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Flow Like Water

GO WITH THE FLOW Yoga has taught me so many life lessons and above all it has shown me how to go with the flow. When I apply the ‘flow like water’ approach to my life, I move and breathe with ease and enjoyment. If I choose to fight against challenging…

Cultivate Prithvi

Cultivate Prithvi: our connection with earth, stability, and balance Blessed with opportunities and accessibility, travel has become engrained in our culture. Possibilities are endless and exciting with transportation, communication and global communities expanding. Today we are able to freely explore the world, utilize technology to bring our jobs alongside us and network…

Reconnected to my Dreams thru Yoga Trade

The night I sent the email to the Yoga Trade opportunity in Andalusia, Spain I was barely able to sleep. I had just completed my first yoga teacher training in Bali just three months prior and had been looking for opportunities to teach and travel. Suryalila is a yoga retreat…

Ten Lessons Learned My First Year Teaching Yoga

This past year has been a whirlwind: I quit my bartending job in Florida, my boyfriend and I moved to Puerto Rico, and I started my career teaching yoga. I was always told that the first year as a yoga teacher would be the most challenging year, but that it…

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…

Benefits of Creating Volunteer Opportunities

There are infinite benefits of creating volunteer opportunities within your organization or business. It can help your organization grow, will bring zest and new insights to your business, and creates a “positive feedback loop” of giving and receiving. Here Yogi Aaron (Founder of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat + Spa) shares…

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…

Step On The Mat

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about forming positive habits. As a health coach, it’s my job to guide my clients to their wellness goals. I find that all too often, we focus on the end goal, exercise willpower, get overwhelmed, and fall right back into old habits. We forget…

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?…

Breaking Up

Breakups are heart wrenching. We’ve all been through them. Your whole world is turned upside down. Hopes, dream,s and expectations dissolve like dust. You wander aimlessly through your life, struggling to put one foot in front of the other. Simply acknowledging we weren’t happy was the first step. Initially I…

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…

I Believe In Mermaids

I took this picture quite a while ago, at the beach where I grew up. When I was a little girl, my mom always took my sister and me to the beach and we would see this mermaid engraved in a rock, right at the water. It has something beautifully…

Miracles & Munchin’

As we flow thru life, we often meet people who have that special spark. Here, we catch up with one of these people, Amanda Christian. A dedicated yogi, writer, mountain biker, nature lover, and business woman. Amanda lifts you up when you need it most! On your website you say…

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…

Mental Benefits of Public Transit

Having your own car can be liberating. You get to go where you want, when you want, listen to whatever floats your boat and explore without limitation. As I’ve learned, however, when we swap our personal vehicles for public transit we can experience a whole new world of freedom. I…

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…

How Traveling through Yoga Trade Helped me Let Go of Being Perfect.

Imperfections. The ultimate perfection. Today, it took getting a small tattoo on the inside of my middle finger to realize how hard I strive to be “perfect”. How many minutes of my day I spend trying to be the smartest, the best, the most composed, strive for the most flawless…

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