Yoga Health Coaching Blog

I've been a regular meditator for the past 7 years. I was first exposed to the idea of meditation in college, and I had tried to establish a practice multiple times, but had not made discernible progress in the 15 years since I realized it would be a good practice to start. I tried guided meditations and would fall asleep (I sometimes still do!). I did yoga occasionally, but had a hard time with slow...

As Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our environments; thereafter they shape us.” Take a moment and reflect on the truth of this statement for yourself. Are there spaces you have been in that have felt nurturing and supportive to their purpose? Alternately have you ever experienced more stress or discomfort in a space? How can we create spaces that shape our optimal self-care routine? Our environments are so important. Especially our homes. They are the...

I used to think that low self-esteem was the central issue to not being able to change unwanted habits. I really believed that fragile or damaged self-esteem made it difficult or impossible to get rid of bad habits even when they resulted in poor health or quality of life.  I thought that if you just tried hard enough to value yourself more, unwanted behaviours would just slip away. With that in mind, the million dollar question...

Ayurveda means life wisdom, science, or truth. Commonly referred to as the sister science of yoga, Ayurveda is a living science that heals both body and mind. Yoga is the path to your innermost self that depends on a well functioning body and mind. These practices were developed together and designed to work together. My gateway into Yoga and Ayurveda was yoga asana (postures). The poses made me feel strong and capable. I was 18yo and...

We all know that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. As we start on our paths to become Yoga Health Coaches, we are put in a community and given systems that drop us onto an efficient and straight path to thrive. However, sometimes our unique personal life conditions will drop obstacles into our straight path. As that happens, we must decide whether it’s best to work through or around the obstacle,...

That's right! And just for fun, imagine those words said in Tom Hanks’ voice as he played Jimmy Dugan in the movie A League of Their Own back in 1992.  Only there he declared, "There’s no crying in baseball!" and while that may not be true, there really is no shaming in Ayurveda -- body shaming, that is. If you are alive and living in a body, you’ve likely experienced some type of body shaming at...