Category: Body

Body for posts on your physical self, including asana, alignment tips, yoga diy’s, pranayama breathing, and living a yogic life from Katia Yoga

Your ultimate holiday YOGA gift guide! Find yoga gift ideas for everyone on your list, no matter what you budget is, we have some fab ideas for you! #yogagift #christmasgift #yogigift #giftguide

30+ Great Yoga Gift Ideas! Gifts for Every Budget: Your Ultimate Yoga Gift Guide

  With the holidays coming, everyone is searching for great yoga gift ideas.  For your favorite yogi, maybe you need some special yoga gift ideas.  Or maybe you ARE a yogi and you're having trouble thinking of a good answer when your loved ones ask, "what do you want for Christmas?" (or whatever holiday you celebrate).  We've got you covered. ...Read More
How to make a yoga mat strap-- carry your yoga mat with you anywhere you go! DIY yoga mat strap. Easy yoga mat bag alternative for yogis on the go

DIY Yoga Mat Strap | Take your mat on the go!

  Here's an easy way to take your yoga mat with you anywhere you go: make a DIY Yoga Mat Strap!   [Just so you know, this post contains affiliate links] Materials: Yarn Scissors Steps for Making Your DIY Yoga Mat Strap 1.  Cut your yarn to size-- I wrapped it around 2 chairs to get the strings to be...Read More
Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training: Traditional vs. Modern: Studying Traditional Yoga in India or Studying Yoga with a Modern Western Yoga Instructor #yogateachertraining #ytt #becomeayogateacher #becomeayogainstructor

Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training: Traditional vs. Modern

When I was thinking about choosing a yoga teacher training, I debated between the traditional home of yoga (India) and modern Western teaching in Bali.  The stars aligned perfectly for my sister and I to do our ytt together in Ubud, Bali with American yogini, Emily Kuser, and her chosen gurus from the west.  We learned a great deal about...Read More
DIY Yoga Mat Spray | How to Clean Your Yoga Mat, Recipe for Mat Spray, Essential Oils Ideas

DIY Yoga Mat Spray | How to Clean Your Yoga Mat

  I'm sorry to tell you this, but your yoga mat is probably disgusting.  Those cushiony-supportive or sticky anti-slip fibers can really hold onto a lot of bacteria, germs and general grossness.  Think about those super sweaty vinyasa classes!  And your hands and feet on the mat and later you put your face right in the same spot.  Acne and...Read More
The Complete Guide to Advancing your Yoga Self-practice: how to make a routine, add spirituality and pranayama, how to find new inspiration, stay motivated, and tracking your progress #selfpractice #yogapractice

The Complete Guide to Advancing your Yoga Self-practice

[caption id="attachment_429" align="alignright" width="252"] Click this photo if you're just beginning[/caption] If you already started your yoga self practice, great work!!  This post will provide you with some ideas on continuing to challenge yourself and working different parts of your body.  If you're just starting click the photo to the right.  With your self-practice, it can be easy to get...Read More
Ideas and inspiration for creating your own yoga and meditation space

Creating a Yoga and Meditation Space

One key to establishing a great home yoga practice is having a good place for it.  You need to create a spot that feels comfortable, personal and enjoyable.  It's your practice and your space so it should feel like you and be representative of your yoga interests and needs.  However, there are a few things that every yoga space needs, whether you...Read More
DIY bolster! Step by step instructions for how to make a yoga bolster, including photos and standard dimensions. Also, some restorative poses to try with this yoga pillow #bolster #yogabolster

DIY Bolster: how to make a yoga pillow for super yummy poses

[Just so you know this post contains affiliate links] Yoga bolsters are great props, especially for restorative and yin poses.  They're also nice to sit on for meditation.  If you don't have a shop to buy one in your area or if you want one on the cheap, you can make a bolster on your own.   Materials for your...Read More
What to look for in a yoga class to find your favorite teacher, style OR become a better instructor

Yoga Teacher’s Eye: what a yoga instructor can learn at a yoga class

Things to observe in a yoga class Here are a few concepts you can keep an eye out for in class if you are learning about teaching yoga.  These aspects can also help you find your favorite teacher or style of yoga if you are trying different classes. style- along with the style of yoga, how does this instructor interpret it?  e.g. Is...Read More
How to make a Mala: knotting, tassels and an introduction to malas. Step-by-step instructions and photos to guide you in making your DIY mala

Malas: how to make a mala DIY and how I was introduced to them

Malas are a string of 108 beads, usually with one more "guru bead" at the base to hold them all together.  They sometimes have a tassel or a pendant dangling below.  They're beautiful as jewelry but even more gorgeous when used spiritually.  In this post, you will learn how to make a mala with step-by-step instructions and photos to illustrate...Read More
Mala necklaces: how to use choose and activate your mala. Also details on how to meditate with your mala and manifest a wish #mala

Malas: how to use, choose and activate your mala

Malas are a string of beads used for meditation.  They help with concentration by giving you something to focus on, but they also can have a more spiritual side.  A mala can help you to manifest some sort of wish or goal or help you find a new connection with a mantra, affirmation or even your breath. [Just so you...Read More