Ahimsa: Inner Peace through Non-Violence

Yoga is more than just the Asana or postures on the mat. When studied at depth, it is broken down into Pantanjali’s eight limbs or branches, where part one, is focused on the Yama’s. To simplify this, a “Yama” (five in total), is an ethical practice one must adhere to in accordance with the yogic lifestyle. Consequently, […]

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SWADHYAYA: The Art of Self-Study

“My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be”   I remember hearing one morning at Sampoorna Yoga (For Body Mind & Soul) India after “Leave your ego at the door”, that you “should not compare yourself to the person on the next mat”. The […]

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Becoming: GRATEFUL

When I’m happy, I often forget to write. I forget to see that the beauty in my struggle has forged past all that holds me back; the injuries, the illness, the skeletons in the closet, the weather, the lag in motivation, the exhaustion and all of the road blocks and people who doubted my ability […]

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Holistic Health – What does it really mean?

Holistic Health: What is it? Holistic. Over the past few years, this word has often been linked to medicine, food, environment, yoga, fitness, mindset and lifestyle. All too often it is thrown around as a fashionable term for marketing a technique or product, but what exactly is it? From the origin holism, “a theory that […]

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