Creating an altar is a sacred way to call spiritual energies into your home. It reinforces your intention to invite more peace, serenity, and love into your space. It can be used for prayer, meditation, chanting, or just a place of sheer beauty and connection to the Divine.Read More
I think the greatest way my yoga has changed over the years is that I put far fewer conditions on what I need to do it. In the beginning, I needed a studio, no less than 60 minutes, heat, a mat, music, a hard surface, water, blah, blah, blah.Read More
Empaths experience the world around them through the precious art of feeling. Because an empath’s experiences are felt at such a high level, there’s a low threshold for various kinds of stimulation. For instance, the necessity for alone time; sensitivity to light, sound, smell, or an aversion to large groups of people for a long period of time.Read More
In nearly every translation of Yoga Sutra II.42, Santosha is interpreted as the greatest happiness, the underlying joy that cannot be shaken by life's tough moments, by injustice, hardship, bad luck. Contentment is really about accepting life as it is, it's not about creating perfection. Life offers whatever it will to you, and you ultimately have little control. Be welcoming of what you get.Read More
There’s no denying it, change can be scary. But employing Tapas can help facilitate growth and deter the resistance that may arise. The reality is, you can’t stop yourself from changing. You are continually transforming, moment to moment, day to day, no matter what you do. Change is inevitable. Once you accept this truth, perhaps the bigger questions are: Why should you change? What should you change? When should you change? And how should you change?Read More
Think of a mantra as a mental instrument that fine-tunes your yoga practice. Incorporating mantras into practice can help to make it sacred and take it out of the realm of the physical and into a higher state of awareness. Cultivating a sonic presence can be liberating in a way, as you experience the numinous nature of the sound. It is said that each chakra has a particular vibration and certain mantras can resonate and harmonize that energy. The incorporation of mantras unites sound, body, and mind in a deeply philosophical experience.Read More
The practice of Drishti is a gazing technique that develops concentration—and teaches you to see the world as it really is. We are predominantly visual Beings and where our eyes are directed, our attention follows. Our attention is the most valuable thing we have, and the visible world can be an addictive, overstimulating, and spiritually debilitating lure.Read More
Negative ions may sound like something unhealthy, but in fact, recent studies suggest breathing in air that is rich in negative ions can have a very positive effect on one’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being.Read More
As sensitive Beings,
we must learn how to balance the overloading of the senses. This begins with paying attention to what, when, and where we may feel overwhelmed or agitated. This can involve sensitivity to noise, light, sound, and other’s energies.
As sensitive Beings, we must learn how to balance the overloading of the senses. This begins with paying attention to what, when, and where we may feel overwhelmed or agitated. This can involve sensitivity to noise, light, sound, and other’s energies.Read More
From opening the body to stabilizing a pose, there are many ways the wall can assist you in your yoga practice.
From opening the body to stabilizing a pose, there are many ways the wall can assist you in your yoga practice. Discover ways to modify, deepen, and explore various poses with this prop everyone has at home: your wall!Read More