Svadhyaya: Listen to your body

Svadhyaya: Listen to your body

Svadhyaya: Listen to your body—By, Theresa McLaren Svadhyaya may be translated from Sanskrit as “one’s own reading” or “self-study.” I interpret svadhyaya as two-fold, self-study of the physical and self-study of the metaphysical: thoughts, feelings, emotions. If...
Listen to Your Gut for Better Health

Listen to Your Gut for Better Health

Listen to Your Gut for Better Health by Kris Denning I say it often in my yoga and pilates classes, “Listen to your body”, don’t force yourself into positions or work through exercises that create pain or discomfort.  Yet, how often do we knowingly eat foods that...
Early Bird Yoga/Pilates

Early Bird Yoga/Pilates

Early Bird Yoga/Pilates By Siobhan Van Lanen You hit your alarm, once, twice, okay, three times and you’re up.  Are you ready to hit the floor-mat?  Just showing up is always half the challenge.  Yes, even early risers sometimes struggle to roll out of bed, shake off...
How a Simple Walk Can Improve Your Life

How a Simple Walk Can Improve Your Life

A month ago I had a wake-up call. An experience that had changed my life dramatically, in a way where I had to physically slow down. I was not able to teach my fitness classes at the intensity that I use to, and if I did, the next day my body had a painful way of...