five pillars of yogic balance

The five pillars, as developed by the Sivananda yoga school teach us to embrace these essential elements for a balanced lifestyle.

  1. right exercise is achieved by practicing regular yoga and other forms of exercise that make sense for your body
  2. right breathing this is developed by working towards awareness of the breath at all times and re-establishing the deep, natural breathing of a child, which energizes your entire body
  3. right thinking this means decluttering your mind of its scattered thoughts to gain a sense of clarity and calm and cultivating a positive attitude
  4. right nutrition be aware of what you feed your body with-a good range of healthy, fresh and seasonal food in moderation while eating slowly and mindfully
  5. right relaxation by taking time out to balance all the activity in your life with proper rest to maintain physical, emotional and mental relaxation throughout your day
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