It turns out that to reap the benefits of being Zen you don’t have to commit yourself to hours of meditation. We have discovered that huge changes in attitude and outlook can come from adopting just a few simple Zen practices. These are the 4 S’s of mastering a Zen lifestyle.
We don’t know about you, but we have been hearing the buzzword “mindfulness” for a while now. It is easy to get lost in the complexities of a new philosophical trend, but this one is blissfully simple. In fact, simplicity is the name of the game.
We love having an easily accessible reprieve in the stress-inducing modern world we live in. Sometimes when life gets overwhelming, the best thing to do is to take a few moments out that are just for you:
With Valentine’s Day approaching, we all find ourselves in some version of the classic conundrum.
As February approaches, so does the anticipation, excitement, and anxiety surrounding Valentine’s Day. Whether you love devoting a day to proclamations of adoration, or you deplore the commercialization of romance, there are always ways to enjoy the 14th.
Mantras can be a beautiful tool to center your mind, especially in our fast-moving modern culture. The ancient tool of bringing awareness to your body and breath is one of the foundational principles of yoga. One of the ways to achieve this awareness is through the repetition of specific meaningful sounds. A mantra is a collection of sacred […]
For local yogis who want to expand their practices, or visitors who need a reprieve on the mat while exploring our lovely town, here is a useful list of studios in Santa Barbara.
Recent studies have emerged showing that a sedentary lifestyle is physiologically detrimental. We all know that sitting around folded up in an office chair or on a couch feels bad, but it turns out that it is actually directly connected to a shortened life span! Shocking, I know. Fortunately the antidote is not running marathons […]