The Winter Solstice: A Guide and Yoga Practice

The Winter Solstice: A Guide and Yoga Practice

The Winter solstice is the first day of winter, and it occurs when the Northern Hemisphere is furthest from the sun. It is the shortest, darkest day of the year, and the longest night of the year. This year, the Winter Solstice falls on December 21st, and it marks a...
Mantra Meditation With a Mala

Mantra Meditation With a Mala

If you’ve ever started or ended a yoga class with “Om”, then you have chanted mantra! Yay! Mantra is a Sanskrit word derived from two roots: man, meaning “mind”, and trai, meaning to “protect”, to “free from”, or “instrument/tool”. So mantras are...
Yoga Nidra Guide

Yoga Nidra Guide

Commonly known as yogic sleep, Yoga Nidra is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that brings about complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. The practice brings you into a place between wakefulness and asleep – a sleepless sleep, if you...
Yoga for Stress Relief

Yoga for Stress Relief

Stress is unavoidable, and to be honest, it’s not always a bad thing. Stress plays an important role in creativity, motivation, and our survival instincts. However, stress can be extremely harmful when it becomes overwhelming. Unfortunately, overwhelmingly...
The Autumn Equinox: A Guide & Yoga Practice

The Autumn Equinox: A Guide & Yoga Practice

The Autumn Equinox marks the transition from summer to fall, which has always felt like the true “new year” to me. Maybe this is because I have spent more of my life on a school schedule than not – both as a student and an educator, or maybe...
Pranayama Guide

Pranayama Guide

If you’ve been to a yoga class or read about yoga, you’ve likely heard the word pranayama before. At the very least, you’ve been told to focus on your breath, or to move with your breath. Well, that is what pranayama is all about: the breath. Sort...