About Saucha, Yoga Towels, And Keeping Your Practice Clean

About Saucha, Yoga Towels, And Keeping Your Practice Clean

About Saucha, Yoga Towels, And Keeping Your Practice Clean SAUCHA Definition: refers to cleanliness/purity Let’s get something straight – this is not going to be a philosophical talk about the principles of Saucha.  We’re not going to talk about the impurities of the mind and the multitude of metaphors that come with it.  We could talk about how the practice of yoga is meant to act as a tool for…

Because Sometimes You Just Need To Laugh

Because Sometimes You Just Need To Laugh

Because Sometimes You Just Need To Laugh Whether you are a parent or not, you can enjoy the pure joy in this little boy’s laugh, reminding us all to take time to stop and really enjoy the small things in life.  Share with someone who needs to laugh today! We promise that ‘Buzz and the Dandelions’ is sure to provoke at least a smile!

3 Types Of Bakasana And Embracing Change

3 Types Of Bakasana And Embracing Change

3 Types Of Bakasana And Embracing Change It seems like everyone and their mom (literally) is doing Bakasana, Crane (sometimes Crow) Pose in yoga class. In Vinyasa yoga classes it tends to be THE arm balance that is taught, often being explained as “beginner” or “easy” or “the introduction into advanced balances”. And, depending on how it’s done, those lovely yoga instructors are exactly right. For a lot of people,…

Yoga Spring Cleaning: 8 Twists

Yoga Spring Cleaning: 8 Twists

Yoga Spring Cleaning: 8 Twists To Clean, Detoxify, And Jumpstart Your Body Written By Julie SchoenAs the spring season makes herself known in the world, tempting us outside with warm sun and new growth, it’s easy to get distracted away from spring-cleaning tasks on hand.  Yes, you should clean your garage.  Yes, now is a good time to take down your holiday lights.  Yes, it would be nice to donate…

10 Important (And Awesome) Yoga Books That Every Yogi Should Read This Year

10 Yoga Books That Every Yogi Should Read This Year

10 Important (And Awesome) Yoga Books That Every Yogi Should Read This Year First off, let me set the record straight: I know there are way more than ten important books that every yogi should read.  I know that there are hundreds, maybe even thousands, of incredible, inspiring, life-changing, knowledge-packed books out there that we should be getting into on a daily basis whether we are yoga teachers, yoga practitioners,…

How To Avoid Pain In Yoga: 5 Simple Tips Everyone Should Know

How To Avoid Pain In Yoga: 5 Simple Tips Everyone Should Know

How To Avoid Pain In Yoga: 5 Simple Tips Everyone Should Know As a yoga instructor, one of my least favorite things to hear is that students have to stop practicing yoga due to pain, injury, or a combination of the two.  Even worse is when the source of the pain is yoga.  Unfortunately, I hear this all too often.  Students are forced to quit practicing something they love, something…

30 Incredible Yoga Studios To Visit This Lifetime

30 Incredible Yoga Studios To Visit This Lifetime

  We’ll admit it – we love a beautiful yoga studio.  Yes, a great instructor is vital.  Yes, you can have a wonderful class in a not so incredible space.  But, when the two meet, an amazing space with fabulous instructors, we get excited.  As a yogi, traveling means more than seeing somewhere new, it means exploring new yoga studios.  And while there are thousands of great yoga studios in…