Month: December 2019

The Yoamas & Niyamas: Yoga's Ethics

The Yoamas & Niyamas: Yoga’s Ethics

The Yamas and Niyamas come from the Yoga Sutras, which were written by the yogi sage, Patanjali. They offer a moral code, or ethical guidelines, to the yoga way of life. In the Sutras, Patanjali lays out an eightfold path that gives instruction for living a meaningful and purposeful life. This eightfold path is defined …

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hand of fatima, hamsa, khamsa

Hamsa & Evil Eye

What is the Hamsa Hand? (Also Spelled Hamesh, Chamsa, Khamsa) The Hamsa is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings it’s owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. The hamsa hand is known by many names – hamsa, hamsa hand, hamesh, hamesh …

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Symbolic Meaning of Mandala

Symbolic Meaning of Mandala

What is the Meaning of Mandala? The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning “circle.” Even though it may be have features like squares or triangles, a mandala always has a concentric (circular) nature.  Symbolic Meaning of Mandala. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The meanings of mandala depends upon color, geometric …

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Everything You Need To Know About Getting To Cahuita, Costa Rica

Everything You Need To Know About Getting To Cahuita, Costa Rica

There are many options to consider when you’ve decided you want to go on a yoga retreat. In previous posts, we’ve highlighted why Cahuita, Costa Rica is the best place for your wellness adventure, but perhaps you have reservations about the travel involved to get here. Well, hesitate no further! We’ve compiled a list of …

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For Teachers: When (and How) to Talk About Yoga Philosophy

For Teachers: When (and How) to Talk About Yoga Philosophy

We are standing on the precipice of yoga’s next great incarnation. Over the last century, the practice of yoga has expanded beyond its motherland. Now, in every class we teach, we are forging and defining the identity of yoga within our culture. Yoga is no longer an incense-scented hippie habit from the counterculture of the …

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