thing to do yoga for reasons other than Spirituality?   Let’s take a look at some common reasons why people begin doing yoga.  ...

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The Ego. What is so negative about it?

The yogic wisdom advices us to liberate from the boundaries of the ego. But what are those boundaries? And, if they are so bad and unnecessary why do we have them? The ego represents the way we define ourselves. It represents the “I”. I am this, I did this, I have...

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