Category: Stress Reduction

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

Find Your Calm With Animal Breathing Exercises

Written by: Jennifer Schidlow When faced with stress or anxiety, the human body might automatically go into “fight, flight, or freeze” mode. This causes us to take shorter breaths while tensing up the muscles and can actually increase those feelings of stress. It is important to try to be mindful of these changes, in particular

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

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

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

15 Questions for Self-Exploration

Written by: Jennifer Schidlow There’s nothing like a little contemplation and self-awareness to deepen our authenticity and support us in the pursuit of living fuller lives. Now seems like a great time to pause and ask some questions.Take some time to reflect, and then answer these questions at a pace that works best for you;

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 lengthening and strengthening muscles, increasing flexibility and distributing prana flow throughout the body. Sun Saluations