Benefits of Basic YOGA

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By: Lovely del Mundo

It’s hard to find serenity nowadays especially on this fast paced world. You need to move fast to finish your task right away. You are so pre-occupied with everything. It can be stressful at times yet it’s all inevitable we need to survive the game of life. This is why I decided to practice YOGA everyday.

Yoga has five principal meanings: (source: wikipedia)

  • Yoga, as a disciplined method for attaining a goal;
  • Yoga, as techniques of controlling the body and the mind;
  • Yoga, as a name of one of the schools or systems of philosophy (darśana);
  • Yoga, in connection with other words, such as “hatha-, mantra-, and laya-,” referring to traditions specialising in particular techniques of yoga;
  • Yoga, as the goal of Yoga practice.”

Since I started to be a PRE-SCHOOL teacher, I realized that I…

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The Samskaras in Yoga


(originally written for Zuna Yoga)

The Samskaras in Yoga

The relationship between the mind, energy, and actions has always been an area of particular interest for me, and to learn about it in the context of samskaras in yoga has proven a fascinating way to relate them to one another. As it is often difficult to pinpoint exactly how or why the practice of yoga is beneficial to us – ask any new yogi, it sometimes takes a while to figure out just why it makes us feel so good (and it’s different for everyone!) – the description of samskaras and our neurological tendencies in T.K.V. Desikachar’s ‘The Heart of Yoga’, succeeded in explaining a sensation which for so long I had failed to correctly define.

What are Samskaras?

The Sanskrit term refers to the conditioning of the mind to act or direct itself in a certain way on a…

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You know what I did this summer? And a Vegetarian Thupka Recipe from Tibet

Aromas and Flavors from my Kitchen

Kangchenjunga(third highest mountain in the world) from Darjeeling Kangchenjunga(third highest mountain in the world) from Darjeeling

India is dotted with beautiful and exotic hill stations which serve as a perfect getaway from the sweltering heat. Darjeeling which is known as the ‘Queen of hillstations’ sits atop a ridge with a spectacular view of the snow peaks of the mighty Kangchenjunga,the third highest mountain in the world.


It is one of the most popular hill stations of India,famous for it’s six T’s- Tea, Teak,Toy train,Trekking,Tiger hill and Tourism. Having covered most other hill stations of North and South India, Darjeeling had somehow eluded our list. So this time by unanimous choice it was Darjeeling. The nearest airport is Baghdogra which is approximately 2 to 3 hours away from the hill town. The distance between Baghdogra and Darjeeling has to be covered by cab. The journey in itself is an exhilarating experience.

As we drove up the rolling mountains, we could see slopes…

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The Best Way To Explain “vegan” To Friends

I Have found that it can help to be consistent with 3 unique talking points whenever people ask about what vegan means. It makes the information easy for people to listen to and absorb in the event the talking points are straightforward and brief. It's also vital that you clearly convey the actual advantages individuals … Continue reading The Best Way To Explain “vegan” To Friends

Using Mindfulness to Create the Habits You Desire

Shanti Yogi

Right about now is the time when most of us (myself included) start to fall off the New Year’s Resolution wagon:( I’ve found mindfulness to be an awesome tool to help me climb back on for the long haul.

Mindfulness in its most simplistic essence is defined as a process and state of continually coming back to the present moment with non-judgmental awareness. The practice of mindfulness teaches us tools to bare witness to our thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions, and see them as a passing waves in the ocean of our lives; rather than ways of being that define us or are permanent.

So how can mindfulness help us create the habits we want and let go of the habits we don’t? The first thing is that mindfulness teaches us tools to tune-in to what is happening in the present moment with deeper attention; helping us catch ourselves when…

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