AYAMA™ RESOURCES & ARTICLES BY AARON

Mantras: How Sound Affects Us On and Off The Mat

Mantras: How Sound Affects Us On and Off The Mat

I love sound. I love what it does. I love how it is shared all around the world. I love to explore sound and how it makes me feel. Have you ever considered how sound makes you feel? Have you explored sound and how it affects those around you? There is a lot of evidence to show that sound dramatically affects both our physical and our emotional bodies. This science was discussed hundreds of years...

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The Life Changing Ritual of a Morning Practice

The Life Changing Ritual of a Morning Practice

In my life, I have found that beginning my day with a powerful morning practice really changes the way my day unfolds. This has become so important and influential in my life, and much of my personal success can be greatly attributed to this practice of a meaningful daily ritual. Of course, like most things in my life, if something serves me I can't help but share it!     How My...

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The Four Qualities of a Great Yoga Class

The Four Qualities of a Great Yoga Class

Yoga is NOW! Patanjali starts the Yoga Sutras saying Yoga is NOW. Eckart Tolle sold a billion copies and gained global recognition for a simple idea, 'The Power of Now'. There is a hugely important aspect of life ingrained in the present moment, and being present is the precedent to the four qualities of a great yoga class. A person practicing physical asana yoga but not in the present moment...

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The Ancient Yamas and Niyamas (And How They Can Change Your Life) – Part 2: The Niyamas

The Ancient Yamas and Niyamas (And How They Can Change Your Life) – Part 2: The Niyamas

The Yamas and Niyamas provide the moral codes or ethical guidelines of yoga. They offer us guidance and give us tools to live by. In Part 1 of this series I explained the Yamas, this post dives into the Niyamas. What are Niyamas? Niyamas are personal attitudes or inner observances intended to help guide us to living a better life by guiding us to access the truth within ourselves.   The...

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The Ancient Yamas and Niyamas (and How They Can Change Your Life) – Part 1: The Yamas

The Ancient Yamas and Niyamas (and How They Can Change Your Life) – Part 1: The Yamas

Do you want to take yourself to the next level? Are you ready to find out how to live a better and more complete life? You can change your life significantly through the ancient science of the Yamas and Niyamas, knowing them and applying the art of journaling. This will be a two-part blog, this first part focussing on the Yamas, and part two on the Niyamas, so stay tuned!   What are Yamas?...

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The Journey of Finding my Path

The Journey of Finding my Path

“Why am I here?” “What is the meaning of life?" Everyone seems to be seeking their path, their life’s purpose, their Dharma. When you are following your path and living your Dharma you are living in accordance with your true nature, which brings a sense of complete harmony. This whole notion of having a “path” is still aborning and is something I am figuring out little by little. Sometimes I am...

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The Path to Happiness is Yoga

The Path to Happiness is Yoga

Do you want to be happy? I mean really, truly, from the depths of your soul, happy. Are you ready for that kind of life changing happiness? Are you willing to live the authentic path of yoga? Because guess what? Yoga is the key to happiness! I came to realize that yoga is the key to happiness on a particular trip I took to India. It is an experience I will never forget. I was in the beautiful...

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14 Supplements To Improve Your Health (And Life)

14 Supplements To Improve Your Health (And Life)

Ideally, we would not need supplements and would get all of our necessary nutrients from the food that we eat. However, using supplements to improve your health can be a great way to do just that - supplement your diet! The best way to look after yourself is to have a diet that consists mostly of fresh whole foods, exercise regularly, get a good night's rest, and then use supplements to help...

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What Are Bandhas and Why You Should Be Using Them

What Are Bandhas and Why You Should Be Using Them

One of the most amazing and powerful practices in yoga involves using our “bandhas".   What Are Bandhas? Bandhas are the gateways of energy within our bodies often referred to as “locks". Swami Rama said that a true yogi is “One whose spine is full of light.” The bandhas are locks that open and close allowing energy to move up and down the spine. With practice, these can be opened and...

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The Rituals of Blue Osa

The Rituals of Blue Osa

Do you find it difficult to make time for yourself? Are you struggling to meditate everyday? Do you find it hard to to reclaim your spiritual life? The answer to these questions lies in the art of ritual. As the Yoga Director of Blue Osa, my goal has always been to make it the best yoga retreat center possible. We welcome all people to Blue Osa. https://youtu.be/xLCfYZxDB80 Our beautiful...

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