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.
Have you ever observed that when you’re breathing in a way that suggests consciousness, everything else that occurs within that experience is also heightened, maybe even liberated? Yeah, me too...
When I first arrived onto my yoga mat four years ago, I would ritually ask myself, “What can I receive from this – what can I take away from this experience?”
Someone very dear to me needed some words to help relieve some fear and worry. The words I said to her were, “Right Timing, God’s Plan, Let it not be my will, but Thy Will be done.” These words helped her immediately.
Learning how to consciously choose love over fear in every moment will add up to an overall improved experience of this life.
July 7 marks the 7 year anniversary of Yoga Shala Sacramento and Radical Retreats, and I have been reflecting on the inspirations that lead to the creation of these two companies. While it might seem that a yoga studio and a boutique adventure outfitter might not be aligned or connected, actually there are a few quality key points that intentionally tie them together harmoniously.
I hear this all the time, “I wish I had more time in the day.” Well now you do! It’s summer time and the days are longer. When we allow ourselves to fully sync up with the flow of seasons our body mind and Spirit feels harmony.
When darkness comes over you, remember all it takes is one spark of light to make you glow!
Sanskrit is believed to be the oldest language in human history; and while things do get lost in translation with a language that’s more than 6,000 years old, we can begin to delve into the meaning of Namaste in many different, resonating ways.
In Sanskrit, the term Prana translates to ‘life force’. It is believed that every individual possesses the power to cultivate a vibrant life force and longevity with the diligent practice of breath consciousness.
Dive into Sun Salutations with personalized touches that can liven up this simple yet powerful ancient practice:
What challenges us the most is also the area in which growth in the most fertile and the possibility for growth is endless. This can also be said for one of the most challenging areas in the yoga practice: balancing postures.
In Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, the number one transitional posture is downward facing dog. Among other poses such as table top pose, or high plank pose, a lot of time is spent with the hands on the yoga mat.
There are many ways to feed your soul. It doesn’t have to cost money either!
When we return to our yoga mats we are always learning a lesson. Yoga encourages us to connect to and strengthen certain characteristics that are not only imperative to what we will take off of our mats and into the world.
Do you experience nights of sleep that are not very deep? If so, Yoga Nidra is a blessing because it will facilitate the process of mind and body restoration that occurs during a night of sound sleep.
An inversion is most generally categorized as any asana in which the head is below the heart. And while headstand, handstand, forearm stand, and shoulder stand immediately come to mind, there are gentler variations that may be more accessible for students early on in their inversion relationship: Down dog, standing forward folds, legs up the wall, and happy baby are lovely ways in which to get things moving in new directions without jumping in the deep end.
If you are looking for a healthy and positive activity to introduce to your teens or young kids, yoga is a great option that focuses on physical and emotional well-being. Yoga helps teens deal with anxiety, stress. and depression, and it also teaches them to pay attention to what their bodies are telling them.
The gift of the Third Eye Chakra is seeing - both inner and outer worlds.
This gentle voice inside guides us to the most unusual places, people, and mystical experiences. “Can we trust it” whispers inside. Some people let it take them and trust it fully.
Preparing for your baby is no easy feat, but yoga is here to help you on this beautiful journey! The body can experience drastic changes that can create mental and physical stresses when pregnant.
In a fast-paced world that can be overly stimulating, overwhelming, and maybe at times, a little scary to navigate, it is imperative for kids to know that they have a safe place that they can always connect to at anytime, anywhere, and know that this place is always within themselves.
Performing the four-count breath exercise makes up an imperative part of the specific part of yoga called pranayama – breathing exercises that optimize one's life force (prana) through the control of one's breathing patterns.
Fascia, which means “band” or “bundle” in Latin, surrounds, connects and supports our muscles, organs, bones, tendons, ligaments and other structures of the body.
“With contentment comes ultimate joy.” – Yoga Sutra 2.42
Savasana (shah-VAH-sah-nah) is the final pose at the end of every yoga practice.
Shakti is the dynamic force animating all of creation, which gives us life and moves the planets in a cosmic dance called “lila.” This universal energy is considered feminine in nature and is often personified as the Divine Mother or Paravati, the consort of Shiva.
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