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 […]
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!
7 Common Roadblocks to a Home Yoga Practice – Free Yoga Webinar and Intro to the Summer of Yoga 2016 You can learn all about the Summer of Yoga 2016 […]
I met Sarit at an Eat, Breathe Thrive yoga workshop in Los Angeles. I was immediately drawn to her. She looked so cool, calm and comfortable in her own […]
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 […]
For this week’s Yoga Chat, we are applying our theme of “Simplicity” to our meditation practice. We will begin the chat by exploring the definition of meditation, then discuss its benefits, […]
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!
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 […]
Check out these 7 very shareable quotes on breath and pranayama from TKV Desikachar, Max Strom, Sylvia Plath, Rodney Yee, and more!
Life isn’t about avoiding pain, feelings – any feeling! Even uncomfortable feelings like hunger, addiction, craving, fear, anxiety, depression. It is about learning to lean into those feelings, relax into […]
Meditation is a time when you let the outer world take care of itself. There is an old saying, “Let the world turn without you.” You will think about the outer world; that simply can’t be helped. Take this chance to settle into yourself and get some R&R. You do not have to be on duty, so give yourself over to the inner processes.
Join me, Julian Walker, for my Everyday Enlightenment Workshop, on January 26th from 2 – 5 pm at Santa Monica Yoga. This unique afternoon will introduce you to “5 simple […]
Just published my first post on Medium.com and would love for you to click on over, read and share. ~Namaste~ Yoga and Public Speaking Imagine a room full of naked […]
If you want to be successful and happy in life, then knowing yourself is one of the most important ways to accomplish this. If you don’t understand how your own […]
If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite […]
The Lovingkindness Intervention Today I had no problem accessing the videos for Day 3 of the meditation. Kim reported in today, too. She was having an issue with her laptop. So […]
The Internet was off and on all day today here. No meditation video watching for me. Instead I did a walking meditation. I started by walking down the stairs to the […]
Sister versus Sister (Okay, so it’s really not “Sister versus Sister”.) My sister Kim recently moved to Los Angeles (she is also a yoga teacher). We often talk about how […]
“In silence one can receive more because all one’s activities become concentrated at one point. There is only one real rhythm; in silence you hear it. When you live to […]
“You must have a room or certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspaper that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, […]
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. ~ Swami Sivananda I have found that having a […]
Introducing Mala Beads A mala is a strand of beads, traditionally used for counting during mantra meditations. Malas can consist of 108 beads, 54 beads, 27 beads, 21 or 19 […]
Interested in beginning meditation but don’t know where to start? The good news is that all you need is 5-10 minutes a day to get started. Are you thinking to […]
Today on the Musings blog (a blog about mind, art, productivity and more), Koroush Dini MD, talks about how he defines meditation. He tries to define it simply ~ in […]
It’s already December 2nd and so far I have practiced yoga zero times, to be honest, in the last 3 weeks. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. My parents were in town […]
I found this article about mindfulness in the New York Times interesting. It talks about more and more physicians becoming disenchanted with their profession because of the many distractions on […]
Introducing a taste of The Urban Yogi Movement. Time lapse meets Group “Urban” Meditation. Filmed at Venice Beach Boardwalk, Los Angeles CA July 2009. Facilitated by Siri Shiva Singh. Directed, Photographed, and Edited by Ashley T. Hughes.
A time comes in your life when you finally get it…when, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out – ENOUGH!
This morning around 5:30 I was shocked out of sleep by a blaring BUZZ! Actually, the word “buzz” does not do this noise justice. It was more like the sound […]
Yoga teacher and feng shui consultant Tisha Morris shares the 5 steps to create a sacred space for your home yoga and meditation practice.
Tanmatra Chikitsa is the process of healing and balancing the body, mind and spirit through the five senses – the doorways of perception. Learn how ayurveda can help you to live a balanced life.
A visual chakra image to be used during meditation. Each color corresponds to a chakra, starting with red root chakra through purple chakra.
Mark Miller, a comedian and TV writer, shares his humerous point of view on meditation over at The Los Angeles Times today. If you have a moment and want a […]
Jack Kornfield just happens to be the creator of one of my favorite meditation DVDs. I use it all the time and have played it when others have asked me […]
After devoting half of tonight’s Episode to the State of the Union review, Nightline switched moods quite dramatically with a segment on Eckhart Tolle. “Fire and brimstone his message is […]
If you do nothing else for yourself today, give yourself the gift of reading how Erich Schiffman discovered yoga and what yoga really means to him. It’s not too long […]
Jiddu Krishnamurti passed away 13 years ago today at his home in Ojai, California and so today I’m suggesting a meditation on one of the subjects he spoke about often: […]
For today’s Meditation Suggestion, I knew I wanted to feature a quote from Gandhi. I went to my books and the Internet and began my search. However, Gandhi said so […]
In my head, I imagine each of my thoughts going out, almost like an octopus’ arms, into the world. During meditation, we pull all those “thought tentacles” back in and […]
The Secret to Ensure You Win on Tuesday is Within this Post Regardless of who wins the election on Tuesday, I hope we ALL as Americans, and moreover as Citizens […]