Vayusha Playlist; Created with love from us to you
The month of July finally brought us into summer (hip hip hurrah!). On the topic of Vayusha yoga’s intention for this month “ Spirited,” I would like to offer a fresh and fun yoga playlist to ad to your home practice or for your general leisurely listening!
This play list is bound to wake you up, get you dancing and mellow you right out. Enjoy yogi’s and yogini’s!
Vayusha Reading list; Created with love from us to you
The key to life is balance; Yeah, I KNOW you’ve heard this one before. It’s certainly an over used statement, but maybe the fact that it’s still kicking around in multiple arenas and sometimes in rather dissimilar circles, lends to the notion that this idea of balance has some serious merit to it.
The practice of Yoga, is all about balance so why not go a little further and balance out HOW you actually practice yoga? Maybe something that allows your body to take a break from the physical practice…less movement, more lounging? If you’re keen, were are delighted t...
Looking towards the future at Vayusha Yoga we have the extreme pleasure to welcome a fully certified Ashtanga teacher. He is hosting a practical and comprehensive introduction to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga workshop. Come take a read through on Geoff’s personal relationship with Ashtanga yoga and his future plans for the practice.
Anyone can practice! Like most of us, I have been finding steadiness and calm in the midst of intense activity since childhood: tearing around at high speeds on foot or wheels, and climbing up and jumping out of trees as a kid; more formally in competitive...
You’ve probably noticed the many types of yoga: Hatha, Yin, Kundalini…etc. Coupled with the plethora of yoga instructions that teach these classes, a person inquiring about a class or even interested in becoming a yoga instructor has a multitude of options. It’s pretty awesome.
The growing consciousness is opening up minds and hearts. However, staying on the topic of Ashtanga yoga, there is one unique place to become a certified Ashtanga yoga instructor, and it resides in location of it’s origin; Mysore India: KPJAYI(K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute.
Like many of us, it took Guruji, one yoga class to become intrigued with yoga. If the name, Guruji doesn’t ring a bell, here’s a little background on him, Ashtanga yoga and the proliferation of the practice. Guruji, or Yogacharaya Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, was one of Ashtanga yoga’s leading teachers- establishing the Ashtanga research center in Mysore India out of his home and with help, spread the practice of Ashtanga into Europe, North America and the world over.
If you’re anything like me the daily grind can sometimes make you feel like your partaking in triathlon of errands. Weaving in and out of slow walkers, swimming in a stack of paperwork, multitasking the *#)@! out of your commute to the wherever you need to be. All in hopes that you reach the finish line.
You may find yourself stuck in your head, checking off the to-do list- disconnected from the rest of your body. So much so, that if I am being frank, its not uncommon to run into the odd inanimate object. At this point you need some serious grounding. To feel grounded is hugely important not just physically, but mentally. It enables us to...
With winter well behind us, and the first day of spring already past, the time has come to feel revitalized. As the good ol’ Oxford Dictionary states, to revitalize is to “make something stronger, more active or more healthy.” Situating revitalize within the context of spring isn’t just another detox or “get fit” scheme, rather, it has been practiced for over 5, 000 years in Ayurvedic system of healing.
n Ayurveda there are three primary life forces that are derived from the elements. They are called dosha’s; Vatta (air/ether), Pitta (fire/water) and Kapha (earth/water). As it goes, every human has a unique combination of these three dosh...
You’ve seen it, heard it and if you’re like me, shamefully mispronounced it more times then one should count - Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga and India’s traditional healing system for over 5, 000 years.
Here in the West Ayurveda has received less recognition, in comparison to Yoga. Traditionally, Ayurveda and yoga were threaded together in order to bring about a holistic way of living. For some reason Ayurveda has lagged behind yoga in terms of popularity. However, that my friends seems to be changing. For about a decade or so, there has been a surge o...