Category Archives: Spirit

Intention is Everything

By jackie on November 11, 2014, Posted In
focus This is a "quickie", just thinking about what a powerful act it is to "set our intention". Our interactions with others, ourselves, the world and of course the time spent on our yoga mat can really be influenced by our intentions going in. Our intention is very much an energy thing. I...
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What Yoga Taught Me About My Comfort Zone

By jackie on October 13, 2014, Posted In
comfort-zonePoise. Presence. Gratitude. These have been my go to words for the week, and I have a feeling it’s going be a regular part of my internal dialogue and vocabulary for the next little while. Poise – A state of balance or equilibrium, self-assurance, calm, grace and dignity. Most...
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By jackie on October 9, 2014, Posted In

drishtiSo…you’re in a yoga class and the teacher tells you to “use your drishti” , and you’re thinking “What the heck is drishti? Read on my friends….read on!

Drishti is a point of focus where the gaze rests during postures in a yoga practice or meditation. It brings...
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Pranayama…What’s it to you?

By jackie on July 21, 2014, Posted In
Pranayama is the formal practise of controlling the breath. Prana means “life force” or “life energy”. Yama means “discipline” or “control.” Breathing is automatic, we don’t need to think about it to make it happen. Day to day there is not a lot of awareness for most of us when it comes to our breath. Stress...
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