Just as spring is the time of year when Mother nature rejuvenates herself, it’s also a natural time for you to rejuvenate your body and mind. Take advantage of this opportunity to do a little self-care and bring your body back into balance with nature's rhythms with yoga, breathing, and meditation.Read More
There’s a common misconception that Yin yoga practices have to be long. In some ways, this makes sense because Yin yoga as a practice is one of stillness, patience, and surrender. Devoting long periods of time to it can be transformative, but you can still enjoy the benefits of a Yin yoga practice if you don’t have a large window of time. Whether it is 10, 20, or a full hour, any amount of time spent practicing a Yin yoga sequence can help you completely rest, digest, and redirect your energy.Read More
Meditation is key to helping us get in touch with our essence, our Buddha nature. However, quieting the fluctuations of the mind's thoughts is no easy task! When your mind is scattered, it’s a bit more challenging to reconnect to that innate place within you where bliss consciousness resides. Be that as it may, when you diligently practice synching your breath (pranayama) to the calming repetition of mantra recitation, it helps quiet the fluctuations of thoughts and allows you to tap into a calmer, more aware state of being.Read More
for others isn’t about developing a new skill, but rather about reconnecting ourselves with an innate sense of wanting to help or acknowledge our fellow human beings in any way that we can. For instance, if you were to see a homeless man in the street, instead of walking right past, exchange a warm smile and hello. This small act of compassion offers him the gift of being acknowledged as a human being.
Practicing compassion for others isn’t about developing a new skill, but rather about reconnecting ourselves with an innate sense of wanting to help or acknowledge our fellow human beings in any way that we can.Read More
A great trick for tapping into your self-compassion is through recalling a benefactor momentRead More
..hurting loved ones in a thoughtful, constructive way also carries physical benefits that aid you in stressful situations. For instance, when practicing compassion, your heart rate and breathing start to slow, evidence of your calming parasympathetic nervous system at work. It puts you in a physiological state that is centered and grounded - which is a better state to make decisions in. As a result, a considerate and calm response can be offered that may help soothe the situation.
Speaking with hurting loved ones in a thoughtful, constructive way also carries physical benefits that aid you in stressful situations.Read More
Below are five helpful yoga pose modifications to help prevent shoulder injury and pain and/or speed up the healing process for injured shoulders.Read More
– Knee issues:
Avoid “locking” the knee joint, try to engage the muscles around the knee, and always keep each of your knees pointing in the same direction as the second and third toes of each foot.
Remember, you are your greatest teacher! Of course it is highly suggested to softly focus on the instruction, cues, and modifications that the teacher is giving during the class.Read More
Practice enjoying the process of your journey, no matter how big or small your goal. We often struggle through the process with our eyes looking beyond the horizon, rather than savoring the experience of the journey on the way to the destination.Read More