Yoga Philosophy

Dharana & Dhyana

Dharana & Dhyana: Two of the Eight Limbs of Yoga

If you’ve gone through Ohana’s Yoga Teacher Training program then you know that asana – the physical form of yoga – is only a small part of the practice. Being a yogi encompasses so much more than just your classes in the studio. It is a holistic lifestyle designed to bring you closer to the…
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What is Prana

Prana & the Power of the Energy Body: Increasing Life-Force Energy For A More Balanced Life

I don’t know about you, but this month tends to be the time of year I like the least. It’s cold, dreary, and there are no upcoming holidays to fuel some level of excitement. It’s usually the seasonal period where we begin feeling a sense of stagnation. The days are shorter and everything feels dense…
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Chakras 101: Everything You Need to Know to Harness the Power of the Seven Chakras

From our yoga practice, we are all intimately familiar with our physical bodies and how they function and perform on a daily basis. In modern society, it has almost become an obsession. We have become so narrowly focused on the physicality of our bodies – how we eat, how we move, how we sleep –…
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Change is Constant: How to Embrace It

As fall sweeps over through color and fresh air we find ourselves in an environment of transition. We find ourselves in a bittersweet mood as summer fades farther into memory, and we welcome the cozy and inward feels of autumn. If you’re like me, transitional seasons might trigger a bit of sentimentality. Or a trip…
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Sweet Savasana: Exploring Yoga’s Most Important Pose

We’ve all heard it before in our yoga classes: savasana is the most important pose.  Or we see it on yoga t-shirts: I’m just here for the savasana. Even people who don’t practice yoga seem to understand the central importance of this posture.  For as basic as savasana is, it’s also known as the hardest…
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A History of Yoga to Deepen Your Practice

The understanding of yoga has evolved in many directions since its origin, thousands of years ago, making the history of yoga fascinating to examine. Today, our collective understanding of yoga is based on the fact that we find a studio on nearly every block. It’s based on the love of yoga wear and gear, which…
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