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Bhramari Pranayama

Written by: Ruthie Hanan Bhramari pranayama (also known as bumble bee breath) is one of my favorites to practice.  The idea of this breath exercise is to turn all of your senses from external to internal.  To practice this breath, use your thumbs to...

Showing up with a Beginner’s Mind

Written by: Jennifer Schidlow Beginner’s mind or “Shoshin” is the Zen Buddhist concept of releasing expectations and preconceived notions about something. The idea is to see things with an open mind just like a beginner. And, ideally, showing up...
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Introduction to the Eight Limbs of Yoga

Written by: Anupam Raman Introduction to the Eight Limbs of Yoga The word ' Yoga ' is derived from the Sanskrit root 'Yuj' which translates in English 'to join' or 'to yoke' or 'to unite'. The modern popularity of yoga has brought great focus to...

Yoga and Empowerment

Written by: Jaime Ormont Initially I started my yoga journey after a surgery and health struggle to get back into shape. I was feeling weak both physically and mentally and yoga was suggested to help ease me back into movement. My yoga practice...

The Brain-Gut Connection

Written by: Nandini Trivedi Believe it or not, emotions have the power to affect our organs internally. What we don't deal with at the surface eventually goes deep into our body and can turn into disease. For example, many people experience anxiety...

Surya Namaskar

Written by: Jennifer Smeddy Sun Salutations, or Surya Namaskar, are usually completed at sunrise. Surya Namaskar can be a complete asanas practice in and of itself. There are 12 poses linked in a series. The benefits of this asana practice include...

Keeping a Daily Meditation Practice

Written by: Lillian Cuthbert If you are like me, you have heard about the power of meditation, how it helps alleviate stress, and improve our attention span, among other things. But if you are also like me, for the longest time, you just didn’t do...

Auricular Therapy and Ear Seeds

Auricular therapy also known as ear acupuncture originates in traditional Chinese Medicine. Ear seeds are tiny metal beads placed along points on your ear that represent different organs. These seeds stay on for 5-7 days allowing them to have a...

The Power of Mantra and the Gayatri Mantra

Mantra is a word or phrase that is repeated many times and is used to help connect your breath and provide support in your yoga journey. Mantras have been used for thousands of years and are in the ancient Hindu language of Sanskrit. Mantra is the...