Yoga and Pregnancy go very well together. Yoga can be gentle enough for a non-intense exercise or intense enough for a tougher workout. During Pregnancy there are all kind soft things going on in the body…added weight, less energy, skin stretching, and hormones are a wreck. With so much to deal with, Yoga is the grounding and stretching needed.
Category: Mind Body Spirit
Going Green has become a trend lately. It sounds all the rage and yes it is wonderful and I couldn’t be happier that I am on a path to being green. Something you don’t see a lot though is, going green is a journey. It is a huge commitment. As is anything great for your wellness and the wellness of the world around you. I have been walking along my journey of going green I have found a few tricks to help the process.
Yoga is a powerful practice. It is rooted in mind, body and spirit, connecting the three as one. A part of yoga is the physical practice, but there is so much more. I started my journey with yoga years ago and earlier this year I started a Yoga Writing Exploration. It is an exploration into yoga that I had experienced and put it into several posts for you. I have compiled all these post here.
Spring and summer are such fun times of the year. The weather is warm, kids are home from school and the possibilities are endless. I often feel like the time flies by so fast did we even get to enjoy the time…So this year we have made a list of everything we want to do this summer and made a family pact to enjoy each and every day.
Ishvara Prandhana is the last of the Niyamas (Read more about Niyamas Here). It means to surrender. And to surrender grants us the freedom and bliss we dream of. Ishvara Prandhana is by far one of the hardest things to do. And yet it has the greatest gift that comes with it…
Have you ever considered self-study? Looking deep within to figure out your inner workings. That is what Svadhyaya is about. It is a Niyama and the exploration of Svadhyaya is a profound personal journey. The process of self-study requires us to dive deep to parts of ourselves we have hidden away. It is ultimately a key to freedom.
What will today bring to you, blessings or grief? We walk through the day never knowing what will come to us in each moment. Do you trust the process? This is what Tapas is. Tapas actually translates to Heat, it is also said to mean self-discipline. It creates a challenge in our inner most environment.
Yoga has taught me many life lessons. And many curiosities have become clear. One of those curiosities was contentment. Santosha means contentment. Being content in life can be simple at times and difficult at others. In the end being content with all aspects in life is a key to joy.
Exploring Yoga can lead you on several paths. Learning more and more about yourself every moment. As I came upon Saucha or Purity I was slightly confused as to what this means in the context of Yoga. Saucha is the first of the Niyamas (Read more here about Niyamas). Many of us think of purity and think of being untouched or perfection. That is not what Saucha is.
A yoga exploration can lead you down paths you never expected. I certainly received a lesson of my own while teaching about Aparigraha, but I’ll tell you about that lesson a little later. This is our last Yama to explore (Read more about Yamas here). Aparigraha means non attachment or non-possessiveness. We can have an attachment to material possessions, money, a person, objects; really anything. These attachments keep us held to a place of entrapment. To be free we must let go.