Meditation for Inner Peace

As we continue to explore these ideas of inner peace and wellness this month, it is certainly appropriate to add in a little meditation, don’t you think?  Meditation is an opportunity to calm and quiet the mind.  It is unrealistic to expect a silent mind when we meditation, but rather …

Meditation for Stress Relief

According to the Chopra Center, a pioneer in meditation and wellness, meditation is best described as the progressive quieting of the mind.  In our normal, everyday consciousness, our mind is filled with an unending flow of thoughts. The thoughts can become so noisy and even overwhelming and stressful. We might …

10 Benefits of Child’s Pose

Earlier this month we talked about how to modify the two versions of Child’s pose (Balasana).  Today I want to share some of the benefits that I am sure you experience when doing the poses but may not be cognizant of from an academic standpoint. If you have ever taken …

On the Blog this July: Freedom & Independence with Yoga

July is perhaps best known as the month we celebrate the birthday of America as a nation.  July 4th is a holiday long celebrated as a reminder of our independence as a nation.  And so, in keeping with the theme of freedom and independence this month, Ignite’s blog will focus …

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

The 8 Limbs of Yoga – A Closer Look at Their Role in Yoga and in Life The 8 Limbs of Yoga, also sometimes referred to as the 8 Stages or Phases of Yoga, is the cornerstone of Yogic Philosophy, dating back millennia.  The origins of yoga come to us …

Maintaining Your Yoga Practice

When I first started practicing yoga in college I could only afford to go on occasion, but as I got older and settled into my career I finally had the finances to allow for a more consistent yoga practice…but when I finally got to that point in my life a …