2 Simple Exercises In Grounding

  In the midst of Vata season, grounding can be a key element in maintaining calm. “When we’re calm, our brains turn on the prefrontal cortex—the part of our brains responsible for big-picture thinking—and we naturally begin making decisions that better serve us. When we learn to be supported by the ground, we can live […]

What Does Envy Have To Do With Gratitude?

“Melting envy with the brilliance of understanding and gratitude is the vision advanced here.” “The envy spoken about here is the deepest, most nonconscious root at the base of emotion. It is original and ancestral, embedded in the phylogenetic history of what it is to be human– having the capability to know, to know that […]

Why Gratitude?

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough” ~Melodie Beatty “Gratitude is an attitude and way of living that has been shown to have many benefits in terms of health, happiness, satisfaction with life, and the way we relate to others. It goes hand in hand with mindfulness in its focus […]

5 Ways To Make Self-love Our Default Setting*

“The ancient yogic texts urge us to practice ahimsa, the practice of having compassion for self and others. But the texts don’t lay out exactly how to do ahimsa, leaving it to each one of us to define it in our own way. So how can we make self-love our default setting?” Read More Below… […]

What Are The Expectations On You?

The journey for meaning in life is a universal human experience. That journey takes on many forms, hardships and highs. An insightful quote from Keren Lam on being “in relation” to another person. What are the expectations on you? Do you feel like society expects something from you and you feel another way is more suited […]

Quick Review: Eight Limbs of Classical Yoga

Common in the western world, are three main lineages of Hatha yoga practices; Patanjali Classical Yoga, Advaita Vedanta Yoga and Tantric Yoga*. During a typical Hatha yoga class, a teacher may discuss the “Limbs or Branches of Yoga.” These limbs comprise the spiritual evolution guidelines and purpose for Yoga practice. Eight limbs philosophy falls under Patanjali […]

Meditation In Asana

“You can lose the benefits of what you are doing because of focusing too much partial attention on trying to perfect the pose, but from where to where? That is where things become difficult. Focusing on one point is concentration. Focusing on all points at the same time is meditation. Meditation is centrifugal as well […]

Gentle Guided Meditation

For those of you interested meditation, there are a variety of methods all designed to quiet the mind and in some cases, the heart. Guided meditation is a great place to start for people new to the practice. This video from Yogi Kanna, begins with relaxation of the body moving to mindful awareness and out again, ending with a […]

20+ Yoga & Meditation Playlists On Google Play

Yoga and Mediation Playlists on Songzas free music streaming service range from “Yoga: Elevation of Spirit” to “Classic Rock Relaxation.” These playlists are useful for those periods of time when relaxation and focus are desired. Cliche, but there probably is something for everyone’s style. Listen Here…play.google.com/music/listen