Cold wintry weather find you unable to get out of bed in the morning? Find yourself stuck on the couch binge watching Netflix? You’re not alone. With shorter days and less sunlight, the long, cold winter can create a sense of loneliness and sadness, also known as “the winter blues.” Fortunately, making few lifestyle changes can turn your winter blahs into winter smiles.
Applying the concept of pratipaksha bahavana, or replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, can help overcome inherently negative thoughts and emotions, especially as we come into the 2020 holiday season.
It’s holiday time again! While the holidays can be wildly joyful, they can simultaneously rob us of our sanity. When you start to feel overwhelmed and exhausted, a few minutes in a restorative yoga pose can reset your energy and provide a much need break.
November brings the shift to daylight savings time and renewed focus on gratitude as we approach Thanksgiving.
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As a long time yoga practitioner, I simply...
Using the shoulders, upper chest, neck and back muscles to inhale creates a shallow and rapid chest breathing pattern. Instead, to breath deeply and fully, we need to use our main breathing muscle, the diaphragm, to engage in belly or diaphragmatic breathing.
As part of the Eight-Limbed Path of yoga, the...
The Yamas shape how we relate to others. By considering these aspects in our daily practice both on and off the mat, all of our decisions and actions arise from a more considered, aware and higher place.
The true purpose of yoga was never about contorting your body into a pretzel-like pose or wearing expensive workout clothes. More than a form of physical exercise, yoga is a systematic practice of breathing control, positive thinking, relaxation, and meditation aimed at ensuring harmony of mind, body, and environment.