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!
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 program in this free webinar. Plus, get the Early Bird discount for enrollment. Or watch it live on YouTube with interactive chat. Subscribe at summerofyoga.com & we’ll send… Continue reading 7 Roadblocks to a Home Yoga Practice – Free Webinar #summerofyoga #yogachat
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 skin. Throughout the workshop, I continued to be charmed by her honesty, authenticity and welcoming nature that made anyone around her comfortable in her presence.… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Yoga Teacher: Sarit Z Rogers
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
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, meditation tools. We’ll also dive into tips for yoga teachers on how to teach meditation. Here are a few questions to get you thinking: – What… Continue reading Tools to Simplify Your Meditation Practice #yogachat
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 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… Continue reading Seva & You: How to Be of Service #yogachat
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 them, wrap them in compassion, and then send them on their way. In meditation, we practice being with our thoughts – outside them, not inside… Continue reading Working with Uncomfortable Feelings
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 keys to clarity, compassion and mind-body healing” via learning and practicing 5 accessible and effective meditation techniques. In between meditations I will guide you through… Continue reading Everyday Enlightenment Workshop with Julian Walker
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 yogis… I am a wanna be yogi. I have been practicing yoga for 20 years now and I am just as bad at being a… Continue reading Yoga and Public Speaking
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 inner world and the outer world. ~ Sri Chinmoy Concentration is not my forté. In fact, while writing this post I’ve switched browser tabs… Continue reading Day 4: Concentration & Compassion … and Twerking