Category: DoYouYoga

Be in LOVE with Yourself

As a teacher, what if you let me be your Guide, your Sister, your Mentor? If you did, I would say to you, STOP SEEKING IMPROVEMENT. Be in LOVE with yourself as you ARE. Become more intimate with your OWN reality And all I ask is that you show up, ready to do the work of spirit and dive deep into your self. And from there be in love with your LIFE! Namaste, Silvia www.alchemyofyoga.com www.silviamordini.com silvia@alchemytours.com for questions Upcoming Teacher Training Schedule: April 1-22, 2018 Bali 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Emily Perry & Silvia Mordini May 5-12, 2018 Bali Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Silvia Mordini July 28-Aug 18, 2018 Costa Rica RYT 200 Hour Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training with Emily Perry & Silvia Mordini Sept…

Top 10 Reasons to Try Yoga

Give yoga try and discover what it can do for body and mind. A central premise in yoga is “everything is connected.” That’s clear when looking at the health and fitness benefits of yoga that have long been reported by practitioners and are now being confirmed by scientific research. STRESS RELIEF. Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia. PAIN RELIEF. Yoga can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing yoga asanas (postures), meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for…

Does Yoga Make you Sexy?

By: Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com The hot yoga topic in some circles has been about the marketing of yoga to make you slim and sexy. My first concern as a yoga instructor is not so much about sexiness as it is teaching folks that yoga is really about the Science of Happiness. I know that with consistent, regular practice, you will reconnect with what you’re feeling, learn healthy, stress-reducing techniques (like breathing on purpose), appreciate your life more and generally engage with the world in a kinder way. … Does yoga make you sexy? Yes, of course it does. Audrey Hepburn said, “There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples…

Why Fake Your Practice and Yoga Teaching?

By Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com In school, you can try to fake knowing more than you do but when it comes time for the test the truth comes out by way of your grade. In bed you can try to fake feeling more than you do, even orgasm, but when it comes down to it you’re only fooling yourself if you think your partner can’t tell. In teaching yoga, you can show up, pretending to be “ultra spiritual” a la JP Sears and act the part of a yoga teacher, even faking happiness and serenity, but eventually one of two things will happen to you: You’ll fall apart or give up from the exhaustion of pretending. Your students will call you out as being a Poser. You can’t keep…

The Importance of Community in Yoga

By Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com My favorite part of yoga is community — the coming together of humans of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, ages, interests to share the same experience. That’s why I go back everyday as a teacher and as a student. Science tells us that being in a healthy community is good for us. The vibration of positive-minded people raises our vibrational frequency, and this shared joy elevates our spirits. This is talked about in Yoga Sutra Chapter 2.33 Pratipaksha Bhavana. Essentially, the sutras spell out that if we are imbalanced mentally, physically, or emotionally, then we are not living our true nature which is joy. Therefore, engaging with others trying to think happy thoughts helps us create happy thoughts as well. Positive energy creates and attracts more positive energy!…

High Vibe Interview with DJ Taz Rashid

By: Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com Taz Rashid, once a corporate guy who excelled in his peer world of Millennial values, discovered Esoteric thought, world music and Eastern Spirituality within the last decade. These and other influences have led him to embody the vision most of us desire in our deepest selves: to live our passion. Now a spiritual DJ, and composer of yoga/meditation/dance music inspired by Love, Ancient New World, House, Kirtan, Devotional, and all the cosmic sounds, Taz travels the world sharing his passion with others. Sit back and enjoy this inspiring conversation with Taz – it will nourish your own unfolding hero’s journey. Faith that the Universe would provide offered me a deep sense of security. With these feelings as my status quo, I showed up wherever I…

How Stressed Out are You?

By: Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com Have you ever noticed a low level of anxiety constantly gnawing away inside you? Do you find yourself clenching your jaw, grinding your teeth, fidgeting, seeking meaningless distraction, anything just to handle the stress or get away from the tension you feel just being you? Yoga calls this Dukha. It means suffering, imbalance, despair, anguish, anxiety, irritation, uncertainty and more. You get the idea. If you feel Dukha, you are not alone. Despite the fact we have more comforts and material possessions, more freedom and more mobility than any people in modern history, Americans are awash in Dukha. How Dukha Impacts Us On All Levels We all know that stress can have a huge impact on how we live day-do-day. It affects our mood, our social…

Do You Choose Happiness or Truth?

By: Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com In yogic terms Truth, known as Satya, can be defined on three levels: (1) that we speak the truth about what we think, (2) what we feel and (3) what we do. When we feel out of alignment, it is usually where there is a conflict between what we think and what we feel. When we aren’t honest we feel unsteady, anxious, and uprooted—everything that happiness is not. In the Yoga Sutras Chapter 2.36, it is presented that if we are “dedicated to the truth and integrity, our thoughts, words and actions gain the power to manifest.”  (Translation from Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi). Truth is the destination, and happiness is the way to travel to get there. Read full article here.

The Importance of Sisterhood: 7 Tips on Nurturing Your Sisters

By: Silvia Mordini, Featured on DoYouYoga.com The truth is, I work a lot. I travel to fulfill my dharma to teach peace and inspire happiness. I’m in different time zones, and often lack reliable WiFi or have low bandwidth. I can’t afford an international cell phone plan, just cheap sim cards for local calls.   Even when I’m not off-grid, I meditate a lot by myself so I’m still off-grid (in a sense, living in another realm.) I’m also an introvert hiding in plain sight as an extrovert, which requires time alone to recharge. I get so involved in my role of healer-teacher that I forget to leave time to stay more connected.   What has changed for me, as I get wiser, is how important sisterhood is now more than…

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