Monthly Archives: April 2011

Question of the Month: You talk about the importance of adding shoulderstand to one’s practice. Why is it important and are there variations to make it easier for me to practice it?

Beneficial Effects of Sarvangasana. Information taken from, Light on Yoga, by B.K.S. Iyengar The importance of Sarvangasana cannot be over-emphasized. It is one of the greatest boons conferred on humanity by our ancient sages. Sarvangasana is the Mother of asanas. … Continue reading

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Meditation, Cortical Thickness, and Pain Sensitivity

There‚Äôs a small but growing body of research literature showing that meditation practice is associated with greater cortical thickness in the brain (i.e., Grant et al., 2010; Lazar et al., 2005; Pagnoni & Cekic, 2007). All three studies used MRI … Continue reading

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