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August 1, 2020

Chakra is a buzz word in the yoga community, but what are they really? The word Chakra means wheel and is used to describe energy centers that are within us. These energy centers are responsible for different physical, emotional and spiritual components within ourselves. As these energy centers spin, they either radiate balance or they can be out of balance (sluggish or over eager). When your chakras are balanced, we feel vibrant, healthy and peaceful. When they are not, we feel different out of balance characteristics which can be unpleasant, painful and not our best self. So, how does this connect to the ‘Yoga Practice’ we all know and love? Each of the asanas (poses) that we practice is designed to balance your chakra energie...

July 20, 2020

The benefits of meditation have been proven to have profound effects on your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health as well as your entire well- being. We know that meditation will benefit us, and can help us create balance in our lives, so why don’t we use it more? Here’s ten tips to master meditation so you can be on your way to a more balanced you! 

1. Set Realistic Intentions:

Most of us living in modern society don’t have the time to go from zero to hours of meditation everyday… (nor would we have the patience and focus to!) Take a look at your life and set realistic intentions for your meditation practice. Look at what you can definitely be successful with in terms of duration, place, and type of meditation you s...

June 8, 2017

Most of us can use a bit of relaxation.    Even if you take just a few moments out of your day to re-center, be present and breathe, it can do wonders to improve your overall sense of well being. Studies have shown that a yogic breathing practice can reduce your stress hormones and calm your autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for your fight or flight response. 

Sama Vritti, is a form of pranayama (breath technique) that everyone can enjoy.  Pranayama translates to prana: life force, ayama: expansion, prolongation. When we practice breathing techniques (pranayama) we are expanding and prolonging our life force. Sama translates to same or even, and Vritti is turning, making this breath tech...

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