Surya Namaskar Variation and Video

Posted on March 17th, 2015 in Yoga,Yoga Illustrations,Yoga Videos by Anmol Mehta

Most of us are familiar with a Standard Sun Salutation A or B. However, there are many more creative variations of sun salutations that work the body and nervous system in a holistic manner.  

Complete 30 Minute Yoga Set – Part 2

Posted on March 9th, 2015 in Health and Wellbeing,Kundalini Yoga,Yoga,Yoga Illustrations,Yoga Pranayama by Anmol Mehta

All titles below are links to the yoga poses and techniques used in this set, so click the link to read the full details on the particular exercise.

Excellent 30 Minute Yoga Set – Part 1

Posted on February 26th, 2015 in Health and Wellbeing,Yoga,Yoga Illustrations,Yoga Pranayama by Anmol Mehta

All titles below are links to the yoga techniques article, so click the link to read the full details on the particular exercise.

How to Fly High and Light in Plank Pose

Posted on November 6th, 2013 in Yoga,Yoga Illustrations by Kara-Leah Grant

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah takes some inspiration from a novel she’s been reading to better understand plank pose, proving that we can learn about yoga in all sorts of interesting places.

by Kara-Leah Grant

Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.


In the novel I have just finished reading (and highly recommend) - People of the Weeping Eye by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, one of the main characters is a “Contrary”.

Yoga Exercise to Burn Calories

Yoga to Lose Fat

There are countless weight loss success stories from those who have taken up a consistent and serious yoga practice. So there is little doubt that yoga is an effective weight loss solution and that yoga helps burn calories and reduce fat. The reason though that yoga is so good for helping you lose weight and keep it off, is not simply because of the physical workout that a yoga practice obviously provides. It is also due to the many other benefits and powers of yoga, such as helping you find positivity, joy, confidence, self-love, peace and emotional balance, while also helping you detox, heal and move towards a more wholesome and healthier way of life.  All this combined really helps with the problem of excess weight and obesity. 

Yoga for a Flat Toned Stomach

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 in Diet & Weight Loss,Kundalini Yoga,Yoga,Yoga Illustrations by Anmol Mehta

If you want to have a nice flat stomach and toned abs, there are a few important things that you must do.  Besides the obvious of watching your diet, you need to develop an exercise routine that combines both, aerobic exercise along with stomach specific resistance exercises.  Although there is evidence that resistance exercises help burn fat, aerobic routines are still the best way to help reduce belly fat and body fat in general.  Along with aerobic exercises though, you need to combine abdominal training, to achieve the final result of a flat and toned stomach.  Luckily yoga can provide you both, an aerobic exercise as well as stomach toning exercises.

Easy Feel Good Yoga Move for Beginners

Posted on February 11th, 2013 in Kundalini Yoga,Yoga,Yoga Illustrations by Anmol Mehta

Simple Yoga Move

Some Kundalini Yoga sets are seriously tough.  They are physically and mentally challenging, requiring both, a sound body and mind, to do well.  But, thankfully, often in such difficult sets are yoga moves that are easy to do and thus offer an opportunity to recover a little.  The exercise I am going to detail in this article, is one such exercise, which is easy to do, makes one feel good and has some very useful benefits as well.

Yoga Routine for Lower Body Flexibility

Posted on January 2nd, 2013 in Meditation,Yoga,Yoga Illustrations by Anmol Mehta

Wishing all of you a very happy, healthy, successful and awakened 2013.  I would like to thank everyone for all their love and support in 2012 which has helped Mastery of Meditation and Yoga become one of the biggest yoga websites on the internet.  I have a some great plans for 2013, which include more online classes, yoga and meditation videos, mantra and music mp3s and even live webcasts and workshops, all for free of course :-).

Yoga Pose to Release Tension and Stress

Posted on December 11th, 2012 in Stress, Anxiety & Depression,Yoga,Yoga Illustrations by Anmol Mehta

Cow Pose for Stress Relief

It is no secret that yoga is great for releasing stress and tension, and is probably one of the best sciences for inducing relaxation and a peaceful state of mind and body.  As the body heals itself best when it is relaxed, this ability of yoga to bring harmony and tranquility is certainly one of the reasons why it is such a wonderful healing modality and why it is prescribed so often for so many ailments.  Now, all yoga is not necessarily relaxing.

Root Chakra Exercise | Yoga Frog Stretch

Although a great deal of emphasis is often placed on the higher chakras, the importance of the lower 3 charkas, the root chakra, sex chakra and navel chakra, should not be underestimated.  Balancing these chakras is equally important for living a healthy, productive and happy life, and of these 3 charkas, the one that is often out of balance is the root chakra.

In the article, Chakra Healing | How to Balance Your Chakras, I provided details for how to analyze your chakras and determine which ones needed work.  In that article I also provided various exercises and poses you can use to heal and balance the weak chakras.  Below is the criteria to determine if your root chakra, which is responsible for physical security, fear and overall health, needs attention…

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