5 Meditation Practices You Need to Know About

Meditation has come a long way since it first became popular in the West during the 1960s. Some of the most popular and effective methods are now backed by scientific evidence, showcasing the benefits meditation has on the body and…

4 Ways to Become 1% More Mindful Each Day

Little strokes fell great oaks.” –Benjamin Franklin When I opened my eyes this morning, I looked over at the corner of the room and took a deep breath. It was the corner near the fireplace, where for the last two…

Breathing Techniques: Why are they essential to yoga?

By Suzana Altero Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God." ~Krishnamacharya Pranayama (breathing techniques) are a key practice of Hatha Yoga, the…

How to Make the Most Out of That Magic Hour

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. -Rumi By Noelle Rodriguez Magic Hour There is that magic hour right before dawn breaks and the sky turns a beautiful orange hue. The stillness is palpable…

What’s new on my yoga bookshelf

It's been quite a long time since I last posted about the yoga-related books I've been reading. There's no doubt that my reading habits have certainly shifted the last few years. I used to always have a book on its way…

Mixed Up About Mindfulness and Meditation? Here’s your simple guide to blissful living…

It's difficult to pick up a magazine or scroll through our social media feeds without seeing a mention of either mindfulness or meditation. Sometimes it can be confusing, as the terms seem to be interchangeable. Here is a simple explanation…