WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOUR FIRST YOGA CLASS

1. ASANA What it is:  The word asana simply refers to the physical poses and postures practiced during yoga class. Why it’s useful:  Asanas provide both physical and spiritual benefits and are known to improve strength, flexibility and alleviate pain, stress and increase … Read More

A 10-Minute Morning Yoga Sequence for Beginners

This little morning yoga sequence for beginners is wonderful for getting your blood flowing and your energy focused. The poses will strengthen and lengthen your body, and help you feel fit and flexible all day long in mind, body, and … Read More

10 yoga quotes that will make your life more awesome

“It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.” “Inhale the future, exhale the past.”  “A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” “The pose begins when you … Read More

GANESHA HINDU DEITY

Ganesha, also spelled Ganesh, also called Ganapati, elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings, who is traditionally worshipped before any major enterprise and is the patron of intellectuals, bankers, scribes, and authors. His name means both “Lord of the People” (gana means the common people) and “Lord of … Read More

YOGA FOR A PERFECT POSTURE

Due to sedentary lifestyles and poor habits in daily activities, many Americans tend to have poor posture, exhibiting the traits of kyphosis, an excessively rounded upper spine, and lordosis, an excessively arched lower back. Because of its emphasis on proper … Read More

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

To go deeper into your practice of yoga, it is necessary to challenge your body-mind-spirit on occasion. Use these four powerful techniques in combination or by themselves to challenge yourself further. Go to the Edge When holding a yoga posture … Read More

Basic Yoga Class Structure

Most yoga classes follow a similar script, although the details change based on the type of yoga you’re doing and the level of instruction. From the moment you step foot in the studio to the end of your first class, … Read More

What is the best type of meditation?

Meditation offers time for relaxation and heightened awareness in a stressful world where our senses are often dulled. Research suggests that meditation has the potential for more than just temporary stress relief. Educators, spiritual leaders, and mental health experts have developed dozens … Read More

How Do I Choose and Use Essential Oils?

The essential oil that you choose will depend on the purpose—do you want it to help elevate your mood or do you need something to treat a burn? There is no definitive list that specifies which essential oil is used to treat which health condition. For … Read More

Observe Animals. Appreciate Your Place. Create Awareness.

Yoga develops awareness. We often think of this as self-awareness, which is true- but yoga also develops environmental awareness. Our ability to tune into ourselves requires a connection with the outer world. Without it, how do we understand how we … Read More