I came to Rishikesh to learn about proper alignment of postures and the benefits of yoga. I was curious why some asanas (postures) are good for back pain, or why a child pose helps with insomnia. When I decided about the course I knew I wanted to study in India, the source of yoga. I [...]
Part of staying at the ashram is karma yoga; usually in the form of daily service for the ashram. Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love” had to scrub the floors of the meditation hall. We had to help build a new ashram. On one of the beautiful Sunday mornings we all got into a few [...]
Here is what I have been doing every morning for the last couple of weeks. This is a quick view of my morning asana class, every day from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM stretching, flexing and building up strength.
I just completed my third week of the yoga training course and I have to admit that these 21 days were not at all easy. Each day starts at 6.30 in the morning when it is still dark outside and temperatures drop to 45F. Wrapped in multiple layers of clothing and a blanket I join [...]