Support A Steady Yoga Practice: Seek Integration

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“As you bring your hands together at your center, you literally connect the right and left hemispheres of your brain. This is the yogic process of unification, the yoking of our active and receptive natures.” 

The definition of yoga is to yoke, or join together. This week, we start to explore the ways that we can develop a more integrated yoga practice. We will begin with three easy techniques for uniting the main components of yoga: Continue reading “Support A Steady Yoga Practice: Seek Integration”

Support A Steady Yoga Practice: Zest Things Up!

“May all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” ~translation of Sanskrit Mantra Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu

This week, we will continue to explore the individual poses of yoga or the asanas by addressing the second energy center that is located at the level of the pelvis. It is called the svadhisthana chakra or the pelvic chakra. It also strongly relates to the planet Pluto. A practice for this chakra will be very fluid and energizing.   Continue reading “Support A Steady Yoga Practice: Zest Things Up!”

YOLY Challenge #8: Roll Out Your Mat

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We started the Year of Living Yogically Challenge on week #1 with a simple request – take 5 minutes each day to breathe.

This week, I’d like you to take that commitment one step further.

Spend 10 minutes each day to do one or two yoga poses that are familiar to you.  Or, if its a “down day”, enjoy a relaxation pose like Savasana. The important thing is to roll out your mat and set your timer for 10 minutes. Just 10 minutes – no more.

Ideally, and if it suits your schedule, try to do your practice at the same time each day.