Category: Anxiety

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.

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 to myself this is the new norm.   I was saddened to experience

Wherever You Go There You Are

Written by: Katrin Mersch “Wherever you go there you are” -John Kabbath Zin Whenever you need a break, go out into Nature. It will bring you calm and peace. Take a walk in the park, sit on a bench or in the grass. Maybe you sit by the water. Wherever you go watch what is

You Create the Energy You Become

Written by: Katharine Larson This month is all about giving out to the universe what you wish to receive. Feeling a mid-summer slump? I know I have felt a bit sluggish lately. Sometimes it is hard to maintain a strong sense of self-motivation, especially during this pandemic. Daily affirmations can help get you motivated again

Dealing With Anxiety

Written by: Katrin Mersch I know the time we are living in right now can be really scary. Especially now during the pandemic we learn that nothing really ever is safe in life and that change is the only constant we can rely on. We worry about our health, our income, our job, our family

Pranayama Breathing

Pratipaksha Bhavana: Positivity is Always an Option

Written by: Sojourner Walker Williams Pratipaksha Bhavana, the practice of choosing positivity, does not always come easily or naturally. When life gets in the way of our plans, it’s much easier to see the negative side of things. You walk through the doorway and stumble over the raised strip on the floor – “I hate this house!”

Practicing Self Awareness & Self Gratitude

by: Sarah Schoolden 2020 has been faced with very unprecedented times – most of us Americans have been facing hardships with many when it comes to the loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, uncertainty to how bills will be paid for, or when they’ll next see their families whom may be across the country

Yoga is the Practice of Life

Written by: Jennifer Smeddy Part of the yoga practice is learning to be present in the current moment and to be the observer of your life. When you practice yoga poses (asanas) the practice is teaching you to be the observer. Consider how you need to focus and observe your breath during your asana practice.

4-7-8 Breathing

Written by: This pranayama has helped me immensely with anxiety.  It’s a very simple breath that can reduce anxiety, help improve sleep, manage cravings, and controlling feelings of anger.   You can practice this by sitting upright or laying down while inhaling for 4 seconds, holding the breath 7 seconds, then exhaling for 8 seconds.