yoga

Yoga and meditation are essential in living a health and wellness lifestyle. Longevity highlights yoga poses, celebrities, trends, and fads.

How To Clear Blocked Chakras
Chakras are important concepts in Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Derived from the Sanskrit word for “wheel”, the term chakra refers to points of concentrated energy in our subtle bodies (meaning our...
A Glimpse of My Pilgrimage
For the past two years, I have been struggling with my seated meditation practice. I was given my personal mantra from my teacher in 2011 at Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. It has been an amazin...
What is Practice?
Sutra 1.13: Ardent effort to retain the peaceful flow of mind free of roaming tendencies is abhyasa.(samadhi pada, translation by Pandit Rajmani tigunait) Students often ask, "What do you mean by a ho...
Start Your Meditation with Contemplation
When I first started meditating it was so difficult. My mind was everywhere and with each thought a strong emotion followed. I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster and thought, “why in the h...
Aaliyah Williams2 years ago
Yoga Poses to Release Stress
If you’ve ever wanted to know the best yoga poses to release stress, then look no further. We’ve compiled this extensive guide for your convenience. With so many fads and products out on the market th...
Samadhi - The 8th Limb of Yoga
According to 'The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali,' there is a gradation of Samadhi (translated as equanimity). The subtleties of this final limb of yoga can only be understood when we begin to train the mi...
Mackenzie Lu2 years ago
Yoga Poses for Better Sleep
If you are tired of the noxious tentacles of chronic insomnia and the daily disruptive stress, it is time for you to incorporate a few yoga poses for better sleep into your pre-slumber ritual. Often, ...
Gaining Mastery of Your Senses
"If a man's reason succumbs to the pull of his senses he is lost. On the other hand, if there is rhythmic control of the breath, the senses instead of running after external objects of desire turn inw...
Dharana - Concentration
“True concentration is an unbroken thread of awareness. Yoga is about how the Will, working with intelligence and the self-reflexive consciousness, can free us from the inevitably of the wavering mind...
Moving Into Stillness
“I am always at the beginning” —The Aged Buddha, on being asked what life was like. As the holidays come to an end and winter settles in there’s a beautiful yin energy; introspective and still, that p...
Mackenzie Lu2 years ago
Best Yoga Poses For Runners
Yoga poses for runners go beyond incorporating a healthy stretch regimen prior to an intense run. Traditionally, yoga is formatted to focus on regulated breathing patterns. As a result, it affects the...
Self Care Rituals
Why is self care always the first thing to go when life “gets in the way” when it should be our number one priority? Isn’t our body supposed to be our temple? It should be treated with the utmost resp...
Mackenzie Lu2 years ago
Yoga Poses to Manage Migraines
More often than not, our first instinct when we get hit with a headache is to down some Advil and water, but there’s an easier solution. Yoga. While physical activity while you have a headache may sou...
Mackenzie Lu2 years ago
7 Chakras for Beginners
Chakras for beginners will help you learn the importance of the seven energy chakras inside the body. These centers align with one another and allow for the natural flow of energy to maintaining healt...
Alicia Springer2 years ago
Non Slip Yoga Mats for Hot Yoga
So you’re looking to find the best non slip yoga mats for hot yoga? Look no further! I’ve compiled a list of mats sure to take your practice to new levels. As an avid Yogi, I know the importance of fi...
Jeremy Frommer2 years ago
Guru Quotes That Inspire Me
Gurus have become synonymous with intellects, leaders or spiritual guides. In Hinduism, a spiritual teacher who passed on the knowledge of the Vedas (a body of liturgical literature) was a guru. Many ...
Kim Stetz2 years ago
Party Girl to Yogini: The Truth About Being a Yoga Teacher
Life is full of transformations. Five years ago, Yogi Kim Stetz wrote about her transformation from Party Girl to Yogini. Today, at 48 she owns her own yoga studio, Savasana Station in the East Villag...
The Ego
What is the ego? There has been talk of this going on as far back as Freud however there is such a variety of interpretation that it seems to fall somewhere in the area of mysticism. It is something t...