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....

The Top 5 Myths About Yoga (And Why They Aren’t True)

1. Yoga is a religion Yoga is not a religion. It is a way of life. Yoga gives you the tools to dig deep inside, confront your fears and challenges, and be a better person for everyone around you, including yourself. The principles of yoga (the Eight Limbed Path...

Is Self-Care Selfish?

Somehow we’ve gotten the idea that caring for ourselves is an act of selfishness. That not giving our all to our loved ones until we simply fall into bed each night, exhausted, makes us bad people. When, in fact, you are really not doing anyone any favors by not...

The Ultimate Zen Habit

Letting go is an art. If you don’t let go, whatever you are holding on to will hold you back. The argument you had with your spouse, the guilt over a deed done (or not done), a relationship that no longer serves you, a habit that hurts you, or even fear of the...

Got Big Dreams? 5 Simple Steps To Help You Get There

Did you know that TYS started in a storage unit? One step at a time, with determination and passion, we grew into our current studio and continue to grow. It’s a dream come true, for sure! You can get busy accomplishing your goals and dreams today too. These 5...

What’s Better Than Gratitude?

It’s not that we don’t believe in and appreciate the practice of gratitude. We do it every day! But what sometimes gets lost in gratitude is appreciation. What’s the difference, you ask? Here’s the official Webster definition for both: grat·i·tude noun the quality of...

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