I used the words’ honor self’ and ‘injury’ to fool myself into a complacent asana yoga practice. When I fell and fractured my sacrum and coccyx almost 18 months ago, I was physically out of commission for a while. We’ve all been there before in some way – right? After plenty of rest, rehabilitation and physical therapy, I finally feel whole, strong and bright – pretty much pain free – I feel Continue Reading
Yoga Teacher Training is All About Finding Your Dharma – Your Specific Purpose in This World.
Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be an Academy Award winning Actress. One of those powerful actresses that spoke to my heart when I was growing up…Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, and later in life…Meryl Streep and Julia Robertson. I loved the deep sense of emotional release I felt at the end of a great movie. I later realized through my acting studies, that what I Continue Reading
How Yoga Helps Us Forgive
Godly love is the ability to forgive over and over again. Really forgive, not taking it personally, detaching, truly understanding the other person’s perspective (being able to fully put yourself in their shoes with total empathy). It’s about total realization of their actions, moving through your anger, hurt, grief, sadness, loss, etc. and letting the attachment to those emotions, feelings and Continue Reading
How Yoga Uses Your Intuitive Gifts to Help Others…To all the Empaths Out There
What is an empath, intuitive or sometimes called a sensitive? Being an empath is when you are affected by other people's energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Your life is unconsciously influenced by others' desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods. The Mind Unleased, By: Christel Broederlow Wikipedia says this about intuition, a phenomenon of the mind, Continue Reading
You’re not a Yogi if you can’t do a Handstand
This guest blog was written by ALEKSANDRA (ALEKS) SLIJEPCEVIC. Below is a list of all yoga poses that I cannot do: Hollow-back anything… I mean, absolutely no way Handstand without a wall Forearm stand without a wall Basically, almost any inversion without a wall (except for Headstand) Flying Pigeon Any insane variation of Flying Pigeon Straight-arms Crow pose Side Crow on my Continue Reading
Finding God Through Yoga
I remember growing up and having some really dogmatic Christian principles crammed into my ears. Some of the teachings resonated with me, and others just didn’t feel quite right and true. I rejected a lot of the teachings because of the judgmental, fear based concepts. I simply had a hard time believing that the ‘wrath’ of God was going to be handed out if I didn’t behave in a specific way. And Continue Reading
How ego helps and hinders progress.
Self-Study and Journaling to help you on your path. Ego often gets a bad rap. When we talk about ego (asmita) in yoga, we are referring to the ‘I’ that driven by ignorance, and usually lacks self-worth. It is the “I” that has to be better than, prove itself or thinks it stands above all others. This identity of ego is ingrained into our culture and is wrapped tightly into the American dream. I Continue Reading