Archives for September 2011

Yoga Intern | Yoga Therapy (the best kind of therapy!)

Yoga is beneficial for the health in ways that modern science is just beginning to understand. According to Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D. Yoga therapy is “the use of the techniques of Yoga to create, stimulate, and maintain an optimum state of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.” I decided to take a look at my […]

Yoga Is When You Make Your Mind Still & Calm

Sutra 1.2 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras reads yogas citta-vrtti-nirodah.  This is the first sutra that we focus on in our YoKid Yoga Flashcards set.  There are many, many translations of this simple sutra in yogic philosophy; the gist of all of them being that yoga is the practice of settling the mind  or bringing the […]

Yoga Intern | Breath is life!

Breath is life! Life is absolutely dependent upon the act of breathing. Lately, the importance of breathing properly has become a priority. I still am not 100% conscious of my breath all of the time, however I become most aware of my breath in yoga. I am so grateful for this awareness, because I have […]