While yoga has been gaining mainstream popularity, there are many who are hesitant to try it out because of misconceptions around the practice. Some think it isn’t for them because of their preconceptions about yoga. Hesitation to try out yoga may arise due to many reasons, and it’s good to sort through them and decipher which of them are fact and which are fiction. Today, we’ll be debunking the most popular yoga myths that keep you from practicing.Read More
My eating habits continued to evolve from my study of yoga philosophy and my observations about the state of the planet.Read More
Have you been making progress with your health. If you haven’t, or you want to see more read on and download and complete the Healthy Yogic Habits Checklist .Read More
While there are many different kinds of yoga practices, from indoor to outdoor classes, sweaty to super slow, the one thing they all have in common is the use of the yoga mat. With the different practices and preferences in a mat, we each have specific requirements to make us feel more comfortable when practicing.Read More
In celebration of Mother’s Day and my truly amazing mom, Joy Wagner, I’m sharing some of the things I learned from her that I later found out to be yogic concepts.
Hearing about the journeys that fellow yoga students have taking is a powerful way to gain insights and learn more about ourselves. Today I’ll be sharing with you the story of David J.Read More
We will all have different criteria for what we care about most in a mentor. I hope this article can help you to find a strong and supportive teacher or affirm your choice of teacher.
This article explores what yoga calls the Kosha model (the framework of layers) with some discussion about the Vijnanamaya Kosha; our intuitive mind, wisdom and clarity. It is the witness consciousness that illuminates all aspects of ourselves – the pleasant, the unpleasant the beautiful and the ugly. With practice we can gain understanding, acceptance and integration of all parts of our being.Read More
Our culture has divided the mind and body since Decarte. Our modern medical systems still separate the study and practice of healing the mind and body. But, the mind and body can not be divided!Read More
Ways to use your breath to increase relaxation, decrease depression and anxiety and feel more balanced.
This article discusses three key ways to improve our postural balance. This is our ability to keep your body stable and to regain balance whenever there is a shift in our posture. Our capacity for balance diminishes as we age, which can result in an inability to maintain proper posture, balance, or stability during standing, walking and other activities.Read More
Studies on stretching to improve flexibility have shown that when performed regularly (like 3-4 times a week ) over a long period of time, like 4-8 weeks, stretching improved flexibility in hamstrings, calves, ankles, and increased joint range of motion.Read More
Since both muscles loss and bone loss are apart of aging we will touch on both of these. I'll describe some of how yoga builds strength in our muscles and integrity in our bones and give you a sequence of postures you can do at home to reclaim and maintain your strength and vitality.Read More
Many philosophies and religions, including Buddhism and Hinduism, have examined the different stages of life to gain more insight and understanding into our individual and shared life experiences. I hope an examination of these stages will garner some insights for you as it has for me.Read More
Have you ever noticed how good you feel after singing along to your favorite song? Singing acts as a conduit to mindfulness, similar to the state you would obtain through the practice of yoga poses or meditation. It has a sneaky way of making you completely present as you focus on the song you are singing, the catchy melody and the emotions that you feel at the time. This state of mindfulness is key to reducing stress and increasing our energy.Read More
Since the mind and body make decisions together about how we respond to our internal and external environments, intellectually understanding the science behind why yoga works can help it be even more effectively in increasing the health of our whole beingRead More