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 … Read more

5 Easy Ways on How to Use Sacred Pause

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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.

Weight Loss Success Story: How I lost over 40 Pounds With Five Easy Steps

5 Easy Steps That Helped Me Shed 35 Pounds. Before: 145 lb., size 14/16 (Age 23) After: 110 lb., size 2/4 (Age 41) Total pounds lost: 35 lb. (years maintained: 18) Total sizes lost: 10 Change or Die. Honestly, the beginning of my fitness journey was painfully stupid. First, I quit smoking (after six unsuccessful … Read more

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. … Read more

What’s The Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?

SOFLY 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, … Read more

How To Be A Better Skier: 3 Ways To Improve Your Skiing With Yoga

Are you a beginner or an advanced skier wishing to improve your skiing? If yes, this article is for you! You will learn how to use yoga techniques to conquer your fears, improve balance, stay present and have a blast skiing. 1) Breathe to Conquer Your Fear   Fear is excitement without the breath. ~Fritz Perls … Read more

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 … Read more