Yoga

New Mexico Yoga Retreat Q & A

New Mexico Yoga Retreat Q & A

    We have a lot of students interested in the upcoming New Mexico Yoga Retreat and very little spaces left.   I know how excited you are….I’m just as excited!  Let’s answer a few of your questions!         How long is […]

8 Tips for Beginner Yogis

8 Tips for Beginner Yogis

  Are you new to Yoga?  Have you been thinking about checking out what the whole yoga craze is about, but not know where to start? Well, my friend, you’ve found your people.     Yoga can be done anytime or anywhere.  Seriously.  Check out my […]

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 […]

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 a yogic life, Pranayama.   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.   Did you know that there are only THREE sutras dedicated to the physical practice of yoga? Seriously! Only three! And think of the whole booming industry, that has […]

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 […]

Yamas

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 acts to other people, more […]

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is thought to be written between 5,000 BC to 300 AD,  though no one is really sure who Patanjali was. The origination of this book and it’s author is shrouded in mystery.  It is a complete, systematic outline of the yogic lifestyle […]