Yoga: Walking on a Path Beyond the Asanas

Yoga: Walking on a Path Beyond the Asanas

[addtoany]The characterization of stress as a “silent killer,” and of yoga as an antidote to stress rests on solid scientific research. And just as prolonged stress can literally shorten one’s life, yoga as an antidote to stress can be seen as enhancing wellness. One of the...
Love is Like an Iceberg

Love is Like an Iceberg

[addtoany]“Hey, did you hear from Nick?” “It’s been a year, so yes! After their marriage, all my friends disappear. A year later, I hear from them.” “Seriously? Why do you think so?” “Simple! The honeymoon is over.” Every relationship goes through three stages:  Honeymoon...
How The Yoga-Ayurveda Combine Helped Me

How The Yoga-Ayurveda Combine Helped Me

[addtoany]My Early Brush With Yoga My mother was a Yoga teacher, an alumnus of a Yoga school where yoga was taught in a comprehensive manner: breathing, diet, attitudinal training, etc, accompanied the asanas, and when done sincerely, and over a period of time, yielded results...
International Yoga Day a Culmination of a Surge in Yoga Culture

International Yoga Day a Culmination of a Surge in Yoga Culture

[addtoany]The number of US yoga practitioners has increased exponentially to more than 36 million in 2016, up from 20.4 million in 2012, as per a study conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance. Yoga has surged in popularity and its impact is everywhere: in movies,...
Helping Shouldn’t Hurt: Self-Care for Care-Providers

Helping Shouldn’t Hurt: Self-Care for Care-Providers

[addtoany]“… if I say more, I would be insulting my father.”  My friend’s voice trailed into silence, which stayed hung in eternity.  I began to understand what my sister,  the care-provider for our father, would once in a while share with me, amidst tears. Signing up to be a...
From Procrastination To Persistence: How I Stopped That Doubting “Voice”

From Procrastination To Persistence: How I Stopped That Doubting “Voice”

[addtoany]The alarm went off a little before 5am. It had been a restless night with a sick child. The first agenda item on a cold Saturday morning – a 10 mile run with my run group. An hour later, I watched a slim sliver of sunlight break through the thready fog resting...