15 Day July Yoga Challenge

Honestly, we are overwhelmed by the response from our 15 day yoga challenge.It started out as a simple, motivate more people to think, talk and do yoga kinda project. We are blown away by the sincerity, enthusiasm and dedication of Aham yoga members and others. We have more than 35 brave people who jumped right in and we got to see yoga practitioners not … Read More

BENEFITS OF CHANTING

The ancient art of chanting

What is chanting? Chanting is simply repeating a preset number of sounds or words in the same order again and again. A chant has a certain rhythm, pace, set number of repetitions, and significance. Chants can be done at anytime of the day, however early morning or around sunset is the best time. Chanting has numerous benefits. Some are listed … Read More

International Yoga Day 2016 – On and off the Mat!

We wrapped up our second annual celebration of International Yoga Day at Aham Yoga on Sunday, June 19th – and wow! What a weekend! 7+ hours of yoga and 5+ hours of workshops mixed in with a delicious international potluck, a great community of yoga practitioners, and a willingness to learn, grow, and expand our minds to all that is … Read More

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

Myth Busters Episode 1 – “I am not flexible enough to do yoga.”

We often hear people toss around the word “flexibility” as if it is a prerequisite to starting a yoga practice. We are here to bust that myth wide open! Yoga is for every body – flexible or not. Watch Episode 1 of our Myth Buster series below to find out more.   Have questions? Looking for more clarity? Want us … 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

hatha and vinyasa yoga

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