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!
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
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
It's cold, flu and sniffles season! Say no to winter bugs and boost your immune system with Bridge Pose, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana. BRIDGE POSE FOR LYMPH CIRCULATION The lymph plays an important role in the immune response. It transports white blood cells, picks up pathogens it finds on its way and bring them to … Continue reading Stay away from the SNIFFLES with BRIDGE POSE, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
THIS IS IT. You’ve made up your mind: you are going to start your meditation practice and stick to it. Yay!! And then as you settle down, your back becomes achy, your toes suddenly itch and your mind is going on (and on) about its own life. Can't they just let you meditate?? … Continue reading I wanna meditate! 6 TIPS to KICK START your MEDITATION practice
My blog Yes Yoga Bien-Etre made it into Biba Buzz and I'm buzzing with joy! 'Cause if one of France's leading Women and Fashion Magazines loves the French version of Yes Yoga Be Well, it's sooo very chic! BIBA BEAUTY BUZZ AND YES YOGA BE WELL The big French women's magazine BIBA loves … Continue reading FRENCH WOMAN’S MAG BIBA LOVES Yes Yoga Be Well
It’s back to work or school! Kick the post-holiday blues with these 3 energy-boosting poses and take care of the person who matters most to you: YOU! YOGA FOR ENERGY Need a morning boost to get you started? Or up your energy levels mid-afternoon? The answer is YOGA! Roll out your mat in … Continue reading 3 Poses for POST-HOLIDAY ENERGY