Category: Lifestyle

Shitali Pranayama

Shitali Pranayama Originating from the Sanskrit word shital, “soothing” or “cold,” Shitali Pranayama is also referred to as the “Cooling Breath.” How to Perform Shitali Pranayama: Roll the tongue, which will protrude the tongue slightly beyond the lips. [Note: if this motion of the tongue is not accessible to you, complete Sit Cari Pranayama instead — the benefits are similar]. Once the tongue is rolled, inhale through the mouth, drawing cool air across the surface of tongue tongue. Retain the breath for 4 counts, with the option to tuck the chin toward the chest into Jalandhara Bandha. Notice the cool air as it contacts the heated, moisturized environment within the oral cavity. Release Jalandhara Bandha and exhale through the nose for 6 counts. Expand the breath as comfortable to 4:8, 5:10,…

The Journey of White Yoga

When Nancy Hanley, White Yoga Founder, was finishing her Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 10 years ago, she struggled to find yoga clothing in white that looked and felt amazing. A Libran and lover of fashion, she started to sew her own garments to teach and practice Kundalini in. With an innate eye for beauty, she designed clothing that she felt truly great in, both in and out of the studio. She believes that clothing should honor the yogic principle of ahisma, non-harming, so comfort was always taken into consideration. She received so much interest from her peers and students, she began to consider producing clothing to sell. She started with a hundred pants, a goal that would jumpstart White Yoga and provide evidence that her line could be profitable. She…

5 WAYS TO INSPIRE PEACE TODAY

Take 11 minutes to recite a peace mantra, sing a peace chant, pray, meditate on peace. (My first peace mantra I learned on Sunday mornings growing up: “Peace be with you.”) – I am at Peace. Peace surrounds me. I am Peace. There shall be peace. – I breathe in peace. I breathe out peace. – Om Mani Padme Om – Om Namo Narayana Change your password to something including the word Peace. Every week you use your passwords hundreds of times, make each time count as a reminder for PEACE. Every time you go to Starbucks or any coffee shop and they ask you the name to write on the cup ask them to write the word “Peace.” Walk around drinking peace, showing the world you care about peace. Surround yourself with…

Complaint Free Diet

We have no more right to put our discordant states of mind into the lives of those around us and rob them of their sunshine and brightness than we have to enter their houses and steal their silverware. – Julia Moss Seton When we complain we draw negative things to us because we’re putting out negative energy. Therefore one of the most important healthy habits we can learn is not to complain. Strip your mental diet of complaining and see for yourself the difference it makes! What is a Complaint? Criticism Groan Moan Gripe Whine Gossip Hostility To express dissatisfaction or resentment.  Top Reasons to Go Complaint-Free Starting Today: 1 – When you’re complaint-free, you learn to find solutions rather than staying stuck in the problem. If you don’t offer yourself…

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…

Sneak Peak at Ubud, Bali with Alchemy of Yoga

[wpvideo wE66HIsf ] When you get off the plane in Bali you instantly feel the higher vibrations. The people, architecture, shops, and restaurants all ooze a heightened awareness. Do you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Or some excitement from the day to day routine? Join Alchemy of Yoga in #bali🌴 for a soulful retreat in 2018 that will bring you into the Now with a beautiful tribe of conscious humans. Find more information about upcoming training on our website ❤️

Growth is Uneven by Design

Written by Silvia Mordini Feeling the #newmoon in Taurus in #Bali. Lovingly embracing growth in ways that will be sustainable physically and emotionally. Allowing for growth to be uneven so I remain gentle with my heart. Throughout my life the spiritual truth that has resonated with me was one of unevenness, the concept that we do not grow at the same rate in all areas of our lives. Our growth is uneven by design. Take your life and visually divide it into four major sectors: finances, work, health and relationships. Which piece dominates your daily existence? I share Anais Nin’s belief that: “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one…

How do you show yourself love?

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ― Buddha How do you show yourself love? Do you make time for self care? Do you stop & listen to your truest intention? Allow Silvia to help you dive deeper into your true self by quieting the mind though meditation and yoga in Bali at luxury resort, Alam Puisi Villas Ubud! Alchemy of Yoga School is built into modules that are flexible and united in the ways that best serve you. Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether all have an interplay that is designed…

Spiritual Immersions of Self-Discovery, Sun, & Soul

Spiritual Immersions – Ask yourself if this is your Motivation:   -Do you want to learn more about yourself? -Do you want to learn more about yoga asana and/or philosophy? -Do you want a soulful luxury vacation with private pool?   The answer isn’t Yoga Teacher Training necessarily. Just because you want more authentic Dharma Studies doesn’t mean you have to do a full 200 hour yoga teacher training.   Instead, immerse yourself: Fall in love with yourself as you are. Be free. Attract your best life!   Take a deep soul plunge with me in Bali through my 13 year old Alchemy of Yoga School. I’m here in Bali already waiting for you 🙂   MODULE 1 – 50 Hours (any week can be done stand alone) April 15-22, 2017 Triple…