Honoring the New Year

Here we are, at the end of the year. With the new year less than 100 hours away (as of this writing, at least), I know I have a lot of conflicting feelings. The lingering anxiety and fear from 2020 won’t fade anytime soon, I know, and it’s mixed with the natural excitement that thisContinue reading “Honoring the New Year”

Mindfulness & Meditation: Building a Practice

My nighttime guilty habit is to conk out on a chair and peruse Reddit. It can funny, sad, wholesome, less than wholesome, trash, inspiring, if you’ve spent a minute on Reddit, you know what’s up. It’s not exactly meditation at its finest. I came across this post last night, though, that lit a fire underContinue reading “Mindfulness & Meditation: Building a Practice”

Finding Your Time Zone is Life Design

So much of the yoga philosophy is focused on how we interact with the outside world. Thanks to the yamas and niyamas, we have guidelines for how to control reactions to the things happening around us. This aids our ability to plan out our lives, or apply life design principles. And another tool to thinkContinue reading “Finding Your Time Zone is Life Design”

Ayurveda Tips to Avoid the Flu

I hate being sick. Yes, I know, no one *likes* to be ill. For me, I start to notice the signs… achy muscles, fatigue, headache… and then I ignore them because I don’t want to stop any of the things I have planned and going on. And then I totally crash and am down forContinue reading “Ayurveda Tips to Avoid the Flu”

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Through Yoga

The benefits of a regular yoga practice are many, but one in which I’m particularly interested in lately is vagus nerve stimulation. The vagus nerve wanders down from our brain through the torso, and has a few important functions, like:  Fosters communication between the brain and our organs Controlling throat muscles and sending food downContinue reading “Vagus Nerve Stimulation Through Yoga”