Gifts For a Yogi You Love

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.

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Mantra Monday

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 […]

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Yoga Studios of Santa Barbara

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.

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Sitting Is the New Smoking

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 […]

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Mantra Monday!

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.

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The Art of Dying

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 […]

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Mantra Monday

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.

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Yamas for a New Year

January always forces us to think about who we are and how we want to live our lives.  Do we want to eat less pizza, do more yoga, be kinder to our friends and partners?  Do we want to travel more, read more, learn a new language?  There are so many possibilities, but, let’s be […]

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Who is Om Shanti?

We at Drishti are obsessed with this cool new printed yoga brand.  We came across their vibrant prints earlier this year and knew that we had to include their collection in our stock.  

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