Yoga For Sports Recovery

Yoga For Sports Recovery

From building strength and flexibility to getting into to the right mindset, yoga is instrumental in athletic success. However, yoga is not only a preparatory tool. It can also be used effectively to unwind from physical activity and to aid in recovery. Contrary to...
Puruṣārthas – The Four Aims of Life

Puruṣārthas – The Four Aims of Life

In yoga philosophy there are four aims of human life called the Puruṣārthas.  Puruṣārtha means an “object of human pursuit”. The four puruṣārthas are Dharma (duties), Artha (prosperity), Kāma (pleasure) and Mokṣa (liberation). The  Puruṣārthas are important to...
5 Reasons To Go On A Yoga Retreat

5 Reasons To Go On A Yoga Retreat

At some point in life, we start feeling distracted and lost. It seems that the things are falling apart and our life is going nowhere. Amidst these feelings and thoughts, the best a person can think is to go on a vacation, to unwind and to work towards resetting the...
Is Teacher Training for You?

Is Teacher Training for You?

You may have read about Stephanie Bartley’s experience taking a Yoga Teacher Training intensive, sharing her wisdom here at Big Bear Yoga Festival. Now she gives tips how to decide if Teacher Training is for you and what to look for in a program. Is Teacher...
Easing into Meditation

Easing into Meditation

“There is so much to feel with each breath if only we would take time and allow ourselves to.” Whisper the word “meditation.” What image do you create? Is it a full pink colored lotus flower or a cross legged yogi? Perhaps the image of a strong snow-capped...
How to Learn Yoga Fast

How to Learn Yoga Fast

Bestselling author Josh Kaufman has something interesting to say about learning, and how to learn fast. For beginners to yoga, they might be intimidated by *everything* there is to learn, especially with words in a different language. Tadasana? What? Kaufman breaks it...