Yoga

How to Get the Most Out of a Yoga Retreat

Heather Larson by Heather Larson | April 15th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Yoga | tags: advice, travel, Yoga, yoga retreat

Signing up for a yoga retreat can be one of the best gifts you can give yourself; or, according to some online reviews, your time away might become your worst nightmare. To make sure that spending time practicing yoga in another environment is a positive experience, visit “Is a Yoga Retreat Right for You?

8 Ways to Accelerate Your Yoga and Learning

Matt Cooke by Matt Cooke | April 8th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: commitment, deepen-your-yoga-practice, learning, Yoga

Prep (Research Phase):

Be Specific

First, decide if this is a physical or mental skill you want to learn.  In the case of yoga, it most likely will be both! For the purposes of accelerating your learning, isolate your focus and attention on one at a time. Decide more than “I want to learn yoga.” Instead, decide, “I want a better understanding of the nadi’s and bandhas, and knowledge of their effect on the physical, mental, and spiritual bodies.”

Interview with Jodi Komitor

by guest | April 1st, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Inspirational Media, Yoga | tags: interview, kids, Yoga, yoga teacher

What is your job title?
Jodi Komitor MA, E-RYT 500, RCYT

Founder, Next Generation Yoga
Master, Kids Yoga Teacher & Trainer
Coach, The Biz of Kids Yoga
Author, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Yoga with Kids

Where is your studio located?  How long has it been open?

Observation is Action

Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee | March 27th, 2015 | 2 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Yoga, balance, meditation | tags: Yoga, yoga_positions

Is reality a collection of still points strung out from the past to the future?
Or is there constant impermanence and only transition or something completely different or all of the above?

4 Yoga Poses for Athletes

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | March 18th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Personal Growth, Yoga, balance | tags: athlete, balance, Fitness, flexibility, focus, Yoga, yoga poses

Yoga is truly for everybody with many styles available to meet your physical, mental, and spiritual goals. The difference between yoga and other fitness practices is that yoga is meant to help you heal. This healing process happens as you develop a deeper connection to your body and awareness of the signals it is giving you in order to prevent injuries.

What People Say When You Tell Them You Do Yoga

Matt Cooke by Matt Cooke | March 4th, 2015 | 2 Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Fitness, Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: motivation, Yoga, yoga for everyone, yoga-for-beginners

“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life, but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” - Donna Farhi

The Perfect Pink (Traveling) Bikini

by guest | February 17th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: Bikini, inspiration, travel, Yoga, yoga retreat

A guest post from Jenniferlyn (JL) Chiemingo of The Travel Yogi.

Oh sweet bikini, I love you so much.  You are now faded and sand-worn and it’s time to retire you.  I don’t want to let you go because you hold so many memories; memories of great beaches, experiences, and even crazy close-up animal encounters.  I have grown and changed while wearing you.  I have laughed and cried while wearing you.  These experiences reside in my heart, but I still associate them with you.

3 Ways to Re-Inspire Your Yoga Practice

Jessica Mehring by Jessica Mehring | February 11th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness, Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: inspiration, love, self-love, tips, Yoga

Has the passion for your yoga practice faded? Is your motivation to hit the mat at an all-time low? Can’t seem to make it to your regular classes anymore, and your home practice has lost its luster?

This happens to every yoga practitioner at some point. Though a regular yoga routine is comforting and familiar, if you don’t change things up from time to time, eventually that routine will turn into a rut.

Achieving Better Balance

Heather Larson by Heather Larson | January 15th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Yoga, balance | tags: #yogaforeveryone, asana, balance, Yoga

Stability and steadiness in your physical body and in your life can seem elusive. There’s either too much going on or not enough. That’s where yoga comes in.

“Yoga is meant to be a full practice, one that encompasses all aspects of one’s life,” says Mark Van Buren, a yoga and meditation instructor in River Edge, New Jersey and author of Be Your Sh*tty Self: An Honest Approach to a More Peaceful Life. “We can use the fullness of our practice to live a balanced, liberated life.”

Tips for a Happy & Healthy Holiday Season

Chrissy Carter by Chrissy Carter | December 16th, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Pilates, Yoga | tags: happy, healthy, meditation, Yoga

Invigorate Your Senses

Aromatherapy is a powerful tool that can calm or energize your senses.  There are so many ways you can incorporate the benefits of aromatherapy into your home: candles, essential oils in a bath or shower, flowers and fresh fruit, and even the aromas wafting from your kitchen.  One of my favorite ways to fill my home with warmth and energy is to simmer a pot of water on my stove and fill it with orange peel and cinnamon sticks.  The orange peel energizes while the cinnamon warms and soothes. Try this at home and watch your mood shift!