You may have already heard of yoga blocks and straps, and may even have a couple of these handy props in your personal inventory. But if you haven’t gotten your hands on yoga bolsters yet, there’s an entire roster of reasons as to why you should. But first: What are yoga bolsters for?
Experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression can leave us feeling chaotic and conflicted–especially amidst a pandemic. Though there are many healthy ways to manage and cope with these, one way is to practice mindfulness and meditation. Today’s meditation is all about finding comfort amidst conflict.
It’s normal for the mind to stray away and wander off. And during meditation, it’s especially common for the mind to jump from one thought to the next. One tip to catch your thoughts is to follow the breath.
By now, you’ve probably tried yin, vinyasa, or even ashtanga yoga. And if you enjoy the heat, energy, and vitality of the latter, then you’ll definitely want to try Baptiste Yoga. But what is Baptiste Yoga?
One of the biggest misconceptions about meditation is that your mind has to be completely clear. The more you meditate, though, the more you come to realize that you can’t actually clear the mind of thoughts, feelings, and distractions. The goal of meditation, then, is to simply let the thoughts run free.
The last time we waded in the waters of yoga philosophy, we had a look at ahimsa. However, there are other yamas–or universal practices–worth diving into. The second yama, for example, is called satya or “truth.” But what is the principle of satya?