Soup Salutation: Mindful Eating To Support Your Yoga Routine 

by anjayoga

Yoga is a way of life and mindful eating should be at the heart of supporting your practice. Soups have been at the centre of Ayurveda for centuries for good reason; their ingredients can be tailored to bring an individual’s dosha into balance; they can also cleanse and calm. The ideal yoga diet is light, hydrating and packed with […]

How to be strong and sturdy being a vegetarian?

by anjayoga

How to be strong and sturdy being a vegetarian? It is generally believed that all vegetarians are physically weak and do not get enough protein and iron. But do you know there are a lot of famous athletes who do not eat any animal products? Carl Lewis, for instance, is one of the most famous […]

What is the pelvis all about?

by anjayoga

What is the pelvis all about? I started writing this the day after International Women’s Day. And the two yoga classes I taught was full of wonderful women. In fact the couple of guys who had booked onto the evening class cancelled late afternoon. So it was a day celebrating women. I do love having […]

Yoga Diets to Nourish the Soul

by anjayoga

Yoga Diets to Nourish the Soul Yoga is much more than just an exercise routine–it’s a lifestyle. In order to make the most out of your yoga sessions, it’s important that you make sure to eat right throughout the course of the day. You should be mindful of what you choose to put into your body, selecting […]

Aromas in yoga class

by anjayoga
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Natural aromas in yoga class There are lots of aromas and scents (and smells) in a yoga class. And I want to discuss it briefly here. As a yoga teacher facilitating space where we all move and breathe in. And as a yoga practitioner and fellow students. Being a number of people in a contained […]

How yoga can improve your dental health

by anjayoga

We are all familiar with the everyday perks of practicing yoga; increased flexibility, muscle tone, core strength, cardio health and tons of energy to name but a handful. So isn’t it lovely when a surprising benefit comes along; it’s enough to keep you smiling all day! And smile you should, because Yoga is great for promoting […]

Pelvic floor – creating power, passion and relaxation

by anjayoga

Pelvic floor – creating power, passion and relaxation I sometimes tell the tale of the powerful yogini who lived by the river in ancient India. Her Shakti, power, was glowing and strong. And she had the ability to go to the river, squat down, and… pick up the stones with her vagina. Not sure where […]

How Yoga Can Help Battle Depression

by anjayoga

How Yoga Can Help Battle Depression Yoga is often the first complementary activity recommended by doctors for anxiety. So powerful is its effect on the stress hormone, cortisol, that it is currently used in numerous therapeutic settings across the globe – including centres for substance abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and anxiety. Recent research published by researchers at the […]

Food Recipe to Nourish

by anjayoga

  One Pot Nourishing Meal I always advocate eating kitcheri. A simple meal that is easy to digest and therefore fantastic for the digestive system. And according to Ayurveda a healthy digestion is the foundation for good health. (You can have a look here for the recipe). Basically it’s Mung dal and rice with various […]

Balancing in the wind and stormy conditions

by anjayoga

Balancing in the wind and stormy conditions Why can we balance so easily one day. And then the next there is no co-ordination? Or perhaps balance is your thing, your favourite part of any yoga class. Something that comes easy to you. Or perhaps you hate any of the balancing yoga poses. Finding them challenging […]