When I share this little fact with them, they almost laugh with total surprise and disbelief...
The person you gave your heart to just cheated on you, your boss has dumped on you (yet again), the driver in front just cut you up or worse... You’re fuming and justifiably so, right?
Well yes, maybe!
It’s human to feel anger, but to hold onto it can literally eat us up.
I began my yoga journey in my 40th year and am very appreciative of its benefits.
I now encourage my clients to explore yoga as a viable option to help alleviate emotional/psychological discomforts and improve overall feelings of well being.
This morning I taught a vinyasa class and one of my favorite students asked me to teach an intense arm balance. Immediately the room became uncomfortable- some sighing in annoyance, and others saying “Oh Crap” under their breath.
It’s interesting how people have ingrained feelings toward things they think they can’t achieve- yet how facing the reality of what their body is actually capable of on the mat is a huge gateway for them to challenge themselves outside the studio.
Do you think you have to join the rows of people sweating it out on treadmills in the gym? Do you think you have to wear tight, sweaty and unflattering gym clothes? Do you think you have to start pounding the pavement in an effort to get fit? Do you think of having to get yourself in an uncomfortable, breathless state?
Virabhadra was a fierce warrior born from a hair off Shiva’s head. Shiva the compassionate Lord, who is both creator and destroyer, destroys obstacles and crushes ignorance. He used his divine powers to create Virabhadra to achieve specific desires and defeat enemies. Hence why Virabhadrasana or Warrior postures are great opportunities to go deeper within and to reflect on what it really means to be a “Warrior” in our everyday lives.
Have you been going to class for a while, maybe even bought a Yoga dvd or two but somehow don’t
find the time to get round to them? Or are you new to Yoga, love how you feel after class and would
like to do more, but don’t know where to start?
Regular (even short bursts of) Yoga can have profound benefits for body, mind and spirit.
Read on to find out how...
So I've spent the last month challenging my students to rid themselves of their past stories. A conversation one would normally hear, during an episode on Oprah's Life Class or a Tony Robins Breakthrough capture, but now appropriately placed front and center on the mat.
The mat being the very place us Yogi's go to reconnect with self, putting our bodies through a series of motions, meditations and breath. As layers of ego peel themselves naturally from skin to core unveiling a light so pure and shiny, one would have to sport Ray-Bans (am I aging myself!?) while leaving the mat.
Yoga holds the power to transform.
This is a beautiful story of a war veteren who lost 140 pounds and regained his will to live again all through the power of Yoga.
Make sure you grab yourself a box of tissues as it is guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye of any Yoga Girl.
The first few breaths ( years) are bliss, then all of a sudden your holding your breath (and biting your tongue)
Yoga means “union, to bring together.” Within your physical practice you negotiate the UNION of the mind with body, body with breath, and breath with movement. A union of some sort takes place in any relationship whether it’s student /teacher, parent/child, or in marriage, which is thought to be the most sacred union- although I wouldn’t ask Katy Perry or Kim Kardashian for advice on that.
In the midst of a painting project over the weekend, I found myself in a rather sticky situation requiring the use of my left hand to finish the job.
A thought drifted across my head.. “A right-handed girl with a right-sided brain.” Sounds un-balanced I know and ironic that I would be scripting a post dedicated to such, as I stare at the familiar word “Balance” taped to the very top of my computer screen...
When I first started yoga I had no idea what I was really doing. On the mat, I initially felt self conscious but I kept practicing anyway.
I was totally surprised and thrilled when I started to notice the positive effects that Yoga was having on my body, mind, emotions as well as my life...
You know, the interesting thing is, that Yoga Girls really do stand out...
After teaching yoga to close to a thousand Yoga Girls over the past 5 years, I’ve noticed that there are some key things that distinguish Yoga Girls from the rest...