Pain relief through yoga

September 2017 By Saraswathi Vasudevan Conscious breathing is a powerful tool to minimise pain and take the mind’s focus away from it, so that the body’s natural recovery process can take over, says Saraswathi Vasudevan We work a lot with people with pain conditions; from general aches and pains to chronic neck, lower-back an

Meditative breathing

August 2017 By Saraswathi Vasudevan Breath retention through pranayama and mantra chanting have the power to slip you into meditation with ease, says Saraswathi Vasudevan A lot of people want to learn meditation. We even have doctors ‘prescribing’ meditation as  therapy. But since there is little or no preparation for ge

AAI celebrates International Yoga Day 2017

  Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The wo

Still the breath to still the mind

July 2017 By Saraswathi Vasudevan  Control your agitated mind by stilling the breath to regain calmness and equanimity, says Saraswathi Vasudevan “I don’t know why this pain has aggravated so much! I am very relaxed mentally, nothing is bothering me right now, but my neck pain is not abating despite my best efforts.&rdqu

Still the breath to still the mind

  July 2017 By Saraswati Vasudevan Control your agitated mind by stilling the breath to regain calmness and equanimity, says Saraswathi Vasudevan Yes, we see the apparent contradiction in these lines. When people come with problems in the body, the assumption is that the cause is purely physical/physiological and we (the sel

Soul sanctuaries

June 2017 By Punya Srivastava Even as the world slowly and painfully turns on its axis towards a new way of life, dozens of intentional communities show the way to tomorrow’s world, says Punya Srivastava