Essential Oils, Essential Life

ESSENTIAL OILS, ESSENTIAL LIFE As drawn as I am to the practices of Yoga & Meditation, so too am I drawn to all things natural and good for both body and mind to help support and enhance my lifestyle. I love simple and uncomplicated and knowing exactly what is in...

Ahimsa-non-violence

AHIMSA The first of the five Yamas (moral precepts) as explained by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras is considered to be the most important which is why it is the first to be introduced to the practitioner: Patanjali says of Ahimsa or non-violence (II.35): “When...

What are we really trying to do in Âsana?

Every time you step onto your mat, you begin a journey. A journey that takes you from one place to another, from the external to the internal, from disconnection to connection. A journey that takes you home… Do you ever notice that you’re not the same...

Is Yoga fitness?

I’ve been observing over time the idea by many who practice, that yoga is a workout, rather than a unique spiritual practice meant to strengthen and develop both body and mind. People practice yoga for many reasons. One of which is to make a connection on some level,...

Hatha Yoga and Vegetarianism

Yoga is not fitness… and the dharma of animals is not to end up on your plate It has always made me feel somewhat uneasy whenever I hear serious studying Yogis, Yoginis and Yoga instructors alike speak about the culinary delights they whip up in the kitchen...

Eyes Wide Shut

Fear of darkness or fear of stillness? You all know how it goes…usually at the beginning or end of a Yoga class, the yoga teacher will instruct: “let’s adopt savâsana, let your feet fall out to the side and separate your arms from your body just a little placing the...

Making friends with death

Live and let die… dismantling the universal fear of death It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth — and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as...

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