The mind is a wild thing. The first paragraph of the Yoga Sutras says: "Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind." (translation by Alistair Shearer)… Continue reading What’s Next?
As I sit here typing, coffee by my side, a grey Tuesday morning, I realize this is my first day of summer. A sense of potential hangs in the air, and some anticipation of the unknown that lies ahead... Time to nurture my spirit and renew my energy. Full-time mom and full-time work is a… Continue reading The View From Here
Just like nature, we all have our own natural rhythms. As a society and culture we have created a structure and expectation of living, that is not in tune to nature or anyone's individual needs. In our progress of technological advancement we have led ourselves into a way of living that is very fragmented. We have separated ourselves… Continue reading Isolation, Hibernation, Transformation
Here goes my ego-post of the century. I posted this image of myself on Facebook the other night, and it had a multitude of 'likes' and comments. It was a great ego-boost as my self-esteem has done a serious nose-dive since child bearing... Being a mom has destroyed every last ounce of confidence I once… Continue reading This is me, on Yoga.
A part of my journey through life has been to find wholeness. Yoga has helped bring me to a place in my awareness where wholeness is accepting ourselves and our lives exactly as they are. Much of the work I have done, on myself and others, I would define as 'healing' work. However as I… Continue reading Strive For Wholeness
Over the last few weeks this yoga blog has transformed. My life has transformed. As a child and youth worker student I was introduced to a realm of studies like psychology, sociology and family dynamics. My yoga background has continued to support me through my schooling, and now into my work as a Child and… Continue reading Life | Yoga
Today I registered my business; the official name is now The Gentle Way Of Hatha. I have struggled with naming this business for quite awhile now. In the summer I put out a post asking for ideas and suggestions, and the winner would receive a free yoga session. I had many amazing suggestions, and yet… Continue reading The Gentle Way Of Hatha
After owning and running my yoga studio for three years, I insanely decided to return to college to become a Child and Youth Worker- something I had always wanted to do. I have now graduated and am working part-time in the field of CYW, while restructuring my yoga business to integrate all these trades: yoga,… Continue reading I Am A Child And Youth Worker
9/10 We have spent the last eight days looking at the individual chakras. We had a brief introduction and then moved through the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown. This post is going to be a summary of the chakras, and tomorrows post is going to be a guided meditation that… Continue reading Finding Balance