A Selection of YTI Ezine Articles

Mantras and Meditations

  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra - A Mantra for Peace and Prosperity: For centuries, yogis, healers, and householders alike have turned to this mantra for comfort, clarity, and courage on the path to joyful living. Now you can, too.
  • Bhramari - A safe, easy to learn practice with tremendous therapeutic potential. Sit comfortably, allow your eyes to close and begin...
  • Chakra Healing - A guided meditation script. This script should be spoken at a slow and relaxed pace, and will take around 25 minutes to read aloud.
  • Benefits of Yoga Mantras - Set aside time each day for meditation and practice the use of Yoga Mantras. See your health and life improve...
  • Feeling the Heart - a mini meditation
  • Strengthen the Heart and Feeling - a mini meditation
  • Meditation Space - Create a personal meditation space that inspires your practice and invokes your higher self.
  • Nada Yoga: The Yoga of Sound - meditative toning can help you focus and relax; release negative emotions; reduce stress; and improve stamina and concentration.
  • Positive Thinking: Meditation and Affirmation - Just by simply spending some effort and time (10 mins a day), staying positive every day can be easily achieved.
  • Sound of Silence - As yoga practitioners, off our mat or cushion, how much time do we spend alone, just enjoying the solitude? Being alone gives you time to breathe. To know yourself a little bit better outside of just relaxation.
  • The Sacred Origin of Surya Namaskar - A daily ritual for Hindus was offered to the sun. The sun was visualized as a Deity … These rituals had extremely effective health benefits as well.
  • Tantra Meditation: Light Body - In this version, the meditation is on light. One of its purposes is to make you aware of the essentially spiritual, or subtle, nature of the physical body, which Tantrikas regard as a condensed form of divine light, or divine sound vibration.
  • Slow Your Life Mantra - the mind needs to chill out. Slow down. Here's a reminder of a one step at a time mantra...
  • Woodland Walk - A guided imagery scrip of an imaginary walk in the woods that will renew your energy and vitality

Chakras

  • Manipura - The Third Chakra is located in the belly - focus on this core or power centre to feel in control of your destiny. Find out the benefits of a balanced 3rd Chakra.
  • Yoga Postures for Manipura Chakra - The Bow - Practice this posture and visualise the image of the 3rd Chakra and its yellow colour and focus on that area of your body.
  • Chakra Healing - a meditation script
  • Solar Plexus: Self Healing - Believe in the power of your mind.

Yoga and Sport

  • Yoga for Athletes - Improve performance, prevent injuries, and bring more joy to the sporting life
  • Integrating yoga and running - yoga poses to integrate into your workout routine: Downward Dog, Tree, Triangle and Bound Angle

Yoga and You

  • Do Yoga, Do Good - Karma Yoga, the practice of serving others, isn't just the right thing to do, it's also the path to self-realisation
  • 40 Creative Yoga Class Themes - gathered from life, books, quotes, music and yoga classes...

Yoga Poses

  • The Elusive Psoas - Learn how to skilfully stretch and strengthen this mysterious muscle and find a new sense of balance and freedom in your practice
  • Yoga on the run - Downward Dog, Tree, Triangle, Bound Angle
  • Five uplifting yoga poses - Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall-Pose); Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose) Variation; Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) with Block; Dolphin Plank Pose; Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Forward Bend)
  • Dhanurasana: The Bow - Yoga Postures for Manipura Chakra
  • Inversion Poses for Ultimate Brain Power - Enhance concentration, calm your mind, help circulation and more...

Food and Wellbeing

  • Colourful Eating - The more variety of colours you eat from the rainbow, the more nutrition you'll incorporate into your diet. Yellow and orange, blue and purple - introduce lots of colour, your body will thank you for it. Find some delicious meal ideas here.
  • Top 10 Energy Foods - Carbs athletes should love! We breakdown the ten best energy sustaining foods, all loaded with powerful nutrients to keep your body running on premium fuel.
  • Feeding the Solar Plexus Chakra - the hub of our physical relationship with food. Find out how to restore balance and know your fuel to promote a healthy solar plexus chakra.
  • Happy Foods - Eating certain types of foods can make you feel better, relaxed and even content. What are these happy foods?
  • Super Foods: The Ayurvedic Benefits of Chia Seeds - Tiny but potent, chia seeds are brimming with benefits that can promote and sustain optimal health. They support deep hydration and are an excellent source of fibre.
  • 10 Tips to Staying Hydrated - are you too busy to notice if you are thirsty or not?

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