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

Self-Care, Yoga Philosophy

Sticking to Our Resolutions with Yoga

The good news is, no matter where you are in your quest for your new years resolutions, we can always hit the reset button. In YogaFit Level 4 we study The Sutras of Patanjali, one of the oldest texts on Yoga Philosophy. One of the key messages discussed surrounds how to find clarity of mind despite… Continue reading Sticking to Our Resolutions with Yoga

Yoga Philosophy

July = Joyfulness

YogaFit's theme for July is Joyful, and what a better way to kick this off (and give myself a kick to get writing again!!) than by re-visiting an old post on Santosha: Contentment. Joy for all the blessings that surround us, happy for the sake of being happy! enjoy xo When I think of Santosha,… Continue reading July = Joyfulness

Yoga Philosophy

On Intuition and Spiritual Awakening: Sixth & Seventh Chakras

After spending the last few weeks focused on balancing our chakras 1-5 (root, sacral, solar plexus, heart and throat) we find ourselves at our final two the sixth chakra or third eye, and seventh or crown chakra. Our third eye is so called, as long ago it was believed we had a third eye that… Continue reading On Intuition and Spiritual Awakening: Sixth & Seventh Chakras

Yoga Philosophy

Chakra Balancing: Heart & Throat

In continuing our path to Chakra Balancing from my last post, we finished in the centre of our subtle body, our heart centre. Just as when our root chakra is out of balance, it throws all the above chakras off, the same can be said for the heart chakra. When we are in a period… Continue reading Chakra Balancing: Heart & Throat

Yoga Philosophy

Chakra Balancing – Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus

The word chakra translates to mean spinning disk. If we think of each spinning disc aligning as a pyramid on top of the other, we quickly realize the importance of ensuring our base or first chakra is in-tune before moving on to the next. This isn’t to suggest that a predominant imbalance in our higher… Continue reading Chakra Balancing – Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus