The Yogi's Blog: Facts, Figures, and Figments of Imagination

Healing Power of Aromatherapy

Posted by Sky Andersen on 8/15/2016
Aromatherapy uses essential oils to provide numerous physical and psychological health benefits.

5 Meditation Tips for Beginners

Posted by Sky Andersen on 8/8/2016
Thinking of trying meditation, but worried you won't be able to sit still and clear your mind? These five tips can make meditation accessible to anyone.

How a Qigong Practice Can Enhance Your Yoga Practice

Posted by Kedron Walsh on 8/1/2016
How a Qigong Practice Can Enhance Your Yoga Practice

Beginner's Yoga: Jump In

Posted by Jen J. on 9/5/2014
Beginner's Yoga: Jump In
So you decided to start going to yoga. Good for you. It’s a great way to get in shape, increase your flexibility, and achieve that long and lean body you have always wanted. But if you want to get the most out of your commitment, it’s important to follow these basic rules that tend to be ignored by beginners.

These are a few of my favorite things: 10 Hidden Gems on Everything Yoga

Posted by Taryn Kelly on 5/27/2014
These are a few of my favorite things: 10 Hidden Gems on Everything Yoga
With so many amazing products, choosing the right gift for your favorite yoga friend can be tough. Here are some of my favorite items on Everything Yoga that I hope will inspire you to find the perfect gift you’ve been looking for.

Yoga Can be SUCH a Drag.

Posted by Taryn Kelly on 4/11/2014
Yoga Can be SUCH a Drag.
Yoga is great for your mental and physical health, but we had to be Debbie Downers and come up with some things that can make a yoga habit unhealthy

How To: Japa Mala Beads

Posted by TK on 3/24/2014
How To: Japa Mala Beads
Japa mala beads are Hindu prayer beads with 108 beads. In this ritual, you chant repeat a chosen mantra for each bead. What mantra do you use?

Five Reasons Why Yoga Pants are Perfectly Acceptable

Posted by TK on 3/10/2014
Five Reasons Why Yoga Pants are Perfectly Acceptable
Women love sporting deliciously comfortable yoga pants because they are convenient and convertible. Here are five more reasons why yoga pants are acceptable anytime, any place.

Mindful Eating

Posted by TK on 2/24/2014
Healthy and mindful eating habits aren't just a trend associated with yoga, it is part of the lifestyle and almost absolutely necessary to a successful and comfortable asana practice.

Yoga for Your Immune System

Posted by LD on 2/10/2014
If cold and flu season seems to get the best of you, yoga may just be the thing you need to boost your immune system.

Hot it right for you?

Posted by LD on 2/3/2014
Hot Yoga can be a challenging way to expand your physical fitness routine, but like any exercise regime, it is not without risks. Make sure you know what you are getting into before you step into the studio.

Natural Insomnia Remedies

Posted by LD on 1/24/2014
Sleep is a necessary fuel of life, and if you suffer from insomnia, you aren't getting the fuel you need. Try a few of these tips to help restore your healthy sleep routine.

Developing Your At-Home Practice

Posted by on 1/17/2014
Save yourself a trip to the studio by developing your own at-home yoga routine.

Yoga Anatomy: Upper Body

Posted by Juliette Oliva on 12/16/2013
Anatomy isn't a foremost concern when one thinks of yoga, but a basic understanding will help to improve alignment and posture on your mat, leading to reduced injury and a stronger body.

Limitless Yoga: Yoga for Special Needs

Posted by on 12/2/2013
Do you or someone you love suffer from a handicap that keeps them shying away from hostile gyms or competitive sport? Has that individual tried yoga? Are you a teacher that specializes in yoga adapted for handicapped yogis? What have you seen that has worked? What have you seen as a change in your special students?

Yoga in Juvenile Detention

Posted by Juliette Oliva on 11/15/2013
At-risk youth can be put on the straight and narrow with the assistance of yoga programs inside juvenile detention centers. Yoga helps to free the mind even when the physical body is locked down.

Yoga, the New Flu Shot?

Posted by Juliette Oliva on 10/29/2013
Can yoga replace the annual flu shot? Not really, but it certainly boosts immune system function and has life-saving anti-inflammatory effects.

The Foodie Revolution

Posted by Juliette Oliva on 10/15/2013
The Slow Food Movement and Yoga: two practices that go hand in hand.

Got Viagra? Why not try yoga instead?

Posted by Juliette Oliva on 9/27/2013
Sexual healing! Amp up your relationship, elevate your mood, and release a few of those all-natural endorphins with partnership yoga, tantric yoga, and kegel exercises.

Product Review: Dragonfly Performance Pro Mat

Posted by Juliette Oliva on 9/13/2013
We found a winner in the Dragonfly Performance Pro Mat. Heavy duty construction, lifetime guarantee, closed cell, textured surface: what’s not to love?

What Does the Title “Yoga Instructor” Really Mean?

Posted by Taryn on 8/29/2013
What does it mean to be a yoga instructor? Is the definition limited to completion of a class or is it something else entirely?

Natural Relief from PMS

Posted by Taryn on 8/23/2013
Yoga as a natural remedy against debilitating PMS symptoms. Feel better faster without medication or bed rest!

Ego, Jealousy and Yoga

Posted by Taryn on 8/12/2013
Are you a jealous yogi? Do you find your mind filled with negative self-talk or criticism of others while in class? Turn around negativity on the mat to reach a better frame of mind and ultimate happiness!

Preparing for Class

Posted by Taryn on 7/23/2013
We’ve compiled a quick checklist of suggestions you might want to take before attending your first yoga class. Perfect for newbies!

Mind Your Manners: Yoga Etiquette 101

Posted by Taryn on 7/17/2013
What are the do's and don'ts of yoga etiquette? Yoga is relaxed and somewhat of a selfish practice: you practice at your own pace, listen to your body, and focus inward, taking the focus off of external surroundings and distractions. But this should not come at the expense to others around you who are looking for the same piece of mind and solitude.