How Creativity in Yoga Translates into Creativity in Life

Breathe into the pose.   Inhale, exhale.   Hold the pose until you really feel it.   Breathe.  Namaste.  We’ve all heard these phrases during yoga.  It can feel like an amazing expression of ourselves, showing up on the mat day after day to return to the same postures.  Today’s warrior one is not yesterday’s; nor will it […]

creativity, mindfulness, yoga, Yoga poses, yoga practice

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How to Write About Your Yoga Practice

Yoga and journaling are powerful practices on their own. Journaling has long been used in therapeutic settings because it has been shown to help people combat depression, improve memory, manage symptoms and after-effects of trauma, and so much more. Writing is a great way to bring perspective to your challenges, get worries out of your […]

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How to Invoke Saraswati in Your Yoga Practice

Goddess of music, art, speech, and knowledge, inventor of Sanskrit, eponym of an ancient river, and wife to not one but two famous god-husbands—this is Saraswati, from whom creativity flows like water.  This powerful goddess is mentioned throughout ancient texts and is celebrated today in festivals like the Saraswati Puja (first day of spring) and […]

Hinduism, Saraswati, Yoga poses

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Why is the Number 108 Significant in Yoga?

If you’ve been practicing yoga for a while, you might have noticed that the number 108 comes up often as a significant symbol in ancient traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. In fact, it’s so sacred that many spiritual seekers meditate with 108 mala beads to count their mantras, and yogis sometimes complete sun salutations […]

108, Hinduism, meditation, spirituality

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How to Honor the Transition from Spring to Summer

As the air gets warmer and the days get longer, it’s not only the seasons that change. We experience mental, physical, and emotional shifts, as well. And that’s great, right? It’s summer! Moods are flying high! Time to get out in nature, lounge by the pool, and shed the heavier, cloudier feeling we get during […]

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