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Why Pranayama Needs To Be a Part of Your Daily Yoga Self-care Practice

Why Pranayama Needs To Be a Part of Your Daily Yoga Self-care Practice

Pranayama is the part of the Yoga Sutras that deals with breathing techniques. Pranayama simply means control (yama) of prana, or life force energy. These breathing practices are an important step in understanding how to balance and regulate your life-force energy, making it easier for you to achieve a meditative state....
Beginners Guide to Yoga

A Beginners Guide to Yoga

The beautiful part about yoga is that there isn’t just one type of style to practice and today I present you with a beginners guide to yoga. When you look at all the different styles of yoga there is chair yoga, hot yoga, gentle yoga, and so on. This...
the heart

The Heart

It’s February and of course, the focus on that incredible organ… the heart. Its ability to beat approximately 115,000 times each day. The capability to keep beating even when disconnected from the body and of course, its ability to be broken. Broken ...

Welcome to this month’s focus…Transitions

Several years ago, I attended a yoga workshop focused on yoga pose transitions. I will never forget how the gifted teacher stressed the importance of "how exiting the pose is just as important as entering". Since that time, my awareness in my own...

The Power of a Smile

A few years ago, I remember commuting to an event in San Francisco on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).   I remember sitting on the train and observing so many people glued to their electronic devices.   Heads down, face without a smile, as I thought...
Staying Hydrated

Importance of Staying Hydrated

Staying hydrated is one of the most important acts of self-care one can practice. Not only is drinking water throughout the day essential to one's health but there are also numerous amounts of benefits. One of the main benefits is how drinking...
Pranayama Breathing

Pranayama Breathing to Uplift and Energize

The light is beginning to emerge at the end of the tunnel, but let’s face it, we’ve all had quite a year! This year feels more like cramming a decade of anxiety and loss, a full spectrum roller coaster of emotion into the longest/shortest year. This ...
Yoga Quotes

Mind Nourishment – Yoga Quotes

Exploring nourishing words about yoga can inspire the use of mantras, or help you stay motivated, no matter where you are at in your yoga journey. Yoga is a mind-body practice, and it is fruitful to give your mind the necessary nourishment to focus on...
VInyasa Krama

Vinyasa Krama

Vinyasa Krama is the Sanskrit term for a step-by-step progression to a goal. Since we are talking about physical yoga practice, the goal is a complex or advanced asana (posture). We can think of this as the “goal pose” and it usually involves...