More than just postures, set into a sequence, followed by savasana (corpse pose), Yoga is complex. It weaves together inner and outer disciplines, physical practice, and breath work while guiding us through the ups and downs of emotions, thoughts, and interactions with others. Yoga is also a guide for how to live free from suffering and… Continue reading A Deeper Look at the 8 Limbs of Yoga
Spring is here! Birds are chirping, snow is melting, and the sun is shining. Time to start Spring Cleaning of You! This is a great time to clear out stagnation, reset the body and mind, and create fertile ground for new growth and abundance.
Yoga teacher Caitlin Renz provides two practices for you to start your new year off in the right direction. By applying these simple daily practices, you can make this the best year yet!
Recently, I was faced with a challenge. I am passionate about gardening and local organic food, as well as educating young people about the world around them so they can become stewards of the earth. After listening to a recent episode of The Urban Farm Podcast which focused on Tonyehn Verkitis, owner of Eco-Arts Living and… Continue reading Get Your Hands Dirty! – A Yogi’s Take on Selfless Service
“I never have enough time to meditate, I can only fit in yoga once or twice a week or there is no way to find peace and harmony at home, my house is complete chaos!” These are a few of the many justifications for procrastinating or altogether skipping our meditation and yoga practice. For some… Continue reading On the Daily: Creating Space for your Yoga and Meditation Everyday
OM There is a flood Open the gate There is a flood Don’t be late Sit, please sit Open your mind Sit, please sit Practice being kind Fill your heart With patience and grace Fill your heart At a steady, slow place There is a flood Of openness and admiration There is a flood Of… Continue reading Om: A Poem about Mindfulness
Every New Years thousands of people worldwide create a resolution for themselves for the year to come. This “goal” is usually set around health and happiness and may include shedding a few pounds, getting organized, or making time each day for numero uno (that’s you!). As January slips by, many still incorporate their resolution or… Continue reading Living With Intention
This time of year is filled with delicious meals surrounded by family and friends, decorations and lights, and gift giving. Many of us get wrapped up in the cycle of wanting, giving, and expectations of happiness. I have felt this cycle take over in the years past and at the end of the holiday season,… Continue reading Selfless Service: How can I help you?
In October of 2014, I attended a workshop that focused on developing a sustainable home yoga practice. There where students ranging from 19-67 years of age and we all created a semi-circle around our teacher. We listened intently for the secret of creating a vigorous, engaging yoga practice that would keep us busy for a… Continue reading 3 Steps to Creating a Home Practice
After listening to the Buddhist monk Jack Kornfield describe ‘Labeling the Thoughts’ as a meditation, I decided to try it for myself. As I move through life, I am constantly weeding out the good, the bad, and the bullshit. I realized that this technique of labeling my thoughts aided me in this process. For instance,… Continue reading A Bump in the Road