Exploration of the Self, By the Self, Thru the Self

Denise has been a student of yoga since high school. She finds inspiration for her practice everywhere – from the sound of rain to practicing in nature to playing with her nieces to her cats’ antics.

5 Ideas for a Daily Yoga Practice with Tapas

Tapas has become one of my favorite niyamas. Tapas is often translated traditionally as ‘austerity’ or ‘discipline’. In this sense, Tapas can mean cultivating a sense of self-discipline, passion and courage in order to burn away ‘impurities’ physically, mentally and emotionally, and paving the way to our true greatness. Discipline is a tool that helpsContinue reading “5 Ideas for a Daily Yoga Practice with Tapas”

National Yoga Month

Happy National Yoga Month! Yoga has been a part of my life, in one way or another, since I was in high school.  I started a breathing and meditation practice without even realizing that I was practicing yoga!  What I found is that just taking a few minutes, I was able to take a stepContinue reading “National Yoga Month”

Seeds of Weeds

Mindfulness is a topic that has started to bubble up quite a bit over the couple of years.  It’s a word that means something different to each person, which can make it hard to define. When I think of mindfulness, these are some of the questions that come to mind – Are we aware ofContinue reading “Seeds of Weeds”

Mid-Life Reset

A friend of mine used a similar phrase a couple of weeks ago, mid-life network, during a conversation about empowerment and transformation.   It really got me thinking, and this thought came to mind. Mid-Life Reset.  What an interested phrase.  Mid-Life Reset.  A phrase that opens up possibilities.  Mid-Life Rest. As I enter that mid-life phase,Continue reading “Mid-Life Reset”

Working Thru Change

I was trying to calm my mind with so many thoughts going thru my head earlier today.  Since I haven’t gone thru my personal newsletters in a while, I decided to read some of the inspirational/motivational ones I get.  I came across a blog from one of my teachers and friends in Georgia.  A line struck me. Continue reading “Working Thru Change”

Feeling Grounded

When life feels overwhelming we can get caught up in the whirlwind or get grounded. Life has many ups and downs, for some they ride the waves and some get caught up in the wake. Knowing what to do in those moments can bring you a sense of relief and peace. A helpful mantra, youContinue reading “Feeling Grounded”


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