Using the shoulders, upper chest, neck and back muscles to inhale creates a shallow and rapid chest breathing pattern. Instead, to breath deeply and fully, we need to use our main breathing muscle, the diaphragm, to engage in belly or diaphragmatic breathing.
As part of the Eight-Limbed Path of yoga, the...
The Yamas shape how we relate to others. By considering these aspects in our daily practice both on and off the mat, all of our decisions and actions arise from a more considered, aware and higher place.
The true purpose of yoga was never about contorting your body into a pretzel-like pose or wearing expensive workout clothes. More than a form of physical exercise, yoga is a systematic practice of breathing control, positive thinking, relaxation, and meditation aimed at ensuring harmony of mind, body, and environment.
To counterbalance summer’s heat, Ayurveda recommends favoring foods that are lighter and easy to digest, especially foods that are moist and sweet, bitter or astringent in flavor. To get you started, here’s a short guide to summer pitta-pacifying foods.
Summer is pitta season according to Ayurveda. Here are five (5) tips to help you stay cool this summer.
Once you’ve established a regular time and place for your daily home practice, you can start to vary it to fit your mood, energy level, and physical needs. Whether you prefer practicing in the morning or at night, asking the following three questions daily will guide you in choosing the best practices for you.
You’ve set up your home yoga space, so now what? To help you stay motivated and know what to do once you arrive on your mat, here are eight (8) tips for getting started.
Setting up a dedicated place for a home practice will help motivate you to add yoga to your daily routine. If you haven’t already created a corner in your house for your home yoga practice, here are some ideas to get you started.