This question might sound silly at first, but I want you to really think about it: Who are you when all the things you do are stripped away? You are not your job or title as 'care-giver' to your children or your elderly parents. You are not solely defined by your ethnicity or your gender. You are not defined by your past mistakes or major suc...

We get it. Your first yoga class can be intimidating. What do I bring? What do I wear? Am I going to be lost while the rest of the class is four poses ahead of me? What if I can't do all the poses the teacher is instructing? Attending your first yoga class takes a lot of courage. But I want to take a moment to take the guesswork out of some o...

Most of us all know the power of setting good goals. With goals, we are able to be more focused, we have direction and purpose, and we are more motivated to actually go after what we want in life. Goals help to keep us on track. How often do we think about setting goals in our yoga practice though? If you've ever worked with a personal traine...

To be human is to be faced with obstacles, challenges, defeat, rejection, failure and suffering. To be human is also to learn resilience, to be victorious, to do better because we now know better, to recognize our own suffering and move through it mindfully. Suffering is inevitable and often times the mountains that we are up against, feel a...

Sometimes when something becomes very trendy, it can be hard to tell if it’s actually worth the hype or just a passing fad. We see the trends across our feeds and wonder if we should give in. Anyone with an Instagram account could tell you that right now, plants are having a moment. Fortunately for both the plants and us, this is way more tha...

There is nothing comfortable about life. Pain and suffering follow us around wherever we go. Even when we get everything we want, there is somehow an underlying hunger for something more, something easier or better. This is the nature of desire, and it keeps us just uncomfortable enough to continue moving forward.

The desire to grow, discover,...

Practicing discipline doesn't have to be painful, nor should it feel like a punishment. Instead, it offers us the opportunity to expand our knowledge and stretch beyond our own perceived limitations. If you want to quickly cultivate discipline and calm the fluctuations of your mind, here is a breathing exercise...

What’s the difference between an intention and a goal? According to their technical definitions, the goal is the desired outcome of your intention, which is your plan. But the modern English word “intend” is derived from the Latin word “intendere” which is made of the roots in- ‘towards’ and tendere – ‘stretch, tend.’

Yoga has taught me to be more grateful for my body and how I choose to nourish it.

There are many treatments that can be used to help treat depression, and Yoga can serve as a complimentary practice in reducing depression symptoms.

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