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THE YOGA SŪTRAS OF PATANJALI: WHAT YOGA’S ABOUT

THE YOGA SŪTRAS OF PATANJALI: WHAT YOGA’S ABOUT

How to Practice Yoga on the Mat & in Everyday Life.   WHAT IS YOGA? Yoga is often thought of as a physical exercise that happens in a gym or on a mat. This idea of Yoga misses a huge part of what Yoga is about. Yoga actually describes a way of being that...

How Meditation Helps Your Health

How Meditation Helps Your Health

A health problem is your body’s way of saying, “I’m out of balance.” And it’s likely to be accompanied by negative thinking, sadness, anxiety and/or nervousness. When you get sick, your mind is as affected as your body is. And you can’t actually meditate if you can’t...

Dinacharya: Āyurvedic Rituals for Good Health

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...

An Introduction to the Yogasutra

An Introduction to the Yogasutra

A Guide for Everyday Life   ‘Yoga is more than āsana, it is a state of being.The Yogasūtras are a guide to help us operate at our highest potential and create a deep sense of peace and contentment.’   What is Patañjali’s Yoga Sutra? Patañjali’s Yogasūtra is...

Benefits of Becoming a Yoga Therapist

Benefits of Becoming a Yoga Therapist

BENEFITS OF BECOMING A YOGA THERAPIST “The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” -T.K.V. Desikachar Completing a Yoga Teacher Training is a huge milestone....

Importance of Lineage in Yoga

Importance of Lineage in Yoga

At the beginning of every Yoga Well Institute class we chant in a Vedic style in honor and remembrance of our teachers. We do this because we acknowledge Yoga’s long and distinguished history. And we value the Tradition and Lineages that have passed these precious...

Benefits of Oils in Ayurveda

Benefits of 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...

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