Is perfecting yoga postures an end to itself? Is yoga also a set of tools to be used in life? Why was yoga traditionally only practiced by men? Is yoga now primarily for women? Is authentic yoga only practiced by Brahmins? Does one have to become Hindu to practice yoga? Can you be a good Muslim and practice yoga [...]
When we hear the word “obesity” it conjures up an image of a heavy person, shuffling slowly through life, unable to freely move, burdened with health problems. Obesity has become an Epidemic; and not just in the U.S. Physical obesity is driven by factors, like overeating, lack of exercise, using food as a tool to [...]
Jasprit offers an explanation of the fifth limb of yoga, pratyahaar, and how it can help us understand our uniqueness. What are my talents, my unique abilities, my purpose? What is the Significance of Pratyahaar, the Fifth limb of yoga?
One evening during teacher training Jasprit led the group in a discussion about where our individual creativity comes from. We [the group of RussaYog teacher trainees] certainly are a group of diverse people who I feel, have a really nice connection too, so I will dare to share one of these odd poems that came [...]