20 Minute Restorative Practice

Restorative Yoga Practice

Restorative yoga has become one of my favorite types of yoga as I’ve gotten older and busier.  In fact, most of the time if I practice yoga on my own, I end of just falling into this type of yoga…more of a quiet lounging, meditation really.  🙂  However Restorative Yoga provides WAY more benefits than […]

20 Minute Morning Yoga Flow

Working Mother Yoga

I’ve seen a little change in my focus this week.  And it’s ALL. GOOD. I decided about a month and a half ago that I was no longer going to teach my Hatha and Aqua Yoga on Saturday mornings.  Now, let’s be clear, I LOVED teaching that class.  However, it was a half-hour drive to […]

My Personal Books-to-Read List

Reading list Yoga

While composing last week’s blog post on my Recommended Reading List, I scoured the internet for book lists.  I was jogging my memory to see if there were any books that weren’t on my book shelf that had changed my life.  Turns out that yes, there were a few.  But there became a growing list […]

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra Working Yogi Momma

There is a form of yoga practice that is not always utilized that has excellent benefits for working mothers. Yoga Nidra is a guided relaxation technique that can assist with diving deep into healing, or if used lightly can help you improve sleep and relaxation. Yoga Nidra is an ancient meditation technique designed to soften the […]

Dhyana and Samadhi

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for Working Mothers Samadhi

We’ve come to the last two limbs of the yogic path Dhyana and Samadhi.  I’m kind of sad it’s coming to an end!  I’ve really loved exploring these concepts from a working momma’s point of view.  I hope this series has helped you as much as it’s helped me! I’ve grouped these two last limbs […]

Dharana

yoga sutras of patanjali for working mothers Dharana

Dharana is the gathering of consciousness and focusing it within.  This is otherwise known as contemplation.   Many times techniques that we think of as meditation technically fall under the limb of contemplation.  Semantics I guess…but we’re getting pretty technical here. With this concept, we filter out all other distractions and hold an object in […]

Pratyahara

Yoga sutras of patanjali for working mothers pratyahara

Pratyahara is the practice of drawing the senses inward.  When you decrease stimulation to the senses, your inner light shines.  When we truly quiet the mind and withdraw from the stimulation of the senses, the inner flame that we all have within has a chance to be revealed and we are open to infinite wisdom.   Pratyahara brings us […]