Yoga for Couples Part 1: What Yoga can Teach You About Relationships

by GuruYoga 2. February 2015 00:00
You’ve probably heard it at least once from your parents, mentors, or that sage-like friend of yours: “romantic relationships are a lot of work”, and you know what? They’re right. Being in a relationship with someone isn’t easy since there’s definitely going to be a lot of give-and-take involved and sometimes it’s not clear when to give or take. But don’t think we’re trying to put you off relationships. In fact, even through whatever adjustments or hardships there are when you’re romantically involved, it’s all worth it if you find someone who loves you as much as you love them. Fortunately, as a yoga practitioner, there are certain things you can pick up from your regular yoga (whether you do restorative yoga or any other variation of this ancient art) and meditation sessions which may help you keep your relationship strong. TIME - One of the first things you learn when you meditate or do yoga is that you have to be i... [More]

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Meditate Your Way to a Stress-free Holiday

by GuruYoga 13. December 2014 14:53
Holiday season is on the horizon and while it’s typically a time for merriment, we can’t deny that it can also be a source of stress. In addition to everything else you normally have going on in your lifes, preparing for holidays mean you’ll have to think about things like getting the Thanksgiving turkey, booking flights to visit relatives, getting gifts, and joining the holiday sale hordes – this rundown is probably already exhausting you, isn’t it? Fortunately, there are ways to keep your stress levels down amid the holiday din: yoga and meditation. Manage your holiday stress with these calming yoga poses: The Child’s Pose – also called Balasana, this posture helps keep the mind at ease from anxieties and stress. It’s a very restful pose that stretches the back, hips, and thighs. Additionally, when done properly, Balasana provides comfort to those with back pains. Th... [More]