Category: Basic Yoga

Ahimsa

–By Madhavi A is the first letter of the alphabet. Similarly, Ahimsa, or nonviolence, is the first step in yoga practice. Without passing A one cannot get to B. Without understanding ahimsa one cannot achieve success in yoga, for it is the foundation of all successive steps to self-realization. What exactly is nonviolence? Simply put, it is the absence of

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Breath: My First Lesson in Yoga

  “Your breathing is paradoxical”- said the yoga teacher in my first ever yoga class as an adult. I had never noticed my breath before. It made me wonder if there was anything to the breath that one needed to pay attention to. That was over a decade ago. In paradoxical breathing, during exhalation the chest is expanded and abdomen

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