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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 […]

Breathing – Yoga Basics

Breathing – Yoga Basics

Breath is life. We can live our days without food or water, but deprive us of breath and we die in minutes. In view of this, it is astonishing how little attention we pay in normal life of the importance of breathing. To the yogi there are two main functions of proper breathing: to bring […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ ValuableAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ ValuableAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~  ValuableAsana =  Invest In Yourself  This yogini is concerned about the amount of funding “to save the world” talk on social media. Yes, we all can help each other ~ and I believe we get great benefit to OUR wellbeing when we help someone else. My question to you […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ OriginalAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ OriginalAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ originalasana = you are the blank page ~ the blank canvas. Write, Paint, Whatever… you are the artist. be the dreamer who dreams and then lives in it. The perception that vulnerability is a weakness is a myth. Vulnerability was a landscape that I avoided at all costs and […]

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 […]

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