The Benefits of Yoga: Learning to Breathe

Breathing is something we tend to take for granted.  But when we stop and realize life begins when breathing begins and life ends when breathing ends we begin to understand the importance of breath. Breathing is an important part of yoga.  In fact it is the fourth limb of yoga Pranayama consists of breathing exercisesContinue reading “The Benefits of Yoga: Learning to Breathe”

Thought for Today

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self realization. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day lifeContinue reading “Thought for Today”

The Benefits of Yoga: Balance

   When I say balance what do you think of? Do you think of keeping the physical body standing upright?  That is one aspect of balance that we become more concerned with as we grow older and there are specific yoga poses that can help with that. Do you think of standing on one foot inContinue reading “The Benefits of Yoga: Balance”

The Benefits of Yoga: Mindfulness

Most of us could use a little help living in the present moment, couldn’t we? We spend much of our time planning, re-planning, and evaluating what we have done, moving back and forth between the past and the future.  We forget that life is now and this is the time to live it.  This isContinue reading “The Benefits of Yoga: Mindfulness”

Introduction to The Benefits of Yoga

Today begins a series on the benefits of yoga.  I am kicking this series off here on Espirational as well as on Facebook Live. I will begin by giving a bit of background on the practice of yoga here.  Then please join me at  10:00 AM Central Time at https://www.facebook.com/espirational/ for my yoga story — up closeContinue reading “Introduction to The Benefits of Yoga”

Thought for Today

The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realisation of yoga, of union; not on the side of the canvas where it is blank, but on the side where the picture is being painted. Rabindranath Tagore New series on The Benefits ofContinue reading “Thought for Today”

A Gentle Invitation

  Yoga practice was coming to an end.  I was stretched out on the living room floor in Shivasana listening to Shelley Nicole’s warm, soothing voice wrap things up.  Then I felt warm air in my right ear followed by what I thought was whispering.  Trying to understand the words, I realized it was heavyContinue reading “A Gentle Invitation”