The Gayatri Mantra is one of the most well-known and chanted mantras in the Vedic tradition. It is most often invoked at sunrise or sunset, in honor of the Sun and light. What does the Gayatri Mantra mean? Why do we chant it in yoga and meditation classes?
Make a circle with your thumb and index finger and that is Gyan Mudra. What is Gyan Mudra? How can Gyan Mudra help?
Each chakra is associated to a specific color. Why are chakras and colors paired up? We’ll delve into this chakra question, rainbow-side!
108 beads on your Mala, 108 Sun Salutations, chanting OM 108 times... What does the number 108 have to do in all this? Magic? Mathematics? Sacred number? The mysteries of 108! 108 beads on my Mala What is a Mala? "Mala" means "garland" in Sanskrit. Malas are Hindu or Buddhist prayer beads, or … Continue reading Why is the number 108 special in yoga?
Express the depth of your ideas and emotions, flow as you speak in public, and get clear about your path. Give YOUR VOICE some oomph with the Mantra HAM! YOUR VOICE AND THE THROAT CHAKRA The Throat Chakra, or 5th Chakra is called Vishuddha. In Sanskrit Vishuddha means "pure, purifying". The Throat Chakra … Continue reading FIND your VOICE with the MANTRA HAM
Solstice falls December 21st (or 22nd) ! To honor the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, here’s a solstice-special guided meditation for you. We’ll meditate on inner light, YOUR inner light! And if under your skies, it's the Summer Solstice, enjoy! And read on to meditate on your inner Sun! … Continue reading Winter SOLSTICE MEDITATION
The Holidays are here soon! For a peaceful holiday season, try this great Finger Meditation for all ages. Spread the joy: share with Grandma, your uncle, your sweetheart and all the little elves in your life! LIVE THE HOLIDAYS WITH SERENITY Yes, it’s that time of the year : sharing, gifting and spending … Continue reading BEAT the HOLIDAY MELTDOWN with FINGER MEDITATION
THIS IS IT. You’ve made up your mind: you are going to start your meditation practice and stick to it. Yay!! And then as you settle down, your back becomes achy, your toes suddenly itch and your mind is going on (and on) about its own life. Can't they just let you meditate?? … Continue reading I wanna meditate! 6 TIPS to KICK START your MEDITATION practice
When you place your hands together at your heart in yoga or meditation, you’re doing a mudra! What exactly is a mudra? And why practice mudras in yoga? MUDRAS ARE HAND YOGA! Mudra is a Sanskrit word meaning "sign" or "seal". It is a symbolic or ritual gesture that is most often done … Continue reading What is a MUDRA?
Do you raise your palms outwards to stop someone? Or to show your good intentions? That’s Abhaya Mudra! What is Abhaya Mudra ? How can you use Abhaya Mudra in your yoga practice? Abhaya Mudra, the Fearless Mudra "Abhaya" is a Sanskrit word meaning "peace, protection, fearlessness". A mudra is a symbolic or … Continue reading Be FEARLESS with ABHAYA MUDRA