When the weather changes “out there”, it gives us an opportunity to see what’s going on with the weather inside ourselves. Nature has a powerful job each season, but it doesn’t worry or hurry, and like a well-oiled machine, everything is accomplished.

We can take our cues from this synchronicity as it closely resembles our own human growth: As we awaken with excitement and come out of the darkness of Winter, the blossoms of Spring signal that new life is emerging. …


Your two sciatic nerves are the longest and largest single nerves in the human body. They begin at the bottom of your spine, run through your pelvis (usually under your piriformis muscle) down each of your legs, and end in your toes. Because of the distance it covers, the location and severity of sciatic pain differ from person to person.

It is important to note that sciatica is a symptom, not a diagnosis, and addressing the underlying cause could prevent the symptom from persisting or returning. However, I have found yoga to be the biggest source of relief when it…


The fall crisp in the air means it’s time to bring out chunky sweaters, warming drinks, and spicy scents that seem so right for Autumn. When colorful leaves litter the ground and crunch delightfully beneath our feet, ’tis the season for pom-pom beanies and harvesting the scents of the season.

Integrating essential oils during times of transition, when breezes turn brisk, can boost your emotional resilience, improve mental clarity, and ground your footsteps in the rustling of the present moment.

Celebrate the season’s zesty warmth with this cozy blend. Diffuse these oils together on windy days and invite an uplifting…


To feel grounded is to feel present, stable and securely fastened in the moment.

What is Grounding and What Does Yoga Have to Do With it?

The term grounding can be used to describe a personality trait, a physical sensation and an emotional quality. To feel grounded is to be centered and connected with what’s going on in the present. In contrast, feeling ungrounded can lead to a lack of concentration, difficulty completing tasks or a sense of being emotionally elsewhere.

Physical movement in general is a great way to cultivate a sense of grounding. Practicing yoga asanas can be especially beneficial in helping you to get out of your head and back into your physical body.

In a yoga practice, the term grounding can be…


I created this recipe in the 90’s for my friends who didn’t know what to feed a vegetarian! Times have changed and while there are so many delicious vegan meals that are satisfying even for non-vegans, this recipe remains a fan favorite. Make it vegan or switch it up with regular cheese.

For the enchilada’s vegetable filling, I listed red pepper and spinach as a base, but you can add whatever ingredients that you desire! Corn, olives, zucchini, mushrooms, kale — if it sounds good to you, throw it in!

Ingredients

1 chopped red pepper

1–2 c. chopped spinach

1…


All around us, people are worried, disturbed, anxious, and stressed out about a variety of issues like jobs, relationships, children, and their future. They go about their life with the world’s burdens weighing them down. The stress and strain of modern living affects their mental balance and physical health. Medical professionals are concerned about the epidemic of stress that is silently taking a toll on millions of apparently healthy people.

Is there a remedy for this global problem?

An ancient art form, meditation, is useful as a contemporary relaxation technique and is among the best stress busters available today. …


Parents often ask, “How can I get my children to do yoga?” The reply is always the same, let your children see you doing yoga. Sharing your yoga space is a fun and playful way to spend family time together. Invite them to join you, let go of any ideas of a “perfect” practice, and make room for giggles and wiggles.

Zia’s Dragon Family Yoga Sequence:

Prepare the space: Arrive at the agreed day and time and begin carefully moving the furniture towards the edges of the room to create a safe space in the center of the room.

Checking…


Creating a habit can sometimes feel very challenging — but it doesn’t have to be. The trick is to help train your mind into getting used to your new daily yoga habit.

Most of what we do is part of an established routine. So, adding a new habit to your day-to-day takes a little bit of planning. If you want to cultivate a consistent yoga habit, here are a few ways to easily integrate it into your daily life.

1) Start with small goals

One of the best ways to nurture a daily yoga practice is to take it one small step at a time…


What is our purpose in life? Why are we here? Isn’t that one of the biggest questions we all ask about at some point? How do we know? Where do we find it? I remember asking those questions over and over throughout my younger life, the answer eluding me.

As human beings, we carry the desire to live our lives in the best way possible, but how much of what we do is for the approval of others? Clarifying our purpose can be very simple if we can get out of our own way and celebrate what makes us unique…


Through my yoga practice, I’ve read many books about yoga. Books about the history of yoga, the many styles of yoga, meditation, anatomy, medicine, healing, breath, the heart, the soul. What follows is a list of the books that were most helpful and illuminating to me.

  1. Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss

Uses clear and simple language to thoroughly describe how different cultures, religions, and histories have all made the same incredible discovery that the body has 7 energy channels (chakras) running through it. The chakras are then each explained as they…

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