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Walking in Beauty: The Yoga of Inaction

Kofi Busia

As is well known, there is no universal definition of beauty. Any attempt to discuss it will probably involve distortions of communication including those of the “you say tomato, I say tomato” kind. British and American English would not pronounce those words so differently if there were not other important differences. The expression “to


Get to Know ISHTA: Kara v. Sekuler


Get to know our ISHTA Teachers & Staff in a new weekly Q&A featuring the people that bring ISHTA to life. Kara V. Sekuler grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a child, she danced with the opera companies and performed in musical theater. She moved to NYC after finishing high school to pursue a career


ISHTA Cooks: Curry-Spiced Almonds


I originally created this recipe for a Healthy Holiday Cookbook, but I enjoy these almonds all year long! They’re great for serving at cocktail parties—and put a sophisticated spin on everyday snacking.

The egg white gives them a nice crunch, which puts cravings for salty foods (like potato chips) at bay. If you’re serving a


ISHTA Life: Yoga Is A Terrific Time Management Tool. Here’s why….


Yoga Is A Terrific Time Management Tool. Here’s why….

I love yoga. If you’ve been following my blog, then you know I’m now joyously studying to be a yoga teacher at Ishta Yoga.

Although I’ve always loved yoga, there have been times I’ve let my yoga mat collect dust in the


ISHTA Life: Saturn and Mars: The Planets of Greatness Come Together in Libra


Saturn and Mars: The Planets of Greatness Come Together in Libra

This month we have a pressure cooker building as Mars the warrior general moves slowly toward a conjunction with Saturn, the old man. Their energies are so opposite, that they are often referred to as the accelerator (Mars) and the brake (Saturn). It’s as


ISHTA Cooks: The Basics - Brown Rice


ISHTA Cooks: The Basics – Brown Rice

Brown rice might feel like nothing more than an ordinary side dish, but to me, it’s a star. From its culinary diversity to its array of health benefits, I’d say this great grain is worthy of a little attention. Allow me to explain… or watch me demo how


Get to Know the History of ISHTA


Kavi Yogi Swarananda Mani Finger and his son, Alan Finger, created ISHTA Yoga in the late 1960′s in South Africa. Mani was first initiated into Kriya Yoga by Paramhansa Yogananda in Los Angeles, and later as a Kavi yogi by Sivananda in India. Mani subsequently went back to South Africa where he transformed his home


What's Happening at ISHTA in August


Introduction to Ayurveda with Rhona Sewell August 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm | $25 in advance; $30 day of workshop

Join us for an exploration of Ayurveda. This sister science of Yoga is a 5,000 year old medical system offering available and accessible life-style recommendations for good health and overall well- being. Ayurvedic


ISHTA Life: 7 Tools To Help Break Through Limiting Beliefs


7 Tools To Help Break Through Limiting Beliefs – So You Can Be Happier

Want some helpful tools to break through your limiting beliefs – so you can live your happiest life? Read on…

Over a decade ago I was home sick with stomach troubles. My friend Joelle suggested I order up papayas to help


ISHTA Life: Why You Should Believe in Karma


Why You Should Believe in Karma by Karen Salmansohn – best selling author and ISTHA 200HR TT Student

My 3.5-year-old son Ari has a passion for Legos — even bigger than his passion for pizza. I know this, because when Ari’s busy with his Legos, not even pizza can pry him away.

Although Ari loves