The holidays are supposed to be a time to steep ourselves in friends, family, food, and fun. Can we do that while we’re looking at our phones? Let’s talk about truly being present for the holidays. And every day!
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My beautiful yoga friend and teacher Monica Ross has been opening her classes lately with a discussion about giving. Surely, the holiday season is about love and sharing gifts with friends and loved ones, but what about making sure we take time to give back to ourselves? As Monica says, the holidays demand much more […]
Celebrate Project Gratitude with a this beautiful guest post about the great outdoors!
Happy November. Welcome to our new little project called Project Gratitude. November is good for many things– cooling weather, pumpkins and one of America’s favorite holidays. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays too, and not just because of the awesome Thanksgiving food! In contrast with December’s famous holiday which celebrates the national predisposition towards […]
If you’ve ever been to a yoga class or practiced meditation, you’ve probably been asked to practice a Mudra. In Sanskrit, Mudra means “seal” and is a sacred hand gesture (or body position) practiced to help cultivate a specific state of mind. There are thousands of Mudras, all representing a certain quality like compassion, vitality, […]
“Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha” This mantra is a salutation to the remover of obstacles Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is one of the most popular and well known deities honored throughout India and Hindu cultures. Easily recognizable, Ganesha has a large elephant head and pot-bellied human body. Ganesha is also the God of success and revered for […]
How can meditation bring world peace? Join together with thousands of others to share meditation and good vibes.
Ready, set, meditate! Thousands of years ago yogi’s practiced asana to still the mind and prepare the body for meditation. Today, millions have turned to yoga for physical, spiritual and emotional healing and health. With the physical practice in the spotlight, meditation seems to have become an activity we can engage in IF we have […]