Yoga

The Science Behind Yoga

Arielle Parris by Arielle Parris | August 10th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Yoga | tags: benefits of exercise, benefits of yoga, health benefits, science, Yoga, yoga-practice, yoga-therapy

Yoga began over 5,000 years ago, and people have been feeling the positive effects ever since. In the Western world, yoga was only introduced in the late 19th and early 20th century, only becoming truly popular in the 1980s. While it is obvious that yoga has been helping humans since its origins, it is only in the recent past that Western scientists have decided to start studying it.

Mantra Board

by ResourceGirls | August 2nd, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: DIY, DIY projects, friendship, Yoga

These Resource Girls are true believers in the power of words. Whether good or bad, we truly feel they have the ability to turn your day around. There’s no hot water for your morning shower, you spill coffee on your shirt while walking into work and you come home to a pile of bills. Been there? We have and it stinks! Sometimes it seems the universe is stacked against us and these minor things can cause us to have a bad attitude. Are we right?

6 Soulful Ways to Savor Summer

Elizabeth Wellington by Elizabeth Wellington | July 27th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth | tags: activities, activity, summer, summer exercise, summer foods in-season, summer fruits and vegetables, summer vacation, summer-travel, swimming, Yoga

If you’re like me, the summer months seem to fly by. Before I know it, the leaves have turned golden-hued, falling into October. Summer is inevitably fleeting.
To make the most of this precious season, we need to celebrate its beauty: sunny skies, warm breezes, and sweet produce. These six soulful experiences will help you savor the warmer months. Slow down and experience the best of summer with these ideas:

Yoga Mat DIY

by ResourceGirls | July 27th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Eco Decorating | tags: DIY, DIY projects, green kids, kids, Yoga, yoga mat, yoga mats

These Resource Girls have two mottos, Be You and Be Resourceful. You’ll usually find us doing some type of do-it-yourself project because they so easily allow us to incorporate both our mottos. As Resource Girls, we’re always trying to find ways to create our own one-of-a-kind piece that makes our personalities shine and presents our best self. We love turning items we already own into something new and different.

3 Ways to Embrace Summer

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | July 20th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Inspirational Media, Yoga | tags: boulder, deepen-your-yoga-practice, nature, summer, summer exercise, summer yoga, Yoga, yoga festivals, yoga retreat, yoga-for-beginners, yoga-practice

Summer. It’s a season of fun, vacations, and time spent outdoors in a more relaxed environment, enjoying the warm days and cooler nights. Unfortunately, with all of the fun and relaxation, your yoga practice may be the one thing that is in flux during the summer.

Teacher-Turned-Kids-Yogipreneur Shares Art of Storytelling

Erika Prafder by Erika Prafder | July 20th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Yoga | tags: activities for kids, interview, interviews, kids, teaching, teaching yoga, Yoga, yoga for kids, yoga teacher, yoga teacher training, yoga teachers, yoga teaching, yoga-for-beginners, yoga_positions

Four years ago, stay-at-home mom, Giselle Shardlow turned her preschooler’s naptime in to a budding self publishing business. The well-traveled schoolteacher-turned-yogipreneur pens yoga stories for kids, which she sells online.

With thousands already sold, her home-based operation is doubling in sales annually. Now at work on two titles for fall, the 40-something-year-old balances her mothering and business ownership duties by maintaining a weekly yoga practice and by meditating daily. We caught up with Shardlow to get the backstory behind her success.

Show Your Body Love

Melinda Parrish by Melinda Parrish | July 13th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Yoga | tags: finding happiness, happiness, mind-body fitness, mind-body-connection, practicing happiness, self care, self image, self-love, Yoga, yoga_positions

photo by Melinda Parrish

Yoga isn’t about pushing, forcing, exerting, or trying to achieve the posture.

In fact, these are the very things that get in the way of you and your practice. A good instructor will tell you that monitoring your breathing is the way to tell if you’re pushing too hard. If your breath is strained, forced, or constricted, you’re not realizing the full benefits of your practice. Yoga is about allowing your body to go as far as it can on a given day, as a way to show your body love through movement.

Freedom Is a State of Mind

Dana Damara by Dana Damara | July 13th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth | tags: freedom, inner wisdom, inspiration, motivation, motivational, spiritual freedom, spiritual-journey, spirituality, wisdom, Yoga

I have written about freedom several times now, and it’s fun to look back and re-read how I defined freedom on various occasions, along the timeline of my life.

I’m not surprised I like to write about freedom or that it evolves each time I come to it; I mean the word is tattooed on my arm. Apparently, on some level it is important to me.

3 Steps to Creating Your Own Yoga Retreat

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | July 5th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Yoga | tags: benefits of yoga, deepen-your-yoga-practice, food, meditation, summer, summer-travel, Yoga, yoga DVDs, yoga retreat, yoga studio app, yoga-for-beginners, yoga-practice, yoga-therapy

Going on a yoga retreat is a beautiful opportunity to delve deeper into your yoga practice, take some much needed time to connect to yourself, and add healing treatments like massage or meditation…depending on where you choose to retreat. If you are able to attend a retreat, I highly recommend it; however, if you aren’t able to attend a retreat, why not create your own in three easy steps?

3 Tools to Reconnect to your Breath

by ResourceGirls | July 5th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Yoga | tags: be in the moment, breath, breath-work, breathe, child's pose, deepen-your-yoga-practice, living in the moment, present moment, Yoga, yoga-for-beginners, yoga-practice, yoga-techniques, yoga-therapy

The reasons we love yoga are endless; however, there is one component of yoga that we believe sets it apart from any other form of exercise: your breath.