Sunday, May 19, 2019

Learning the Secrets of Yoga with Guruji BNS Iyengar in Mysore

Studying Philosophy and Pranayama with BNS Iyengar

This February I was very fortunate to join a yoga philosophy and pranayama course with the living legend, BNS Iyengar, in Mysore. It was a priceless experience and I'm really excited to share it with you. Studying with Guruji felt like traveling back in time to learn the secrets of this traditional and authentic yoga, old-school style.
Monday, April 22, 2019

My Six Months Yoga Journey in India [Mysore and Rishikesh]

My Six Months Yoga Journey in India

I had so many wonderful experiences during my recent six months yoga journey in India, from Sep 2018 till Mar 2019. I spent one month in Rishikesh and five months in Mysore.  But somehow I feel as if I learned a lot more and was more productive in Rishikesh compared to Mysore. Why? Let me explain.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Yoga Therapy and its Basis in Ayurveda [with Sanskrit Quotes]

Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda

In this interview, Dr. Ashutosh, the director of an ashram in India, talks about yoga as a tool for mental, physical and spiritual health. With a good sense of humor, and quoting Sanskrit texts, he explains what is yoga therapy, its basis in Ayurveda, and how these two sciences relate to modern medicine.
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Inteyoga: Best Budget Yoga Therapy Training in India [Review]

Inteyoga Yoga Therapy Training India

I recently came to know about Swami Krishnananda Yogashala (Inteyoga), a small ashram in Mysore. One of my friends did their yoga therapy course and he loved it.

It's not just an affordable yoga therapy training in India, and a Yoga TTC. It's like a one-month intensive retreat, in an ashram setting, and it has excellent reviews (4.5 stars).
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Top 7 Yoga and Ayurveda Retreats in Kerala [With Reviews]

The Best Yoga and Ayurveda Retreats in Kerala

You asked for it, so finally, here it is! My curated list of the best yoga and Ayurveda retreats in Kerala. Only the best wellness retreats, based on personal experience and people's reviews [minimum 4.5 stars]. If you've been searching for an affordable health and yoga retreat in Kerala that people love, then this Top 7 list is for you.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Interview with Kushal Ram, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher in Mysore

Kushal Ram Yoga | Ashtanga Yoga Teacher in Mysore

Kushal Ram is one of the newest and youngest ashtanga yoga teachers in Mysore, India. He started teaching ashtanga yoga in Mysore just four years ago, but in such a short time he has already attracted many loyal and regular students. They praise his teaching skills, and his popularity keeps growing day by day.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Why You Need to Study the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Why You Need to Study the Yoga Sutras

In this interview, Siddhartha Krishna, a Vedanta and yoga philosophy teacher based in Rishikesh, talks about Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. With his background in philosophy, and as an Iyengar Yoga student, he explains why it is important for every yoga practitioner to study the yoga sutras.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Interview with Surinder Singh, Yoga Teacher in Rishikesh

Surinder Singh Yoga Teacher Rishikesh

The first time I practiced hatha yoga with Surinder Singh in Rishikesh,  I could immediately sense his very calm energy.  My first thought was, "He practices meditation!" That was a very comforting thought. Many other yoga teachers I'd met before seem to focus only on body postures.
Sunday, September 23, 2018

What You Need to Know Before Practicing Ahimsa, Non-Violence

What You Need to Know Before Practicing Ahimsa

Ahimsa, non-violence in thought, word or deed, is the highest value taught in yoga philosophy. We are meant to practice this value, with mindfulness, in our daily lives. However there is something we need to know before being able to practice ahimsa successfully.
Sunday, August 26, 2018

How the Search for the Ultimate Truth Led Me to Yoga

How the Search for the Ultimate Truth Led Me to Yoga

When I was a little kid I always struggled to pay attention at school. I was usually lost in my own thoughts. Driven perhaps by a habit acquired from a past life, there was one particular thought that I use to think about over and over again.