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Yoga & Astrology

Planets and signs have traditionally been assigned to individual body parts and organs in astrology. If there are multiple planets in a sign, it may mean that those parts of the body are more su sceptible to disease.

People who practice yoga should always include in their set those yoga positions that best benefit the part of the body that is associated with their sign.

Aries in astrology controls the head, face, brain and eyes.

  • Leaning forward (Padahastásana) is an excellent position especially for people with low pressure. It gives the spine flexibility and strength. Improves the flexibility of tendons and ligaments in the legs. It works against the deposition of fat on the abdomen, stimulates the activity of the stomach, liver and spleen. Supports blood circulation in the legs, head and face. It works against the formation of wrinkles.
  • The position of the child (Balásana) is a simple relaxation position in which the newborn of the Aries sign is pleasantly relaxed....
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The Ingredients Behind AmaSer: Gotu Kola

History of the Herb of Longevity

Directly from the gardens of AmaSer straight to your hand-crafted vegan meal at our café- it is quite impossible to miss out on the small but might herb, Gotu Kola. Widely known as the “herb of longevity”, Gotu Kola thrives in tropical climates. A traditional staple in Asian and Ayurvedic medicine, this member of the Parsley family is bursting with health benefits. Being a brain superfood, Gotu Kola boosts cognitive function and soothes the nervous system. Additionally, this herb wonderfully repairs damaged skin when applied topically. Ayurvedic practices utilizes this incredible herb to mend wounds, burns, scratches, and skin inflammation.

Nutrient Rich Herb

Gotu Kola has traditionally been used in ayurvedic practices as a nerve tonic. Gotu Kola when used has been shown to improve memory and overall cognitive function. Valued for it’s adaptogenic properties, Gotu Kola promotes a healthy stress response in the brain and...

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Five Yogic Principles for a Saintly Sensation

You want to create ripples of happiness wherever you are? Want to be considered a ray of sunshine to all who gaze upon you? Are you getting trapped from your saintly goals by your stubborn human-ness?

 

Lucky for you, you can zipzap your way to Samadhi by using the ancient wisdom of the first five Living Principles of Yoga; the Yamas.

 

So maybe, just maybe, you handle the next long line at the bank or lunch with your loud-chewing friend with just a little more grace.

 

The Yamas

Principles of ethical behavior, the things to not do with the people around us. Aka keep it together, people.

  1. Ahimsa- Non-violence. No more stabbing people, okay? But seriously, this one is a sneaky one. The most pervasive violence we foster can be in our thoughts and it can apply to other people, the environment, and, most frequently, ourselves. Every negative thought separates the individual from their connection to others and pushes away Samadhi, which is really just the feeling of...

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A Transformational Hour: Ayurvedic Consultation

ayurveda healthy living lifestyle yoga | Posted Nov 09, 2020

Have you ever wondered why other people seem to be more or less comfortable in the same environment as you, or with the same foods? Have you experienced subtle underlying discomfort- emotionally or physically- and had no idea where it was coming from?

Ayurveda (Ayur= Life + Veda = Knowledge/ Science), the sister science to yoga, uses thousands of years of study on happiness and longevity to help you create your optimal lifestyle; physical movement, family relations, morning routines, natural environment, job, and diet down to which types of root vegetables and when.

An Ayurvedic appointment evaluates you by your past and current experiences and your Dosha combination. The three Doshas are mind-body types, subtle energies that cannot be perceived but that express particular patterns in a unique blend of physical, emotional, and mental characteristics. Basically they help explain why you do what you do.

Next, the Ayurvedic “prescription” has the power to change your life...

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Let YTT Change Your Life, It Changed Ours: Real Voices From YTT Graduates

“First of all, it was so so so much more than I could have ever expected. I went in with a vision that I wanted to deepen my knowledge since I felt ”kind of stuck.” I did my practice and went to yoga lessons since 2012 so I felt it was time to get deeper.

Also in my daily life I started to ask myself questions about the meaning of life. I felt like humanity (myself included) is becoming so separate from nature and things that are natural for us. The only thing in my life that got me more connected was Yoga.

So after this YTT I felt so connected to my dharma. Many of my questions I’ve been thinking of was exactly what YTT was giving me. It was so liberating.

And now only Thanks to Caribe Yoga Academy I feel like I got such an ultra mega good training, so good that I felt the courage to start working with yoga right away in Sweden. Sharing the things of yoga that I feel very passionate about. And it’s working!! Talking about earthing, Ganesha and...

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The Kleshas: Destroy Your Blocks & Strive for Samadhi

Did you know that you already have all the tools to be perfectly peaceful and happy right now? Depending on where you are right now, that might seem like laughable science fiction. Are you thinking: “That sounds like a quaint idea that might apply to other people’s lives, but certainly not mine. At least, definitely not me with this weird scalp rash I have, oh, and that I still don’t know how to file my taxes”? Don’t worry, same here.

Well, you’re in for a treat because GUESS WHAT?! It does apply to you! And if you’re a yogi, which you most likely are, then you’re already on your way:

The goal of Yoga is not to obtain something that is lacking: it is the realization of an already present reality. Yoga practice removes the obstacles that obstruct the experience of samadhi, or the state of complete absorption.” – Inside the Yoga Sutras

The Kleshas, or “afflictions” leave us in disillusion;...

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5 Ancient Tools To Achieve Inner Peace NOW

5 Tools To Achieve Inner Peace NOW

Do you want to levitate your way to the supermarket? Do you want to handle problems with a smile on your face and a skip in your step?

Ancient Yogic wisdom tells you how to do it with the Niyamas- the 2nd limb of ashtanga (8 limbs) yoga and the last 5 Living Principles of Yoga. Per usual, the ancient gurus have got our back.

The Niyamas

The observances, internal disciplines, codes to live soulfully and relate to our own inner world.

  • Saucha- Purity. Stay clean! Not just hygienically, but in thoughts and actions and food. Don’t weigh yourself down with unnecessary baggage.
  • Santosa- Contentment. Not to be confused with complacency, contentment is appreciating the present moment for what it is, while still having ambition to improve.
  • Tapas- Self-discipline, training your senses. Sometimes negative patterns need a little fire to burn through them. Hard-work can be fantastic medicine to blast through limitations.
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Find Your Kula, Make Your Heart Sing

YOUR KULA IS YOUR COMMUNITY OF THE HEART.

The people you turn to when you’re happy, sad, a little frustrated, or anything in between. They are the crew that makes you feel validated in your oh-so-human experience, a social space where you can feel seen as the greatest, largest, most phenomenal version of yourself, the one that is ever-present and waiting to be recognized.

Kula’s can appear in various stages of life and you can collect them as you go. They can be groups with whom you have a shared understanding of a shared experience, philosophy, education, or job. The stronger the ties, the more more likely you are to be happy. Across the world, The Blue Zones of Happiness indicate that one of the strongest corollary factor between the worlds’ happiest places is the sense of community.

Find your Kula by following your own desires. The more true you are to yourself, the better you will be able to find a Kula you resonate with. What are you...

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