Category: Self-Care

Yoga for Educators

Yoga for Educators

As a teacher, you understand the importance of taking care of your body and mind. Yoga for educators is Yoga is a great way to do just that! Yoga can help improve your flexibility, strength, and endurance. It can also help reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue. Not to mention, yoga can also be a lot

Envy Hurts

Envy Hurts

We all experience envy. And although the word most notably is pejorative, envy can also be a positive emotion if used in a “benign” way. Envy hurts. According to an article in Psychology Today, envy is when we lack a desired attribute enjoyed by another, on the other hand, jealousy is when something we have is

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 means there are all different types

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.

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 practice as well as when I teach has been to really pay

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

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 water throughout the day is excellent for skin care.  How to remove toxins? Drinking

What Are You Clinging To?

Written by: Erin Doty Yoga unfolds and purifies what is no longer needed.  It reveals what we cling to, starting with the breath.  A held breath stifles energy flow, much like holding onto beliefs, expectations, and judgments that can lend to toxicity.  The ancient practice of yoga has eight limbs, and aparigraha is the sixth limb of yoga.  Aparigraha explores

What Made you Become a Yoga Instructor?

Written by: Erin Doty I became a yoga instructor to help others unify and transform their lives. Yoga helped me regain mobility and navigate chronic illness with great hope and ease. Immbolity brought me to yoga.  My practice didn’t start with traditional yoga asanas (poses), it started and primarily remained with corpse pose or savansana