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5 Tips for Meditation: Going Beyond Asana

 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 […]

July 11th

Yoga Asana of the Week: Warrior 3 Pose

So far I’ve shared yoga poses from the Washington mountains, my backyard and now finally THE BEACH! (You wonder what took me so long, living in Hawaii right?) Practicing yoga on the beach has a few incredible benefits. You will receive your vitamin D for the day (and work on the tan– but don’t forget […]

June 18th

Yoga Asana of the Week: Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

Is there a more appropriate place to do tree pose than amongst the trees? I didn’t think so.   This weeks posture is coming to you courtesy of my backyard.  Balancing poses can be challenging and  Vrksasana (tree pose) is no exception.  The key to this pose is bringing your awareness to the midline of […]

June 11th

Yoga Asana of the Week: Upward Facing Dog Pose

A few weeks ago, we analyzed the many components parts of downward facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana). This week, we will be taking a look at the counter-pose, upward facing dog pose (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana). Other postures in our series include Crescent Pose and Warrior 2 pose, all of which are foundational postures for your […]

June 4th

Yoga Asana of the Week: Warrior 2

This weeks Yoga Asana of the Week post is coming to you from the cold state of Washington– which explains the long pants and long sleeve shirt, pretty different than last week’s post! I travel a fair amount so it’s important for me to stick to my self practice.  This becomes especially true when I […]

May 27th

How to do Crescent Pose

Crescent Pose (or high lunge variation) is a foundational posture found in yoga sequences, and it’s important to learn how to do Crescent Post properly.  As a result of teaching and studying my own self practice, I notice that sometimes the most “simple” and primary postures are the ones that we overlook and disregard.  (Because […]

May 20th

A Weekend at Wanderlust Oahu!

There is a saying here in the islands: Lucky you live Hawaii. Despite not being grammatically correct, it captures the sense of wonder and excitement that really does infuse everyday life. A beautiful surf session, a day in the forest, or a beach picnic during the ‘winter’ months can inspire us to utter this statement. […]

March 18th

Dispach from Wanderlust Oahu!

We’re here at Wanderlust Oahu and getting ready for an epic evening of music and fun with John Cruz, SoulFire, and Michael Franti! After intense yoga classes today with world famous yoga teachers Shiva Rae and Eoin Finn, we’re ready for a some good food, a little rest and some dancing! We’ve got some beautiful […]

March 1st

WANDERLUST Yoga Festival!

The editors here at Vibrant Wellness Journal are super stoked to be headed to the Oahu Wanderlust Festival February 28- March 3 2013. What’s Wanderlust, you might ask? Wanderlust Festival is a global yoga festival, featuring world-renowned teachers, speakers, and music in various magical locations around the globe. This year Wanderlust is starting the festivals […]

February 13th

yoga pose of the week!

It’s no secret that many of us try to get into better shape as part of our New Year’s resolutions. My resolution is to do more yoga… and I bet that many of you have made the same resolution! To help you out we’ll be sharing some of our favorite new poses throughout the month […]

January 21st

fly like a yogini with AcroYoga

If you have not yet heard of AcroYoga, let this be your initiation. This gorgeous sequence of Chelsey Korus and Matt Giordano, two famous faces of AcroYoga, will blow your mind with its exquisite beauty, poise, and strength. For more information about this trendy type of yoga, check out this article from Yoga Journal.

September 21st