In traditional Chinese medicine, the natural world is observed as moving through predictable cyclical formations, reflected within all beings and environments. After the autumn harvest is exhausted and the leaves have fallen from the trees, wintertime becomes one of retreat and restoration. Nature returns to her dark depths to replenish her strength, preparing for new growth in the springtime. We could do well to follow nature’s lead, using this time to build vitality through proper rest and reflection in the months of winter.Read More›
Starting a yoga practice can raise a lot of emotions, especially when trying to sync your busy life with a studio’s class schedule; it might never feel like the right time. The idea of walking into a yoga class full of strangers when you don’t know the difference between child’s pose and downward facing dog can be discouraging. Private one-on-one sessions can help start to build a basic foundation, reconnect with your deepest self and learn to carry that out into the world to share. Maybe your goal is to one day feel comfortable attending those yoga classes or to tap into a meditative practice, maybe it’s to learn inversions and take your practice to the next level. The possibilities are endless with private yoga lessons.Read More›
We are almost halfway done with winter! Only a few more weeks left, and hopefully we won’t have anymore crazy cold bursts like we did at the beginning of 2018. Even though the temperatures have gone up a bit, winter is still in full swing and we still need to protect ourselves from the cold weather and keep doing what’s necessary to stay healthy in winter.Read More›
First, what is a mantra?
The word mantra, which literally means “instrument of thought” in Sanskrit, originally described sacred and vibrational sounds or Sanskrit words or phonemes repeated as an offering or to deepen one’s meditative state. As the world has grown smaller and more interconnected, the definition of mantra has expanded to mean a phrase, in any language, repeated with regularity.Read More›