As yogis, the deepening of the Asana practice inspires us to better understand how we move—and as we become more aware, we head down a path toward even more curiosity and self-awareness. Understanding the three anatomical planes of movement can be the keys in helping you recognize patterns and imbalances in your body; allowing you to become more conscious, inquisitive, and ultimately, more knowledgeable of physical exploration. Having these tools of knowledge in your yogic toolbox will absolutely enthuse you to begin moving in directions that will awaken your fullest physical potential!Read More
Once upon a time, we all viewed the world as a friendly, lighthearted, and inviting place. Then, somewhere in the process of becoming an adult seriousness, self-doubt, and fear may have replaced our wonder and fun-loving attitude. While we can still connect with the idea of being playful at times for many of us, playful moments have become more and more fleeting. And, the sense of seriousness we use to succeed at work or school extends to many other areas of our lives, including our yoga mat.Read More
The Law of Detachment is about practicing releasing our self-imposed expectations of where we think we should be in our lives: work, health, relationships, our yoga practice, etc. It’s also about the release of caring what other people think and comparing ourselves to others.Read More
There's nothing like a great yoga class to help you remember and appreciate the many blessings in your life. Even the smallest of energetic or physical actions in your yoga practice can awake deep gratitude for something that is so simple and usually taken for granted. What a blessing it is to feel your body moving through space. What a blessing it is to have a healthy, loving, and spiritual yoga community!Read More
Do you feel that? Can you hear that? The Universe is asking each of us to emanate more love, right now. Answer this call by infusing your yoga practice with Metta and connect that innate place of loving-kindness that exists within your soul.
The word ‘yoga’ means union in Sanskrit, and this is exactly what partner yoga aims to achieve – creating a community! Partner yoga brings people together through movement, play, breath, touch and importantly, it rewards us with a deep sense of belonging and connection.Read More
Why Incorporate A Variety of Backbends? Along with inversions, backbends form the peak of the intensity curve in this sequence, since these are demanding postures that require a strong degree of effort. Backbends stretch the front of the body, strengthen the back of the body, and balance the effects of time spent sitting in chairs.Read More
Why Include Standing Poses? Standing poses create strength, stamina, and flexibility throughout the entire body. They work the major muscle groups, such as the quadriceps, gluteals, hamstrings, and core. Standing poses often precede backbends, twists, and forward bends in a sequence because they are so efficient at preparing your body for these poses.Read More
Establishing an independent home practice is a rite of passage for yoga practitioners. It's the point at which you really learn to move at your own pace, listen and respond to your body, and develop greater consistency and frequency in your yoga practice.Read More
Nature connects us to our roots. The grass, the ocean, the foliage, and the flowers are all part of our primeval world and it is where we feel the most at home. Practicing yoga outside can transform a stagnant routine into a heightened experience that will enhance wakeful relaxation and internal focus—two important components of a rewarding yoga practice. Spending time in nature can replenish depleted energy.Read More
At the heart of yoga, there is awakening through direct realization, transformation, and regeneration from within. The more we wake up, the greater our power as a whole. We genuinely practice for the benefit of all beings.Read More
Want to keep your brain healthy and sharp as you age? Keep practicing yoga!
A recent study of healthy, older individuals who have committed to a weekly yoga practice has resulted in significantly greater cortical thickness (CT). The cortical thickness is a region of the brain that’s related to cognitive functions (attention and short term memory). As this region of the brain is continuously exercised and gradually sharpened, the greater one’s cognitive preservation will be as they age.Read More
When yoga first found me, my practice was shaped by my ego. I pushed, I challenged, and I overexerted my energy until the very last drop. Ultimately, my practice was ego-driven. When my practice was being driven from a place of ego rather than the soul, I misinterpreted simple poses as ‘too easy’ and didn’t yet understand the benefits.Read More
Though commonly thought of as a fad for the 20-40 set, the practice of yoga covers all ends of the spectrum. From yoga poses being integrated into children's academic curriculum to teenagers practicing body awareness and self-love to the adults who seek stress relief and body and mind connection during their weekly 9 to 5 job, to retirees practicing physical stability and spiritual contentment. Yoga only continues to become more inclusive!
Though commonly thought of as a fad for the 20-40 set, the practice of yoga covers all ends of the spectrum. From yoga poses being integrated into children's academic curriculum to teenagers practicing body awareness and self-love to the adults who seek stress relief and body and mind connection during their weekly 9 to 5 job, to retirees practicing physical stability and spiritual contentment.Read More
Using yoga props in your yoga practice is an efficient way to create safety, support, and accessibility, in any pose. No matter what style of yoga, physical ability, age, or level, props can open up a myriad of possibilities from the beginner to the well-seasoned practitioner.Read More
Yoga is all about balance. Off the mat, it teaches us how to establish and maintain balance our lives. On the mat, yoga’s most obvious lesson in balance is the challenge of finding physical equilibrium; connecting to that space between effort and effortlessness.Read More
It's pretty common to intentionally or unintentionally spend copious amounts of our precious time staring at a screen. Here I am, guilty of this as well as I am staring at my computer screen and typing this message.Read More
Salute to another Day of LightRead More
The yogic practice of Satya (truth) focuses on carefully choosing our words so they do the least harm—and the most good.Read More
Are you feeling challenged to stay awake during the day? Are you feeling a little ‘foggy’ in the mind? Well, maybe the culprit is not so much what you're doing as what you’re not doing. Here are five, positive questions that can spark self-inquiry as well as a possible change in your everyday choices that can promote energy, focus, and joy!Read More