Yoga

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 |2019-06-08T23:02:41+00:00March 5th, 2019|Yoga|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 |2019-06-08T23:03:14+00:00December 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 |2019-06-08T23:03:14+00:00December 4th, 2018|Yoga|0 Comments

Safe is the New Flexible

There are a lot of new poses out there on Instagram, like this pose, which some call "Pistol Squat Compass Pose," or "Eka Pada Parvritta Utkatasana Surya Yantrasana." Many yogis used to put these shocking shapes as "after" pictures, but for other seasoned practitioners, these types of shapes have become the "before." Photo of [...]

By |2019-06-08T23:03:16+00:00December 4th, 2018|Yoga|0 Comments

The Power of Language

How your words can either empower or disempower you The subconscious mind is getting a lot of buzz these days. The folks leading the personal development/human potential movements have honed in on it as the method behind our proverbial madness (i.e. how and why humans operate the way we do). You see, the subconscious mind [...]

By |2019-06-08T23:03:18+00:00December 4th, 2018|Yoga|0 Comments

What is the Aquarian Sadhana?

  Aquarian Sadhana in Kundalini Yoga You’ll hear this phrase (Aquarian Sadhana) used by Kundalini yogis often. It’s a core part of the practice of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. You might take a class at a Kundalini Yoga studio and they invite you to attend sadhana, and you do a double take [...]

By |2019-06-08T23:56:58+00:00June 5th, 2018|Yoga|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 |2018-04-02T18:19:56+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Yoga|0 Comments

Crown Chakra Aromatherapy Practices to Strengthen Mental Clarity

Seventh Chakra Practices to Develop Mental Clarity Yoga, meditation, and polarity exercises combined with aromatherapy can help us integrate mind, body, and spirit while promoting mental clarity and simultaneously releasing stress and angst. The language of the chakra system offers a vocabulary to help us navigate this process. The Chakra System The chakra system is [...]

By |2018-01-21T16:08:48+00:00January 21st, 2018|Yoga|0 Comments