Life & Love, Yoga Philosophy

Spiritual By-Passing and Yoga

From the perspective of Yoga – Spiritual by-passing essentially refers to all the wonderful things you do and experience on your mat in terms of connection and then the moment the class is finished it is as if all is forgotten. Our samskaras (habits, often negative) take over as we roll up our mats, get… Continue reading Spiritual By-Passing and Yoga

Life & Love, Yoga Philosophy

Freedom + Joy

Sounds pretty lovely doesn’t it. But here’s the thing – that’s your given right on this planet. You have the right to be happy, to live fearlessly to embody joy in each moment. So what’s standing in the way? You. I’m sorry to be so blunt. I’m also sorry for the things that happened to… Continue reading Freedom + Joy

Life & Love, Yoga Philosophy

I Live in the Light

I choose to live in the light. It is a choice, and sometimes a daily choice. Perhaps I am being naïve in the midst of our current climate issues and political landscape – just to name two very big overarching concerns of our time. Still, I choose to live in the light. I choose to… Continue reading I Live in the Light

Yoga Philosophy

Self vs. self

Through Yoga philosophy we learn the dualistic concept of purusha and prakriti or Self and self as guideposts towards finding balance, feeling connected and ultimately a state of enlightenment. Essentially, we must understand and know our self and through this process we will feel more connected to Self. Confused yet? Here’s the breakdown. Both are… Continue reading Self vs. self

Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Practice

On Deepening Our Yoga Practice

If you haven’t figured out by now that there is a lot more to Yoga than just the poses, well then please take a dig into the archive of my blogs 🙂 Even if you aren’t sure what that feeling is, something has happened to you at some point while on your mat that inspired… Continue reading On Deepening Our Yoga Practice

Yoga Philosophy

The Sweetness of Life

Let it go, surrender to what is and enjoy the sweetness of life. Themes I have been building upon over the last year, and ones I will probably continue with for a long time if not forever as we need these constant reminders. Our ego, our life’s situations, our family and friends will constantly challenge… Continue reading The Sweetness of Life

Life & Love, Yoga Philosophy

It’s All OK

If there is just one lesson that my yoga practice has taught me it’s that everything is okay. Even if it feels like it isn’t, even if we feel sometimes like we are drowning – it’s okay. It’s okay to feel however you feel, it’s okay for you to make choices that people don’t always… Continue reading It’s All OK

Life & Love, Yoga Philosophy

3 Samskaras Keeping Us from Our Dreams

Samskaras are essentially our negative thought patterns or behaviours. They are generally unconscious. The kinds of things we do without thinking about like the route we take home from work or how we order our coffee. However, they go deeper than that, incorporating our sensory impressions of the world but also how we perceive this… Continue reading 3 Samskaras Keeping Us from Our Dreams

Self-Care, Yoga Philosophy

Journey Through the Chakras

As part of our subtle body, it is said we have 7 chakras or spinning wheels or disks. Chakra is pronounced with the “ch” similar to “Cherrio’s.” The chakras travel up the length of our spine starting at the base and moving up to the crown of our head. Each chakra represents a different energy… Continue reading Journey Through the Chakras

Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Practice, Yoga Teacher

The Mystical Sound: OM

OM is considered the primordial sound in Yogic culture. First there was OM and then came everything else. Book 1:27 from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali “The word expressive of Ishvara is the mystic sound OM.” OM is used to clear space and also to unite energy such as at the beginning or end of a Yoga… Continue reading The Mystical Sound: OM