Category Archive: Stress Relief

Unlocking the Ethics of Yoga: Asteya & Aparigraha

Practicing yoga postures helps us become more present and (hopefully) get out of pain. What we do with that level of ease and clarity points to living yoga off our mats, in our… Continue reading

Yoga: Purpose Driven Not Pose Driven

There’s a connection we make in yoga. All of us have felt it, that certain something so profound we can never quite explain it. Each part of the practice is a tool to… Continue reading

Cultivating Sustainable Joy (Even When Sh*t Hits the Fan)

There’s a saying: Energy flows where attention goes. In yoga, we use our drishti —where we focus our eyes— to encourage a calm, clear mind. Off the mat, though, we continue this focus… Continue reading

Cultivating Calm in a Chaotic World

The mind has a habit of playing itself out in loops. Endless loops. They might be old (and limiting) belief systems or obsessive, busy thoughts about what could or should be. Regardless, they… Continue reading

Three Tools to Restore Peace During Times of Distress

In light of current events —the tragedy in Las Vegas, the ongoing trauma in Puerto Rico, and so many others— I find myself feeling heartbroken and full of grief. During times of distress, one of… Continue reading

Starting A Home Yoga Practice: 3 Keys To Getting On Your Mat

There are many benefits to practicing yoga at home. You can hold postures longer if your body needs more time to relax. You can crank whatever music you like, or practice in utter… Continue reading

Staying By Your Own Side: An All Levels Yoga Practice

When we experience stress or trauma, there is a human tendency to check out, distract ourselves or disconnect form our bodies. What is healing, however, is to stay by our own side when things… Continue reading

Five Ways To Be UNhappy

No, you didn’t read that wrong! There are lists everywhere telling us how to be happier, and this article is meant as a push back against those listicles that show us how to hack… Continue reading

Meditation: Watching Your Mind to Create Calm

When we find ourselves taxed and tired, the normal human tendency is to check out and distract ourselves further. Instead of becoming present and calm, we become more tired and frazzled. In this meditation,… Continue reading

All Levels Yoga For Shoulders, Twists + Developing Inner Body Awareness

One of yoga’s highest goals is to unite us with the more subtle, deeper aspects of ourselves. This union connects all the different layers of our being, called the koshas. In asana, we begin with… Continue reading