“What is a Chakra?”: A Guide to the 7 Chakras

If you’ve been dabbling in the world of yoga for a little while, then chances are you’ve heard about the 7 chakras. But have you ever asked yourself, “what is a chakra?” If so, this post is for you! Full disclosure, I’ve never really been into chakras. I know, what...

The Summer Solstice: A Guide + Practices

It is summer solstice time! You might be asking yourself… What is a Solstice Anyway? The word solstice means “sun standing still,” and during a solstice, the sun does just that. During a solstice, the seasonal movement of the sun’s path comes to a stop...

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

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 tools of the mind or...

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 will....