• KIRTAN KRIYA

    Why Everyone Should be doing the Kirtan Kriya

    Kirtan Kriya is a form of meditation practiced for centuries, particularly in the Sikh tradition. It involves repeating a mantra while performing specific hand movements. In recent years, Kirtan Kriya has gained attention for its potential benefits in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. Current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease only provide temporary relief of symptoms, and there is no known cure. However, studies have shown that Kirtan Kriya can help improve cognitive function, reduce stress, and improve overall brain health in Alzheimer’s patients. The practice of Kirtan Kriya involves repeating the mantra “Sa Ta Na Ma” while…

  • Exploring the Foundations of Balanced Planet Yoga

    A Fusion of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Practice At Balanced Planet Yoga, we understand that many people come through our doors with the sole goal of getting stronger + more flexible. And, we are very happy to offer this service, providing a safe + caring environment for anyone to practice yoga. We also know yoga goes beyond the asana practice [physical postures], and if you are one of those people who is ready to learn a little bit more about what this means, well then, this blog post is for you! Yoga certainly has a lot of benefits for this physical body, but yoga is also a holistic body of…

  • Mandalas

    The Mandala

    Mandalas are ancient in origin but a relevant tool for the modern practitioner. Learn more about these intricate geometric designs. Bonus, download BPY’s mini-coloring book + share your Mandala experience with us. Mandalas, intricate geometric designs that originate from ancient spiritual traditions, have captivated human consciousness for centuries. Derived from the Sanskrit word for “circle,” these sacred symbols hold profound significance in various cultures worldwide, offering a gateway to inner peace, self-discovery, and spiritual enlightenment. Origins and Symbolism: The origins of mandalas can be traced back to ancient Indian and Tibetan cultures, where they were used as tools for meditation, healing, and spiritual growth. These intricate designs symbolize the universe,…

  • Root and Throat Chakras

    Root + Throat Chakras

    Our root chakra helps us feel safe, while our throat chakra allows us to speak our truth. How can we explore the energies of these two levels? How are these two chakras manifesting in your life? Assessing the state of your throat [Vishuddha Chakra] and root [Muladhara Chakra] chakras, and understanding how they interact with each other, can provide valuable insights into your overall well-being and energy balance. After learning a little bit about each chakra, take out two pieces of paper [one for each chakra], and do an assessment of your relationship with each. Here are some assessment questions you can ask yourself: Throat Chakra Assessment: Root Chakra Assessment:…