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Greatness in the New Year

Happy Happy Happy New Year!  What do you want in 2021? Each year on or around January 1, we get the opportunity to make something–anything–EVERYTHING out of what’s before us. January 1, 2020, we all had some pretty wild and crazy ideas of what the year would hold…I’m pretty sure none of them included lock downs, … Read more

How New Technologies Are Disrupting Incumbent Industries: Thriving in a Pandemic and Through a Tornado

Thriving in a Pandemic and Through a Tornado Recently, I was approached by someone that wanted to guest post on our website. The topic was not really yoga-related –as it was technology-based, but I thought it would actually work because Thrive, a small Yoga and Pilates studio was able to pivot quickly this year thanks … Read more

7 Best Ways To Integrate CBD Into Your Meditation Or Yoga

Image source: Pixabay.com People have combined Cannabis concentrates with yoga and meditation since time immemorial for achieving maximum benefits. Yoga and meditation are mental exercises that help to calm the mind, relieve stress, and promote positive energy. On the same note, CBD helps to relieve depression and stress, calm the mind, and re-energize after a … Read more

What is Truth; An exploration into the meaning of Arikshitah

        Lesleigh Guinn, RYT 200     By Lesleigh Guinn, RYT 200       Arikshitah; अरिक्स्हितह्e  means “Unprotected or Vulnerable”, in Sanskrit.        There’s a whole slew of asanas (poses) that can evoke the feeling of vulnerability. Standing backbends tend to make people uneasy, understandably. You’re essentially doing a trust … Read more

Yin Yoga For the Sacral Chakra with Lesleigh Guinn

Yin yoga is the more relaxing, “counter” practice to the more Yang (or very active) versions of yoga classes. According to Yogiapproved.com yin offers amazing benefits for the connective tissue, bones, joints and other connective tissues. This is a deeply meditative yoga class, and requires you to practice stillness and breath work while maintaining the … Read more

Yoga for Low Back Pain: Wind Removing Pose or Pavanamuktasana a great stretch for stiffness & pain

Join Jennifer Dixon ERYT 500 and Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher for a quick tutorial on Wind Removing Pose or Pavanamuktasana. Yoga pose for Low Back Pain Wind Removing Pose (Pavanamuktasana) is the pose I found to be the single best pose in helping to relieve my low back pain back when I first started practicing … Read more

Yoga Philosophy: The 2nd Niyama, Santosha or Contentment

Join Jennifer Dixon ERYT 500 and Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher and Merritt Maloof Plumb Reiki Master and Energy Worker from The Energy Center as they discuss and explore the 8 limbs of yoga, or Ashtanga Yoga. Oftentimes, the physical yoga postures are what bring people to the practice of yoga. However, with a commited practice, … Read more