Category Archive: Mindfulness

Moving Beyond Busy & Into Understanding: Vrittis, part 3

We are a busy species. In America it seems we wear our fatigue as a badge of success. But being tired and busy means missed opportunities. I’m not talking FOMO (fear of missing out) on a party, a… Continue reading

Finding The Sacred In The Mundane: Gentle, All Levels Forward Folds

The spiritual aspects of yoga are those that go beyond the physical form. As humans, we are always at the crossroads of the physical and the spiritual, because we are simultaneously bodies, and more than… Continue reading

Gathering Knowledge & Creating Mental Clarity, Vrittis Part 2

Despite hours of daily yoga and my mostly consistent meditation practice, my mind is annoyingly loud. It’s like that seagull scene from the movie Finding Nemo. It shouts, “mine, mine, mine, mine, me, me, mine,… Continue reading

Living Life Inside A Whirlpool: Vrittis, part 1

You know that saying “misery loves company”? The vrittis can be kind of like that. They’re power is magnetic, pulling you back into a churning state of agitation. It’s the kind of power that is… Continue reading

A Conversation on Yoga: How Yoga Helps You Live Your Best Life

I was blessed to be interviewed for a brand new podcast called the Yoga Frequency. As per their website, “The Yoga Frequency is a yoga-centric podcast dedicated to shining light on extraordinary individuals spreading positive energy… Continue reading

The Meaning of Om & How Mantra Can Help Make Lasting Change

Just as you have repetitive movement patterns—always brushing your teeth with your dominant hand, say—you also have repetitive mental patterns. Whether from stored emotion, old memory or inherited family beliefs, conditioned, repetitive thinking leaves an impression on every… Continue reading

Yoga Butt to Enlightenment

Yoga butt. Yes, we all want one. It’s not the main reason to practice, but let’s not fool ourselves, we all want a little bit of a workout in yoga class. If yoga lifts… Continue reading

Short All-Around Practice On How To Stretch Your Time

Quick note to readers: Those of you who follow paisleyanne.com by email will see all posts embedded in the body of your email notification. These podcasts, as far as I can tell, don’t come… Continue reading

Dharma & Change: How Yoga Helps You Live Your Dreams

I believe we’re all seekers of Truth. Some of us are better elephant hunters than others, willing to call out the obvious, even if it’s uncomfortable. On the mat, or the meditation cushion,… Continue reading

Rest & De-Stress For The Holidays

Being busy scatters your attention and your awareness, and that’s a large part of feeling frazzled and overwhelmed. To feel more rested, it’s actually best to draw your attention back within and refill… Continue reading