Lotus Room Yoga Blog
Sharing is caring! In the Lotus Room Yoga Blog you will find:
- Information about various yoga and meditation techniques.
- Inspiration for a more positive approach towards life and living the yoga life.
- News about yoga events and new developments in yoga.
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Why do people chant in Sanskrit during a yoga class? I do not understand the meaning … and isn’t it a “dead” language, anyway? Understandable questions, however based on the assumption that Sanskrit is an ordinary language. Indeed, Sanskrit is one of the most ancient of world languages, a language that is no longer spoken […]
What are the gunas? In yoga philosophy, it is explained that there are three principle energies that govern all of creation: rajas, sattva and tamas. Samkhya philosophy details how everything is manifest by these influences while the Bhagavad Gita goes into detail about how these energies work in the world and how they influence our […]
Yoga is a holistic science, so it follows that a yogic diet that is suitable for someone who practises yoga should be in harmony with body, mind and spirit. To sum it up, any food or drink consumed should: Be the kind that gives health to the body. Be the kind that does not interfere […]
We can all breathe because it occurs naturally. But not all of us know how to breathe. Discover what you’re doing wrong and why proper breathing is important. In a natural, unobstructed state, when we are relaxed, sitting or standing tall with chest wide open, we can breathe fully into all parts of our lungs. […]
If inspiration, creativity, knowledge and communication were one power, they would be goddess Saraswati. Discover Ma Saraswati in this 3-minute read. Ma Saraswati is the power of all that is inspiration, creativity, knowledge and communication; she is in music, the arts, language, philosophy, science and technology. She is depicted riding a swan and playing a […]
Create a better life experience with the powerful tool of positive thinking. The way you think has a huge impact on the way you experience life. Whatever you believe about yourself and about life will become true for you, so positive thinking is the essential first step to a positive and progressive life experience. Your […]
If there were a goddess of fortune, wealth and beauty, her name would be Lakshmi. Learn about Ma Lakshmi in this 3-minute read. If there were a goddess of fortune, wealth and beauty, her name would be Lakshmi. In Hindu mythology and yoga, Lakshmi is the counterpart of Vishnu, or Narayana, the sustainer. She is […]
Who or what is Shakti? Is Shakti a goddess or an energy? What are the qualities of Shakti? Discover Shakti: the creative pulse, in this 5-minute read. Far from being patriarchal or matriarchal, yoga philosophy perceives the masculine and the feminine as interconnected and inseparable: one does not exist without the other. Tantra considers Shiva, […]
Feel SO touched and happy for this student who attended the Yoga & Ayurveda Cleanse last Spring! She is sharing her amazing experience here: “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” “Just like the seasons turn, characterised with their changes, we also change. However, unfortunately because of […]
Shavasana may look like a nap at the end of a yoga practice, but it is much more than that. The essence of Shavasana is to practice being simultaneously aware, alert and at ease; it is a deep relaxation that is fully conscious. But the art of relaxation may be harder than it looks. I […]