A pose, a mirror and an experience often missed.
“Chaturanga Dandasna”! We hear it called over and over again in a vinyasa flow practice. What is it that we need to know about this pose that rolls off of the tongue, often with vigor?!
In sanskrit, Chaturanga Dandasana translates to “four(Chatur) limb(anga) staff (Danda) pose (asana). Often mistaken to mean high and low plank pose encompassed in …
The irony that today I struggled to feel grounded, when I set out to write about being grounded, is not lost on me. The day has been full of sunshine and the earth has been calling out to me. Both before I went into the studio and as I left, I walked by the lake breathing in the fresh spring air. Mid-afternoon I gave up …Continue reading the article
I first came to Halifax Yoga last September when I joined the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program. I’d had a little bit of experience with yoga in the past few years, but I’d never regularly attended a studio while living with my parents in Murray Corner, NB. I came across HY and the 40 Days when I knew I was moving back to the …Continue reading the article
We conclude most yoga classes by bowing our heads and saying together, “Namaste”. Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.” Source. Another meaning of Namaste is “The Light in me, honours the light in you.” Source. By saying Namaste together at the end of class we are establishing a sense …Continue reading the article
In the northern hemisphere, the Spring Equinox occurs on Tuesday, March 20th. It is the date where both day and night are equal in length. Spring is traditionally a time of rebirth, fertility, and balance. Spring brings new energy and balance both in nature and in people. You may be feeling inspired as all the new life begins to awaken in nature around us.
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Everything in life has its ebbs and flows and your yoga practice is no exception. You are not alone if it has been a while since you have been to your mat. The beauty of yoga is that when you are ready, yoga will meet you where you are. Seane Corn’s advice is “One aspect of the practice of yoga is that it can increase …Continue reading the article
Last week, we looked at the importance of exercising early in the day. Creating a morning routine is key to ensuring it happens.
Fundamental to creating a morning routine is ensuring you have an evening routine that supports it. Getting enough sleep is crucial to your success in the early morning. I know I need 7-8 hours of sleep a night to function at …Continue reading the article
We all know the importance of getting to our mat and exercising daily. Despite knowing it is the right thing to do, everyone has their own obstacles. One simple way to remove some of those hurdles is to rise early, and exercise before your brain has time to think of all the reasons you shouldn’t be up and at the studio for 6am!
A few years ago, I sat down at my computer to type up my bio for “Yogi of the Month” for the Halifax Yoga newsletter. I feel like my experience has come full circle as I write this bio for “Featured Instructor of the Month”.
To say the time between then and now has had tremendous highs and lows, uncertain turns, and a good dose …
The delivery of my first child did not go as planned. I will spare the details, but the end result was a C-section. The Doctor stated I was not to attempt a natural delivery if I were to have a second. Verbatim “No natural birthing for you.” Great bedside manner, I know. At that particular moment the announcement didn’t bother …Continue reading the article