Healing the Heart with Essential Oils

During emotionally trying or stressful times, rising each morning to greet the day with enthusiasm and joy can be a difficult. Sadness and grief are often some of the most difficult emotions to shift, because they are often tied to meaningful memories and stories held in our fourth chakra, which (according to Ayurvedic principle) is...

How to Meditate with a Mala

Japa mala meditation can help to focus the mind and still the otherwise constant stream of thoughts. The mind’s natural tendency is to think. Attempting to stop thought can produce feelings of failure and judgment surrounding meditation. Using a mala for meditation is a physical reminder to root into this moment. When thoughts ...

Monday Mantra: I am Strong

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” >>Ernest Hemingway<< The world will break you. Shake you up. Knock you down. None of us are immune to struggle. We all go through it at some point, in some form or another. Whether it’s fear, doubt, loss, discomfort or failure ...

End-of-Week Yoga to Chill Out

You’ve made it. Thank Ganesha… Thank God… Thank goodness… It’s Friday. The weekend is so close you can taste it. The time to chill out near. While some of us have no trouble shaking off the stresses of the week – gliding right in to a care-free, chill weekend – others struggle. If you’re anything l...

3 Mood-Lifting Yoga Practices

We all have down days… Maybe it’s the cold of winter getting you down. Maybe you’re in a bit of a rut, not knowing what the heck you’re doing with your life. Maybe you’re in the throes of a Vata imbalance, spiraling through bouts of sadness, anxiety, nervousness or stress. Whatever it is, let me remind you: everything w...

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