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Warrior 2 (Virabhasana 2)

By Madya Lila | October 21, 2019

Benefits Strengthens the legs, hips, back and shoulders Increases flexibility in the hips and shoulders Calms the nervous system if held with deep slow breathing Cautions Balance – …

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Exultant Warrior

By Madya Lila | September 25, 2019

This is an energizing pose which expands our side ribs helping to open spaces in our lungs that might not have been reached for a long time. You …

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Deb’s Healthy Pancakes (Vegan & Gluten Free)

By Madya Lila | September 18, 2019

Deb is celiac and so is Siddha, her 3 year old. In spite this Siddha seems to be the most robust and healthiest of all his friends. Maybe …

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Make the Most of Spring

By Madya Lila | September 18, 2019

Spring and the weather is warming up! I love it when there is a warmth to the atmosphere and the breeze is gentle and caressing, a little delicate …

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Mood Lifting Spring Salad

By Madya Lila | August 31, 2019

There’s something about spring and how it uplifts our mood almost instantly.  The earth rejoices as bees start buzzing amongst fragrant blooming flowers. Young seedlings with leaves of …

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Defy Gravity with Yoga

By Madya Lila | August 29, 2019

In our everyday language we talk about being, ‘depressed’,  ‘weighed down’ and  ‘carrying the load of the world on our shoulders’ – all terms we use to describe …

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A Yoga Guide to Winter Wellness

By Madya Lila | July 31, 2019

In our plans about how to keep well for winter how many of us consider the lymphatic system? Many of us don’t really know what it does! Well …

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Kheer (Sweet Rice)

By Madya Lila | July 31, 2019

The festive season is coming up for all Hindus and Bhakti Yogis. All over the world cooks who worship Krishna are thinking of what to make Him on …

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5 Tips for Becoming More Flexible

By Madya Lila | June 27, 2019

You may have noticed that some people are naturally very flexible. They swoop into their lunges with effortless ease, their forward bends are deep folds and their back …

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Hamstring PNF Stretching

By Madya Lila | June 27, 2019

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a way of stretching, which involves both the stretching and contracting of the muscle group being targeted. It is said to be one of …