Monday Morning Mantra: I Choose Yes

Take a moment to think about the difference between hearing someone tell you “yes.” Now think of when someone says “no.” Which one feels better? I presume that you agree that yes feels better than no. That’s why I encourage you to make the decision to become a “yes person.” When given the opportunity to [Read more…]

Imagination: Your Secret Tool to Living a Happy, Healthy Life

Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Imagination opens the mind to becoming more playful, self-aware, mindful, and in-tune with our true north. Below are 10 unique ways to stimulate the brain to become more imaginative, creative, and observant. Pursue the ones that speak to [Read more…]

New Moon Yoga Sequence to Reconnect With Your Practice

The new moon is the first phase of mother moon’s cycle. This divine occurrence happens every month when the Luminaries—sun and the moon—are in alignment. To the human eye it seems as though the moon is completely enveloped by the night sky and disappears for a brief period of time. Although it may seem as [Read more…]

Behind the Natural “Yoga Buzz” You Feel After Practice

In the seven years I’ve been studying and practicing yoga, I’ve developed a deep understanding of my physical and emotional body. Yoga has become more than just a practice. It’s a way of life. It’s guided me through the healing of broken hearts, taught me how to love my body, and has been a delightful [Read more…]

Full Moon Yoga Sequence to Cleanse and Release

The magical ball of glowing light, our mother moon, will be fully illuminated on May 21. The sun and moon’s opposition makes for a sacred balance with effects that can be felt here on Earth. Our moon, being the closest celestial body to Earth, has grandiose effects on all living things on our planet. The [Read more…]

All About Auras: What You Need to Know

Let your inner light shine bright. Allow your energy to emanate out wide and free. Our various levels of energy radiate outside of our inner wilderness and even far out beyond the physical vessel. Each energetic pulse gives off a different frequency which correlates to a specific vibration. These vibrations are dependent on how we [Read more…]

Prana Power: Ujjayi Pranayama, The Victorious Breath

As T.K.V Desikachar states, “The quality of our breath is extremely important because it expresses our inner feelings.” If you’ve ever been to a yoga class, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of, “take deep Ujjayi breaths” or “let your breath sound like an ocean wave.” Ujjayi Pranayama is a type of breath work [Read more…]

Prana Power: Kapalbhati Pranayama, Breath of Fire

As Krishnamacharya states, “Master your breath, let the Self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” The breath is one of the most important factors while practicing yoga and guides us as we journey through life. Luckily, there’s an abundance of breathing techniques and styles of pranayama (breath work) to choose from. While [Read more…]

Prana Power: Simha Pranayama, Lion’s Breath

As Jonathan Lockwood Huie says, “I breathe in my courage. I exhale my fear.” Yoga teaches us sukha and shire, the balance between strength and ease, power and surrender. Pranayama (breath work) helps us to achieve this balance and helps one maintain focus throughout practice and either bring soothing energy or uplifting energy. Lion’s Breath [Read more…]