This week we share a second of the several Yoga breathing practices available. Ujjyai Breath is a warming and focusing breath that elongates the breath longer by engaging muscles in the throat. This breath is rhythmic and often sounds like ocean waves. It creates equanimity, by balancing the body systems and the mind.Read More
Pranayama is one of the 8 limbs of Yoga and can be a wonderful place to begin your practice. This week we share the first of the several Yoga breathing practices available. Durga or 3 Part Breath is a basic breath that encourages belly breathing to start, and then brings the breath upward into the ribs and chestRead More
Our second educational video to support an in-home practice explores finding a comfortable seated posture
When we slouch or sit in an uncomfortable way, there is little room for our breath to flow and it is challenging to remain in the pose for more than a few moments before our body starts to distract us.
Here we show the importance of aligning the spine and sitting up tall so there is plenty of space for breath and how to use props to make ourselves comfortable.Read More
Breathe. Balance. Be.
These three pillars, Breath, Balance, and Be, represent a holistic way of working with our body, mind, and spirit through the practices of yoga.
Our first educational video to support an in-home practice begins with the breath.
This video gives a simple step-by-step explanation of how to observe the breath.Read More
As a quick winter refresher for all of us:
The Wellness Suites on Main private-practices (upper level) are autonomous and decide whether or not to cancel their appointments.
You can always contact us if you're curious about the scheduleRead More
Reiki moves us towards balance and wholeness by using a simple relaxation technique which activates the body’s natural healing response, relieves stress, and brings restoration.
Because Reiki has been so meaningful in our own lives, and also paves the way for other holistic practices such as meditation, we’ve created a program to help people explore and share Reiki with the people in their lives.Read More
In our last article, we looked at the first few yoga sutras and what they have to say about the states of the mind. In short, our mind can become more still through practice, or we will remain trapped in the patterns of our thoughts and our habits.
The sutras take this further by saying Abhyasa vairagyabhyam tan nirodhah, or through practice we can cultivate non-attachment. Non-Attachment is an idea that comes up in several ways in the paths of yoga, meditation, marital arts, and other practices, and it is not always the easiest concept to understand right away.Read More
Yogic philosophy holds that the untrained mind is generally unhappy with the present moment. This leads us to continually seek after something we don’t have (a new car, new job, new life, more ice cream) or try to push away something we aren’t comfortable with (a meeting at work, some deadline, bank account balance, today’s weather).Read More
...the truth about meditation is this: it is a game changing strategy for improving your life that hits squarely at the intersection of the two things we all want most – balance and performance.Read More