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AS SEEN IN YOGA JOURNAL, WE NOW OFFER TWO PRIMAL YOGA BOOTCAMPS!

Two Primal Yoga Bootcamp Series, Monday, July 14th – Thursday, August 28th

AM Series: Monday’s and Thursday’s 6:00am – 7:00am

OR

PM Series: Monday’s and Thursday’s 7:30pm – 8:30pm

What is the Primal Yoga BootCamp?

  • It is a series that will take your fitness, metabolism and vitality to new levels.

  • The classes are designed by a Navy Seal and SWAT trained Yoga and Fitness Master Trainer. They are a military experience with an OM touch.

  • Our Yoga Bootcamp was featured in Yoga Journal as one of the 5 must-try BootCamps in the country.

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What makes us different?

  • We target all 6 pillars of health and fitness in each class: Strength, Endurance, Balance, Speed, Agility & Mobility.

  • Due to the high intensity, your body ends up burning fat for up to 36 hours afterwards.

  • We bring in non-conventional poses to challenge the body in its natural movement.

  • We also incorporate our style of joint-based training, dynamic restorative training and myofascial release in order to strengthen and mobilize your major joints, spine, hips and shoulders.

  • Every Primal Bootcamp Series is specifically designed to equally challenge both the new clients and our veteran clients.

  • To support muscle confusion physically and mentally, every Primal Bootcamp Series emphasizes a new approach to training.

Extra Perks

During the time of the series, Monday, July 14th – Thursday August 28th you will receive:

  • Access to our online Primal Lifestyle Club with information and guidance on nutrition, daily habits and fitness routines.

  • Unlimited pass to our drop-in group classes for only an additional $39.00.

  • 15% off private training: Your choice of Strength Training, Yoga Training, Myofascial Release and Primal/Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coaching.

  • Up to 10% off on all merchandise.

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How to sign up?

  • $168.00 per BootCamp series.

  • You can pay online using the Buy Now Button at the top right corner or calling Karen at 727-466-7994. PURCHASE ITEM CODE: YBC5AM (for the 6am series) or YBC5PM (for the 7:30pm series)

  • To maximize everyone’s experience, the space is limited to 15 people per BootCamp series.

  • Advanced registration and payment is required.

  • Registrations are on a first come first serve basis.

  • There are no refunds, partial refunds or cancellations once reservation is made.

You’ll get a lot more compliments for working out than you will for making excuses. So say “YES” to the Yoga Energy Studio’s “PRIMAL YOGA BOOTCAMPS” and create the body you deserve.

See you on the hot mat or at least knee deep on the water and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

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As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Non-Conventional Yoga, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga.

We are also a SUP GUIDE and outfitter destination. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train with us!

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

Yoga Energy SUP Tribe Co-op!

Yoga Energy SUP Tribe Co-Operative

  • Is paddle board storage an issue for you?
  • Are you tired of the ordinary rental boards?
  • Do you want to paddle more than one style of board on a regular basis?
  • Would you like access to the latest paddle boarding gear?
  • Do you want to be able to take your friends paddle boarding?
  • Are you always wishing you had an extra board?
  • Do you want to experience the different aspects of paddle boarding (i.e. paddle surfing, camping, etc.) without having to buy multiple paddle boards?
  • Still undecided about the board that will best fit your needs?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above you want to join our SUP Tribe Co-Op today!

Get unlimited access to the following collections of paddle boards. The collections will be continuously updated based on new boards becoming available.

Bronze Collection

  • Imagine Surf Surfers
  • Recreational Sit-On-Top Kayaks

$9 rental per board for up to a 24-hr period.

Silver Collection

  • NRS 6″ Big Earl ISUP
  • NRS Mayra ISUP
  • Mistral 8’6″ Wave ISUP
  • Mistral 9’8″ Wave ISUP
  • Mistral 11’5″ Adventure ISUP
  • Mistral 11’5″ Kailua Fit
  • Coreban 9′ Bomb ISUP
  • Coreban 10’6″ Echo ISUP
  • Coreban 12’6″ Sonic ISUP
  • Coreban BG ISUP
  • Boga Yoga ISUP

  • Boga Mahina
  • Boga Yoga
  • Boga Bullet
  • Boga Deep 8
  • Boga El Tiburon
  • Boga Todos
  • Rogue 10′ Honu
  • Glide Bliss
  • Glide Resort Board
  • Imagine Trainer
  • JP-Australia All Around Green Matte
  • JP-Australia Wide Body Blue Matte
  • SUPCO Kala
  • SUPCO Rojas
  • Hungry Pink Rails
  • Hungry Green Jeans
  • Hungry Board White T-shirt

$36 per board for up to a 24-hr period.

Silver Yoga Collection

  • Boga Yoga
  • Boga Yoga ISUP
  • Glide Bliss
  • Mistral 11’5″ Kailua Fit
  • NRS Mayra ISUP

$36 per board for up to a 24-hr period.

Gold Collection

  • Lakeshore Heavenly
  • Coreban EZ-Core 10′
  • Ecolicious Crush
  • Rogue 11′ Hot Rod

$54 per board for up to a 24-hr period.

Platinum Collection

  • Mistral Hot Spot

$198 for up to a 24-hr period.

Co-Operative Rewards

9% of the amount that you invest in board rental, will be rewarded to you. Your reward will be applied towards next year’s membership fees or trainings or store products of your choice.

Rewards will be eligible for use between May 1st – May 10th every year.

How to join

A one-time mandatory 2-hr SUP Safety Training is required before membership approval. The cost for the training is $99.

If you have already successfully completed our SUP Guide Level-1 Instructor Training, the requirement of the 2-hr SUP Safety Training is waived.

The Annual Membership cost is $243/person.

Sign up now and start enjoying the Florida waterways!

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Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

YOUR LIFE DESERVES BETTER THAN A TREADMILL

There is a huge controversial topic that we would like to address: Cardio Training

There are two different styles of cardio training and neither of them are worth your time and effort.

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Style A – Increased heart rate for extended periods of time.

  • It requires large amounts of carbohydrates (i.e. sugar) to sustain. Your body then craves even more sugar to replenish the lost stores, so you end up devouring even more carbs. As a result you keep producing more and more insulin.
  • It increases oxidative damage, the production of free radicals, which in turn increases systemic inflammation, and ends up decreasing efficient fat metabolism.
  • It generates high levels of the stress hormone cortisol which will make you susceptible to infection and injury, loss of bone density and even loss of lean muscle tissue.

All of the above, will end up making you fat.

Style B – Slow pace on a treadmill/elliptical/stationary bike, indoors.

  • You are not burning a significant amount of calories.
  • You are not building any muscle.
  • You are not getting vitamin D.
  • You are not getting anywhere and all you do is waste an hour out of your day.

The only ones who benefit from cardio equipment are gym owners and a few personal trainers. If you are paying a trainer who stands and/or walks with you as part of your training, you might want to reconsider their knowledge of fitness.

See you on the hot mat or at least knee deep on the water and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga.

We are also a SUP GUIDE and outfitter destination. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train with us!

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

SUPERCHARGE YOUR AYURVEDA WITH BUTTER IN YOUR MORNING COFFEE OR TEA!

Bulletproof Ayurveda Coffee

There has been a lot of discussion recently in the media, social and otherwise, about a coffee/tea referred to as Bulletproof. Controversy sparks, every time a “new concept” arises.

The most common “opinion” that we have heard in the yoga community is that drinking Bulletproof is not “yogic” or “ayurvedic” and that it is too “kapha” provoking.

I would like to analyze these statement:

First of all, Bulletproof coffee / tea is a specific style of coffee / tea with the lowest toxin and highest performance. You brew it, and then blend unsalted, 100% grass-fed butter into it, along with an extract of coconut oil that improves brain energy. See the linked blog below for details.

Kapha has had a bad rep in the contemporary yogic and ayurvedic world as representing obesity, lethargy and laziness. The truth is far from it. Good kapha is the foundation of sustained energy, physical, mental and emotional, the type of energy that allows you to do wonders throughout the day and still be able to get a full night’s sleep (yes, we do need energy to get a good night sleep.)

Good kapha, in English, in terms of food, translates to good fat. As a matter of fact, ayurveda has been recommending, for thousands of years, starting the day with a few tablespoons of ghee (ghee is clarified butter). By the way, one of our private clients’ Aunt, who lives in India, has been adding ghee to her morning black tea for years. She is 70 years old now, still jogs and feels great.

We tend to confuse energy with stress. According to ayurveda, in today’s society, a lot of us are vata deranged. This means that we “move a lot”, mentally, physically and emotionally without enough focus and control. This is the result of us getting too much sugar in and not enough good fat.

So, decrease your vata derangement and increase your grounding kapha by adding Bulletproof to your daily routine.

See you on the hot mat and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train with us!

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

MAHA SHIVARATRI – TIME TO BREAK NEGATIVE HABITS

Shiva destroys bad habits, ignorance and greed. And as MC Yogi says “Shiva is full of consciousness and bliss but don’t get him pissed”. :-)

Shiva drinking the poison to save the world

Thursday, February 27th 2014 is one of the most auspicious nights in Vedic Tradition. It is called Maha Shivaratri (the night of great Shiva).

There are several legends of why this day is so important. One of them goes back to the churning of the ocean of milk. During this churning, a pot of poison Continue reading

The Primal Cobra Pose

The magnificent king cobra lifts his head and flattens out his hood in preparation for striking his prey.

Primal Cobra Pose

Archetype of the Primal Cobra

  • Start in the prone position with your forehead or your chin against the floor, your hands alongside your chest and your elbows close to your body.
  • On an inhalation, lift your head, neck and chest slowly, vertebra by vertebra.
  • Lift with your back muscles using your hands only as guides.
  • Straighten your arms only to the extent that they continue to support the length and opening of your spine without compression.
  • Broaden your collar bones and lift your chest, drawing the shoulders down and back.
  • Ground your legs as your pelvis and chest rise up.
  • Look up with your eyes, not with your neck.
  • Hold the pose for 10 to 20 seconds and with control lower your upper body to the floor.

Benefits of the Primal Cobra

  • The strong extension creates spinal health as long as the forces are distributed evenly.
  • Provides a powerful massage and opening for your endocrine system.
  • Stimulates your abdominal organs.
  • Enhances diaphragmatic breathing.

Primal Tips

  • To alleviate the air element, focus on grounding your lower body.
  • To alleviate the fire element, focus on opening your chest energetically as opposed to physically.
  • To alleviate the earth element, perform as a flow, moving up and down, between Primal Cobra and the Ostrich Pose.

Any questions? Contact us!! As always, please, like and share!!

As seen in Yoga Journal, Shape, Coastal Living and Glamour magazine, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

YES Body-Weight Training Studio
1010 Central Ave #102, St Petersburg, FL

The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

All posts and information provided within this blog is for informational and educational purposes only, and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken solely on the contents of this website. Please consult your physician or a qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health and well being or on any opinions expressed within this website.

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

THE NOT SO JUICY TRUTH ABOUT SMOOTHIES & JUICING

green smoothie

One of my most favorite things for years had been a delicious organic green smoothie made with something like apple, kale, carrots, celery, berries, almond butter, chia seeds, cilantro, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, coconut oil and/or any other type of greens/fruits/spices you can think of.

Sounds delicious and nutritious doesn’t it? I used to have two full glasses of this in the morning and loving every sip/spoonful :-) of it.

An hour later I would be so incredibly hungry and “blame” my Pitta type of digestion. :-) For those of you not familiar with Ayurveda, Pitta digestion implies overly strong, quick digestion that needs to be controlled.

Those of you who know me, know that I love to analyze everything (and yes, over-analyze too :-) ). It made no sense to me that two full glasses of that delicious and nutritious smoothie would not fill me up and give me tremendous energy for several hours.

veggies After extended research and analysis it all fell into place for me. Here are some critical bullet points of what I found:

  • Liquids hit the system much quicker than solid food (even after it has gone through the chewing process).
  • Sugar is sugar. Your body doesn’t know the difference between the sugar in a ‘green drink’ and the sugar in a soda.
  • This “sugar attack” causes an immediate and marked insulin response. Your body needs to get it out of your blood.
  • When it’s out of your blood, the hard crash happens, it’s called “hypoglycemia”.
  • There is also a dark side to raw vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts: Some examples include oxalates, goitrogens and lectins. Oxalates can cause muscle weakness, goitrogens can disrupt the thyroid function and lectins can disrupt the digestion (more on these at a later blog). A lot of these symptoms may be avoided by processes like steaming, light cooking, soaking, sprouting and roasting.

So I decided to replace one of my most favorite things, my smoothie, with cooked vegetables, lean protein and some good fat. And what a surprisingly wise transition that was! Here are some points I noticed: I stopped experiencing bloatedness, my complexion improved, my energy level increased even more, I was not becoming hungry an hour later, and some other things that I would rather not share.

And now, I no longer miss the smoothie.

See you on the hot mat and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train with us!

All posts and information provided within this blog is for informational and educational purposes only, and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken solely on the contents of this website. Please consult your physician or a qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health and well being or on any opinions expressed within this website.

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

THE BEST COFFEE WE’VE EVER HAD.

We both grew up in coffee dominated families. Tim grew up with a coffee pot brewing every morning. His family would not start moving until a pot was made. Any time they visited other family members or vice versa, the coffee pot was a big part of the gathering. So, yes, Tim has drank lots of coffee throughout his life.

I, on the other hand, grew up drinking the old-fashioned greek (aka turkish :-) ) coffee, mixed in with whole milk. I eventually graduated to the more modern, European Nescafé Frappé, stylish type of coffee. Little did I know that was I taking a step back, in terms of my health. :-)

A few years ago, we both started drinking organic, fair trade, shade grown coffee. The difference in taste was dramatic.

A couple of years later, one of our “anal” but dear friends, turned us onto single origin coffee. The
difference in taste was again dramatic. A shift towards a greater cup of coffee had been made.

Upgraded-Bulletproof-Coffee Up until a few months ago, we were drinking our coffee black and the thought of adding anything to it was considered a “coffee blasphemy”.

However, as we were studying more and more about our other favorite food in life, butter, we ran across the term Bulletproof, a style of coffee created by biohacker Dave Asprey.

One of the fundamental concepts of Bulletproof is adding 100% grass fed butter and MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides) to your cup of Joe. At the moment we did not have any MCT oil, so we went to the next best thing, extra virgin organic coconut oil. To our surprise, this coffee drink tasted awesome!

As we ran out of our single origin coffee, we decided to test the Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee. And we are glad we did. We never knew that plain black coffee could taste so smooth, almost silky-ish.

So the bottom line is that the Bulletproof Upgaraded Coffee makes the best cup of coffee that we have ever had. Whether you want to drink your coffee the Bulletproof way or black this is the best bean we know of.

For more information on conscious coffee drinking, please go here.

Bulletproof Coffee Specs:

– Start with 1 cup (8 oz.) filtered water, just off the boil.

– Measure 2 1/2 heaping tablespoons freshly ground Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee beans and brew using your favorite coffee brewing method. According to Dave Asprey this bean takes care of the mycotoxin issue that other coffee beans may have.

– Pour in 1 teaspoon MCT oil.

– Add 1 tablespoon grass-fed, unsalted butter or ghee.

– Mix in a blender (we use the Magic Bullet) for 20 seconds until the oil and butter are emulsified so the drink is frothy and looks like a creamy latte without a film of oil on the surface.

Dave Asprey claims that by drinking the above daily, you will become smarter. I am not sure if I have become smarter but I do feel more creative. I do not see a change in Tim. :-) :-)

For Bulletproof information and to get your own Upgraded Coffee, please go here.

See you on the hot mat and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Shape, Coastal Living and Glamour magazine, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.


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15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

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Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

AYURVEDA & PALEO FRIENDLY BANANA PANCAKES

ayurveda & paleo friendly banana pancakes

Ingredients:

- One banana (preferably organic and ripe)
- One egg (preferably pasture eggs)
- Pasture butter or coconut oil or ghee
- A pinch of Himalayan salt (optional)
- A pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Instructions:

- Peel the banana and cut it into pieces and mash it.

- Mix in the egg. You can use a mixer, we prefer the magic bullet. Blend it well enough to get an even     consistency.

- Add the salt & cinnamon, if desired.

- Coat the pan with coconut oil, or ghee, or pastured butter and heat it to medium heat.

- Spoon out a round pancake in the pan. Cook like you would with traditional pancakes. Let brown on
   one side, flip to the other side and brown.

- Makes 3 small pancakes.

- They taste sweet enough that you won’t even need maple syrup!

See you on the hot mat and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Shape, Coastal Living and Glamour magazine, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga. Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.


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YES Body-Weight Training Studio
1010 Central Ave #102, St Petersburg, FL

                      
The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

STAND UP PADDLE CARABINERS & DRYBAGS

sup camping drybags

I have spent over 40 years on the water and during the whole time there have been two main rules that I live by.

Rule #1: If it’s not in a dry bag, it is wet.
Rule #2: If it’s not securely attached to the board, it’s over board.

So with that said dry bags and carabiners have become a necessity for me.

Let’s first talk about dry bags. It is worth mentioning that a ziploc bag is NOT a dry bag and if you only use ziploc bags your gear will get wet. I probably have over 50 dry bags, in all different sizes, sizes, ranging from just big enough to carry a wallet to a 90 liter backpack.

For paddle boarding, I prefer:

(a) The flat shape such as the Hydrolock Grommetted Dry Bags by NRS versus the oval shape,
      it makes it a lot easier to store multiple bags.
(b) A light color bag so the items inside the bag stay cooler.
(c) A clear window, to have visual access to what is inside the bag.
(d) To always double bag sensitive electronic devices.
(e) To use ziploc bags to separate non-sensitive items inside the dry bag for easier handling.

When using a dry bag, always make sure to secure it properly which brings us to my other necessity, the carabiners.

Get the dry bags we use here:

DryCASE Water-Proof Case for iPhone

DryCASE Waterproof Backpack

NRS HydroLock Grommeted Drybag

NRS Hydrolock Dry Bag Small

Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bag

sup camping carabiners

I use a carabiner to attach the dry bags to the board. I use different size and type carabiners made anywhere from stainless steel to high quality aluminum.

I do not use the fake, plastic carabiners. They will break and you will loose your gear.

As long as you use the higher quality carabiners, they will also be handy for rescuing and towing.

Get the carabiners we use here:

Paddle ‘Biner by NRS

Omega Standard Oval Carabiner

Lehigh Stainless Steel Carabiners

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/supguidestore

YES Body-Weight Training Studio
1010 Central Ave #102, St Petersburg, FL

The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha