This is an issue I've been meaning to address for a while.
SO MANY people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep most nights. It can be debilitating and extremely frustrating going through this. We all have a busy life, with lots to do. Getting a good night's sleep is essential to function properly and stay healthy.
My article was featured and published on the DoYouYoga Blog on August 16, 2015.
I wrote this post to reflect on the importance of maintaining a yogic-lifestyle on a regular basis. Here's the catch.....it doesn't mean we have to maintain a rigorous yoga asana schedule.
The practice of yoga is to bring peace and healing to the inner-self and eliminate sources of suffering. The physical practice of yoga, "asana", is most of what I engage in frequently, almost every day to some extent. But there are certainly days, or several days, where I do not practice asana. I just don't' feel like it. Either I'm tired physically, tired mentally or just craving something different in that moment.
There are many other ways to practice yoga, without the physical asanas. It's no big deal if you're just not feeling it.
Read more about ways to spend your yogi-time!
This is exactly the time of year my body gets into a huge fight with allergens. But this year, it's "shields-up!" I've been doing some research on natural anti-histamines and created a little potion I hope will ease the battle I often have with inflammation and nasal congestion.
Some describe it as "medicine for the soul" or as a way to prepare the mind to enter a deep meditative state.
Mantras come in all different shapes and sizes, though remain strongly rooted in their ancient traditional purpose. I believe we can maintain the sacred practice of mantras, while at the same time adapting and integrating it into our modern day lifestyle.
What is a mantra?
In Sanskrit, it means "instrument of the mind". A mantra is an ancient practice, rooting back to the Vedic period, approximately 1000 BC to 500 BC. It's use has since been adapted by many other cultures. I like to think of it as a "sacred utterance". It is sacred because each mantra has been created and established based upon an individual, a personal experience and relates directly to our soul purpose and deep desires. A mantra can also be compared to a prayer. They are similiar in that they both are a series of repetitive words that ignite an inner adoration and good intentions for others and our surroundings.
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.