Playing with Proprioception

We all have yoga poses that challenge us a bit more than others. For me, it is virabhadrasana I. The pose sometimes feels like a struggle to me, like my mind gets in the way of what my body wants to do. I second guess myself and struggle with alignment. Entering the pose is almost […]

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Mastering Mantras

Mantras, or repeated phrases or words, are a great way to focus the mind and calm the sympathetic nervous system. They are often utilized in meditation practices, though can be inserted into yoga practices as well. Some mantras are ancient, such as the prolific mantra Om. Others can be generated based on what you need […]

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Change Your Focus for the New Year

Okay, I’ve admittedly been on the New Year resolution, change your life, goal setting bandwagon. What the hell is a yogi doing there anyway? First, let’s start with why yoga and goal setting, sometimes even self-help, are often lumped together. Let me be very clear here: yoga will not solve all of our problems. What […]

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The Science of Mudras

Our hands help us say a lot. We use them to explore our environment, and they help has translate a sensory experience from the outside, and as well as interpret what is happening on the inside. Mudras, or hand gestures, connect our hand movements to our brain, energy, and deeper sense of self. Mudras are […]

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DIY Yoga Ornaments!

‘Tis the season to start feeling festive, and for me, that usually translates to doing something crafty. When I was little, my mom would help us make salt dough ornaments . The texture of the dough is similar to play dough, and easily malleable to form a variety of shapes. Salt dough in incredible versatile- you […]

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Exploring the Five Koshas

Kosha translates to “layer”, and according to yogic philosophy, we are comprised of five layers working together to make up our being. The concept of koshas has improved my yoga practice, as not only look at my physical and mental wellbeing, but the wellbeing of each of the layers. Thinking of the body in five […]

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