Author: Lillian Jacobs

Tibetan singing bowl 108

Why is the Number 108 Significant in Yoga?

If you’ve been practicing yoga for a while, you might have noticed that the number 108 comes up often as a significant symbol in ancient traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. In fact, it’s so sacred that many spiritual seekers meditate with 108 mala beads to count their mantras, and yogis sometimes complete sun salutations […]

108, Hinduism, meditation, spirituality

spring summer transition

How to Honor the Transition from Spring to Summer

As the air gets warmer and the days get longer, it’s not only the seasons that change. We experience mental, physical, and emotional shifts, as well. And that’s great, right? It’s summer! Moods are flying high! Time to get out in nature, lounge by the pool, and shed the heavier, cloudier feeling we get during […]

pitta, seasonal transition, seasonal yoga, spring, summer, summer solstice

breathing exercises raise vibration

Top 4 Breathing Practices to Raise Your Vibration

Physical postures (asana) are only one aspect of a complete yoga practice. Doing nothing but asana is like ordering a chocolate chip cookie without the chocolate chips: it’s still kinda good, but not nearly as good as it should be. Raising your vibration and getting the most out of your time on the mat means […]

breathing practices, meditation, pranayama, raise your vibration

mindfulness during quarantine

What Does Mindfulness Look Like in a Quarantine?

Yep, here we are—participants in a worldwide pandemic, with most of us experiencing some level of quarantine. Kind of intense, right? (#understatement) The Good News The good news is that we have our yoga practice: asanas to keep our body healthy, and meditation to support deep relaxation (of both body and mind) and connect us […]

loving-kindness meditation, mindfulness

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