Category: Balance

The Beauty of Silence

Written by: Shalyni Paiyappilly Today’s world is filled with so much sound where the beauty of silence is seldom appreciated. Amongst the great sages and gurus, silence is often taught and observed to cultivate one’s spiritual connection. For most modern-day folks, moments of silence are resisted as it is deemed as uncomfortable. However, when silence

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

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Cool Your Yoga Practice this Summer with Sheetali Breaths

By: Sojourner Williams Practicing yoga during the summer months can have its benefits. The warm weather can help to relax muscles and joints providing ease with flexibility and mobility. If you practice in the morning, the early sunrise can give your morning practice an energetic boost. Summertime also provides many wonderful opportunities to practice outdoors

The Power of Shopping Local

Written by: Katharine Larson One of my favorite summer activities is taking a trip to my local farmer’s market. There is so much satisfaction in purchasing locally sourced produce, making a huge salad, and devouring that salad chock full of nutrients sans hormones and GMOs. Because the produce is grown nearby, the food you are

Breathe cool with Sitali

Written by: Shalyni Paiyappilly Sitali Pranayama is known as the “cooling breath” as it allows air to flow across the tongue and into the mouth. This breathing practice is beneficial in calming the nervous system, improving focus, reducing anxiety and anger, and it can serve as the perfect reprieve during the hot summer months. How

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

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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!”

The Practice of Chair Yoga

By: Nandini Trivedi  Chair yoga is a gentle form of practice that can be done sitting in a chair, or standing using a chair for support. The poses, or asanas are typically modified to be accessible to people who cannot stand, lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions, or

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Legs up the Wall

By: Sojourner Williams Why You Need to Do It: Because we’re living through unprecedented and stressful times my friend! Legs up the wall, is one of the most calming restorative yoga poses out there. Legs up the wall balances the nervous system, increases circulation, increases blood flow, cleanses the lymph nodes, aids in digestion, reduces stress,

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.