Yoga Category

Ana Forrest yoga-emotional healing-shamanic healing, energy healing, spiritual healing, yoga therapy,
For almost four decades, Ana Forrest has been teaching her unique style of yoga and emotional healing. The strongly physical, internally focused practice is also influenced by Native American medicine. Ana remarks, “I don't teach yoga to help people to transcend. I want people's Spirits to reside in their body. I literally want to help people embody their Spirit, not go through life fragmented." Read More
YEM-Yoga as Energy Medicine-Kurmasana - tortoise pose
One of the more introverted yoga poses, this gentle modification of the forward bending Tortoise pose is a welcome relief at the end of a busy day of “doing”. It moves your awareness away from the external and helps you develop greater internal wisdom. It is also a wonderful pose to start your day.Read More
Karma Yoga-Yogis Unite-Christ University, Bangalore India
Science now proves what yogis have known for millennia: when you redirect your energy to giving rather than getting, to serving rather than wanting, your entire biochemistry changes and begins to vibrate at a higher rate. You feel more connected and fulfilled in ways never imagined. A richness begins to grow deep within that banishes unhappiness, gives health and provides a sense of fulfillment. So it is a natural extension of supporting a healthy world that Parvati Magazine and Parvati.org present Yogis Unite, a beautiful opportunity to practice karma yoga—theRead More
Yoga Girl, Rachel Brathen, heart centered yoga, yoga lifestyle, Aruba yoga retreat
Rachel Brathen, also known as Yoga Girl, inspires others to see that we are more similar than different. We all want the same things: peace, healing and connection. Read More
Yogis Unite MAPS, Yogis Unite, Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary
I am so inspired by what I’m about to share in this column, that I have given my life’s work to it. It is such a magnificent embodiment of the meaning of yoga, and from the bottom of my heart, I hope that you will be a part of it too. As you may know, the word Yoga literally means to yoke, to join, a union or a coming together. There are hundreds of millions of us practicing yoga worldwide. Imagine what would happen if we came together for oneRead More
malasana pose, garland pose, balancing crouch, YEM, Yoga as Energy Medicine
YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine, by Parvati Interconnection and humility go naturally together. The more we feel our interconnection, the more humble we become, knowing that we can never exist separate from it all. The more humble we are, the more we can sense our interconnection. Wonderfully, we can cultivate both at the same time through the practice of yoga. Malasana, or Garland Pose, is an example of this. The balancing crouch allows us to practice balance while staying low to the ground, anchored in humility. A mala is aRead More
Tao Porchon-Lynch
Dr. Chelsea Jackson is actively working to make Western yoga more inclusive and reach marginalized communities. Parvati Magazine’s Yoga Editor, Ella Isakov, speaks to Chelsea about yoga as a tool for social change. Chelsea Jackson: My ideas become reality because I am rooted in a knowing that I am a continuation of work that started way before I arrived.Read More
YEM-centering-Parvati
Yoga’s gift to us is the way we can embody, here and now, an experience of bliss and unity. It reminds us that our way to joy happens within the body, a magnificent and multidimensional vehicle that connects us with all things. In our busy days and agitated world, it can be easy to lose our sense of ground. Agitation can tend to draw us up and out of our bodies, out of the present moment. So this month’s YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine practice offers a simple way toRead More
Dr. Chelsea Jackson is actively working to make Western yoga more inclusive and reach marginalized communities. Parvati Magazine’s Yoga Editor, Ella Isakov, speaks to Chelsea about yoga as a tool for social change. Chelsea Jackson: My ideas become reality because I am rooted in a knowing that I am a continuation of work that started way before I arrived.Read More
YEM-Tree Pose-Parvati
Trees have long been revered in cultural traditions around the world, such as in druidry (the oak), Native American spirituality, Hinduism (the tulsi and bilva), Buddhism (the banyan), African tribal life (the baobab), and Chinese culture (the gingko). It is not an exaggeration to say that we owe our lives to trees. Trees take in carbon dioxide (as much as 48 lbs of CO2 per tree per year) and release oxygen. They remove greenhouse gases from the air and give us fresh air to breathe. In addition, they clean, filter,Read More