I've been doing a thing

As you may know, I’ve started a strength training practice. For over a year, I trained three times per week. Then, I increased my...

It is good to be back!

I'm BAAAAACK! It's been a while, right? I had an amazing time on my vacation! I visited my 18 month old grandson and 1 month old grand...

Ishvara Pranidhana: Final thoughts

Surrendering doesn’t make us weak. We don’t need to dominate others to survive or even thrive. That’s just our ego talking. If we can set...

Ishvara Pranidhana in life

We like control. We like to have control of ourselves and sometimes control of others. We have this idea that we know what is best for...

Ishvara Pranidhana in yoga

There are many types of yoga asana practices. Some are very energetic and powerful, and many of us may feel that is what we need. We feel...

Ishvara Pranidhana: The fifth Niyama

Ishvara Pranidhana is the practice of fully surrendering to and trusting the wisdom of something that is greater than yourself and...

Svadhyaya - final thoughts

Over the last few posts, we have explored Svadhyaya, the study of the Self. It is a practice of observing, witnessing, of exploring and...

Svadhyaya off the mat

In the last post, we talked about Self-study on the mat, in our yoga practices. In this post, we will focus on Self-study off the mat....

Svadhyaya on the mat

Hello again! Last time, we introduced Svadhyaya, study of the Self. In this post, we will talk more specifically about practicing...

Svadhyaya, the Fourth Niyama

Welcome back! In the last few posts, we talked about Tapas, heat, or discipline. In the next few posts, we will talk about the fourth...

Tapas, Final thoughts

We’ve talked about what Tapas on the mat looks like, and what Tapas off the mat can look like. In this last post on Tapas, it’s time to...

Tapas off the mat

In this third post on Tapas, let’s talk about how we can practice Tapas off our mat. Just as Tapas can be doing yoga postures to burn off...

Tapas on the mat

In this second post on Tapas, we will look at what it means to practice this Niyama on our mat. Tapas means self-discipline, but it does...

Tapas, the third Niyama

Hello again! In the last post, we wrapped up the second Niyama, Santosha which is all about contentment. Now it’s time to introduce the...

Santosha, final thoughts

In the last few posts, I talked about Santosha on and off the mat. Today I’ll share some final thoughts on Santosha. In my kitchen, I...

Santosha, off the mat

Welcome back! Last time I talked about Santosha in yoga practice, on the mat. In this post, I will talk a little more about Santosha off...

Santosha on the mat

In the last post, I briefly introduced Santosha, contentment. In this post I’ll talk about Santosha as part of yoga practice. Contentment...

Santosha, the second Niyama

Welcome back! In the last series of posts, I introduced the first Niyama, Saucha. In these next few posts, we’ll be learning about the...

Saucha and how we fuel our thoughts

Hey there! Last time I shared a bit about how I apply Saucha in my daily life regarding the food I choose to feed my body. In this last...

Saucha and how we fuel our bodies

Hello again! I’m glad you came back. In the last post, I talked about Saucha as it relates to our impact on the world. I shared a lot...

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