Category Archives: RETREATS

The Awesome Benefits of a Yoga Retreat


3 June 2013

What is a retreat? It’s a quiet or secluded place where you can rest and relax. What are a YOGA retreats: Quiet and secluded places where you can rest, relax, eat healthy, gain knowledge, insights, personal strength and PRACTICE YOGA. Is your daily routine getting you down? Have you ever wondered what might happen … READ MORE

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You Too Can Apply The Ultimate Beauty Treatment


25 April 2013

  The Ultimate Beauty Treatment that boosts your sparkle from within. Rae Indigo will support you to align diet and a powerful yoga sequence, so you cultivate your radiant inner light, anytime, anywhere. The results…  Fit bodies with excellent muscle tone  Clear eyes  Glowing skin  Thick and beautiful hair  Calm, clear anxiety-free mind  Melts … READ MORE

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The Five Koshas (Part 4 – Vijnanamaya Kosha: wisdom sheath)


25 February 2013

Vijnanamaya Kosha is the fourth of the five Koshas (sheaths) and is a Sanskrit terms “jna” (to know), “vi” (apart), together they imply discernment. Maya means composed of, Kosha means sheath. So, Vijnanamaya Kosha is the sheath that is composed of the discerning intellect. The Vijnanamaya Kosha is also known as the sheath of … READ MORE

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The Five Koshas (Part 3 – Manomaya Kosha: mind sheath)


14 February 2013

Manomaya Kosha is the third of the five Koshas (sheaths) and is a Sanskrit term meaning “the sheath of the mind”. Mano or Manas, in Sanskrit, means “mind”, Maya means composed of, Kosha means sheath. So, Manomaya Kosha is the sheath that is composed of the mind (or “mind-stuff”). This “sheath of mental activities” … READ MORE

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The Five Koshas (Part 2 – Pranamaya: air sheath)


13 February 2013

Pranamaya Kosha is the second of the five Koshas (sheaths). Pranamaya Kosha, is a Sanskrit term meaning “the sheath of energy”. Prana, in Sanskrit, means vital energy, Maya means composed of, Kosha means sheath. So, Pranamaya Kosha is the sheath of vital energy within each human being. The Pranamaya Kosha is more subtle than … READ MORE

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The Five Koshas (Part 1- Annamaya: food sheath)


11 February 2013

Annamaya Kosha is the first and outer of the five Koshas (sheaths). Annamaya Kosha, is a Sanskrit term meaning “the sheath of food” (anna), more specifically, the physical (or gross) body, which is made of food. All of the physical aspects of life come and go (through the cycle of birth and death) and … READ MORE

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The Five Koshas (Sheaths)


8 February 2013

Kosha a Sanskrit word usually translated as “sheath”, of which there are five, each one representing a covering of the Atman (“Self”, according to Vedantic philosophy). They range from gross to subtle and are often visualized like the layers of an onion. Just as there are layers of an onion or like the series … READ MORE

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The Five Niyamas (Part 5 – Ishvara Pranidhana)


7 February 2013

This article is the fifth and final part of a five part series based on this post: The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 2 – Niyama) The fifth of the five Niyamas is Ishvara Pranidhana. In its simplest form, the Sanskrit term is a combination of the words; Ishvara, meaning Lord, God, Supreme Being … READ MORE

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The Five Niyamas (Part 4 – Svadhyaya)


6 February 2013

This article is the fourth of a five part series based on this post:  The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 2 – Niyama) The fourth of the five Niyamas is Svadhyaya – a compound Sanskrit word literally translated sva, meaning “one’s own”, and adhyaya, “study”; therefore Svadhyaya would mean study of one’s self. Svadhyaya also … READ MORE

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The Five Niyamas (Part 3 – Tapas)


5 February 2013

This article is the third of a five part series based on this post: The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 2 – Niyama) The third of the five Niyamas is Tapas – a Sanskrit term meaning “heat”. In Vedic religion and Hinduism, Tapas is also used figuratively, denoting spiritual suffering, mortification or austerity, and also the … READ MORE

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The Five Niyamas (Part 2 – Samtosha)


4 February 2013

This article is the second of a five part series based on this post: The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 2 – Niyama) The second of the five Niyamas is Samtosha (also Santosha) – a Sanskrit term meaning contentment or satisfaction. The word Samtosha is derived from the Sanskrit root word ‘tush’ which means … READ MORE

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The Five Niyamas (Part 1 – Shaucha)


3 February 2013

This article begins a five part series based on this post: The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 2 – Niyama) The first of the five Niyamas is Shaucha – a Sanskrit term meaning purity. The word Shaucha is derived from the Sanskrit root word ‘shuch’ which means to cleanse or purify. Shaucha is an … READ MORE

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The Five Yamas (Part 5 – Aparigraha)


2 February 2013

This is the fifth and final article of a five part series based on this post: The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 1 – Yama)     The fifth of the five Yamas is Aparigraha, a Sanksrit word for greedlessness or non-grasping. It comes from the word parigraha, which means reaching out for something … READ MORE

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The Five Yamas (Part 4 – Brahmacharya)


1 February 2013

This article is the forth of a five part series based on this post: The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 1 – Yama) The forth of the five Yamas is Brahmacharya – a Sanskrit term that translates into English as “behavior that leads to Brahman”. The word brahmacharya stems literally from two root words … READ MORE

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The Five Yamas (Part 3 – Asteya)


31 January 2013

This article is the third of a five part series based on this post: The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 1 – Yama) The third of the five Yamas is Asteya – a Sanskrit term that translates into English as “avoidance of stealing” or “non-stealing”. But in principle Asteya means more than that, referring … READ MORE

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The Five Yamas (Part 2 – Satya)


30 January 2013

This article is the second of a five part series based on this post: The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 1 – Yama) The second of the five Yamas is Satya – a Sanskrit term that translates into English as “truth”, “truthfulness” or “honesty”. Satya is also defined in Sanskrit as “sate hitam satyam” … READ MORE

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The Five Yamas (Part 1 – Ahimsa)


29 January 2013

This article begins a five part series based on this post: The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 1 – Yama) The first of the five Yamas is Ahimsa – a Sanskrit term meaning to do no harm (literally: the avoidance of violence – hinsa). The word is derived from the Sanskrit root hims – … READ MORE

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 8 – Samadhi)


28 January 2013

Samadhi is a Sanskrit word which is the state of consciousness induced by complete meditation, derived from the verbal roots “samā” (the state of total equilibrium) and “dhi” (of a detached intellect). Samadhi is the eighth and final of Patanjali’s “Eight Limbs” of Raja Yoga (or classical yoga). Patanjali’s commentary on Samadhi (Yoga-Sutras 1.41): … READ MORE

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 7 – Dhyana, W/Video)


27 January 2013

Dhyana is a Sanskrit word which means to meditate, derived from the verbal root dhyai, Dhyana  it is the most common designation for both the meditative state of consciousness and the yogic techniques by which it is attained. Dhyana is the seventh of Patanjali’s “Eight Limbs” of Raja Yoga (or classical yoga). Patanjali describes … READ MORE

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 6 –Dharana)


26 January 2013

Dharana is a Sanskrit word which means immovable concentration of the mind (or that which gives stability”) from the root Dhar, which means to “bind together”, “to make stable”. Dharanais  the willful act of concentration of the mind. Dharana is the sixth of Patanjali’s “Eight Limbs” of Raja Yoga (or classical yoga). Patanjali describes … READ MORE

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 5 –Pratyahara)


25 January 2013

Pratyahara is derived from two Sanskrit words: prati and ahara, with ahara meaning anything taken into ourselves, and prati, a preposition meaning away or against. Pratyahara means literally “control of ahara,” or “gaining mastery over external influences.” It is compared to a turtle withdrawing its limbs into its shell; the turtle’s shell is the … READ MORE

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Part 2 – Niyama)


17 January 2013

Niyama – In Sanskrit, means “observance,” or religious observance (aka, the 5 dos of Yoga) Niyama is the second step in the Eightfold Path (the 8 Limbs) of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and contains the five internal practices of Niyama. These observances outline the five principles which are control (or regulate) the organs of perception; … READ MORE

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