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What is prana?

What is prana?

yoga wisdom of the day ~ lifeasana = when you own your breath, you own your peace What is Prana? Central to all the practices of yoga is the movement of prana, the life force or vital energy. Prana is in matter, but it is not matter. It is in air, but it is not […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ GrandAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ GrandAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ grandasana = you decide, you design I connected with a friend that said Sun evenings stressful for her because of upcoming new work week. I was sad to hear this because we have all experienced times when something just isn’t right, but it may be hard to articulate why […]

Yoga Widom of the Day ~ VisionaryAsana

Yoga Widom of the Day ~ VisionaryAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ visionaryasana =  it’s never about how you look in the pose,  it’s about where you go when you look inside Tweet

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ EmpoweredAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ EmpoweredAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ EmpoweredAsana = Figure out how to let go   What is holding you back? In yoga this morning I realized I needed to write about letting go. Writing is my go-to when I need to EMPOWER myself with joy. We all deserve joy. Have you figured out how to […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ GroundedAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ GroundedAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ groundedasana =  bliss is a healthy habit   We exist in a culture that values busyness. Here is a couple of ways to become grounded & calm ~ Savor pleasure As the brain evolved, pleasure and its underlying endorphins and other natural opioids developed to pull our ancestors out […]

New to Yoga? Athlete? 8 things you may not know ~

New to Yoga? Athlete? 8 things you may not know ~

  It’s NOT easy There are many styles of yoga available, and while some are intended to be restorative, none of them are “just sit and breathe and feel the Earth.” If a pose feels easy, ask for a modification to make it more challenging. Physically & Mentally it could be “easy” in the sense […]

9 Yoga Poses For Runners

9 Yoga Poses For Runners

yoga wisdom of the day ~  objectiveasana =  yoga adds magic to all you do 9 Yoga Poses For Runners Low Lunge ~ Anjaneyaasana Downward Facing Dog ~ Adho Mukha Svanasana Squat – Malasana or Garland Pose Boat – Paripurna Dancer’s Pose – Natarajasana Upward Facing Dog – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana Head-to-knee – Paschimottanasana Cow-face […]

What is Yin Yoga?

What is Yin Yoga?

Initially called “Daoist” yoga, this style of yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues) and the fascia that covers the body; this Daoist yoga is to help regulate the flow of energy in the body. Yin Yoga postures are more passive postures, mainly on the floor and the majority […]

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 […]

Vulnerability, Yoga & Magic

Vulnerability, Yoga & Magic

yoga wisdom of the day – daydreamasana = my vulnerability is my magic   happiness lies not in the mere possession of money, number of followers on social media or stuff you have; it lies in the joy of achievement, the thrill of creative effort, the sense of connection from helping someone else and from […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ SurvivorAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ SurvivorAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ survivorasana = aware. awake. grateful. Yoga teaches us to be delicately aware of our sacred life. When experiencing challenge, turn to deep yoga. It centers you, relaxes you and provides a space for the sacred pause, that zone where you can slip into the art of mindfulness and be […]

What is Dharana?, Yoga Limb 6 of 8

What is Dharana?, Yoga Limb 6 of 8

yoga wisdom of the day ~ focusedasana = the still point is the dance what is Dharana? we are all here to connect. with each other. with ourselves. how are you doing that? the first step to understanding something (ourselves, our experiences, etc.) is choosing to engage it and attempting to connect with it. discernment is […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ ExtraordinaryAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ ExtraordinaryAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ extraordinaryasana = spiritual security is awareness ~ There is a contradiction of wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity. The conflict is between the desire for security and the fact of change. If you want to be secure, that is, protected […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ ImperfectAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ ImperfectAsana

yoga wisdom of the day – imperfectasana = happiness is an inside job   i never post this picture because is e that it’s not the pose “i see” without mirrors. in my heart, i am straight – but in this image i see that i a am more forward than i wish. i began […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ StableAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ StableAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ stableasana = balance is not something you find, it’s something you create Tweet

Yoga Wisdom ~ Notes to my 20 year old self

Yoga Wisdom ~ Notes to my 20 year old self

  The writer in me… Random advice I just gave to a 20 year old that I wish someone would have given me. ~ Learn how to work hard and stick with something. Learn how to turn off Facebook and control your addiction to social media. You’ll instantly be ahead of the majority of your […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ RelationshipAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ RelationshipAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ relationshipasana = yoga. my love, my bliss. my healthiest lifelong companion. what is keeping you from starting a yoga practice? i keep reading that people think they must already be flexible to start. wrong. yoga is for everyone. just begin. connecting breath and movement is available to all abilities. it’s […]

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