Tag: yoga lifestyle

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
Your Complete Guide for How to Start to Meditate: Practical Ideas and Encouragement for your Meditation Practice. This post gives detailed tips on how to start to meditate, including benefits, inspiration, what to focus on, how to sit, when to meditate and more #meditation #meditate #starttomeditate

Your Complete Guide for How to Start to Meditate: Practical Ideas and Encouragement for your Meditation Practice

It can be overwhelming to think about sitting down to clear your mind, but the very point of meditation is to let your mind take a break from all that thinking!  With a little preparation, I think you'll find meditation a relaxing and important part of your day.  Here are some practical tips that may help you start to meditate....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
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
Choosing happiness; ideas, meditations and book recommendations for being happier moment to moment

Choosing Happiness as a Lifestyle

I've been thinking a lot lately about happiness and choices that we make; how these things affect our demeanor, our mood, our opinion of the world, the way we interact with others and the way that they see us, and perhaps most importantly, how we see ourselves.  I think many of us can benefit from choosing happiness. [Just so you...Read More
Moments of Mindfulness; great book recommendation for meditations Thich Nhat Hanh

Moments of Mindfulness: Must-Have Meditation Book by Thich Nhat Hanh

I have a couple of books by Thich Nhat Hanh, but Moments of Mindfulness is my favorite.  It's a set of 52 meditations, with the idea of having a new meditation to contemplate each week for a year.  Letting the words resonate within you for a full week leaves lots of room for insight and new understanding of the words and...Read More