Setting Intentions for the New Year

A new year marks a change of calendars and a change of outlook. To match the shift in calendar dates, people often like to give themselves a new challenge. The new year can mark a time to try new things, start new habits, and change your perspective. But we also know the stereotype of starting … Continue reading Setting Intentions for the New Year

What Type of Meditation is Best for You?

Meditation is a word that you may hear used often, but may not be clear on what it really means. Is it sitting silently? Being mindful of the way you walk? Shifting your focus to deepening your breath? It is actually all of these things, and different techniques may work better than others for different … Continue reading What Type of Meditation is Best for You?

Exploring Sadhaka & Badhaka Tattva

In Hatha yoga, the sadhaka and badhaka tattva lay out specific sets of rules to advance your yoga practice. Basically, they tell you how to be successful (sadhaka) or how to fail (badhaka) in your yoga path. In Sanskrit, sadhaka means a person who follows a sadhana, which is basically a way of life. Tattva … Continue reading Exploring Sadhaka & Badhaka Tattva

The Lagom Lens: A Framework the Enhance Happiness and Balance

Different ways of thinking provide various frameworks to promote wellness. The many forms of yoga, mindfulness and Qigong are great examples, and these wellness frameworks often overlap. They often share the primary goals of finding balance in your life, releasing negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and showing kindness toward yourself and others. I recently read … Continue reading The Lagom Lens: A Framework the Enhance Happiness and Balance

Sitting Sucks. Yoga Can Help.

How many hours do you sit in a day? What effect does this have on your body? On your mind? We sit. We sit a lot. People sit for work, on a drive to work, during lunch, during meetings, coffee out with friends. This sedentary posture is so common that many people schedule in their … Continue reading Sitting Sucks. Yoga Can Help.