"The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, the language of ancient India. It means union, integration, or wholeness. It is an approach to health that promotes the harmonious collaboration of the human being's three components: body, mind, and spirit." Stella Weller "You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga … Continue reading My 20 Favorite Yoga Quotes
If you’ve ever stepped on a yoga mat or incorporated yoga in your daily life, there’s a very good chance you’re practicing the eminent teachings of Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, better known as B.K.S. Iyengar. If you’ve never stepped on a yoga mat, there’s still something to be learned here that will give you a … Continue reading How we can all learn from the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar
For most of us, self-care doesn't come naturally. Especially during the busy weeks surrounding the holidays, we tend to over-exhaust ourselves and put our health on the back burner. This societal "New Years Resolution" concept has us spending the month of December in a whirlwind bender of to-do lists, unhealthy eating, not enough sleep, and … Continue reading 10 Self Care Tips for the Holidays
Just like we practice our asana (body postures) and pranayama (breathing) in yoga, we must also practice the art of letting go. First, it should be mentioned that letting go and detachment are in no way equivalent here. Nor is detachment the opposite of attachment. In fact, I think it's important that we view detachment … Continue reading The practice of letting go.
I remember now why blogging was such a precious friend of mine in the past. Why each post seemed to flow like a gentle stream of water. Why I've returned to it at this time in my life, knowing fair well that my free time is even more special now. Blogging serves as a … Continue reading Discover the 8 Limbs of Yoga.
Like a devoted dog follows their human, I've been following yoga for the past several years, seeking guidance, comfort, and food for my hungry soul. While not starving, my soul has been hungry enough to feel the direct nourishment from this ancient practice, keeping me going back for more and more and more. With each … Continue reading From follower to leader.