It's easy to give in to our desires, but at what cost? What can you accomplish or achieve if you practiced Bramacharya, or self-restraint/abstinence (it's not what you think!) more regularly? How much money would you save? How much anxiety, numbness, and emptiness could you avoid?
What does it mean to practice Asteya, or non-stealing? Find out if you are actually an unknowing thief and how to combat it with the power and practice of yoga.
Truth is a funny thing, because it looks different for every single person. There are universal, scientifically proven truths like the earth is round, gravity is what keeps us from floating away, and global warming is harming our planet. However, even these “universal truths” are being combated by not only humans, but companies and big… Continue reading Satya — Truth
As promised, this week I’ll be going over each of the five yamas in depth, beginning with ahisma, which means nonviolence. As I stated last week, ahisma is more than just being physically peaceful to those around you. Ahisma is being nonviolent in every way possible — to yourself, to those around you, the way… Continue reading Ahisma — Nonviolence
A basic overview of the yamas and niyamas of yoga in which create the yogic code of conduct.
We practice different asanas (poses) in different sequences and call it yoga. There’s a particular way to do each posture, a specific shape your body is “meant to look.” We call this taking the posture to “the fullest extent.” Often, students in classes seem to worry about not hitting that exact right pose and trying… Continue reading To The Fullest Extent
After my first weekend of yoga teacher training, I felt exhausted. I felt weak. I felt ready for an Epsom salt bath, a Jacuzzi, and a massage all packaged into one. To be honest, I felt that after the first day! But I came back to the mat, back to my practice, despite my sore… Continue reading Greatness Takes Persistence
Gift giving is a funny thing. What’s meant to be a joyous, celebratory occasion can easily turn into a stressful, anxiety-inducing chore. What does this person need? What if they already have what I want to get them? What size are they? Will they be offended if I get them the wrong size, big or… Continue reading Gift Guilt to the Gift of Ease
Last week was my last week at my “degree job” and I could not be more excited or nervous. For the last six months I’ve worked at a graphic design and marketing agency as the “Blogging/Social Media Intern Extraordinaire,” but I didn’t fee like the upscale professional my title entrusted to me. At first, the… Continue reading Why Yoga?