Prop Up Your Practice: 7 Reasons to Use Yoga Blocks

Photo by David Young-Wolff. Yoga Block by Yoga Hustle. Clothing by Iron Lily. Bracelet by Love Pray Jewelry Yoga blocks can be an essential prop for making practice both comfortable and challenging. Here are 7 reasons to use yoga blocks and some suggestions for blocks you can buy. Accessibility Yoga blocks serve to [...]

By | April 11th, 2018|Yoga Gear|0 Comments

Teachers, It’s Time to Adjust Our Hands-On Adjustments

Sarah Ezrin and Hands-On Adjustments with Students. Photo by Scott Mitchell Fine-tuning hands-on adjustments I participated in injuring a student once. There was no pop. There was no scream. In fact, in the moment, there was nothing that told me I had done anything wrong, including the student. I remember her body moving [...]

By | April 2nd, 2018|Yoga|0 Comments

Paramahansa Yogananda on the True Meaning of Resurrection

Paramahansa Yogananda at the First Self-Realization Fellowship Easter Services Resurrection and Realization “Resurrection has been well understood by accomplished yogis of India since the dawn of the highest ages. Jesus himself was a realized yogi: one who knew and had mastered the spiritual science of life and death, God-communion and God-union, one who [...]

By | March 31st, 2018|Spirituality|0 Comments

Nature is the Ultimate Teacher

Nature is the Ultimate Teacher Today’s lesson is simple: Step outside and learn from the ultimate teacher. Nature is our guiding light when it comes to cycles and rhythms. She functions under a perfect ebb and flow of counterbalancing principles. Heat and cold balance with light and dark. Growth and decay are fully realized in [...]

By | March 28th, 2018|Meditation|0 Comments

Finding the Path to a Joyful Life

Learn to manage your emotions, mind, body, and overall life energy by looking within. Are you Stressed out? If you’re like most people, the answer is “yes.” But while the vast majority of us seek solace in activities that distract us from anxiety, the world’s oldest wisdom traditions tell us that the only way out is [...]

By | March 17th, 2018|Meditation|0 Comments

Undirect Your Personal Horror Film and Use Awareness to Reduce Anxiety

The Horror Film We Shoot in Our Minds What makes a horror film horrifying? Of course, there’s the Thing lurking at the center of the film’s labyrinth: the monster, the slasher, the hungry alien, the nightmare clown, the live organ harvesting mill disguised as a daycare center. But, especially early in the film, before we [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|Meditation|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes with the Soccer Team LA Galaxy

  Photo by Jeff Skeirik Soccer is called, “The Beautiful Game.” The origin of the term is disputed, but when the legendary Brazilian soccer player, Pelé, titled his autobiography, My Life and the Beautiful Game, the phrase became a ubiquitous description for soccer. Part of what makes soccer beautiful is the certain kind [...]

By | March 6th, 2018|Cross Training|0 Comments

New Year New Gear: Innovative and Practical Tools for Practice

  Photo by David Young-Wolff. Clothing by Tantris. Shoes by Skechers. A number of sustainably-minded and innovative companies are currently creating meaningful tools for practice. We've curated a selection of products, props, clothing, subscription and streaming services, supplements, food and drinks, and more. These are items that support our self-care, our practice, and [...]

By | February 3rd, 2018|Yoga Gear|0 Comments

Savasana is the Beginning of our Yoga Practice

Andrea Marcum, Author of Close to Om Savasana is one of our most important practices. In relaxation, we can take time to stop in order to get started. Awaken to the fact that you must stop in order to start. You most likely know savasana (or corpse pose) as that moment at the [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Yoga|0 Comments

How Do You Take Your Mindfulness? To Go with a Collection of Meditation Apps

A Growing Collection of Mindfulness and Meditation Apps Allow Users to Access the Studio Anywhere Meditation photo by Sami Sneider Meditation--including people using meditation apps--is definitely having a moment. You can listen to the hum of instructions such as “Call on the breath, notice what you notice, let your thoughts come and go…” [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Meditation|0 Comments