A Guide to Using Hand Weights & Sandbags

A Guide to Using Hand Weights & Sandbags

We love using weights to elevate our yoga practice but we understand that not everyone has had the opportunity to try them out or you may find them a little intimidating if you haven’t used them before. Don’t be afraid! In this post we will shed some light on how to integrate weights into your yoga practice. We think weights are great and we hope you will too! How to use Love My Mat 10lb Sandbags Sandbags are a great tool to integrate into your yoga practice. They are often used in Yin or Restorative Yoga practice. They enable your...

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Release Using Pranayama

Release Using Pranayama

  The Hindu god, Ganesha (depicted with the head of an elephant)  hangs above my doorway.  Lord Ganesha is often shown with one of his tusks broken or completely missing.  The tradition of this was that Lord Ganesha gave up a piece of himself to acquire spiritual knowledge.  He is often called the “remover of obstacles” and because of his wisdom and spiritual understanding, many people pray to him when they are need of wisdom and a release from something in their lives.  Every time I pass through my doorway, I am reminded that to obtain wisdom I must let something go first;...

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How to be Mindful

How to be Mindful

Your focus determines your reality. In times when it seems that everyone is feeling compressed, misunderstood and marginalized, the practice of mindfulness becomes even more crucial to slow the litany of cynicism and stress that are at the very root of so many stress-related issues. Here are three pieces of advice I have found that have helped me in my own journey find a sense of calm when the outer world seems too hectic. 1.       Examine Your Feelings Feelings are designed to encourage humans as a species to determine what is positive or negative.  Our ancestors developed this skillset over...

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