Categorized as: Practice

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summertime!

Often people envision yoga and spiritual practices as cold and ascetic, full of all the discipline and things you are not supposed to do. I prefer to envision yoga and personal growth like summertime: enjoyable and full of possibilities.

How Yoga Helps To Alleviate Pain and Discomfort

The practice of yoga is relaxing, meaningful and restorative in many ways. Millions of people take to the mat daily to balance their bodies, minds, and spirits. One of the key reasons that many people who are originally unfamiliar with yoga choose to get started is because they are looking for something that is gentle on the body to incorporate as

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