Yesterday I went to a yoga class for complete beginners. The truth is I didn’t initially go for the yoga, I went to make friends. Less than two weeks ago I moved to Madrid, Spain. Sunday evening, while I was watching the Spanish families chatting after lunch, I realized that I needed to do something to meet people. I considered… View Post
Our theme for the month of March is “Simplicity”. As I was sitting here contemplating on the meaning of simplicity and how simplicity applies to our yoga practice and our life, the gift of the present moment came to me. Ahh yes! How often are we caught up in our thoughts, our to do lists and perpetual habits of going,… View Post
I had a physical asana practice for over 15 years before I actually understood the role of intention in yoga. I recall instructors in New York City in the early 1990’s asking us to “dedicate our practice to someone.” Gradually things changed and we were asked to “call to mind our intention” at the beginning of classes. I don’t recall… View Post
Tapas is that inner motivation that fuels us to do the things we need to do. Join us for a special #yogachat about tapas this Friday at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern. Follow @shareyoga on Twitter for more information.
Ganesha is often called the Remover of Obstacles, but if you look deeper into his story, you will see that he can also put obstacles in your path. So a more accurate title might be Manager of Obstacles. Some yogis even call Ganesha the Revealer of Possibilities. And isn’t this closer to the truth of the human experience? Obstacles, inevitably,… View Post
It’s a New Year and a lot of us our building our “To Do” lists with new goals and resolutions. For our first yoga chat of 2015, we would like discuss how to create “bite size” intentions for big impact.
We’ve rounded up our most popular blog posts of 2014 and highlighted our amazing contributors consisting of yoga teachers, authors, nutrition experts and more!
Learn each of these mantras related to the seven chakras. The chakras are energy centers located along the vertical axis of the body.
What is seva? “Seva” is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service” or work performed without any thought of reward or repayment. In ancient India seva was believed to help one’s spiritual growth and at the same time contribute to the improvement of a community. The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on the spirit of service and how… View Post
This Friday on Yoga Chat we will be talking to one of our favorite yoga teachers, Julian Walker. Julian is well known for his ability to incorporate music as part of his teaching style. He skillfully and effectively creates playlists that let your heart sing while you experience a more profound mind body connection
A lot of times during the holidays, we lose space to practice. Either we’re traveling and there’s literally no time or room to do a full asana practice, or we just get exponentially busier. That’s where these mudras come in!
Have you ever wanted to go to a yoga class but decided not to because of how you feel in yoga clothes? Honestly, I have. Despite my best efforts to NOT care what others think of me, I’ll admit, my mind (when left unchecked) has caused me to succumb to its insecurities.
What happens when you don’t rest? You don’t digest. You don’t heal. You don’t give your body a chance to say – phew, finally a minute where I can look around and take stock of what needs to be fixed
Want to practice Yoga but don’t know how to pick a Yoga teacher right for you? This “CALM” check list will help you to find the right Yoga teacher for you.
I’ve decided to become good at conversation. You know what Larry King says about that? He says the best way to be good at conversation is to be interested. And interesting. Hmmm. What makes you interesting? Speaking from the heart. Speaking about things that actually matter to you, that are on your mind, that you are passionate about. And what makes you interested? Listening… View Post