Happy International Yoga Day 2019

I have to write today!  June 21st is International Day of Yoga!  It was declared as such by the United Nations in 2015. The theme of 2019 is Climate Action, so what does the 2019 logo depict? The Yogis’ hands, joining above her/his head signify “union”.  Yoga is the union of body, mind, and spirit,Continue reading “Happy International Yoga Day 2019”

Inhale, Exhale – Using the Breath

In yoga practice, the breath is of the utmost importance.  For every movement, there is a corresponding inhale or exhale. Usually, as you are moving into a pose, you inhale, and as you move out of a pose, you exhale.  While you are holding a pose, you continue to breathe.  No holding the breath!  SoContinue reading “Inhale, Exhale – Using the Breath”

Yoga for Arthritis

Arthritis means joint inflammation.  While people of any age, even babies, can have or develop arthritis, its prevalence increases with age.  It used to be that medical professionals told people with arthritis to rest and save their joints.  Over time that advice has changed.  Joints that are unused, tend to stiffen.  Unused muscles become atrophied.Continue reading “Yoga for Arthritis”

Don’t Lose Your Balance!

In Working your Balance!,  I discussed the importance of practicing poses that support your sense of balance.  Balance is so important as we age, to help prevent injuries from falls! To develop your balance, there are two more important points to consider and tools you can use to increase your sense of balance. First, drishti, inContinue reading “Don’t Lose Your Balance!”

Asteya, Brahmacharya, Apariagrapha: The Last 3 Yamas

It’s been awhile since I’ve written. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of my blogging, after a busy few months!  When I look back at the last two blog entries, I recall (it really has been awhile!) that I had been writing about the first Limb of the 8 Limbs of yoga, theContinue reading “Asteya, Brahmacharya, Apariagrapha: The Last 3 Yamas”

One Life, One Practice, One Breath

More and more people seem to be adding yoga to their daily routine.  What is it about yoga that our society finds intriguing, to begin with, and often, more and more satisfying, as the practice of this ancient Hindu spiritual discipline, finds its way into the mind, body, and spirit of the new practitioner?  PerhapsContinue reading “One Life, One Practice, One Breath”