The space in which you do yoga is sacred. The room can have a major impact on your ability to relax and truly surrender to the present moment. While some people prefer to participate in yoga classes at a local studio, others find themselves yearning for the solitude that comes with practicing at home.
Why would someone choose either or? Here are some of the benefits of practicing yoga at a studio and at home:
As the warm air begins to fill our backyards, and sunshine soaked days feel less like a wintery dream and more of a reality, we gear up this week to celebrate the summer solstice, happening Friday, June 21st!
But why is the solstice so heavily regarded?
You may have noticed that there’s been a heavy thematic focus on meditation this month on the blog! With students coming up to me more and more asking for longer savasanas, and the warmer weather causing me to feel more mindful as I take evening strolls, it’s simply just been on my mind!
For those new to meditation, there are a variety of styles you can try to get started that aren’t only about sitting on a throw cushion and trying to turn your thoughts off. Here are a few types that you can try to welcome the peace that comes with meditation into your life:
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the topic of meditation. It seems to me like the people I speak to about the practice either love it or hate it! While some of my students have been asking me to incorporate longer and more guided savasanas, some folks really resent the idea of having to sit still in the present moment.
A few weeks back in snowy Canada after my trip down south, and I still can’t stop thinking about my wonderful experience with Marco Island Yoga!
This Florida favourite is known for its phenomenal yoga classes and group meditations. As a busy traveler, I was thrilled to attend their classes and tune back into my body. While vacations are relaxing, it can be stressful on both the mind and body to be outside of your normal routine. I was delighted to bring my yoga practice with me all the way to the white sand beach!
Living the yogi lifestyle is one of the top ways to achieve personal enlightenment on a day-to-day basis. From creating your sacred mediation space, to making time for self care, to even practicing ahimsa as a vegan, there are a variety of ways, in addition to actually doing yoga, that you can experience peace.
Mala beads are another.
But what are mala beads?