Livin’ La Vida Yoga: Balance … in Self-Care

Livin’ La Vida Yoga: Balance … in Self-Care

Let’s get some definitions out of the way. Selfish is when you only have your self interest in mind and take no one else’s feeling, opinions, needs, wants, or desires into consideration. Self-Care is when...

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Livin’ La Vida Yoga: Balance… in General

Livin’ La Vida Yoga: Balance… in General

There are multiple definitions of balance, but, for right now, let’s go with these two: Noun: an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. Synonyms: stability, equilibrium Noun: a...

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Keeping the fa-la-la-la-la’s joyful this holiday: A Guide to Mindful Celebration

Keeping the fa-la-la-la-la’s joyful this holiday: A Guide to Mindful Celebration

There is something about the end of the year holidays that drives all people a little crazy. Maybe it is the constant playing of “jingle bells” or that Christmas decorations some how have snuck into...

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How to Celebrate a Mindful Holiday Season: Livin’ La Vida Yoga

How to Celebrate a Mindful Holiday Season: Livin’ La Vida Yoga

It is coming quickly now. The holiday season countdown has officially started. Each year, we start to see the winter holiday décor and advertisements earlier and earlier, often before Halloween. Sadly, that also can make...

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Ashtanga and Daily Life (Part 2): the mind, the focus and finding bliss

Ashtanga and Daily Life (Part 2): the mind, the focus and finding bliss

Continuing on our eight limb path, we begin to dive deep into the inner works of our yoga practice the next four limbs: pratyahara (turning inwards), dharana (focus), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (bliss). This transition...

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Ashtanga Yoga and Daily Life: morals, movement, and breath

Ashtanga Yoga and Daily Life: morals, movement, and breath

Whether you have attended only one yoga class or you are a veteran yogi, you know that yoga poses are just the beginning of what yoga is all about. Sure, you may notice there is...

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Ritual vs. Routine: How to Make the Mundane Magic

Ritual vs. Routine: How to Make the Mundane Magic

As a general rule, I really dislike routine, patterns, and consistency. I have always thought of routine as a rut, like eating the same thing for lunch every day. Our lives are too short to be so scheduled...

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