by guest author Jacinta Aalsma Besides yoga, I’ve always been interested in Ayurveda. Not so strange; Ayurveda and yoga have been sister sciences since the beginning in ancient India. Ayurveda deals with the healing side for the physical body as well as the mind. You could consider yoga as the more spiritually-oriented sister. In practice, they will both overlap. Since a couple of months my yoga practice has been transformed from mostly public classes in my local yoga studio to a home … [Read more...]
A selection of useful resources to kick-start (or supplement) your yoga practice. You will find videos, articles, how-to guides, and more. Enjoy!
By guest author Tara Springett, Buddhist Therapist and Teacher My own Kundalini awakened at the age of twenty four during three courses of bioenergetic therapy, in which we held painful body postures while screaming our heart out. It was a rough approach and it achieved what it set out to achieve: it ruptured my repressive ‘body armour’ and allowed the life-force and Kundalini to flow more freely. Fifteen years later I tried to purposefully increase the amount of my Kundalini through … [Read more...]
Whether you've had a Kundalini Awakening, are curious about the process of awakening Kundalini, think you might have some of the symptoms of a Kundalini Awakening or are looking for support for a Kundalini Awakening, you're in the right place. Over the last five years, this website has explored Kundalini Awakenings from many perspectives, including articles written by people who've had spontaneous awakenings and gone on to live healthy and productive lives. Yes, a spontaneous awakening can … [Read more...]
By regular columnist Lucinda Staniland, Off The Mat When Kara-Leah asked me if I would like to review a Yoga for Women CD I knew there was no way I could turn down the offer. I thought to myself: You want to give me a free CD of guided yoga practices for women made by the lovely Karma Karuna of Anahata retreat? And then: Hell yes! I’m a women, I love yoga, I have great respect for Karma Karuna, and I have (almost) no disposable income to spend on yoga, so I leapt at the chance for some … [Read more...]
by guest author Jacqueline Medalye of Salt Spring Malas and Yoga Jewelry Autumn is a transition time of year. As daylight becomes shorter, days become colder, and we feel like it is time to retreat from the world, our yoga and meditation practice can become a source of strength, vitality, and enthusiasm. Yoga during autumn is critical for maintaining a healthy immune system, keeping the body warm, and helping us maintain an active lifestyle and positive attitude. Meditation is important … [Read more...]
by Kara-Leah Grant I've been putting off writing this review because I've got some critical things to say, and I didn't want to be critical of the wonderful folk behind Yogawoman. They've done a stellar job of telling an important story and bringing awareness of yoga to the masses. Now they've released an album to go with the movie. Who am I to nitpick? But here at The Yoga Lunchbox, honesty rules. Self-aware, compassionate and mindful honesty that is. I must have listened to this album … [Read more...]
by guest author Cathryn Monro If you are looking for inspiration to get on your mat, sign up for a class or give yoga a go, then Yogawoman is the movie for you. Yogawoman has a “You can do it” message and presents yoga as simultaneously appealing and accessible, something to aspire to without being too lofty a goal that we give up before we start. Yogawoman attempts to address as wide an audience as possible, from those who have a mat and a practice, to those who might just need a bit of … [Read more...]