Running slowly has been shown to be ideal for longer life spans.
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 […]
A mantra is a wonderful way to cleanse the clutter that accumulates in the mind. Through the focused repetition of a syllable or group of syllables, we replace our mental agitation with calm.
What the heck is Savasana anyway? What a bore. Let’s be honest. I get my deep breathing going, I get my ujjayi in full swing, I get sweaty, I bend, stretch, fly, invert, possibly kick the girl on the mat next to me, possibly hold a handstand for a whole blissful half-second, counterpose, and I’m […]
Mantras precede language. They are the sounds of the reverberating primordial universe. The question of their meaningfullness or meaninglessness is irrelevant. Their beauty resides in their indisputability. They simply are. And with this Tathatā, this suchness, a mantra is the perfect way to begin the week.