In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras there are about 12 words that speak to yoga’s third limb, asana. And of those 12, there are perhaps three in particular that we as yogis know best: 11.46 sthira-sukham asanam. The verse speaks to steadiness, ease, and balance.
SURRENDER TO THE SACRED POWER OF NATURE
This retreat will be set in the green jungles of the wild coast near Port Edward.
The venue is set up high in the indigenous mountain forest bordering Umtamvana Nature Reserve, with amazing views of the Umtamvuna valley, ocean and Umtamvuna river.
Coconut water is the ultimate thirst quencher and offers a tasty alternative to water. This pure liquid is packed with nutrients that yield an array of health benefits. Here are 8 Benefits of Coconut Water that explain why it has become so popular:
It isn’t a pleasant scenario: your stomach is upset and it’s telling everyone in the room. You can apply your willpower and ignore it for a while (and hope that the people around you do the same), or you can pop a pill for temporary relief, but sooner or later indigestion will take its toll.
The Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara) is a classic yoga sequence that has been practiced every morning by millions of folks in India for thousands of years. There are numerous benefits of this series of yoga postures (1), but there is one key mostly unknown benefit in particular that I feel compelled to share. It remedies an imbalance that affects just about every modern-day human.
Stabilizing the shoulders has beneficial effects beyond the shoulders. is a complex process involving strengthening the core and then linking the strong core to the shoulders.
“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it. When there is no struggle, there is no strength.” Oprah Winfrey
As a holistic nutritionist, I am often asked what the healthiest foods are, what I think people ‘should’ eat, and what my ‘insider’ tips and tricks are for living a long, healthy life. My answer is always that it is very important for you, the individual, to create a diet and lifestyle that works for your specific physical needs — a diet that fits into your specific work/play lifestyle, and that includes the kinds of food you love to eat. I believe that the joy of eating is something that should never be missing from your plate, and I also believe that the foods that feel amazing in your body, and taste amazing on your tongue can, and should, be the same foods. All that [...]