So while I was going through Yoga teacher training, we talked a lot about meditation. Did you know? The main goal of Asana (posture) practice is to strengthen our hips, back, spine, and core to be able to sit in meditation for hours at a time. Yea – who would have thought right? All those down dogs... Read More
What does Namaste mean?
What? NAHMASSTAY? Namaste (pronounced: Nah-Mus-Tay) is a Sanskrit greeting used to acknowledge the divine in others as well as ourselves. Nama means – Bow, as – I and te – You so it literally means I bow to You. The gesture of Namaste is rooted in the belief system that there is love and divinity... Read More
This is one of my most favorite yoga asanas of all time. Why? Because it really challenges me to quiet my mind while my body is still. The essence of yoga is to try to free the mind of nonsense and chatter. In our competitive society – we are always on the go. There is always... Read More
Why salute the sun?
If you have been to at least one yoga class in your life, you will recognize the above images and the sequence (or at least some form of it) The sun salutations (Surya Namaskar) are an essential part of any yoga practice. Typically, yogis practice this series of moves in the beginning of the... Read More
After typing, and deleting words for about 10 minutes – I did not come up with a creative phrase of any kind to begin my first blog post except for – WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG! PHew. OK – now that the awkward part is out of the way, onward! So there are a ton... Read More
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