Sweat as Prayer: My Urban Sweat Lodge

Joe K & Parashakti Photographed by Vanessa Viola. Parashakti Clothing by Onzie. Sweat as Prayer, on the Dance Floor, in the Sweat Lodge, in the Yoga Studio To Sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. Sweat [...]

By | March 18th, 2019|Spirituality|0 Comments

Participate in Free Sumo Yoga Classes

Try the Unique Style of Sumo Yoga in LA Sumo Yoga combines basic Yoga asanas and Sumo wrestling movement classics. We developed a unique style of Yoga which focuses on developing extra hip strength and flexibility. Each class is accompanied by the recording of a live Japanese drum. Come join us for our free classes [...]

By | March 16th, 2019|Don't Show on Home Page, Yoga|0 Comments

How Yoga Improves Mental Health

Yoga studios have steadily gained popularity in recent times and for good reason.  Research has shown that practicing yoga improves physical health and yoga improves mental health. Yoga is a moving meditation that connects the mind and body, creating a sense of integrity, peace and strength. Meditation has been scientifically proven to decrease emotional reactivity [...]

By | March 5th, 2019|Yoga|0 Comments

Reach Ecstasy Without Taking It at Ecstatic Dance LA

Dance as an Art Form of Connection and Reaching Ecstasy I have been dancing as long as I can remember. Before I could even name what sacred connection to Source was, before I knew what to call the presence of God or divinity – I felt that wordless, energetic channel to Spirit through dance. Many [...]

By | March 3rd, 2019|Spirituality|0 Comments

7 Practices to Step into Your Divine Feminine

Parashakti and Brandee wearing clothing by Onzie and turban by Venius Adams. Photo by Irene Ferri Find Alignment with the Energy of the Divine Feminine The energies of the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine swirl and dance inside all of us. They are the yin and yang that together make us whole. [...]

By | February 20th, 2019|Spirituality|0 Comments

Heart Healthy HIIT Workout

Photo of Lauren Williams by Justin Steele Step up Cardio to Improve Physical Performance Cardio isn’t just for the endorphins. (Although who doesn’t love a little endorphin rush?) And it’s not just calorie burning. (Although it’s important to stay on top of that too.) Cardiovascular exercise is also vital for a healthy heart. [...]

By | February 13th, 2019|Cross Training|0 Comments

Meditation Becomes Empowered on Mahasivratri

Meditation Photo by Sej Saraiya Mahasivratri is a Path of the Inner Pilgrimage of Practice Mahasivratri is a significant spiritual festival observed by millions across India. This time is dedicated to Lord Siva, who destroys everything that is limited. Mahasivratri holds the blessings of the unlimited, the Spirit. Lord Siva (Shiva in North [...]

By | February 10th, 2019|Meditation|0 Comments

Empower Yourself this New Year with Inner Engineering

The Practices of Inner Engineering Support Achieving Goals It’s that time of the year again. Amidst the festivities and the shopping, there is a New Year’s resolution gaining resolve somewhere in the back of your mind. As you’re thinking of working towards creating a better you, consider a choice that can empower you to achieve [...]

By | December 27th, 2018|Meditation|0 Comments

The Joys of Home Practice

Photo by Francesco Ungaro Cultivating Energy, Attention, and Appreciation through Home Practice When I began practicing yoga more than a decade ago, I had no intention of starting a home practice, even though each of my teachers had encouraged me to do so. Most of the time I felt lost on my mat, uncertain [...]

By | December 5th, 2018|Yoga|0 Comments

5 Tips for Maintaining a Personal Practice

How New Parents Can Keep up their Personal Practice I was completely unprepared for the total lifestyle shift of becoming a mom. Those first few days and weeks postpartum were a major shock to my system. My body felt completely foreign to me, my days were no longer my own, and I wondered if my [...]

By | December 4th, 2018|Yoga|0 Comments