PRACTICE

Breathe through Fear: Yoga for the Courage to Jump from a Plane

Breathe through Fear: The power of yoga to provide focus when jumping from a plane. The thunderous roar of the C-130 engines filled the inside of the huge aircraft that was in flight at an altitude 1,200 feet above ground. I stood with shaking legs behind three other jumpers. Every muscle in my body quivered in [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Yoga|0 Comments

A Sensitive Person’s Protective Meditation

Photo of Garth Hewitt by Jeff Skeirik/Rawtographer Protective Meditation is helpful for sensitive people and empaths to release other people's energy. Are you someone who feels everything, often to an extreme, with a flimsy guard up between yourself and others? You may be an empath. If you are, taking the time to meditate [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Meditation|0 Comments

Yoga for Runners: The Mindful Marathoner

Jocelyn Solomon photographed by David Young-Wolff. Mat by Kharma Khare. Clothing by Spirit Activewear I had already logged nearly a lifetime of running fairly long distances and more than two decades of yoga practice when I ran my first marathon at the age of 42. Running was a coping skill I adopted as [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments

Seven Steps to Building Your Tubular Core

Our collective six-pack obsession is in full swing. Developing a six-pack tops the list for many well-intended yogis and fitness enthusiasts trying to figure out how to tame the bulge. With a smorgasbord of “magic bullet” recipes for rock hard abs, trying to figure out the truth of core strength can leave one perplexed, without [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments

Seven Steps to Allow Your Desire to Manifest

Taking the time to allow your desire to manifest is a multi-step process. The basis for this is a formula for conscious creation. This formula sets us up for a seven step process to begin from identifying your desire to manifesting your desire. Here is the beginning formula for manifestation: Your Desire + Good Feelings  - [...]

By | January 21st, 2017|Spirituality|0 Comments

Vision to Consciously Create your Best Year Yet

When it comes to the process of learning to consciously create your best year yet, it’s time to take into account a few laws. About 11 years ago, I learned that like the Law of Gravity, the Law of Attraction and the Law of Cause and Effect are forces that are at play around us [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Spirituality|0 Comments

The Art of Teaching Meditation

Photo by David Young-Wolff Millions of people want to learn to meditate, and yoga teachers may not be ready. In a typical 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, there might be as few as one to three hours of instruction in teaching meditation; the quality of meditation instruction in yoga studios tends to reflect [...]

By | December 31st, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Meditation: Love and Train your Busy Brain

Photo of Marti Nikko Bradley by David Young-Wolff. Marti is meditating and wearing top by Balini Sports and pants by Bali Dog. The Sanskrit word Yoga, has a dynamic meaning that suggests joining things together for motion and power -- to get things done in the world. The first definition for yoga is [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training Program

Inquire within when it is time to choose a teacher training program. Photo of the One Down Dog Community by Sarit Rogers (Sarit Photography) When I enrolled in my first yoga teacher training program, it was because my teacher was gathering a group of students for a nine month long course. While I [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Yoga|0 Comments

Strength Training, Yoga, and the Bandhas

  Desi Bartlett photographed by Fluid Frame Photography Train Like a Yogi and Integrate strength training into your practice to find the core of the bandhas. When we consider the practice of modern yoga, we can consider using all the tools available to us from the equipment at the gym to techniques from physical [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Cross Training|0 Comments