Yoga Philosophy

Manipura Chakra

Manipura Chakra

Manipura Chakra   “Lustrous Gem” Seed Sound: RAM Color: Yellow Gem: Citrine Manipura Chakra is found at the navel, at the area of the solar plexus. Representing the fire element, this energetic center controls agni. Agni is our digestive fire. It is the process in the…

Svadhisthana Chakra

Svadhisthana Chakra

Svadhisthana Chakra “Seat of Life”     Seed Sound: VAM Color: Orange Gem: Pearl: Strengthens water element, increasing calm and contentment.   Svadhisthana Chakra represents the element of water. It is located in the lower abdomen and encompasses the genitals and the womb. This chakra…

Muladhara chakra

Muladhara chakra

Muladhara Chakra     Seed Sound: LAM Color: Red Gem: Ruby, which is invigorating, but soothing. It strengthens pitta dosha, which is helpful for those stuck in the earth element.      Muladhara chakra is found at the base of the spine at the perineum.…

The Traditional Chakra System

The Traditional Chakra System

  What is the Chakra System?   The Traditional Chakra System can be approached as Markers of Consciousness along our human evolution.  Most people have heard of the Chakra (cha-kra, not sha-kra) along their journey, but don’t truly understand what the system is about.  …

Complete 8-Week Beginner Yoga Series To Increase Your Confidence

Complete 8-Week Beginner Yoga Series To Increase Your Confidence

The Complete 8-Week Beginner Yoga Series To Increase Your Confidence Is For Everyone Ready To Start Or Return To Their Yoga Journey!     Have you been interested in trying yoga, but you are a little nervous about visiting your local studio? Or do you…

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,…