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Overcoming Obstacles in the Path of our Yoga Sadhana

Challenges of beginning and continuing the practice by Philippa Asher In Hinduism, the elephant-headed god Ganesha, is the remover of obstacles and is believed to radiate qualities of wisdom, strength, grace, honour, confidence, stamina, stability, truth and patience....

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Ayurveda, mother of all medicines

Ayurveda means knowledge of life and derives from India. It is a health system and a way to look upon life from the time we are born until we die. We look at the whole person; body mind and soul in Ayurveda. We believe everything is interconnected so everything in our...

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Yes, you can change your mind!

We are all creatures of habit. We tend to do the same things over and over again, to think the same thoughts over and over again. The more we do things a certain way the more likely we are to keep doing them that same way. The more we repeat a...

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Mula Bandha, by Ty Landrum

Mula Bandha is the spontaneous gathering and rising of the subtle breath from the pelvic floor to the crown of the head. This auspicious movement is said to open the central channel of the body, clearing away condensed memory and emotion, and restoring...

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The Importance of Words. By Bibi Lorenzetti

 There is no truer saying then this one. Well aside from Pattabhi Jois’s words “Practice, practice, practice and all is coming”. The two phrases combined fully describe the sanskrit word sankalpa. Sankalpa comes from the root words of kalpa which means ‘a way of...

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Meet Sally Lomas, Director of Birthlight Teaching Ltd.

My interest in the world of birth and babies began with the birth of my first child, my daughter Kayla. I was so lucky to have a friend who guided me through my pregnancy, helped me to have such a positive experience. She was there for us in the early...

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Gayatri Mantra

The gayatri mantra embodies the collective wisdom of the entire Vedic revelation. Found in the Rig Veda (3.62.10), the gayatri mantra takes its name in part because it is written in the gayatri meter (twenty-four syllables divided into three lines of eight...

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Interview with Bibi Lorenzetti

Bibi Lorenzetti is a New York City based Level II Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher & certified Holistic Health Coach. She received her blessing to teach Ashtanga Yoga in 2014 from the Sri K. Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore India...

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Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is a powerful yoga-based massage therapy which uses the breath as a catalyst to open and realign the entire body. It penetrates the deepest layers of the body, allowing  to regulate the energy flow throughout the body. Ayurvedic Yoga...

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Balearic Retreats favorite Green Smoothie

During our Balearic Retreats the most awaited moment is the brunch, and the green smoothie is our favorite! Towards the end of the morning practice, and following the smells of the kitchen and what our lovelies chefs are preparing, we can observe than not...

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DIY yoga mat spray

Is your yoga mat getting a little funky? Freshen it up with this easy DIY yoga mat spray. Ingredients Oils 1 Scented essential oils of choice – You could use grapefruit and sweet orange oil for instance 1 Tea tree oil Liquids  1 oz Water, Filtered Other 2...

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6 asanas to treat migraine

A migraine is painful, it’s a chronic health problem which affects one in every five women and around one in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood. Many people, apart from a usual headache also experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and...

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Yoga holidays for children and families

Yoga has been shown to improve mental and physical health children, in fact, mindfulness and Yoga improve balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in children. . A recent research has already shown that yoga can improve focus and memory and also...

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Yoga poses to alleviate your back pain while on holidays

Yoga is such a good way to help alleviate back pain, and if you are suffering from it you know how bad it is to travel with a chronic pain. Previous researches have shown that yoga improves pain and function and reduces medication use. Balearic Retreats...

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Yoga Holidays Benefits

Do you still doubt if starting your Yoga Journey? Have a look at all the benefits you could get and your doubts will vanish away. Increases oxygen in the brain Calms the mind Increases arm strength Helps you getting better posture Increases flexibility Reduces stress...

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A juice to fight Mucus and Sinus Congestion

Using natural remedies for the treatment of sinus congestion is always a good option over medications. Congestion is mostly caused by a combination of a build-up of mucus and inflammation, but if you regularly consume specific juices, your body...

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Monday Music 25

The selection of music of today by Balearic Retreat is just amazing, from Ennio Morricone to the sound of India, here you can find the tracks that will guide you through your Yoga practice....

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How to prepare a Cancer-Fighting Healthy Broccoli soup

Nowadays most of us are heavily eating processed foods. It’s a shame because we are getting used to dislike the taste of vegetables, which have a great nutritional profile, especially healthy broccoli. But here it comes Balearic Retreats, experts in organizing Yoga...

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