Invoke Saraswati illustration

How to Invoke Saraswati in Your Yoga Practice

Goddess of music, art, speech, and knowledge, inventor of Sanskrit, eponym of an ancient river, and wife to not one but two famous god-husbands—this is Saraswati, from whom creativity flows like water.  This powerful goddess is mentioned throughout ancient texts and is celebrated today in festivals like the Saraswati Puja (first day of spring) and […]

Hinduism, Saraswati, Yoga poses

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

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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