Catching On

The growing interest in live music in yoga classes, says Russill Paul, author of The Yoga of Sound, stems from a cultural need to connect yogic energy to a mother tradition. Yoga in the United States, he says, has developed more as a communal experience than as an individual practice, and the music component strengthens the communal experience. Unlike India, he says, the United States lacks a cultural-energy framework for practicing yoga. Music is a way to connect to these larger cultural...

The Stress Connection

The immune system is made up of many kinds of cells, but T cells are on the front line of the body's defense against viruses. They are white blood cells that are mobilized to attack when a virus or bacteria invades the body, but in the case of HIV, the virus is able to invade the cells, replicate itself, and kill the T cells in the process. So while a healthy person can have as many Yoga's never one-size-fits-all rather, it's a personalized practice adapted to your energy level and physical...

Thinking Power

In the Yoga Sutra, the sage Patanjali defined yoga as citta vritti nirodha, which, roughly speaking, means that when you cease to identify with your ever-changing thoughts, you experience the state of yoga the heart, body, and mind unify, and you recognize your true nature. Meditation is a means of experiencing that. Despite the oft-heard instruction to still the mind, the practice is not meant to help you get rid of all your thoughts and you wouldn't want it to. Your ability to think is, after...

Find A Neutral Curve

To learn the first alignment principle, set up the foundation for Tadasana by standing with your heels one inch apart and the sides of your big toes or the joints at the base of the toes touching. Distribute your weight equally between your inner and outer feet. Straighten your knees and point your kneecaps straight ahead. To place your pelvis in a neutral position, put your fingers on your left and right pelvic rims the top edge ofyour pelvis just below the sides of your waist, also known as...

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Chanting

Sri - With special guests Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Steve Gorn, Manose, Jami Sieber, Gina Sala, John Friend and more Sri is an intoxicating mix of Eastern amp Western . . . a sense of playfulness, devotion, and authenticity shines through in each track. LIVE in love - Live kirtan 2-CD set. The music is presented with crystal clarity, presenting a joyful atmosphere of lively call amp response singing that truly uplifts. Music Design In Review Spring 2009 This video provides a beginning home...

Crossroads Of Holistic Herbal Culture

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Malaysian herbal traditions are unique in all the world. Located at Asia's crossroads, Malaysia's practices combine the wisdom of Chinese herbalists, Indian ayurvedics and traditional Malay healers. This blending of influences has instructed Asia's most exciting holistic practices, sharing common goals - the improvement of vitality, sexual fitness, stress reduction and personal balance. RAMUAN - THE ART amp SCIENCE OF BLENDING In Malaysia, Ramuan is a carefully selected blend of botanicals,...