Yoga Category

koya, self-love, get loved up
World-renowned yoga instructor, holistic wellness coach and former competitive track and field athlete Koya Webb believes in the power of compassion and connection. An empowering advocate for loving self, others, and the planet, Koya joins Yogis Unite and speaks to Parvati Magazine about how the movement aligns with her mission for environmental healing. This interview has been edited and condensed. Parvati Magazine: You place a lot of emphasis on self-care and self-love. How does this provide a foundation to connect with greater unity and healing for our world? Koya Webb:Read More
YEM, Yoga as Energy Medicine, Breathing Wave, Parvati
Deepening your awareness of your breath is a vital key to unlock the alchemical power of Hatha Yoga. The breath connects your inner and outer worlds. When you focus on its flow, your breath will gently, yet powerfully, dissolve any notions that you are a limited, separate being. Awareness of the breath will bring you to rest in a field of profound unity with all that is. When your body is relaxed and healthy, its various rhythms (cardiovascular, craniosacral, respiratory, etc) flow in a synchronous dance within the whole. InherentlyRead More
YEM, Yoga as Energy Medicine, life-force energy, asanas, Parvati Devi
Due to the effect of gravity and the way we identify with our habits, we hold tension in our tissue, electrical and nervous systems. When newborn, our bodies are highly receptive to growth. We breathe life with greater co-creative fluidity. With age, we tend to become more set in our ways. Our attachments resist the flow of life, through which comes physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual rigidity. This tension in turn can lead to unhappiness and ill-health. At a physical level, resistance to the flow of life can affect theRead More
off the mat, into the world
Seane Corn is on a mission to empower justice and spread awareness of the emerging issues of our time. Inspiring spiritual consciousness, and galvanizing practical action, Seane is the co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World. She supports yogis in becoming conscious and effective community leaders in diverse areas including gender justice, food justice, environmental justice, LGBTQ rights and animal rights. This month, Seane discusses the relationship between yoga and activism. Parvati Magazine: As a passionate activist, how has yoga helped you to support social change and humanitarian causesRead More
Yogis Unite MAPS, Seane Corn, Environmental leadership, MAPS, Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary
Seane Corn, whose teaching and activism also feature in our Yoga column this month, is an impassioned environmentalist who recently joined the growing community of yogis speaking up for the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary. Yogis Unite is delighted to feature this trailblazer for living yoga in the West. Parvati Magazine: What is the connection between yoga and compassion for the environment? Seane Corn: It means to me there can be no conversation about yoga without including the environment. Yoga means to come together and make whole; and it recognizes theRead More
prajna, yoga of the subtle body, subtle body, interconnection, interdependency
Weaving together Eastern and Western philosophies, Tias Little connects his mindful yoga teachings to the depths of the subtle body and the Earth. This month we spoke with Tias about his support for Yogis Unite, and Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary – sharing why he believes yogis must come together in support of “the global body”, for planetary healing. Parvati Magazine: Your unique approach enables students to embrace a greater level of mindfulness and prajna (deep understanding). How does yoga inform your view of the world? Tias Little: The work thatRead More
kino macgregor, ashtanga yoga, omstars, yogatv, yoga as healing spiritual healing
Ashtanga Yoga expert Kino MacGregor shares her thoughts on spiritual strength. Kino MacGregor travels worldwide to share her love of yoga as a healing modality and a sanctuary to get through difficult times. She is honest, courageous and knowledgeable. Yoga editor Ella Isakov speaks to Kino about how yoga helps with depression and suffering, leading to inner freedom. Parvati Magazine: In twenty years of practicing and teaching yoga, what has been its most profound effect on you? Kino MacGregor: The practice of yoga has led me to more peace andRead More
Savasana, YEM, Yoga as Energy Medicine, Parvati Devi
In our busy lives, it is essential to our health and wellbeing that we take time each day to center, unwind and renew. The practice of yoga is a beautiful way to do so. Science now confirms what yogis have known for thousands of years. As we relax, our field of perception expands, and in so doing, we are more aware. With greater awareness, we have access to a wider range of options in each moment so that we can make the most informed decisions. When we feel rooted, vitalRead More
Yogis Unite - St. Petes Yoga Festival
From the warmth of sunny Florida comes a yogi’s call to protect the polar ice that safeguards all life on Earth. Across the Tampa Bay on the Gulf Coast of Florida is the picturesque St. Petersburg, often known as the “Sunshine City”. Within St. Petersburg is a century-old botanical paradise called the Sunken Gardens. Since 2011, this garden has played host to the St. Pete Yoga Festival, showcasing the diversity of yoga and engaging the community in a family-friendly day of yoga, music, food, laughter and love. This fall, theRead More
yoga rebel, yoga for injury, sustainable yoga
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