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The Power of Hugs

“The average length of a hug between 2 people is 3 seconds. But researchers have discovered something fantastic. When a hug lasts 20 seconds, there is a therapeutic effect on the body and mind. The reason is that a sincere hug produces the hormone oxytocin, also known as the love hormone. This substance has many [...]

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Creating Positive Goals

With the new year comes new goals. However, these goals can be hard on our self-confidence, and we can sometimes turn our journey towards change into a self-critical mess. We tend to focus on what’s wrong or bad about ourselves when planning our goal-setting, and there’s an intrinsic message that we need to be fixed, [...]

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New Year, Same Me

A new year has begun. Often times that means making resolutions, starting new projects, trying out new eating and exercise habits. All of these things sound great in theory, but what tends to happen for a lot of us is a slow decline in motivation to continue to try and achieve these new goals. We hope [...]

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7 Ways to Reinvigorate your Yoga Practice

Repetition can get stagnant. Change is imperative to satisfaction and since yoga was designed as a lifelong practice and journey, we must keep it exciting and joyful. When practiced over and over again with little innovation, boredom will eventually set in. Comparable to most things it's important to keep yoga fresh, fun, and enlivening.1. Keep [...]

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Intro to Power Yoga

The idea of entering a yoga class as a beginner can be intimidating enough, let alone entering a “power yoga” class. What makes “power” yoga, “power yoga”? Well, a few key elements. (Baron Baptiste, creator of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga identifies five foundational pillars of the practice; we’ll touch on a few here. For more [...]

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Three Simple Ways to Soothe Anxiety

Stress is a reality in most of our lives. In today’s world, we are encouraged to take on more and more, filling our plates up to the brim. But what happens when that plate becomes too heavy to hold up? For most of us, this results in feelings of anxiety. Anxiety looks and feels different [...]

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Healthy Spine, Healthy Life

“Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.”- Bob HarperThis could not be a truer statement. The spine is one of the most important parts of our bodies. They house our nervous system, support our bodies, and give us mobility. Our spines can either make or break us, [...]

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Seasonal Mindfulness

Model - Echo Widmer, Photographer - Neil GhandiWinter is a time for self exploration, not just out in the world in our travels and deepening our relationships with loved ones, but a time for us to slow down and move our awareness and love inwards.Step out into nature and sit quietly. Ground your energy into [...]

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New year, new you: Setting your intentions for 2017

January 2, 2016 I wrote a note in my iPhone: 2016 intentionsTeach more yogaDo more yogaLearn moreGrow moreOpen my heartRead more booksDrink lessSmoke lessEat less junk/processed foodBe happierJournal moreMeditate moreJanuary 1 usually inspires almost everyone to embrace the New Year while embarking on “making themselves better” in some way; very often with some kind of [...]

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Staying Active This Winter

The weather has gotten colder here in Colorado. The heater has been cranked up, the winter boots have been pulled out, and I’m stocking up on cold & flu tea like it’s going out of style. “Winter is coming”, they said...and now it’s here. If you’re anything like this Texas native, going out into the [...]

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