Are you witness to moments of self-judgement? Afraid to be in the center of the room in yoga class because of your body or abilities? Do negative or toxic thoughts disrupt your practice? Do you fully accept yourself as you are? Start small...start on your mat.
Nichola Veitch is a beautiful yogi and soul that I've had the pleasure of communicating with recently. She has a series of posts on her blog called Yoga Love. Each post is an interview with a chosen yogi about how they got started in yoga and how it has become life-changing.
I am truly honored to have been interviewed and featured on her blog today.
She is located in Scotland, and offers a wide variety of yoga instruction, including yoga lessons through Skype! Make sure to sign up for her monthly newsletters which include lots of goodies on yoga, nutrition and self-care.
I admire Nichola greatly, as she is devoted to sharing and teaching the love and magic of yoga.
This article was inspired by a paragraph from the book, The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, by T. K. V. Desikachar. The purpose of this post is to elaborate on a point using the example of smoking, not to promote or discourage it.
Is there something in your life holding you back from making that leap toward a healthier and happier lifestyle? Perhaps you're a smoker? Maybe you make poor eating choices, or have barely exercised a day in your life...?
Do you feel like a hypocrite going to a yoga class?
Do you have good intentions, but not enough follow-through?
Are you good enough to practice yoga?
Any time I think about comfort food, bread is the first thing that comes to mind. It's warm, soft, delightful and humbling. There's so much you can do with bread, too! Cheese bread, garlic bread, wheat bread, sourdough bread, pumpkin, herbs, tomato bread...the list goes on!
This is one of my favorite winter-season loafs, and something I always make for the holidays.
It's so easy to make and will surely warm your soul this season!
There's been a lot of really horrible shit going on in the world lately. It's scary, frustrating and extremely saddening. I feel helpless most of the time, as I continue to live my life as I please without much restriction. I'm grateful to have that opportunity, but at the same time I find it terrifying to be surrounded by a fearful, close-minded and disrespectful world.
Does my life mean anything in the big picture? Does my energy, my gratitude or my search for peace and love transcend outward to the world around me?
Does seeking my truth (Satya) help to heal the world?
Hello, I'm Julie.
One of the many things yoga taught me was empowerment...and I hope to share that with you here.
Bring wisdom, nourishment and a deeper connection to all aspects of your life.