Many people have similar transformative experiences in nature after bringing yoga into their lives. One reason for this profound feeling of connection is that we are all made up of the same elements: earth, wind, fire, water, and space. If we pay close enough attention during our yoga practice, we feel these elements in our own body. We feel the moisture in our mouth and eyes; the earthy weight of our skeleton; the wind of our breath moving in, out, and through us; the warm fire of our digestive organs. And finally, when we get quiet enough, we feel the vastness of space within and around us.Read More
Great for beginners, Bridge Pose preps you for bigger backbends and brings you into the present moment. Some days seem to race by without us ever being truly here for them. We dash breathlessly though our jam-packed schedules, and then at night collapse into our beds and wonder where we've been for the past 24 hours. Sure, we may have accomplished a lot, but have we taken even a moment to feel the pleasures of the passing day?Read More
My truth is
I am nothing like my twin. We are very different. I love her dearly and I am grateful and honored to be her twin.
My truth is I am nothing like my twin. We are very different. I love her dearly and I am grateful and honored to be her twin.Read More
Many of the yamas and niyamas, or ethical guidelines of yoga, seem like no-brainers. We all know we shouldn't try to harm others, lie, or steal. But when it comes to contentment or santosha, I really struggle. I think it's because I was brought up to believe anything is possible if I just work harder, set goals, and never give up. It's an inspirational idea to shoot for the stars, but always striving to accomplish more, have more, and be more can be pretty exhausting and I've noticed it stands in the way of truly appreciating the many blessings I have right now.Read More
You know that moment in yoga class when the world finally seems to slow down and a subtle but palpable inner calm sets in? Distractions fade and worries fall away. The senses heighten, sensation reveals itself, and the breath has room to move and expand. At last—the present moment! You’ve arrived! How nice to have a few moments of calm, yes?Read More
if the universe was giving you the green light? Maybe it is.
Ever wondered if the universe was giving you the green light? Maybe it is.Read More
An effective technique to change your relationship to anxiety is to try to cultivate a sense of gratitude for it. Most of the time, anxiety is the result of repressed emotions that need to be released. This can be repressed grief, sadness, anger, or fear (just to name a few) that are now manifesting as anxiety since they have not yet been expressed in their true form.Read More
There’s been a prevalent theme in the year of 2018. And that theme is: The future is female. However, I don't think the future is female. Hear me out... This catchy phrase implies that there's an inherent imbalance between female and male, and such labels and categorizations serve to only further divide us. This is not the answer.Read More
Trauma can show up as tension, anxiety, or illness. Some common places of binding are the pelvis, the diaphragm, the throat, the jaw, and the hamstrings.Read More