Author Archives: Sophia

Practicing Self-Love Every Day!

With Valentine’s Day just passed we’ve been thinking a lot about love, or rather self-love. Valentine’s Day is focused on the love shared between two people, but we believe the adage that you can’t truly love someone else until you love yourself. With that in mind here are some ways to pamper and love yourself every day.  Continue reading

Men & Yoga

When it comes to yoga, a large portion of the regular practitioners are women. Peek into any yoga class, and a person will see a great room full of women of all ages, sizes and shapes, with a few men added in. Why is this?

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Serpent of Fire

Serpent of Fire: How Kundalini Yoga Works as Lifestyle and Practice

Kundalini is a style of yoga that utilizes meditation as well as physical exercise. The practice is centered on the concept that within all of us there is a dormant energy; an energy that signifies something ancient and divine harbored by all living creatures since the beginning of time.

Kundalini practice focuses on the base of the spine, where it is said each person’s untapped energy lies. This energy is traditionally personified as a fiery serpent coiled in rest.

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Meditation for Children

Meditation for Children

Meditation is a wonderful age-old tradition that has been practiced by numerous cultures over many thousands of years. It is something that many people have gravitated towards at some point in their lives. Many people choose to meditate either when they feel inner turmoil or when they have a desire to connect to their body and mind.

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Yoga and Athletic Performance

How Yoga Helps Boost Athletic Performance

When you think of yoga, you might not think of athletes looking to gain a competitive edge in their sport of choice. However, there are a lot of athletes who use yoga to boost their energy and endurance. Read on to find out some of the advantages yoga offers to athletes.

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Gong Meditation

What is Gong Meditation and How Can I Benefit From It?

For many centuries Eastern cultures have utilized gongs for therapy and as an aid for meditation; they were also often used in religious and personal ceremonies. Gongs are metal discs that are shaped like a circle. They make a unique, reverberating sound when they are struck with a hammer made of rubber or wood.  Continue reading

Opening in Lunge

Opening in Lunge

Article contributed by Yoga Instructor Ayesha Khan

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Yoga Instructor Ayesha Khan in low lunge

It’s not so much the pose, but the work in this asana that captivates me.  It is about me against me and the opportunity to dive deep into the yoga world.  On the one hand “lunging” is an opportunity to eliminate disease through the cultivation of prana.  Prana is the cosmic force that animates life in all that is living. On the other hand “lunging” is an opportunity to find clarity and reconnect with myself. Clarity as I am able to subdue the ego and let the process unfold. Continue reading