Pura Vida is the Essence of The Goddess Garden

It’s Everywhere! Everywhere you walk or explore in Costa Rica you will hear the words, Pura Vida. From the first time you hear it, it becomes more and more frequent until you realize everyone in this little country says it … Read More

Breath Guidelines for Asana

Breath Guidelines for All Poses   Inhalation should be performed when: Opening, unfolding, or expanding the outer body Lengthening and extending the spine Opening the arms to the sides or overhead Coming out of forward bends or lateral standing poses … Read More

Main Elements of the Natural Breath

Main Elements of the Natural Breath Inhalation During inhalation, the following movements and actions occur in the body. · The diaphragm flattens and descends causing the abdominal organs to push down and distend the belly. · The pelvic floor descends, … Read More

The Breath as the Essence of Action

The breath is used in an asana as the medium of a yogi’s spirit and Attitude. It serves as the bridge between Attitude and the dynamic symmetry of Alignment. The breath interweaves the threads of one’s intention into the fibers … Read More

Benefits of Going on a Yoga Retreat

Learning about the benefits of yoga retreats for healing can be beneficial if you have been feeling down and out. Yoga retreats are a great way of getting in alignment with your own healing. If you’ve ever played with the … Read More

SUPER COOL CHANTS THAT WILL PROFOUNDLY CHANGE YOUR LIFE

by C Kali Aitken Chanting is a spiritual discipline believed to improve listening skills, heightened energy and more sensitivity toward others. Chants can express devotion, gratitude, peace, compassion and call in light into someone’s life. Here are chants that can … Read More

Thoughts on Practice

by C Kali Aitken Function before form. Proceed gradually. Be gently persistent. Be attentive to the moment, not to a goal or an idea of how a posture should be. Listen to your body. Discover where in your body you … Read More

Jungle Bathing – Japanese Art of “Forest Bathing” at Goddess Garden

by C Kali Aitken Unfold in the presence of nature…. You are immersed in the jungle during your entire time at The Goddess Garden.  You have an opportunity to forest / jungle bath several times each day and the benefits … Read More

Yoga and Art

by C Kali Aitken The notion of art as a means to express our relationship with the divine is as ancient as the first people that walked the Earth. From cave paintings to Bach, man has always felt moved to … Read More