How To Use HATHA STRETCH To Increase Your Flexibility?

We all know that yoga is just one method of improving flexibility and mobility, but I prefer yoga HATHA STRETCH way. In my Hatha Stretch classes, as a yoga instructor/therapist, I continue to emphasize stretching and breathing exercises to maintain a healthy body and mind. However, I must say that, as a former nurse, I … Continue reading How To Use HATHA STRETCH To Increase Your Flexibility?

“Be a Lion-like who dares to face.”

There are many possible alternatives to chasing the sticks of thought like a hapless hound. We can start chasing them and then bring the mind back to a point of focus, rather like calling a dog to heel. We can learn sit still and to watch the sticks fly past without reacting to them. We … Continue reading “Be a Lion-like who dares to face.”

FUNCTIONAL YOGA: Teaching Notes to Self.

"No matter what life throws your way, always come to class with a sense of togetherness and a joyful heart - this is your power girl!" Community yoga learning allowing people to grow together towards same goal. But a yoga community quickly becomes much more than physical exercises only, it can touch people by in … Continue reading FUNCTIONAL YOGA: Teaching Notes to Self.

How I Became A Yoga Therapist with A Bionic Knee.

“When setting out for a journey, do not seek advice from those who never left home.” ~Rumi~ In this article I share my personal story of healing from a time when I learned more about being a client with surgical tissue trauma and body pain, than I learned from nursing and yoga study. I completed … Continue reading How I Became A Yoga Therapist with A Bionic Knee.

How Covid taught me to live in the present time.

When Covid hit our lives in March 2020, I was in a full speed of my yoga therapy study; fully immersed with my classes and yoga teaching. Suddenly, it felt like somebody pulled the rug from under my feet and I was falling. I was caught in the moment of life (like many others), not knowing how … Continue reading How Covid taught me to live in the present time.

Defining the Five Yamas and Putting Them Into Practice

Yama and Niyama in a nutshell, enjoy reading.

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One of the most beautiful aspects of yoga is that it is non-discriminating; it can be practiced anytime, anywhere, by anyone. And this practice can mean a lot of things. The first thought that comes to mind for most when they hear the term yoga is the asanas (postures), but this is only one aspect of yoga; one limb on a tree full of possibility. Actually, living a yogic lifestyle means you are seeking peace with the world and with self. These two ideas are known as yama and niyama. The way I would describe this to myself during my teacher training was: observe thyself and seek restraint with the world. Easier said than done, but this is supposed to be a journey so take it easy on yourself.

For this article I want to focus on Patanjali’s five yamas, what they represent and how we can begin to incorporate them into…

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