Breathe In Breathe Out

With its dedicated International Yoga Day on June 21st, this holistic practice is no longer ‘that ancient lifestyle from India’ – it is now resoundingly ‘mainstream’. Growing numbers of people from different walks of life are attracted to the strength, flexibility and mental focus that Yoga unveils. I am seeing that too. At my studio Dhyana, participants talk about yoga for stress alleviation, weight loss, easing pain and even spiritual…

Yoga for Collateral Beauty

Yoga has definitely entered the mainstream. Now even Hollywood is embracing fundamental tenets of Eastern mysticism to win at the box office. In Collateral Beauty, which is showing now in Dubai theaters, Will Smith plays Howard, a successful New York advertising entrepreneur who cuts himself off after suffering an extreme tragedy. His coping mechanism is to write letters to Love, Time, and Death, beseeching that ‘someone’ shed light on his loss and…

Keep (and Stay) Hydrated Before and After Yoga

“According to Ayurveda, we should drink seven or eight glasses of clean, filtered water each day for optimal health. However, with our busy lives, and the importance of staying fit gaining more popularity, staying adequately hydrated sometimes requires more than just plain water.” Anand Shekhar  , Ashtanga Vinyasa  teacher from Dhyana gives you these simple tips to follow for optimal results. Eat – don’t just drink – your water Being…

TOP 5 Reasons To Practice Kundalini Yoga

I’ve been teaching Kundalini Yoga for seven years and I promise you, it’s like no other system you’ve ever experienced. Beyond the ‘stretchy-wetchy’ approaches that are part of today’s mainstream practices, Kundalini unveils an experience beyond the limits of time and space. Brought to the West in the 1960’s by Yogi Bhajan (of Yogi tea fame), the powerful breathing accompanied by the repetitive action of the poses oxygenates the inner…