302, 2022

Recipe for Ghee. An Ayurvedic Staple.

By |February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Recipes for Yogis|Tags: , , , |

From your favorite recipes to your go to beauty treatments, ghee is a staple in the practice of Ayurveda.  If you are unfamiliar with this product, ghee is cow’s butter that has been heated slowly, then strained, to remove all of the milk solids. It is then further heated to give it a beautiful golden color, a nutty flavor, and delightful fragrance.  It is lactose free and shelf stable; giving [...]

2912, 2021

Why Do Yoga Teacher Training with Vedic Lotus Yoga?

By |December 29th, 2021|Categories: Yoga Basics|Tags: , , , , |

  Why Do Yoga Teacher Training with Vedic Lotus Yoga? Have you been thinking about doing a Yoga Teacher Training Course?  Whether you want to be a teacher or simply wish to deepen your own practice, there is so much to be gained when you choose to complete a Yoga Teacher Training with Vedic Lotus Yoga. If you’re ready to step into something extraordinary, here are five reasons that this [...]

2910, 2021

Cleansing Kitchari Recipe for a Healthy Reset

By |October 29th, 2021|Categories: Recipes for Yogis|Tags: , , , |

Cleansing Kitchari Recipe for a Healthy Reset Cooking up a batch of this healthy and nourishing dish not only satisfies the taste buds but can also serve as a gentle detox.  Kitchari is easy on your digestive system and requires little energy to digest.  This allows your body the time and energy to perform its regular healing and purifying processes without being overworked or stressed.  It is utilized as a [...]

1707, 2021

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

By |July 17th, 2021|Categories: Meditation Techniques|Tags: , , , |

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Progressive muscle relaxation is a deep relaxation technique that has been effectively used to help control stress, anxiety, insomnia, and pain.  It is also one technique that can be used when working towards reaching a meditative state in a yogic practice.  It’s a simple two-step process in which you systematically tense and then relax different muscle groups in your body.  With regular practice, it can provide you [...]

1306, 2021

Posture Breakdown- Virabadhrasana II (Warrior 2)

By |June 13th, 2021|Categories: Yoga Basics|Tags: , |

Posture Breakdown- Virabhadrasana II (Warrior 2) About the posture Warrior 2 is a classic standing posture that is commonly seen in yoga practices.  It represents the warrior Virabhadra slaying the human ego. How to get into the posture Start from standing in Mountain Pose (Tadasana) and take a big step back with one leg. Align your back foot with the short edge of the mat so that your toes point [...]

2205, 2021

Post Yoga Practice Purple Smoothie

By |May 22nd, 2021|Categories: Recipes for Yogis|Tags: , , |

With warmer weather just around the corner, here’s a great recipe to help keep you powering through the brighter days ahead. It’s loaded with protective antioxidants and a punch of color making it especially great after a vigorous asana practice.     Post Yoga Practice Purple Smoothie   1 small frozen banana ¾ cup frozen blueberries 1 tablespoon peanut butter 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds 1 teaspoon raw cacao ½ [...]

1404, 2021

Yoga for Bone Health

By |April 14th, 2021|Categories: Yoga for Health|Tags: , , |

YOGA FOR BONE HEALTH Increasing bone density and maintaining it is a large concern for many.  Could a yoga practice help?  Several small research studies seem to indicate that it might. Some people believe that bones are hard and lifeless, but they are actually living and growing tissue. The body continually absorbs old bone tissue and generates new bone to maintain its density, strength, and structural integrity.  Bone density peaks [...]

1803, 2021

Posture Breakdown- Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)

By |March 18th, 2021|Categories: Yoga Basics|Tags: , , |

Posture Breakdown Anjaneyasana – Low Lunge Posture   About- Anjaneya is a Sanskrit word that means “Son of Anjani” and Anjayneya is also the childhood name of Hanuman.  Hanuman is a primary character in the Hindu epic called the Ramayana. In the story, Hanuman is a brave, triumphant, and resourceful Army general.  This posture evokes strength and energy, tones the physical body, and calms the mind. Posture Breakdown- Begin in [...]

1202, 2021

Yoga for Glowing Skin

By |February 12th, 2021|Categories: Yoga for Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

YOGA FOR GLOWING SKIN   Do you ever see seasoned yoga practitioners and wonder where they get that extra little sparkle?  Just how do they achieve the inner glow that seems to radiate out of every pore- regardless of age?  Is there some miraculous patchouli infused cream being secretly peddled in the back rooms of yoga studios? Well, I’m here to spill the tea.  There is no secret cream that [...]

411, 2020

Ayurvedic Spiced Apples

By |November 4th, 2020|Categories: Recipes for Yogis|Tags: , , , |

AYURVEDIC SPICED APPLES This warm, yet light recipe is great for breakfast time.  This is especially true in the fall months when you may be feeling cold, or suffering from poor digestion. Because these apples are cooked and made with spices that increase digestion, they are the perfect addition to your diet when you may be feeling heavy or sluggish.  Not only is it satisfying but it’s quite healing as [...]

2908, 2020

A Beginners Guide to Chakras

By |August 29th, 2020|Categories: Yoga Philosophy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A Beginners Guide to Chakras Chakras are energy centers that can be found throughout the body.  According to Yogic sciences, 114 of these energy centers exist in the human body.  Of these 114, there are 7 that are the most prominent and well known.  These are the 7 that we will discuss today.  Chakra is a Sanskrit word that translates to “wheel” and is often described as a spinning disk.  [...]

2007, 2020

Masala Chai Recipe

By |July 20th, 2020|Categories: Recipes for Yogis|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Easy Masala Chai Recipe Do you want a delicious treat that also packs some powerful health benefits? Then look no further than this spiced tea. Masala chai, also known as chai tea contains a delicious blend of flavors that emit a spicy aroma to enliven your senses. Thanks to the caffeine content of black tea leaves, it is a great choice for getting your morning started or finding a much [...]

1905, 2020

So, What Is A Yogi?

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: Yoga Philosophy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

So, What is a Yogi? A yogi can be defined as one who practices yoga. However, I'm going to guess you're not entirely satisfied with that answer. The field of Yoga is vast, and everyone you question might have a different reply. Despite the variety of thought and opinion, perhaps we can shed a bit of light on the topic and gain some clarity.  What is a yogi, anyway? The Bhagavad [...]

1905, 2020

New To Yoga? Here’s 5 Things You Want To Know.

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: Yoga Basics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New to Yoga?  Here’s 5 Things You Want to Know. When you’re new to Yoga, you can have a lot of questions.  Here are some great tips to help you feel more prepared for your practice.   What should I wear?   One of the most popular questions new students ask me is what they should wear to practice in.  Looking at all the yoga related ads, you might think that [...]


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