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ISHTA Blog

Perseverance, Passion and Play: Astrological Happenings for February 2015

Vedic Astrology Forecast February 2015

For the first half of the month of February the planet Saturn and the sign Capricorn are the stars of the show. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and as I write this blog, Mercury (the trickster) is transiting Capricorn retrograde. That is, it looks like it is moving backwards from the earth’s perspective. Mercury will turn direct on February 11th, but remain in Capricorn until March 8th.

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ISHTA Cooks: Top 6 Kitchen Essentials

Nikki Croes Kitchen Tools

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the kitchen supplies available today. From ice-cream makers to egg slicers, you can prepare just about anything with a special gadget. But it’s not necessary to have a cupboard busting with tools to create simple, healthy meals. All you need are a few essentials—that will easily fit into any NYC apartment!

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ISHTA Tantra Yoga Sutras: The Five Kleshas

The Five Kleshas

A weekly post introducing the forthcoming book The Yoga Sutras Through a Tantric Lens by Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger and Yogiraj Wendy Newton. This blog post, written by Wendy Newton, is based on Alan Finger’s insight and years of work on the Yoga Sutras and highlights Alan’s phenomenal photography.

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We Must Always Try

Kofi Busia

The times are challenging. Life goes on outside the yoga class. The times and events pose powerful questions to all of us, and that we must all always think about … and answer. Words such as ‘spirituality’, ‘external’, ‘divine’ and ‘core’ are very easy to say … but it is sometimes very difficult to know what they mean.

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ISHTA Cooks: Hemp Protein Smoothie

Smoothie

For a little over a month, I’ve been a full-time vegetarian. For three solid weeks I was going strong and feeling great. Then, my energy levels came to a halt. Of course, the holidays (when I began this journey) are a notoriously draining time of year, but I was still concerned about my protein intake.

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Your 2015 Vedic Astrology Forecast

Vedic Astrology

Happy New Year! We are on the other side of the holiday season and we hope you had a good one. Now that we are ushering in a new year, this is a good time to look at the year ahead for each sign. The below forecast can be read for both your rising sign and your Moon sign in your Vedic birth chart.

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ISHTA Tantra Yoga Sutras: Desire & Possessions

ISHTA Tantra Yoga Sutras

A weekly post introducing the forthcoming book The Yoga Sutras Through a Tantric Lens by Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger and Yogiraj Wendy Newton. This blog post, written by Wendy Newton, is based on Alan Finger’s insight and years of work on the Yoga Sutras and highlights Alan’s phenomenal photography.

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Black Friday: Getting a Good Deal on Good Health

Ayurveda

I used to beat myself up for not progressing on my yogic path as quickly or as efficiently as I thought I should. I felt guilty that after I took three steps forward I inevitably took two steps back. Then one day I did the math. It turns out I am in the black! At each roadblock I was in fact further ahead on my path. After each detour I was better prepared to meet the next challenge.

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Sankalpa: Planting the Seed of Intention

Flowers Coming Up Through The Snow --- Image by © Ocean/Corbis

Every year at about this time, we contemplate our desires and aspirations: what is it that we really want to manifest in our lives? It is a loaded question with endless options, so how can each of us narrow it down to one single intention, let alone commit to it? Though we may have more than one intention for the New Year, the Tantric practice of sankalpa enables us to access the one that is written in our hearts and filter it into our everyday reality.

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Get to know ISHTA: Ann Mosca

Ann Mosca

Get to know our ISHTA Teachers and Staff in a Q+A featuring the people that bring ISHTA to life. This week, get to know Ann Mosca!

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