bACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE origin, technique and health benefits of AYURVEDIC YOGA MASSAGE
What is Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM)?
Ayurvedic yoga massage (AYM) is type of yoga-inspired full body treatment using Ayurvedic principles. It combines traditional Indian deep tissue massage with assisted yoga stretches and breathwork, to help gradually open up the body, release tension and facilitate the flow of energy. The effects of Ayurvedic yoga massage are deeply relaxing and rejuvenating. Continue reading →
Exploring the practice of nadi shodhana and the positive effects it can have on our health and wellbeing
What is nadi shodhana?
In yoga, nadi shodhana is a form of pranayama practice or breath regulation where we alternate the flow of air between the two nostrils. Translated from Sanskrit nadi means ‘channel’, ‘stream’ or ‘flow’ and shodhana – ‘to cleanse or purify’. Continue reading →
The world has greatly changed over time. Everyday life has become more challenging and fast-paced. Many people experience stress from work, school, commute, or even at home. This can accumulate and become toxic to the mind and body.
Through the years, people have recognized the calming and relaxing benefits of doing yoga. Because of this, yoga became one of the most popular stress relievers. The techniques used in yoga include poses, breathing techniques, meditation, and stretches. Many studies conducted even confirm the effectivity of yoga in reducing cortisol production, which is a common stress hormone in the body when the stress response system of the body is modulated.
You’re probably wondering why we are talking about two very different things in the same post. While massage and meditation are indeed different, they can also go hand in hand. Allow me to elaborate!
What is the purpose of massage?
If you’re like most people, you go for a massage because you’re looking to improve how you physically feel. Some people have pain, others have mobility issues, while some just want their body to feel relaxed. Whatever the reason may be, you massage to promote physical well-being!
What about meditation, why do we meditate and what’s the purpose?
Just like there are several different massage techniques, there are also many ways to meditate.
I think we can all agree that we meditate to promote mental/psychological well-being!
Personally, I meditate to declutter all the trash (AKA thoughts) in my mind. Continue reading →