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How to Bring More Love into Your Life

Love has no limits. It is borderless and knows no concept of time. Love is more than a feeling. It is a basic instinct and a vital aspect of nourishment. It brings us peace, joy, fulfillment and positivity. To love and to be loved allows openness, trust and deep compassion….

Finding Yin & Yang

There are cold, wintry nights and then there are bright, warm summer days. There is effort and there is ease. There is starvation and there is food waste. The universe is comprised of yin and yang. Dark and light, strong and weak, sad and happy–these are all opposing forces that…

GO W/ THE FLOW

Meet Tori Reynolds and Ben Rivet. If you haven’t heard of them already, you will want to familiarize yourself with their amazing project, GO W/ THE FLOW (GWTF). I was blown away when I took their class this summer at Wanderlust Festival Squaw Valley, as I realized it was the most inspiring…

Center from the Core

This article was shared with us by the beautiful, Chanti Mai. A strong core stabilizes your entire body, both in yoga and outside of the studio in your daily life. When you neglect to work your core, you increase risk of injury, most predominantly in the lower back. Think specifically…

Teaching and Learning in Costa Rica

In the beginning part of 2014 and after completing my yoga teacher training in Costa Rica, I continued traveling into Panama and then back into Costa Rica where I worked at a hostel and taught yoga classes in the morning. Although it was a lot of work to be doing…

5 Magic Ingredients for Everyday Happiness

To create a delicious meal you must use the right ingredients to enhance the desired flavors. Life is the same way. There are certain ingredients that magically can change your life if you are willing to try. Learn to listen and you will discover the magic. 1. Gratitude. It is…

Round of Applause?

I am a Vinyasa yoga instructor bases in Oakland, CA. I teach private and group classes all around the Bay area. Recently I had a discussion with my Dad about clapping at the end of a yoga class. He asked me if it’s customary where I live. Hmm…I thought. Well…

Strengthen your Core with Power Yoga

To me, yoga isn’t about looking a certain way, getting a better body or being a pose master. Yoga is about reconnecting with your mind, body and soul–and if physical changes accompany that, it’s a bonus. One of those sweet extras is a stronger core. I teach power yoga and…

Gratefulness- Kṛtajñatā

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day, we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky,…

Kshama

Kshama. Be here. Be now. Be present. Be patient. Release time from your thoughts, this moment only exists now. Have patience when you eat, talk and most of all, listen. Be patient and tolerant towards others. Be tolerant with yourself and your body. Don’t expect the entire world to adjust…

Thirty Days of Sun

This past June, my wife and I decided to drive across the continent from Anchorage, Alaska and Long Beach, New York to visit friends and family. It was to be an epic endeavor! Besides the practical side of planning such a journey, we had one great concern. What about yoga?…

Transitions

In yoga, like in real life, breakthroughs are exciting. The first time your legs float into headstand or fly to chattaranga from crow brings a rush of energy and lightness not unlike the feeling of landing that dream job or a first date with a person with whom you just…

The Power of Meditation

Imagine waking up in a field of sunflowers, lying on a soft patch of grass with the sun’s warm rays kissing your skin. Where you choose to go from this paradise is up to you. You can stay in the bliss that stillness offers you or wander around the field…

Calling all Dreamers

This article was kindly shared with us by Nikki Belcher. She is the retreat director at El Coco Loco Resort in Nicaragua and is the resident yoga teacher for Surf with Amigas (Women’s Surf and Yoga Retreats). As an experienced and devoted yoga teacher, she talks about the benefits of Yoga Nidra. …

Basics of Breath

“Go to your breath.” “Focus on your breathing.” These are two of the most common phrases any student will hear during a yoga class, but what does it mean? For many yogis of all levels, this is sometimes the most confusing, the hardest, and elusive part of the practice. One…

Teaching yoga to kids, make it fun, but still spreading the essential!

Teaching to kids was not something I used to do often in my past but my current position of teacher in a primary school in Thailand permits me to have a weekly yoga club with some of the students. How many of them? just between 30 and 40 Woooow, you…

5 Ways to Apply Yoga into Your Life

A common misconception of yoga is that it is a physical practice (asana); a form of exercise. Well you aren’t completely wrong. Yoga means “union” – which means we are uniting all parts of ourselves when we practice, not just the physical body. This means yoga is so much more…

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