Top 5 Yoga Poses to Kickstart Your Morning

Do you know that yoga can fit into the smallest corners of your life effortlessly? While learning from a teacher cannot be replaced, one can learn to integrate small pockets of practice throughout the week. And guess what? It takes only 5 to 10 minutes of your day at best. There are many days when I am slammed with group … Read More

Why I don’t use the word ‘Yogi’?

I grew up and lived in India until recently. While the West has embraced yoga like it’s own, the word ‘yogi’, along with a number of other sanskrit words, has become a sort of ‘buzzword’. While in the West, the word yogi symbolizes someone who loves yoga, does a lot of it, maybe buys into the yoga clothes trend, wears … Read More

How to make time for yoga?

Being a solopreneur, I end up working with (and for) myself most of the time towards growing my two businesses. While I do have a good amount of class interaction with my clients, it is almost always in the professional space. As a result, I find myself looking for other resources online to help me make the most of my … Read More

How Yoga makes me a better parent

How Yoga makes me a better parent: Learning How to Fall Down By Elena Savage It’s 7 a.m., and my tween age daughter is hurling invectives at me: she does not have enough clothes, I never listen to her, life sucks.  My son suddenly appears to tell me that, by the way, he dropped his phone in the toilet about … Read More

Pose of the month – Upward facing dog

We all love doing up and down dogs in a yoga class. But there is a lot more to Updog than what meets the eye. Let’s explore this pose in some detail. The real name of this pose is “Urdhva Mukha Swanasana”. When broken down ‘Urdhva’ = upward, ‘mukha’ = face, ‘swana’ = dog, ‘asana’ = pose Benefits: Rejuvenates the spine … Read More

Difference between Hatha and Vinyasa forms of yoga

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In one of my recent Yoga Teacher Training classes, we were discussing the differences between Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga. Coming from a background of education and practice in both styles, I incorporate methods from each practice into my class and personal sequencing. My Western students seem to be most familiar with vinyasa styles of yoga, generally giving it … Read More

Myths about Practicing Yoga

Although yoga has been around for hundreds of years, there are still numerous myths about it, including who can take it, what it’s good for, as well as it having religious affiliations. Below, we offer six of the most common myths about yoga, and explain why they are not at all true. Read on for more! Myth 1: You have … Read More

The Benefits of Being Inverted

One of the best things about yoga practice is the ability to go upside down! We call them inversions, because you invert your body for a certain duration of time. They have tremendous benefits for the body, spirit and mind. We draw our inspiration from the BKS Iyengar method of yoga, where you practice inversions regularly at the end of … Read More

Yoga at gyms vs. Yoga at studios

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Want to know the difference between yoga at a gym and at a studio? Read on to find out the differences in our latest article published at Seattle Yoga News. The yoga market appears to be bursting at the seams these days, yet we all struggle to find a good yoga teacher or studio. I feel compelled to write this … Read More

The Meaning of Om

Below is an excerpt from the manual for the 200 Hour Teacher Training course Aham Yoga will hold in January 2016. Interested in learning more? Visit the information page here, or attend one of the upcoming open houses, starting November 21 & 22.   Om has thousands of meanings, making it difficult to list all of them. Generally, all mantras start and … Read More