Categorized as: Lifestyle

Eating Mindfully

Food nourishes our bodies and a good meal can soothe the soul but are you eating mindfully? When we're on the mat or meditation cushion, we think a lot about mindfulness and how it relates to our bodies, minds, and thoughts. But how often do you think about being present during a meal?

The Practice of Gratitude Journaling

Writing things down can help us not only to see things a bit more clearly, but it also reinforces what we are thinking. When we write what we are grateful for down on a sheet of paper we are consciously noting what brings joy to our lives. A gratitude journal is a compilation, diary or notebook of things for which one is grateful.

5 Star Movie Reviews by Astika: Twenty-Four Eyes

Every nation has it beloved films, movies that define a nation's identity and aspirations, but few have had so immediate or as important an impact upon a population as Keisuke Kinoshita's Twenty-Four Eyes.

Well-Rounded Yogi Challenge

Time for a challenge! End your year with a Well-Rounded Yogi experience. It starts in November!

Movie Review: Breath of the Gods

How did yoga transform from the isolated ancient wandering tradition of Indian ascetics to its popular modern incarnation as flowing asana in yoga studios across America and the world? The answer lays primarily in the life of one man, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya.

Movie Review: Ram Dass, Going Home

Somehow, by embracing the fleeting reality of life, Ram Dass has become empowered to create an environment and routine unburdened by inconsequential details. The world that we get to see in this film is carefully curated by a man who is aware of his limited time on Earth and who chooses to occupy his hours with only what he finds to be spiritually

5 Star Movie Reviews by Astika: Pather Panchali

Radiant in its depiction of an authentic life, alive to both joy and sorrow, flowing across the screen like a bright cloud in a stormy sky, Pather Panchali (The Song of the Road) became an international sensation almost from the day of its release. 65 years later it is still a top 100, if not a top 20, film of all time. And this was Satyajit Ray's

August Yoga Story: Abigail Swift

I love that when you step on your mat, it is your practice, and only you can listen to your body and know what you need and your limits. I love seeing my body get stronger as well as reaching different limits that I didn't know were possible.

The Healing Power of Crystals

Everything and everyone is made of energy. Gross Energy is energy that moves slower than the speed of light - that which we can readily see, touch and feel - like our own physical body. Subtle Energy is energy that moves faster than the speed of light and is undetectable to the normal seeing eye - like our thoughts, feelings, emotions, intuition

July Yoga Story: Jon Larkin

Yoga has taught me to see this as a journey and to live in the process rather than in what I have decided the result should be.