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Online Yoga Classes

Online Yoga Classes

  Do you use the paid online yoga classes/sites? And if so, which ones do you use/like? Following are three to check out: http://yoganonymous.com The YOGANONYMOUS mission is to curate an open platform for yoga-enthusiasts of all different shapes, sizes, levels and trebles to stay in the flow with all of the latest and greatest […]

What is a Dristhi?

What is a Dristhi?

    Meant to balance our internal & external practice. A device that helps us direct our attention to certain aspects, such as the breath, bandhas and the mind. It is a point of gaze or focus, where the real “looking” is done internally. Each asana has a specific dristhi assigned to it:     […]

How to Do Yoga Breathing

How to Do Yoga Breathing

Kapalabhati is one of the six Kriyas or purification practices, besides being a pranayama. The forced exhalation rids the lower lungs of stale air, making way for a fresh intake of oxygen-rich air and cleansing the entire respiratory system. Translated, literally means “skull shining” exercise and indeed, by increasing he amount of oxygen in the […]

Yoga Pose of the Day, Paschimottanasana

Yoga Pose of the Day, Paschimottanasana

One of my favorite poses. Stimulates circulation to the abdominal and pelvic organs, soothes and revitalizes the heart and the mind, lowers blood pressure and releases all muscles on the back of the body. As you move your sit bones back, sit tall first. Lead from you heart – this is THE most important directive. […]

Yoga Wisdom ~ Lotus of the Heart (3 of 3)

Yoga Wisdom ~ Lotus of the Heart (3 of 3)

Yoga wisdom of the day ~ Playfulasana = Whatever you give your attention to, it grows   The Three Fundamental Teachings of the Lotus of the Heart (3 of 3) LEELA : Realizing Impermanence, Realizing Play As we make contact with the heart we stop holding on. Let go. You don’t loose anything, you gain […]

Yoga Wisdom ~ Lotus of the Heart (2 of 3)

Yoga Wisdom ~ Lotus of the Heart (2 of 3)

   yoga wisdom of the day ~ heartasana =  the light in me sees the light in you  Aham Prema (ah-HUM PRAY-mah) The mantra affirms one’s divine love energy within. A grand inner transformation is invoked, creating one’s highest essence of love. This emanation enhances all situations, everyday, creating a wonderful foundation for whatever one […]

Yoga Wisdom ~ Lotus of the Heart (1 of 3)

Yoga Wisdom ~ Lotus of the Heart (1 of 3)

yoga wisdom of the day ~ exploreasana =  make contact with your timeless self, your higher self   The Three Fundamental Teachings of the Lotus of the Heart (1 of 3)   Aham Brahmasmi (ah-HUM brah-MAHS-mee) is a Sanskrit sutra whose English translation is “the core of my being is the ultimate reality, the root […]

Yoga Dream Asana

Yoga Dream Asana

              An Indian girl, left, displays a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi painted on her face as another sports the logo of International Yoga Day in Bangalore, India, on June 21, 2015.                   Hundreds of people attend a yoga session […]

Yoga in Coronado California, Secrets of the island

Yoga in Coronado California, Secrets of the island

        When I practice yoga on the beach, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. A little like a movie star…                     Did we really know anything about Marilyn Monroe? Of course not. How could we. I’m very excited about the upcoming […]

What is a Yoga Rock Star?

What is a Yoga Rock Star?

  Do you live from a place of scarcity or abundance? I’ve been hesitant to share the new book I’m in. “How to be a Yoga Rockstar: the ultimate guide to making a living teaching yoga” by Martin D. Clark, the editor of OM Yoga & lifestyle Magazine (published out of the UK). I’m so […]

Be Careful What You Wish For ~ The Traveling Yogini in Nado Hot Yoga

Be Careful What You Wish For ~ The Traveling Yogini in Nado Hot Yoga

“She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world.” ~ Joanne Harris Pain has always been my greatest teacher.   The big secret in life (oh…. and yoga…) is there is no secret. We all […]

Yoga Lingo ~ Beginner Yoga, How To Do Yoga Inspiration

Yoga Lingo ~ Beginner Yoga, How To Do Yoga Inspiration

  Monday to-do list person? New research suggests almost half of the people in the US are “aspirational yogis”. They want to try yoga. Do it. Find a class in a seven-mile radius from your home or workplace. Take a beginner class. Introduce yourself to the teacher. Your FIRST class will leave you feeling more […]

Yoga Teacher Training – Which One Is Right For You?

Yoga Teacher Training – Which One Is Right For You?

      An Instagram follower asked for advice on selecting a yoga teacher training program that best suits her. There is a lot of noise out there in the market and a tremendous amount of choice.  With countless styles, locations, studios, teachers, prices, and time formats, how does one go about picking a teacher […]

10 Reasons You Want To Know Your Yoga Teacher

10 Reasons You Want To Know Your Yoga Teacher

  Life Coach might be a better title, but that’s already taken. The International Coach Federation (ICF) — the leading global coaching organization and professional association for coaches — defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” That’s how I see […]

The World’s First Mindful Triathlon – Run, Yoga & Meditation

The World’s First Mindful Triathlon – Run, Yoga & Meditation

  5K Run, Yoga and Meditation Comprise “Wanderlust 108” Wanderlust 108 first launched in New York’s Prospect Park and Atlanta’s Piedmont Park in 2014, bringing the mindful triathlon experience to over 10,000 participants. After this overwhelmingly positive response, Wanderlust 108 will expand to 15 cities in 2015, including 10 events in the U.S., three events […]

Tips For Beginner Yoga Students

Tips For Beginner Yoga Students

  You have decided to try yoga. You found a class. You got there. That is amazing. Here are tips that will enhance your experience: Get a yoga mat ~ You’ll want your own. Wear the right clothing ~ Loose works at the gym, but twists and inversions will expose a lot. Some yoga pants […]

The Eight Limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra

The Eight Limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra

  The ideal Yoga practice is a delicate balance between science and art, creating a union between mind, body, and spirit. The practitioner uses the body and breath to nurture an awareness of individual and unified focus. The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali describes the foundations and framework of Yoga philosophy from before 200 A.D. The […]

3 Secrets For New Yoga Teachers

3 Secrets For New Yoga Teachers

  Yoga is for everyone. Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone who took the time to find a Yoga class and show up for it loved it, came back and made it a part of their life? That is my dharma. To inspire people to practice. The following are observations and suggestions for new Yoga teachers […]

Pashchima Namaskarasana (Reverse Prayer Pose)

Pashchima Namaskarasana (Reverse Prayer Pose)

                    Challenging day for me today because I’m an athlete who is injured (torn hip flexor). I can’t do the things I normally love ~ Yoga & Hiking. I decided I needed to heed my own advice and go to gratitude. I’m grateful for all the […]

Off Your Yoga Mat and Into Your Day

Off Your Yoga Mat and Into Your Day

                  Driving to yoga this morning I got stuck behind seasonal snowbird visitor traffic (and perhaps a wreck). Traffic came to a halt. Not so much frustrated, but certainly disappointed, I realize I was never going to make it to my class. Sadly, I turned around to […]

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