1. Simply Powerful: The Role of Breath in Yoga Practice

    When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. ~Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika Smile, breathe and go slowly. ~Thích Nhất Hạnh Yoga practice is now regarded by many as among the most a powerful disciplines to support our health and well being.At th…Read More

  2. A Heart Centered Breath To Become Calm, Cool and Collected

    This breath practice is adapted from Kundalini Yoga and is a variant of sitali pranayama. Many Yogis believe this practice may help with issues related to the effects of stress, calm anxiety, help mitigate unhelpful cravings and help you in attempting to quit smoking. ***To practice: *Sit in a comfortable position, either cross-legged on the floor or in a chair, spine straight, the shoulders rela…Read More

  3. Finding Ease Amidst the Challenge In Yoga—5 Steps To Channel Your Energies To Deepen Your Practice

    "Wherever you are is the entry point"     Kabir The reasons we begin practicing Yoga are unique to each person and their needs. For many Yoga can be the ultimate relaxation exercise that also helps stretch and strengthen the body for more flexibility. Other seek help for particular physical problems or to complement other exercise activities. How fit or flexible we are, our present state of he…Read More

  4. Resolve to Evolve in 2016

    “Approach it and there is no beginning, follow it and there is no end. You can’t know, but you can be it, at ease in your own life.” Lao Tzu For over 30 years I have felt blessed to have the wonderful practices of Yoga and meditation to support me on my life’s journey. For so much of that time I have been doubly blessed to be able to meet and work each day with like-mi…Read More

  5. “So Hum to Be Happier”—a Simple Mantra Meditation

    In stressful times simple is important and simple and effective ways to bring some peace and calm to life are golden. There are in the practices of Yoga, Bhuddism and other ancient traditions of healing and higher consciousness innumerable ways to utilize meditation or contemplation to bring powerful healthful and transformation effects. At the center of many of these practices are simple man…Read More

  6. Yoga in the Real World—Simple Commitments for Sustainable Peace

    At this time of year for many the only constant in life is the added stress the Holiday season adds to busy lives. For those of us who have some sort of consistent self care practice, be it Yoga, meditation, exercise or and other way we take time for ourselves to create a more balanced and centered life, this season can seem to threaten the gains we have made. I invite you to see this in a differe…Read More

  7. Yoga for Runners—Restoring the Foundations of Pain Free Performance

    Runners, whether they are sprinters or marathoners, look for ways to improve their stride, breathing rate and muscular fitness. One of the techniques that is least invasive and less likely to have dangerous side effects is yoga. The use of yoga for runners is beneficial in a holistic approach. While yoga is a form of exercise, it is gentle enough to provide sustainable energy without requiring the…Read More

  8. Getting Back Your Yoga Mojo

    As we do get back to life as usual at this time of year the transition can be the hardest part. This includes re-setting goals and intentions for our self-care.  The great thing about Yoga is it can be the one place you can go for your physical health and overall wellness goals. Whether it is to reclaim some tone and flexibility, shed a few pounds or address the negative effects on stress on y…Read More

  9. Getting the Peace You Seek in Yoga-5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip Savasana Pose

    A number of Yoga students who are beginning to create a Yoga practice at home do so with some time constraints,often wedging in some stretches and basic Yoga postures as best they are able within a lifestyle hasn't yet made space for their new passion. Often with this constraint one casualty in creating a complete home practice is that the time spent in final relaxation pose(Savasana) is reduced …Read More

  10. Mindfulness in Motion – A Simple Walking Meditation

    As Spring begins and we seek some more outdoor activity there is no need to sacrifice the benefits of meditation. Cultivating mindful awareness is at the crux of our Yoga and meditation practices. Bringing this to our other activities such as walking can be a powerful way to add power and feel peace growing in each step along the way.Here is a simple walking meditation to support ongoing presence,…Read More