What is Yoga anyway?

What is Yoga anyway?

What IS this magical, mysterious thing that you love, that has been having an impact on your body, your mind, and perhaps your life... what IS it? There are many, many teachings on and descriptions of yoga encoded in Sanskrit in many ancient texts of the yoga...

My Top 3 Ayurvedic Travel Tips!

My Top 3 Ayurvedic Travel Tips!

I love the inspiration & creativity that comes from travel. From 2006-2011 I travelled... a LOT... I was in Ayurveda school one weekend a month a few hours from our home, advanced Yoga Training had me on a flight to the east coast every other month, there was a...

What Kind of Yogi Are You (for Now)?

What Kind of Yogi Are You (for Now)?

I always think of your level as a yogi more in terms of your mental state than your physical prowess... because it's true! If you've ever been around an enlightened being... you know in your soul that the yogic state has NOTHING to do with bending into a pretzel.  For...

A Love Note to My Journey… and yours!

A Love Note to My Journey… and yours!

I wasn't born with any conscious plans to "be a yogi" (who is?!)... I was voraciously curious about human nature... Starting when I was 10 years old, my family endured some traumas and hardships and that fueled my interest in struggle and survival. I read a LOT of...

Architecture of a Yoga Pose

Architecture of a Yoga Pose

We all can understand that being inside the architecture of a Roman Cathedral has a particular internal effect, different from a log cabin! Or what about overlooking the Taj Mahal? Standing at the roots of a Redwood tree? Sitting fireside in an oceanside cottage?...

Change your Body, Transform Your Life?!

Change your Body, Transform Your Life?!

A few years ago, two yoga students who were long time friends "BY" (before yoga), came up to me after class and said... "we've noticed something lately... all the stuff we used to have fun doing - like going out with friends and staying out late and drinking alcohol,...

Free! Heart-Centered Guide Awareness for You

Free! Heart-Centered Guide Awareness for You

Check out this recorded guided awareness for your home practice! I'd love to read your comments here or on Facebook please share this gift with your loved ones, your family, your co-workers - we could all use a little more LOVE and RELAXATION! "The heart which knows...

3 Yogified Cold & Flu Prevention Tips!

3 Yogified Cold & Flu Prevention Tips!

Did you know your diet could be contributing to your risk of getting sick? Did you know that some foods actually help prevent colds & flus? Ayurveda, a sister science to yoga, has PLENTY to say about preventing (and treating) colds and flus, common at this time of...

Ujjayi – Breath of Victory!

Ujjayi – Breath of Victory!

Breathing practices in the yoga tradition have the purpose of moving or manipulating the flow of prāna (life force) in the respiratory system and throughout the subtle body. Prāna flows through the channels of the subtle body (called meridians or nādis), to bring us...

Shavāsana – A Neutral & Healing Position

Shavāsana – A Neutral & Healing Position

Shavāsana may be the most familiar pose to you! We do it every yoga class, in some styles, twice in every class... why is this? What are the benefits of the "king of yoga poses", and how much do you really know about the pose that you may do the most often and most...

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