Yoga Break: The Niyamas

It's Tuesday again, and you know what that means: Yoga Break! We are right back at it this week with a brief discussion of the second limb of yoga. Just as there are five Yamas (see last week's post), there are also five Niyamas. While the Yamas deal more with the way we interact with... Continue Reading →

Weekend Self Care: Abhyanga

You know those times where you're stressed to the max and your shoulders get all hunched up and your neck gets tight and the only thing you can think of is how great it'd be to get a massage? If you didn't raise your hand, you're lying. Seriously, though! Massages work wonders to ease both... Continue Reading →

Yoga Break: The Yamas

Welcome back to another Yoga Break, everyone! Last week's topic was a brief introduction to the Eight Limbs of Yoga, which are going to serve as the framework for our Yoga Break discussions over the next several weeks. We're starting our exploration off today with a look at the first branch (Yama) so let's get... Continue Reading →

Yoga Break: The 8 Limbs of Yoga

When most of us think of yoga, the first place our minds go is to a classroom full of students perched precariously on sticky mats in various poses. Or, maybe you imagine an old Indian man seated in Lotus Pose chanting "om", a Lululemon store packed with funky leggings, or a posh, hazy-with-incense studio in... Continue Reading →

Yoga Break: Viparita Karani

If you're in need of a quick stop-drop-and-yoga pose or an interesting morsel of yoga wisdom to chew on throughout the week, Yoga Break is your stop. And, to kick off this week, we're going to lie back with our legs up the wall. Viparita Karani not only feels relaxing, but as we'll also see, it's... Continue Reading →

Weekend Self Care: Get Moving

As we near the end of the calendar year and the days are shorter and darker than they used to be, it can be tempting to go into hibernation mode. Maybe you're wound tight at work, wrapping up projects and feeling the weight of deadlines hanging over you. Perhaps you've got midterms at school stressing... Continue Reading →

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