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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 ...
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”. It usually involves warming...
ayurveda and balance

Ayurveda and Balance

Ayurveda translates into the science of life. It is a 6,000-year-old ancient system from India that holds the keys to finding balance and health in our modern world. The practice of ayurveda is complex, but its tenets are very simple. Within every...

Power of Giving

According to NIH, the power of giving has proven to reduce stress and increase longevity. A dedicated yoga practice, moments of mindfulness, a sweet pause can gift you a more relaxing holiday season.  Tis’ the season to show gratitude for...

Mental Resilience

Written by: Katrin Mersch This year 2020 is really a challenge, even for the most optimistic people. The pandemic adds to normal stress and triggers uncertainty, aimlessness, fear and anger in us. “Stress is a condition in which the mind and...

Making decisions…isn’t always easy

Written by: Katrin Mersch Often we are overwhelmed by the abundance of choices in our lives. There is so much of everything that it is difficult for us to decide. In addition, there are doubts as to whether it was the right choice or whether we will...