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Blog – Wisdom For The Journey

Benefits Oils in Ayurveda

Oils are fundamental in Āyurveda. They are used internally and externally to prevent, as well as treat, disease. Used on the skin, or in the body’s orifices like the mouth, nostrils and ears, oil protects our bodies from outside stimulus, impurities and antigens (that...

Introduction to Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika

The Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika provides an excellent overview of the practice of haṭha yoga. This 15th Century Sanskrit text describes many of the principles and techniques that form the foundation of the practice of Yoga in modern times. Divided into four chapters, it...

Dinacharya: Āyurvedic Rituals for Good Health

Āyurveda’s main pursuit is a long, healthy life.  In support of this, it suggests principles and practices that apply to almost every aspect of our life. Dinacharya (spelled dinacaryā in Sanskrit) are rituals that promote good health, both physical and mental.  They...

East and West in Yoga Therapy

The Yoga Well Insitute’s Yoga Therapist Training Program educates from both Eastern and Western perspectives. The Eastern tradition of Yoga practices and principles (along with its complementary ancient Indian perspectives, such as Āyurveda) combined with Western...

Learning How to Think

Have you ever thought about how you think?  About the tone and content of your inner dialogue? About the source of your “shoulds” and expectations? When I was in my 20’s, I really hadn’t. I had a job nannying two wonderful little girls in a family where kids were...

The Role of a Yoga Mentor

When we speak of Mentors at Yoga Well, we mean much more than professional guidance from someone with experience in the field of Yoga Therapy.  In the first chapter of the Yogasūtra, Patañjali offers different practices for reducing agitation so we can see and act...

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