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Humans are all born naturally creative beings. We each have unique ideas, stories and possibilities dwelling inside us, just waiting to burst out into the world. But sometimes, our creative juices get a bit… stuck. Emotional and mental blockages build up and impede us from realizing our full creative power. The good news is that it is fully possible to get our creativity flowing once more through the power of creative yoga poses. Next time…

Do you find it difficult to clear your mind (sometimes even on your yoga mat)? Are you running through your daily routine without ever stopping to be aware of what actually you’re doing (for example to enjoy the meal instead of checking social media on your smartphone)? Do you struggle to stop the chatter in your head, even when meditating? These may be signs it’s time to slow down and learn how to cultivate more mindfulness.  According to…

Radical Honesty has a bit of a bad reputation, probably because the founder of the movement has a bad habit of being a jerk. But the movement provides a good foundation for other forms of honesty and mindful communication. By looking at the problems with radical honesty, we can learn an even better way to tell each other how we feel. Let’s take, for example, this short excerpt from the FAW at the Radical Honesty…

Many people throw Yoga and Pilates in the same category, but should they? Yes, they may seem closely similar. However, they do have some noticeable differences that may be unrecognizable to many individuals. First, you should be aware of the various forms of Yoga and Pilates. This is what distinguishes one from the other. Let’s try to explore several of their differences and similarities — then you can decide. About the Yoga practice Yoga has…

Tantric Sex evokes images of twisted bodies in wild Kama Sutra poses, or hour-long orgasms exemplifying the magic of female ejaculation. All of which can seem pretty intimidating to those who can barely remember the last time they had sex with their spouse. The heart of tantra For those who haven’t studied traditional tantric yoga, the assumption can be that tantra is all about sex. But the real benefit of tantra for those struggling in a…

Pranayama — most simply translated, it means the extension of breath. It is arguably the most powerful force in the universe, in view of the fact that it is the one thing we actually need to survive. Yet despite the fact that breath is the most essential and powerful force we know, we pay very little attention to it. Consider for a minute the natural implications of harnessing the power of the most essential element known to…

“Oh, I’d love to try yoga, but I’m just not flexible enough…” It’s the number one thing I hear from people whenever I say I practice yoga. I completely understand the hesitation. Hop on Instagram and the sheer number of yoga photos with people bending and twisting in mind-boggling poses is enough to leave anyone feeling like they’re not flexible enough for yoga. But here’s the thing — you don’t have to be flexible in…

We’re all guilty of it. The alarm goes off and after hitting snooze a few (dozen) times, the first thing we do is start scanning through Facebook on our phones. Then it’s rushing around the house, chugging coffee, checking email… All before we’ve taken the chance to just breathe. I know firsthand just how difficult it is to fall down the “busyness” trap first thing in the morning. But the truth of the matter is,…

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi Do you feel stressed on a regular basis? If so, you’re not alone. According to this article by the American Psychological Association, nearly 1/3 of Americans are living with extreme stress. This excess stress doesn’t just affect our emotional and mental well-being — it is also directly linked to our physical well-being. In fact, excess stress impacts our chances of heart disease,…

Wondering how or what chakras could possibly have to do with your physical health? In this article, you’ll get a quick but thorough introduction to the chakras so you can start diving deeper into having balanced, healthy chakras, and a healthier you! If you’re new to the chakras, learning about those energy centers can be confusing. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there before. What Are The 7 Chakras? The chakras are the seven major energy…