Yoga

Women in Wellness: Erica Velasquez

I have the privilege of calling this wellness leader my friend. Erica Velasquez is the creator of Yoga in the Vines- my favorite summer tradition, and founder of Evolve East- a wellness based business in the Hamptons, specializing in yoga, meditation, and Thai...

The Best Yoga Mats: A Yoga Teacher’s Guide

The yoga mats in my house seem to be reproducing. I don't have an out-of-control yoga mat buying habit or anything, but  being in the yoga community, I've started to acquire them from various events or receive them as gifts. This is great news for me because not only...

3 Simple Ways To Spice Up Your Yoga Practice

I know how it feels to get stagnant in your practice. I'm a yoga instructor for goodness sake and I still only find that I get my best practice in when I go take a class with someone else. There's just something about someone else telling you what to do that makes me...

What Can Yin Yoga Do For You?

What is Yin Yoga? Yin Yoga refers to gentle and slow movements, poses held for longer periods of time, and a general sense of turning inward. Since it doesn’t take much energy, yin yoga is perfect for when you are feeling sick, run down, or over stimulated. It...

10 Gifts for the Hip Yogi

This hip yogi holiday gift guide is perfect for anyone who loves to look super cute while showing the world her love for the yoga lifestyle. Or they can just be a gift to yourself cuz it's just too freakin' cute! In the spirit of transparency, the links I have...

The Essential Yoga Gift Gide

Here is holiday gift guide with all the goodies that the yogi in your life will ever need! Whether you are a beginner or well into your practice, there are somethings that are just essential! This yoga gift guide contains what I think are the most essential tools to...

What Does “OM” Mean?

WHAT IS "OM"? You're sitting in yoga class and the teacher invites everyone to chant a round of "Om" together. Ever wonder what it means or why we do it? You're not alone. For many it can seem uncomfortable or foreign. By knowing what it means and why you're chanting...

Ayurveda for Fall: How to Maintain Wellness in Vata Season

Knowing Ayurveda for fall is key in maintaining your health this time of year. Everywhere you look, transition is occurring. In nature trees are letting go of their leaves in preparation for winter. There's a gentle slowing down of growth and a cooling of...

Yoga and the Breath: Connecting Mind and Body in Your Practice

Why does my yoga teacher always remind me to breathe? Yoga and the breath are intricately connected. Understanding the yogic breath will help you deepen your practice and increase the connection between mind and body. The foundation of any yoga practice is the breath....

Tips For Deepening Your Meditation Practice

So you sit down, get situated, scratch your nose. Now what? Meditation can be a tricky business. On one hand you feel like you should be putting in some effort in order to get something out of it in return, and on the other hand we expect to sit there and let the...

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