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April Yoga Story: Julie Kendig

I am grateful for Pilgrimage of the Heart. I began coming to this studio six years ago when I moved to North Park after going through a difficult life change. I was delighted that the most affordable studio in town--a key factor since I work in the non-profit arts sector--was also the most caring, egoless studio I found.

To Laugh at Oneself

The ability to laugh at oneself is essential to a healthy sense of self, stress reduction, and overall happiness in life. Laughter as medicine is scientifically proven. A 2005 study found that laughter triggers a function key to overall health. Laughing helps facilitate the dilation of blood vessels, improving their overall function and stimulating

On Santosha and Being Happy

One of the foundational principles of yoga is the practice of santosha. It means being content with what is. It does not mean being apathetic but instead finding satisfaction in doing your best, giving your all to any given situation or relationship and then realizing that you can't control all outcomes.

Finding Synchronicity with Meditation

My nephew recently asked me what I had learned from all my years of meditation. I answered him in one word: synchronicity. Synchronicity is the connection, the link between our psychic self: the realm of our mind, emotions and unconsciousness, and the physical world around us.

Climbing the Stairway of Emotion

“Emotion,” to quote Sri Chinmoy, “tells us that the ever-increasing life energy is constantly flowing through us.” We all know the power of emotion. It colors our view of the world and ourselves. When it comes down to my thoughts versus my feelings, I find, emotions prevail 99% of the time. Gratitude, on the scale of emotions, ranks towards

Our New North Park Studio

Written by Sujantra We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new studio in North Park! After having been at our current North Park location for 6 years we have decided to move to a location that will offer parking, bigger yoga rooms, bike racks and a covered courtyard. The new location is 2.5 blocks north on 30th Street next to Ritual T

The Complete Yoga Experience

Written By: Sujantra Yoga is many things to many people. For some it is a great workout, for others it is a philosophy for life, for some its meditation, or fashion, and for others, like Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King, it is the basis for social change.

How Essential Oils Can Enhance Your Next Yoga Class

Written By: Rachel Krechnyak I rub my hands together and breathe into them deeply as if the soft, fleshy cave that they have formed is a slice of freshly baked pie; although this time the smell isn't of warm cinnamon apples or tart aromatic cherries that usually waft out of a tantalizing baked dessert. The enveloping fragrance is of citrus, remi

The Original Mother’s Day

Written By: Sujantra “She is the giver of form.” –Prasna Upanishad The most ancient of Indian yogic texts are contained in the Upanishads. They are made up of stories many centered around the quest for understanding the mysteries of life. In one of these writings, the Prasna Upanishad, Kapabandi asks his teacher Pippalada how

The Power of Truth

Written By: Sujantra In the ancient yogic texts it is written: “Truth alone triumphs.” We are taught as children to tell the truth and never to lie. Being truthful aligns with our sense of what is right and proper and resonates with our conscience. When we lie we never feel quite right about it. When we speak the truth we feel aligned wit