Category: SOFLY Yoga

Introduction to Meditation

If you would like to start a meditation practice, but you are unsure how to begin, here are some tips to get you on the right path. How do I Meditate Right Now? Read this paragraph and practice right away. You need about five minutes of quiet time and space. Your posture should be upright

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SOFLY 5 Easy Ways on How to Use Sacred Pause

5 Easy Ways on How to Use Sacred Pause

A quote from a book that made me cry and change my life forever!

A Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl. The author talks about his horrific experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Victor Frankl survived the most gruesome experiences a human can endure.  Everything that makes us human was taken away from him.  Yet, it was not what happened to Victor Frankl but how he responded. Even when everything was taken from him, Viktor Frankl found freedom and power in his ability to choose his response.

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10 Top Qualities of a Great Yoga Teacher

What makes a yoga teacher great? Sometimes a teacher can be super trained, but as a student, you just don’t feel the love. Or you like your teacher,  but feel like you are not going anywhere. So what makes the difference? While there is no standard for what makes a great yoga teacher, the ancient text

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Yoga 101: What is Yoga?

What is Yoga? If you google “yoga,” you will find many colorful pictures with pretty and fit people.  They typically dressed in revealing attire, adopting some complicated physical and often gymnastic postures. Other pictures of people sitting cross-legged with eyes closed, looking blissful and relaxed. This is how most of you probably think about yoga.

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SOFLY What's The Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?

What’s The Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?

Curious to know the differences between Yoga and Pilates, this article is for you. My Yoga and Pilates Journey In 2002, I took my first yoga class in New York City. Over the next few decades, I’ve practiced Jivamukti, Mysore, and Iyengar. I dedicated at least one year to each discipline. Also, I’ve tried hot,

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SOFLY Foolproof Formula To Cultivate Gratitude With Five Actions

Foolproof Formula To Cultivate Gratitude With Five Actions

Would you like to have a little more equanimity and happiness in your life? If your answer is yes, cultivating a little bit more gratitude will get you there. So, buckle up and read on.

Firstly, gratitude is not automatic! Our primitive lizard brain is constantly on the lookout for dangers. So even when things are brilliant, the lizard part of the ancient brain worries that the happy moment won’t last.

“I am too fat…I can’t get anything done…why did I get sick? I am just not worthy…I am stupid…, etc.”

Does any of it sound familiar? As we tend to focus on the negative aspects of our life situations, it is easy to become disillusioned. We stop counting our blessings when the universe doesn’t revolve around us. So, we suffer. We complain and get stuck in our daily existence. The default mode network (1) is set to run on negative frequency waves, and as we think negative thoughts, we bring more darkness into our minds, bodies, and lives.

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How Yoga Can Help with Rock Climbing

There are tremendous benefits of yoga practice. In fact, these benefits go beyond our mats. From dealing with your family to rock climbing, the practice builds mental and physical balance, coordination, and strength.  Yoga also provides a different perspective and reshapes how we undertake new endeavors.  As we focus on our breathing while in a

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