3 Yoga Steps for Achieving your Goals

If I ever feel that my goals are unachievable, difficult or just plain impossible, it is because my mind is cluttered and filled with distractions.  I now use the agitated or anxious mind as a trigger to practice more yoga, more sadhana.  The practice of Yoga sadhana is a de-cluttering of the mind.  It is a smoothing out […]

Saturn Mantra and Yantra

Saturday is the planet Saturn’s day.  Saturn, as we know it from images taken by NASA, is a beautiful gaseous orb with rings around its center or equator.  It’s thought of as a very mysterious planet with all sorts of glorious secrets. Saturn’s mantra is Om Sham Shanaye Namaha.  You can chant it here: I like to think […]

Sadhana – Spiritual Practices of Yoga

When you read Iyengar’s “Light on Yoga” – a beautiful adaptation of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika for modern-day yoga practitioners, you’ll often see the word “sadhaka.”  This word implies the person doing the practice of Sadhana – the spiritual disciplines of Yoga.  In our world today, yoga has become a very fashionable series of exercises […]

Yoga Illumined Teacher Training South Padre Island March 1-18

Our highly-regarded Yoga Illumined Teacher Training program is now offered as an 18-day Intensive in South Padre Island.  Join us for an remarkable 18-days of transformation and bliss! Yoga Illumined 200-Hour Teacher Training, South Padre Island March 1-18, 2015:  Eighteen days, Two (2) 9-day Segments – March 1-9 and/or March 10-18, Each 1oo Hours of Yoga […]

Yoga Illumined Studio Opening Feb 1, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Contact Jennifer Bichara – jbichara42@gmail.com T 917-446-0936 Yoga Illumined Announces Opening of Yoga Studio in Austin, Texas Join us for Opening Celebration on February 1, 2015 – 3801 South Congress, Suite 111 (AUSTIN, TX), December 29, 2014 – Kristina Lanuza and Zoe Mantarakis are pleased to announce the opening of Yoga Illumined […]

Togetherness Mantra with Sumukhi

Sumukhi, Kristina Lanuza, Kirtan, Music, Austin, Texas, iTunes, Download, Love, Chantihg, Music

Chant with me: Om Saha Navavatu Saha Nau Bhunaktu Saha Viryam Karavavahai Tejasvi Na Vadhitam Astu Ma Vivisavahai Om shantih, shantih, shantih May we work together in peace. May we work together in peace for the good of our mental, physical and spiritual bodies; for the good of the environment; for the good of all […]

How to Make Ghee

by Sumukhi Kristina Lanuza I have had a life-long relationship and passion for health, healing and medicine.  Kerry Meath-Sinkin is a great friend and Ayurvedic practitioner who has truly made Ayurveda – the ancient science of health and healing from India – accessible and useful in my everyday life.  The results of my daily Ayurvedic […]

Yoga: Tips for Beginners

by Sumukhi Kristina Lanuza I’ve been on this Yoga path for a while now but I always like to take it back to the Beginner’s mind, back to basics, back to simplicity.  I’ll never forget the first few yoga classes I took and how it all felt somehow familiar and yet, new.  So here are […]

Restorative Yoga: Rest at its Best

by Kate Smallwood I can couch potato with the best of ‘em, but that’s not the real deal. Nor is scrolling Facebook while in bed on a Sunday afternoon. I’m talking about Rest – capital R! A funny thing happens when you remind yourself that this word is actually verb. Try it. “To rest” has […]

Paschimottanasana – Seated forward Bend

Seated Forward Bend – Paschimottanasana creates strength through the lower back and spine.  It lengthens the torso, provides space in the lower back – especially for many of us who sit in Western chairs all day long, unconsciously compressing the lower back. From an energetic standpoint, it creates a seal (mudra) in the body of protection. […]

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