Therapeutic Yoga Because Gentle Is the New Strong

We teach differently than other studios–we focus on therapeutic yoga. From a therapeutic standpoint, we teach our students the alignment and practice that will build strength in their bodies like no other studio can. The motto, “Gentle is the new strong” could summarize our thoughts on the results.  Some of the results are awe-inspiring. The stories have warmed our hearts beyond belief. Students who used to have debilitating chronic pain have found relief. A student who struggled to breathe and speak without needing to stop mid-sentence can now do so with ease. The fear of falling and not being able to get up, leave a student’s list of concerns after a few weeks of private lessons. A child with special needs, is able to relax in a room with other people and make eye contact. These results can’t be labeled, priced, or compared. These are achievements that we couldn’t be more proud to have facilitated with our gentle, therapeutic approach. Contrary to popular belief, there is strength in being soft. Power does not come by pulling and pushing things into place, in fact, it comes by humbly giving and taking. In all aspects of life, whether they be business affairs, relationships, money, or experiences, true strength is not developed through force, but through the heart. Trusting in the power of letting things flow naturally through your passion, takes more strength and courage than forcing a square peg into a round hole. There are a thousand ways for what’s meant to be to be. However, the harder you push for perfection, the more you exhaust your resources. Good things will come...

Meditating on JOY

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha   We’ve lived a lot, that’s true. But how have we lived? Each thought created is the illustrator for the movie that is our life. You can let ideas run wild with a paintbrush of dark hues creating a canvas that looks like something you wouldn’t want to run into walking down a dark alley at night. OR you can create a work of heART with your internal dialogue. Here’s the big secret that no one wants you to know (except us of course, that’s why we’re sharing it) YOU ARE THE AUTHOR OF YOUR STORY. Your ego is about to put its big ugly foot down and say, “no, some people can do that but it’s not us,” because that’s what your ego does; it challenges you. If you keep thinking that, then yes, THAT is your truth. “As long as you feed the beast, it shall live,” wrote Jen Sincero. If you draw the line and take your power back right now, then your life will begin to change for the better. The universe will begin to conspire to put together the things that you deserve because you are open to receiving joy. Meditating on joy and gratitude is the key to creating new cognitive habits. It’s not the quick fix, but it’s a practice that will carry you throughout life. When chaos creeps in, and the ego rears its ugly head, you have the strength to stand tall like Xena the Warrior Princess...

Changing Your Perspective

It’s often second nature to look at situations, emotions, and people, and label them. A cancellation of plans is a disappointment, a criticism is a punishment, a risk is scary, so on, and so forth. When you look at things differently, though, the things you look at change. Rather than sticking a positive or negative connotation on life’s experiences, make a daring decision. Name it something good: a new opportunity, a lesson to be learned, an adventure to be explored, or a new friend to spend time with. When it doesn’t work out right take a step back, see things from a new view, and discover new possibilities. Redefine what you believe to be true. Paint your reality in the hues you wish to live within. Let it be bright and bold, or light and calm. Look at what’s weighing on you today, and try to see it from a different...

Finding Balance

Our body’s natural functions maintain homeostasis to keep the physical self in equilibrium. Although the body is consistently balanced, we still struggle to feel that balance transcends into our lives because the mental and emotional self requires a different kind of maintenance. That maintenance is mindfulness. In yoga, we practice grounding down and rising up through standing postures. By doing so, the mind weeds out the necessary from the unnecessary and becomes more focused on priorities like what gets you up and what keeps you up. These moments of physical balance encourage the mind to seek balance in other ways. What gets you up in the morning? What keeps you up when life knocks you down? Samatva is the state of even-mindedness which allows us to find harmony within ourselves and the contexts of our environment. When samatva is reached, it is said that a person is then able to see passed birth and death, see the true equality of all beings, and treat success and failure alike. Samatva and physical balance are alike in the sense that we work for it, attain it, lose it, fall out of it, and start all over again and again. That’s the nature of each, and as frustrating as it may be, it is what allows us to appreciate it all the more when we do have...

The Natural Facelift

We all want to look our best and maintain an youthful and healthy glow. Even though aging is a natural process, stress, negative emotions, inappropriate diet, toxins, sun damage, and gravity age our skin even faster. Several things happen as we age. Skin loses its youth producing fat, collagen and elastin glands that once rejuvenated skin cells. Aging occurs when the circulation of blood and lymph to the skin decreases, depriving the skin and underlying muscles of essential nourishment. As a result the skin and muscles looses moister, firmness, elasticity, and tone. What if there was a safe, non surgical option that could take 5-15 years off of your face? Natural holistic methods for anti-aging are among the most effective and efficient, yet underutilized cosmetic options. Unlike Botox, fillers, and surgery Facial Acupuncture is a holistic, natural, gentle way to rejuvenate your skin and bring forward your youthful glow. It was once employed by ancient Chinese royalty to prolong youthfulness. Facial Acupuncture will enhance your health and radiance by restoring the circulation of blood and lymph to the skin, face, and muscle, leaving you looking and feeling refreshed. Your skin will improve in texture, softness, clarity, and firmness. Fine needles are placed at a variety of acupuncture points in the face, neck, and also the body to stimulate body’s natural energies called Qi. Positive micro-trauma produced by acupuncture needle stimulates the fibroblasts, and this action increase the production of collagen. Some of the facial benefits include: Reduction of under eyes bags and sagging tendencies Elimination of the lines and diminishing of large wrinkles Improvement of collagen production and muscle...