Prasarita Padottanasana (Standing wide leg forward fold)

PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA  ORIGINAL NAME: Prasarita Padottanasana ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Standing wide leg forward fold (prasarita = spread, Pada = feet, uttana = intense, asana = pose) LEVEL – Beginner BENEFITS: Strengthens the quadriceps, gluts and calves Builds endurance in the legs and arms Relieves stiffness in the hip joint Releases lower back discomfort Increases circulation in the trunk Builds willpower and resilience CONTRAINDICATIONS: Diarrhea Chronic fatigue COMMON … Read More

Aham Yoga Book Club.

At Aham Yoga, we constantly strive towards giving you more yoga through classes, personal attention, training, events and workshops, and access to more yoga knowledge through books, our blog, etc. Always striving towards our motto, “Y-your, O-own, G-goals, A-achieved©” each day, we began hosting a Yoga Book Club in the summer of 2016 – a longtime dream! WHAT IS THE … Read More

Ayurveda Immersion – February 18 -19, 2017

What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest medical systems, and is known as the sister science to yoga. It literally translates to the “wisdom of life” or “science of life”. Some of it’s practices includes the use of herbal and natural remedies for illness and disease, and comes with a wealth of knowledge on how to live … Read More

Women’s Health and Yoga Workshop. Sunday, May 7, 2017.

womens health & yoga

“Without health there is no strength. Strength is preserved only when health is maintained. Health of body means both physical and mental well-being. It is a sign of a peaceful state of the body and the mind when one is able to follow ethical codes, maintain moral standards and fulfill social obligations.” Women play many roles in their lifetime. A … Read More

How to build a home practice?

The ancient art of chanting

A home practice is a great way to go deeper into your yoga practice as well as build your understanding and knowledge of yoga. A home practice can be defined as your own yoga practice outside the class setting without a teacher leading you. You become your own teacher and your body is your lab. If you are starting your … Read More