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Author - Cora Wen

The ROM of Major Joints

Healthy Living, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

In my last post What is Range of Motion (ROM) we discussed ROM and how it is measured. It is something that is interesting to note, as we often assume in Yoga that all joints can move in…

What is Range of Motion (ROM) in Joints?

Healthy Living, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

In a recent conversation with my good friend, teacher and mentor Judith Hanson Lasater, the degrees of movement in the spine came up as a topic. Yes, yogis do really have dinner conversations about this! We were discussing…

Shiva Shakti Prayer

Prayer, Stories and Tales, Yoga

KAPUR AARTI कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारं karpura gouram karunAva tAram संसार-सारं भुजगेन्द्रहारम् । sansArahAram bhujagendra hAram सदा वसन्तं हृदयारविन्दे sada vasantam hridiyAr vinde भवं भवानी सहितं नमामि ।। bhavam bhavAni sahitam namAmi I bow to that camphor-hued, white complexioned Lord…

What is Therapeutic Yoga?

Featured, Healthy Living, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

Therapeutic Yoga focuses on working with mental and physical conditions. It utilises yogic techniques including posture, breath work, meditation and pose variations created for a unique need and/or individual. Therapeutic Yoga is particularly helpful for recovering from, or…

5 Flavours of Health

Chinese, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

Traditional health sciences of India and China share many   similiar concepts.  Ayurveda, the ancient tradition of India, is usually translated as “science of life”. Chinese philosophy and social structure are integrally related to the harmony of body and…

Welcoming the Light

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Featured, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

As days grow warmer and longer, coats and sweaters are put away, and we wait anxiously for spring to burst in our gardens! The cold, grey days of winter begin transition into spring’s warmth and sunshine, and the…

Sanskrit Pun!

inspiration, Stories and Tales, Yoga

This gibberish is actually an adoration of ViShNu yAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyA | yAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyA || To understand the meaning, we need to do anvaya–break up and associate syllables in the verse. yAyAyA, Ay, yAyAyA, Ay, AyAy,ayAya, ayAy, ayAy,ayAy, ayAy, | ayAy,…

Protected: Twist into a Spring Fling

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Eating Good Luck

Chinese, Healthy Living, Myths & Legends, Stories and Tales

The Chinese language makes it easy to play with words and symbols. Homonyms (words sharing same pronunciation with different meanings) are common in folklore and stories.  In celebrations of food around the New Year, many dishes and ingredients…

What is Year of the Rabbit?

Myths & Legends, Stories and Tales, Uncategorized

How Does the Lunar Calendar Work? According to Chinese astrology, 2011 is Year of the Rabbit, beginning on February 3, 2011 through January 22, 2012.  There are 12 animal signs in Chinese astrology and Rabbit is the fourth…