Chakras: An Introduction

Chakras: An Introduction

There are seven major chakras: root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown.1 The seven are divided into two categories, Matter and Spirit. Chakras were first identified in the Vedic writings as long as 1500 years ago. Chakras are referred to as ‘spinning discs of energy’ found throughout the body. They are described as constantly moving in an attempt to balance the various energies in the body to reach homeostasis.

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The Ayurvedic Healing Orientation

The Ayurvedic Healing Orientation

Western medicine is becoming aware of its limitations. Treating symptoms does not cure the root cause. Scientific approaches often leave the experience of the individual out of the equation. And so the rise of holistic medicine is dawning.

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The Sun Salutations – ‘A’

The Sun Salutations – ‘A’

The Sun Salutation (Sanskrit: Surya Namaskara) is a ritualistic, meditative set of movements often associated with the Hatha Vinyasa style of yoga. The series of roughly nine to twelve asanas or poses is named after the Hindu sun god, Surya.

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Yoga, A Deeper Journey

Yoga, A Deeper Journey

I am two months into a 200-hour yoga certification. I made this commitment to deepen my understanding of the flow-inducing practice as it has become dear to me. Also, I have a desire to become a better teacher. Yet, I am finding much more than that. I have found a world that I have been searching for while curious and experimenting only at the surface. 

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