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

Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Practice

Yoga On and Off the Mat: exploring the Niyamas as a plan for personal success

This article was first published in canfitpro magazine Sept/Oct 2017 issue  In part 2 from my article Yoga On and Off the Mat: Exploring the Yamas as guidelines toward compassion and equality, I bring to you part two of this topic that focuses on the Niyamas. From the eight limbs of yoga, the Niyamas ask… Continue reading Yoga On and Off the Mat: exploring the Niyamas as a plan for personal success

Self-Care, Yoga Philosophy

Trusting our Intuition

It seems there is a major shift happening right now. So many people I know are moving through major of changes in life, some wanted and some landing unexpected. If there is one thing that is true – change is constant. We all have our different relationships to change, and depending on what the change… Continue reading Trusting our Intuition

Self-Care, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Practice

East Meets West on Meditation

Many of us have probably been told at some point that we need to start to meditate. Either we are super hyper and our friends are thinking this might pull us down a notch, or we are over-working and over stressing and we could use a new perspective. There is an old zen saying: “you… Continue reading East Meets West on Meditation

Yoga Philosophy

Yoga On and Off the Mat: Exploring the Yamas as guidelines toward compassion and equality

A certain magic happens when we link slow and controlled movement to breath, and for many the more this is experienced the further we are called to explore deeper concepts of Yoga, such as Yoga Philosophy and the 8-Limbs of Yoga.

Yoga Philosophy

Finding Balance with the Koshas

This article first appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of canfitpro magazine.  As the case with other Eastern based sciences, Yoga looks at the individual holistically. Understanding that optimum health and balance is achieved by taking care of the whole self rather than just focusing on symptoms or specific issues. This is shown in the… Continue reading Finding Balance with the Koshas