A Beginners Guide to Inversions

By Aadil Palkhivala, Certified Yoga Instructor, Co-founder, Alive and Shine Center, Bellevue, WA When I announced that it was time for Shirsasana, (Headstand) during a workshop I was teaching in Philadelphia a few years ago, an elderly woman slunk out of the room, quickly followed by her yoga teacher. Moments later, they both came back. Later, I learned that the …

How Yoga and Meditation Can Supercharge Your Health

How Yoga And Meditation Can Supercharge Your Health The Huffington Post | By Carolyn Gregoire Posted: 01/13/2014 9:55 am EST | Updated: 01/15/2014 12:47 pm With the benefits of holistic health and mindfulness practices finally starting to be recognized by mainstream medical institutions across the country, it’s only fitting that the first major symposium on yoga and medicine is taking …

Musical Yoga Chairs

Have a Seat and Do Chair Yoga! by Mana Iluna, Certified Purna Yoga Instructor Terry’s sore shoulder healed in a few weeks. For several years prior, her shoulder used to have very little range of motion and whenever she moved it in almost any direction, it caused her pain. Terry (not her real name) also has had 3 different surgeries …

How to Find a Meditation Teacher

Most yoga students begin their journey toward health by taking “Yoga Classes,” which usually means classes doing the physical practice of Yoga, called asana (yoga poses). Did you know that Yoga, which means “union” in Sanskrit, is actually a much vaster set of tools for health and healing? The physical exercise is just one aspect of this amazing science and …

Yoga and the “Cobbler’s Pose” ~ Inspiration for Beginners

By Aadil Palkhivala, Certified Yoga Instructor, Co-founder of Alive and Shine Center, and the College of Purna Yoga, Bellevue, WA Years of sitting in chairs and cars have left most of us with chronic tightness in our inner thighs. How can we release this tightness and free up our hips and groins? This is necessary to enjoy everyday life and …

Why Choose Our Yoga Studio?

“Wonderful studio with world class teachers. This is truly a yoga school that welcomes all types of people and wants to truly teach yoga, rather than just exercise.” – Sara A. At Alive and Shine Center, yoga is more than just exercise. Because you are more – much more – than just a body. Our classes help you cultivate good …

The Magic of Yoga ~ Inspiration for Beginners

By Aadil Palkhivala, Certified Yoga Instructor, Co-founder, Alive and Shine Center, and the College of Purna Yoga, Bellevue, WA The magic of Yoga becomes apparent when you realize it has moved out from the yoga studio to touch and enrich the whole of your life. As you practice Yoga, you begin to notice changes in the way you react to …