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 …

Modifying Child’s Pose

Perhaps one of the best-known yoga poses aside from Savasana is Child’s pose.  It is a restful, comforting pose utilized in pretty much every type of yoga. There are two common versions of Child’s pose – ”regular” Child’s pose and Extended Child’s pose.  Personally, I find them each wonderful for …

Yoga Poses for Reflection & Slowing Down

Later on this month we will celebrate the Summer Solstice.  Historically the summer solstice has been considered a time of new beginnings, a time to celebrate the sun/nature, as well as a time to slow down and reflect on the changes you’ve experienced thus far in the year.  And the …

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 …

Moving into Silence & Stillness

The current state of society is probably best described as hurried, chaotic, and filled with constant distractions and noise.  There’s little time for rest, relaxation, or even some  quiet time.  The net result – many of us are tired, exhausted, and worn down.  And while it may seem, at least …