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Yoga Nidra | The Philosophy, Benefits & Practice

Yoga Nidra | The Philosophy, Benefits & Practice

Yoga Nidra is a state of conscious sleeping and is considered as a meditation technique. Individuals experience complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. A powerful and important practice of Self inquiry within the ancient science of yoga, it has been...

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Sthira & Sukha: Stability & Ease

Sthira & Sukha: Stability & Ease

In the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, sutra 2.46 is “sthira-sukham asanam”. This sutra is commonly understood as “yoga postures should be stable, and the body be at ease.” This Yoga Sutra focuses the practice of yoga postures and movements. Aiming for steadiness and ease...

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Are Allergies Causing You Anxiety?

Are Allergies Causing You Anxiety?

Is your sleep disturbed?  Are you tossing and turning, or maybe having a hard time falling and staying asleep?  Are you feeling more stressed out than normal? Do you feel depressed but don't know why? There are many factors that cause insomnia, depression...

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Don’t Write Lectins Out of Your Diet… Yet

Don’t Write Lectins Out of Your Diet… Yet

Benefits of Lectins Lectins are proteins that bind carbohydrates. By binding to carbohydrates during digestion, they reduce the glycemic effects of food. By stabilizing blood sugar, there may be benefits such as weight loss, sustained energy, improved focus, and...

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Calf Envy – A Lesson In Self-Love

Calf Envy – A Lesson In Self-Love

Here's how a simple comment from a student taught me a lesson in self-love. Before yoga class this morning my students were talking about what they wanted to work on in class. Several of them had lower back issues. Another confided to me that she’s trying to gain...

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Clear Your Mind of Suffering

Clear Your Mind of Suffering

Abhyasa/practice and Vairagya/non-attachment (Sutra 1.12-1.16) The practice of yoga includes deep awareness of habit patterns (samskara). These habits of thinking, feeling, and reacting affect our capacity for joy. The unconscious habit patterns create filters over...

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4 Breathing Practices for Deep Sleep

4 Breathing Practices for Deep Sleep

Our breath is intimately connected to our nervous system in a feedback loop. Due to stress and computer work, we tend to breathe shallowly which supports the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system stimulates “fight, flight, freeze, or freak out."...

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