Yoga Philosophy

Yoga Nidra for Energy

      Yoga Nidra is a beautiful form of Yoga practice, that it not often utilized. It can help with sleep, anxiety, PTSD, healing…really Yoga Nidra can do it all. I created this 17-minute Yoga Nidra for Energy to help you calmly improve your […]

What is OM?

What is OM?

    When a student walks into our studio, they may notice an interesting symbol located on the back wall. Or peek at a tattoo of the same symbol on the teacher’s arm. They may even notice the same swirling design on a few of […]

What is Yoga?

What is Yoga?

  I own a yoga studio. And I love it. I’m busy every hour of the day, but I love every second of it.  One of the most common questions I receive as a teacher and owner is “What is Yoga?”   It’s a simple,  yet […]

Dhyana and Samadhi Explained

Dhyana and Samadhi Explained

We’ve come to the last two limbs of the yogic path Dhyana and Samadhi. I’m kind of sad it’s coming to an end! I’ve really loved exploring these concepts with you. I hope this series has helped you make a little sense of yoga philosophy. […]

Dharana ~ Meditation

Dharana ~ Meditation

  Dharana is the gathering of consciousness and focusing it within. This is otherwise known as contemplation. Many times techniques that we think of as meditation technically fall under the limb of contemplation. Semantics I guess…but we’re getting pretty technical here.   With this concept, […]

Pratyahara

Pratyahara

  Pratyahara is the practice of drawing the senses inward. When you decrease stimulation to the senses, your inner light shines. If we truly quiet the mind and withdraw from the stimulation of the senses, the inner flame that we all have within has a chance to be […]

Pranayama

Pranayama

Welcome back to the 8 Limbs of Yoga! Today we look into the fourth aspect of yogic life, Pranayama Breathing.   Prana is the universal life force that we can enhance and control with the use of our breath. Through control of our breathing pattern, we can […]

Asanas

Asanas

  And now the Limb you’ve all been waiting for for…the actual Yoga Poses! These are called Asanas. Let’s dig into some yoga postures for beginners.    Did you know that there are only THREE sutras dedicated to the physical practice of yoga? Seriously! Only three! And […]

Niyamas

Niyamas

  Now that we’ve begun refraining from harmful actions, we need to enhance our lives by ACTION with the Niyamas. Nature abhors a vacuum and will always replace a space.  Here, we begin to embrace ACTION based suggestions, that focus on the self. We can […]

Yamas

Yamas

  What are the Yamas?   The first limb of the 8 fold yoga path, as found in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, consists of 5 things (yamas) you shouldn’t be doing. Five actions that if we refrain from, will increase our happiness. Sometimes we commit these […]