THE THIRD PILLAR OF YOGA – ROUTINES / ACHARA (from Sanskrit) A conscious use of energy is the goal of a yogic lifestyle. What is the most important thing in life? Yoga teaches us that one of the most important things in life is to build healthy routines as this would balance our effort throughout the day, throughout the years, and ultimately throughout the life. Implementing healthy routines helps us to structure the day and use our time efficiently, and not only.  When routines are practiced with a feeling of commitment it will develop habits and become our second nature. To easily move towards self-developmentRead More →

The second pillar of yoga, recreation

THE SECOND PILLAR OF YOGA – RECREATION ( VIHARA IN SANSKRIT ) To regain lost vigor and get a sense of joy, refreshment, and satisfaction you have to have leisure-time activities almost every day. This activities are an essential part of human life and are shaped by everyone’s interest, possibilities, and surroundings. We all have natural inclinations towards doing some activities with ease and passion. They can be done with others, or on your own. They can be active or passive. These recreational activities give you relief from tension and fatigue created by repetitive work, studies or other life responsibilities. They release stress from yourRead More →

What to observe while eating? When you eat do you eat to satisfy your emotions, or do you eat to satisfy your hunger? Observe your eating habits if are dominated by likes and dislikes. Our likes and dislikes are our weaknesses and biggest enemies. Develop an attitude of detachment toward foods you like and dislike. Otherwise, there exists the risk of overeating a certain type of food you like more, and rejecting a certain type of food that you don’t like, but is healthy for you. For example, If you like broccoli you will tend to have broccoli too often, and this will make youRead More →

Food - the first pillar of yoga HealthYoga Kingston

Where does your Yoga practice start? People ask me where yoga starts. In Classical Yoga you start yoga practice by observing the life pillars that are: Ahara / FOOD Vihara / RECREATION Achara / ROUTINES Vichara / THOUGHTS Food – the first pillar of yoga Let’s think about ourselves in terms of energy, and where is this energy coming from? Food is nothing else than energy, (Prana). It is the first pillar in yoga to be aware of. Food is a source of energy that was touched by the sun, air, water, and earth. As your body depends on this living energy your strength, health,Read More →