Tristhana – The Lotus Blossom of Ashtanga

Tristhana¬†refers to the union of “three places of attention or action in yoga practice: posture, breathing system, and looking place. These three are very important for yoga practice, and cover three levels of purification: the body, nervous system and mind....

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras are a sacred collection of 196 aphorisms that form the foundational text of classical yoga philosophy. These sutras were written by the sage Patanjali, who is believed to have lived sometime between the 2nd century BCE and the 4th century CE. They...

The 5 Elements of Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, there are 5 Elements, and 3 Doshas that make up the building blocks of nature.  As we are a part of nature, these also apply to us, and influence us in profound ways.  A basic knowledge of the elements and doshas goes a long way in helping us to...