The right way to drink water.

How could we possibly need guidelines around something so simple as drinking water? (A water recipe and how to calculate how much to drink are ahead, keep reading ⬇︎) As absurd as it sounds, we do.   As a nation, we consume more of everything we shouldn’t be...
Top Ten TYS Board Quotes

Top Ten TYS Board Quotes

You took a bath today, right?  😛 You probably do it every day. Another thing you need every day? Inspiration. Just like bathing, it’s a daily necessity for motivation, strength, and peace. We picked the top ten TYS board quotes of all time and then let you vote on...
The Super Power We All Possess

The Super Power We All Possess

Has anyone ever advised you to just “grin and bear it?” You may have wanted to punch them at the time but it turns out this advice is well worth heeding. We all possess the power to change our day and our lives with one simple act: a smile. The Crystal Ball of Life. A...
A Quiet Radical: The Yogic Life of Mr. Rogers

A Quiet Radical: The Yogic Life of Mr. Rogers

Have you seen Won’t You Be My Neighbor? It’s a documentary about Mr. Rogers, the host of the PBS children’s show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. If you haven’t, add it to your to-do-asap list. It will warm your heart and open your mind (warning: take a box of tissues). This...

The “Voodoo” Magic of Yoga: What’s True and What’s Not.

Once upon a time in a land far, far away (India) there was a wealthy maharaja named Ranjit Singh. In 1837 Singh heard that there was a yogi, Sadhu Haridas, who had approached his court proposing a live burial demonstrating his super-spiritual yogi powers. The king...

What Is Mindfulness?

We hear this term a lot today: mindful. What, exactly, does that mean? How do we actually become “mindful?” The official definition according to a Google search: mind·ful·nes ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs noun 1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. 2. a...

15 Surprising Facts About Yoga

1. Ancient yogis believed we are born with a limited number of breaths. 2. The first book ever was written by yogis. The Rig Veda is the first of the Vedas and contains thousands of hymns and Sanskrit mantras. It is believed to be the oldest known text in the world,...

Two Things You Can Use Today To Help Win The Weight Loss Battle

When we try to lose weight the first thing we think of is cutting calories. The second is exercise. Less calories, more exercise. It’s true this works (calories are not created equal, however), but the two things we need to address and evaluate first are not calories...

8 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Yoga Practice

You don’t move mountains, reschedule carpools, and cancel happy hours to get to yoga and struggle through class, right? To get the most out of your practice—regardless of how you woke up this morning, what studio you are attending, or who the teacher is—set yourself...

The Top Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Your Breath

The foundation of yoga (and life) is your breath. Not fancy poses or even Patanjali’s 8 Limbs. It’s all about how you breathe. It’s important to get to know this vital bodily function (that we all take for granted), not just for yoga, but for daily life and health....

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