which yoga hybrid is right for you?

Take this fun quiz, courtesy of Yoga Journal, to see which of the many styles of yoga is the one for you. These creative styles will not only activate new muscle groups but also give you a new perspective on the practice. Find out which hybrid is right for you. Your journey continues. Author credit: Yelena Moroz …

prayer wheels

Tibetan prayer wheels (called Mani wheels by the Tibetans) are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. Rolls of thin paper, imprinted with many, many copies of the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum, printed in an ancient Indian script or in Tibetan script, are wound around an axle in a protective container, and …

drepung monastery

Deprung is old. Very old. 500 years old! Located at the foot of Mount Gephel, Drepung one of the "great three" Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. It was also home to the Dalai Lamas until Portola Palace was built by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama. It was known for the high standards of its academic study, and …

yoga helps deal with stress

Everyone suffers from mild anxiety from time to time, but chronic anxiety takes a tremendous toll on the body, draining energy resources and keeping the body in a constant state of stress. The effects of anxiety are magnified when the body is not exercised: tension in the muscles builds, breathing remains constricted most of the time, …

create a yoga retreat at home

In today’s hectic world we could all use a few days dedicated to self-care. While yoga retreats are exciting and designed for self-care, they are also expensive. Every yoga retreat advertises an experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Why not feel this same sense of relaxation from the comforts of your home …