The Upanisads

The Upanishads (Sanskrit: Upaniṣads) are the ancient texts of philosophy, and commonly referred to Vedanta (the essence of Veda). The unity of Brahman (ultimate reality) and Atman (soul, self) is the core idea in all of the Upanishads. There are 108 Upanishads are associated with the Veda. 10 upaniṣads are associated with the Rigveda. 16 upaniṣads are associated with the Samaveda. 19 upaniṣads are associated with the Shukla Yajurveda. 32 upaniṣads are associated […]

Yoga Nidra

Yoga nidra means sleep with a trace of awareness. It can relax the whole system, awaken the psychic body, give one experiences of the astral plane. When you practice yoga nidra you are opening the deeper phases of your mind. At this moment, your subconscious and unconscious levels of the mind open, meanwhile the physical […]

Kapha recipe: Stir-fried vermicelli with sprouts

Basic rule: Embrace Bitter, Astringent, Spicy, Light, dry, warm Avoid Sweet, Sour, Salt, Oily & heavy. INGREDIENTS for 2 portions: –  2 small, or 1 large leek –  2 hands of soya sprouts –  A tablespoon of grated ginger –  4 cloves of garlic –  100g of bean-vermicelli    SEASONING:    –  Sesame oil    […]

Vata recipe: Beetroot & tomato soup

  Basic rule for Vata diet: Embrace– Sweet, Sour, Salty, Warm, oily, heavy Avoid– Astringent, Bitter, Spicy, Cool, light, dry Ingredient: 1 tablespoon of ghee – clarified butter 1 kg of beetroots 1 can of tomatoes 1 liter of water Seasoning: sea salt, almond flakes, coconut flakes, basil Preparation : 1. Wash the beetroots properly. […]

Ayurveda six tastes

THE SIX TASTES Taste is important and has a direct influence on our bodies.  In Ayurveda each food and herb has a specific taste (along with its prabhava), when we balance these tastes it keeps our body in balance. The taste buds on our tongues are organized into six groups — these are the six […]

Core strength ≠ Visible toned abs

During yogasana class, teachers often told the students “Engage your core”, and the students usually just contract the abdominal muscles, which is very good; but if you are looking for precision, you should actually focus on the core muscles including: Rectus abdominis, obliques, transverse abdominis, quadratus lumborum, psoas major and adductors. Balancing and core strength […]