108 beads on your Mala, 108 Sun Salutations, chanting OM 108 times... What does the number 108 have to do in all this? Magic? Mathematics? Sacred number? The mysteries of 108! 108 beads on my Mala What is a Mala? "Mala" means "garland" in Sanskrit. Malas are Hindu or Buddhist prayer beads, or … Continue reading Why is the number 108 special in yoga?
Savasana, yoga’s toughest pose? A friend of mine comes to yoga class with a T-shirt that says "I came for Savasana". It always makes me laugh, because I'm probably more often in class determined to work hard on crazy inversions! After all, what could be easier than lying down and doing nothing? Aha! Well, … Continue reading How to do Savasana, Yoga’s most difficult pose
Welcome April! Warm up to spring with fun and invigorating Baby Grasshopper Pose! Read on and hop on your mat! WHAT IS BABY GRASSHOPPER POSE? Baby Hopper pose isn’t a yoga classic – but may become one day! This pose is an easier variation of Grasshopper Pose, a twisiting arm balance. Grasshopper Pose … Continue reading Welcome Spring with BABY GRASSHOPPER POSE!
Spring is here! Here’s a sweet ritual to celebrate Spring, rebirth, renewal, Mother Nature AND plant seeds for all your life’s projects! NEW SPRING NEW YOU Spring is here in the Northern Hemisphere on the March 20th Equinox. After the long winter months, the cold and the cozy cocooning, here come longer days … Continue reading SEED PLANTING RITUAL for SPRING!
Express the depth of your ideas and emotions, flow as you speak in public, and get clear about your path. Give YOUR VOICE some oomph with the Mantra HAM! YOUR VOICE AND THE THROAT CHAKRA The Throat Chakra, or 5th Chakra is called Vishuddha. In Sanskrit Vishuddha means "pure, purifying". The Throat Chakra … Continue reading FIND your VOICE with the MANTRA HAM
Did you catch the super moon this week? Dive into the lunar cycle and read about the symbolism of February’s Full Moon! FULL MOON FESTIVAL I was lucky to see the super full moon this week! I had a beautiful clear sky and moonlight flooding my balcony. I’m in Singapore right now, and … Continue reading Be ONE with NATURE and the February SUPER FULL MOON
Just looking at the beautiful deep yellow color of Turmeric and Ginger Tea makes me happy! Here’s a simple adaptation of the Ayurvedic recipe for Golden Milk to nourish your body and soul with all the goodness of Turmeric and Ginger. Make it, drink it, and feed your body pure liquid joy. No wonder … Continue reading NOURISH Body and Soul (and fight the sniffles) with Liquid Gold – TURMERIC AND GINGER TEA
Heard of Power Animals? Maybe you have even met your own Spirit Animal! What is a Power Animal? How can you find yours? Read on and find out! A POWER ANIMAL GUIDE A Power Animal is a compassionate energy that comes to support and walk with you in your life. In the shamanic … Continue reading WHAT IS A POWER ANIMAL?
Laugh and be happy! But does yoga have to do with laughter ? Enter: Laughter Yoga and laugh for no reason! What is Laughter Yoga? I found out! I am always on the lookout for practices that bring joy and well-being and Laughter Yoga had been on my back burner for years. I have … Continue reading LAUGH and be HAPPY with LAUGHTER YOGA
Done with the hangover? Ready for the new year? Grab a glass of champagne and set yourself up for this beautiful ritual. Bid the past year goodbye, and welcome all wonderful things to come! NEW YEAR: TO ENDS AND NEW BEGINNINGS NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! Before making a new start, review your past … Continue reading NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! A FIRE RITUAL TO WELCOME CHANGE