A Guide to Celebrating Songkran in 2024

CELEBRATE LIKE A LOCAL IN THAILAND The Thai New Year, known as Songkran, is an electrifying festival filled with water fights, soulful spiritual ceremonies, colorful parades, and the joy of new beginnings. For travelers yearning for an authentic cultural experience, Songkran offers an opportunity to connect with Thailand’s rich traditions and the warmth of its […]

Benefits of Incorporating Mirrors In Your Yoga Practice

DO REFLECTIONS DISTRACT US? Yoga has long been revered for its ability to connect the mind and body; emphasizing inward reflection as a tool for personal growth. However, the question of whether mirrors enhance or detract from this traditional goal is a matter of considerable debate within the yoga community. This article dives into the […]

Everything You Need To Know About Practicing Sun Salutations in Yoga

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR YOGIS When you think of yoga, what’s the first image that comes to mind? For many, it’s the serene yet invigorating flow of Sun Salutations. This fundamental sequence is not just a warm-up; it’s a complete exercise for the body and mind, with a history as rich as its effects on […]

How to Clean a Yoga Mat the Right Way

OUR COMPREHENSIVE YOGA MAT CARE GUIDE Ensuring a clean yoga mat is as crucial as the practice itself. For yoga enthusiasts and fitness seekers, maintaining a hygienic mat is not only good for health but also for enhancing the longevity of an often-pricey investment. In this guide, we’ll take you through the best practices—from identifying […]

Body-Positive Yoga Cues You Can Use in Common Poses

CHERISHING ONE’S SELF Body-Positive Yoga Cues You Can Use in Common Poses Yoga is more than just a physical practice; it’s a spiritual and mental discipline that promotes holistic well-being. The body-positive yoga movement is a breath of fresh air in a society where the image of the perfect “yoga body” often dominates the narrative. […]

Mindful Healing: The Role of Mindfulness Practices in Injury Recovery

LESSONS ON HEALING In the pursuit of physical well-being, it’s not uncommon to encounter unexpected twists and turns including injuries. While we can do our very best to practice safely and avoid injury- both on and off the mat- ofttimes we do face a period of recovery where we need to allow our body the […]

Techniques to Balance Masculine and Feminine Energies in Yoga

BUILDING HARMONY WITH YOGIC ENERGIES In the expansive realm of yoga, the dance between feminine and masculine energies creates a vibrant tapestry that extends beyond the physical postures. At Vikasa, we acknowledge the profound impact of balancing these energies, not just for physical strength but for fostering a deeper connection to oneself. In this exploration, […]

A Yin Yoga Practice for Slowing Down and Connecting

A PRACTICE FOR RECONNECTION In the hustle and bustle of modern life, it’s all too easy to lose touch with our inner selves, and with that, our emotional well-being may suffer. Yin yoga, heralded for its potential to foster deep introspection and emotional release, offers a sanctuary for those seeking stillness and a path to […]

Silent Retreats: How To Blend Ancient Practices with Modern Life

Benefits of Blending Ancient Practices with Modern Life   In a world of constant buzz, motion and digital chatter, the allure of silence grows ever stronger. Silent retreats offer a profound sanctuary to those seeking tranquility and a welcome ‘off’ switch from the day to day grind. Their rising popularity hints at a collective yearning […]

5 Couples Yoga Poses You Can Try This Valentine’s Day

5 Couples Yoga Poses You Can Try This Valentine’s Day   This Valentine’s Day, try skipping the chocolates and roses and instead, try unfurling your yoga mat with the one you love with a couples yoga class. Amidst the serene sanctity of synchronized breathing and asana alignment, couples yoga can help to deepen your connection, […]