Category: Self-Care

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

Pandemic kindness

Written by: Shalyni Paiyappilly The times of Covid-19 has brought out the true colors within everyone. Relationships with self, family, partners, friends, and with other humans have experienced moments challenge. It’s so easy to complain, talk about everything that is going wrong, and remain in pain. Selfish acts, negative communications and harsh interactions never propels

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.

Practicing Mindfulness During a Pandemic

Written by: Sarah Schoolden There is no secret our planet has risen an immense amount of concern within the past year. We have faced the worst wildfires recorded in history; our oceans are significantly warming up leading to bleaching of the coral reefs – killing off majority of the reefs in our waters; polar ice

Spring is Here

Written by: Lillian Cuthbert The arrival of spring always seems to bring with it the promise of new beginnings. Just like flowers opening, birds coming back from winter migration, it is a great time for us to cleanse our minds and start anew. Now especially, as we stay at home during the covid pandemic, is

Gratitude Journal

Written by: Jennifer Smeddy Early in my yoga journey I knew I needed to find something to help with my overactive mind and how I could always seem to find an issue in a situation. A close friend of mine suggested keeping a morning gratitude journal. This is how my daily gratitude journal started a

EFT Tapping 

Written by: Nandini Trivedi In today’s world, there are so many different healing modalities other than modern medicine. The beauty of this is that there is help when we need it and it is very accessible. One method that has truly helped me get to the root of my issues and clear them is “EFT”

Anxiety is Painful, Nadi Shodhana Can Help

Written by: Ruthie Hanan I know I don’t even need to say it, but boy is it a crazy time.  None of us have ever experienced anything like what our world is currently going through with the coronavirus. Those who have never experienced anxiety are likely to now experience it, and those who have suffered

‘Is it okay to be okay?’

Wirtten by: Katrin Mersch ‘Is it okay to be okay?’ Hello! I am Katrin and I am excited to be a new teacher here at Leading Yoga. Before Coronavirus I had noticed that I should take better care of myself. As a yoga instructor, I was running around the city every day to teach my

Staying grounded in the age of Coronavirus

Written by: Lillian Cuthbert Currently, here in NY, and probably in your area too, you have been asked to stay at home, self-quarantine. Things you normally do are closed. You are working from home, or maybe not working at all. You can’t visit friends or family — especially not your older relatives. You can’t go