Morocco Surf Trip

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From the french seaside cafes in Essouira to the tiny wooden fishing boats in Imsouane.  The wind peels the bright colorful paint off the corners of buildings like bark from a tree.  The people are kind and the waves are good. Right hand point breaks can be found north and south of the humble little surfer’s haven of Taghazout.  Tajines are served in pipping hot clay pots and the …

Ayurvedic First Aid Kit

Alternative Herbal Medicine ayurveda yoga

{Published on Yoganonymous) Ayurvedic medicine is a practical science that evolved in India. In fact, the name “Ayurveda” derives from Sanskrit, meaning the “science of life.” If that sounds a little broad, it’s because it is. Ayurvedic medicine is all about creating a holistically healthy lifestyle striving to create harmony between the body, mind, and spirit.

A Guide to Balancing Your Hormones

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{published on Yoganonymous}   Without women and their infamous hormones, we would live on a planet empty of humans.  Our hormones are a critical part of human existence, yet we really don’t hear much about them.  I am nearly 35 years old,  somewhere between my first period and my last.  The past two years, I have taken a deeper look into hormones, menstruation, menopause and …

A yin yoga teacher training worth raving about

Long brown mermaid hair, chunky gold arm bangles, and massive hoop earrings enhance her natural goddess-like appearance. “Her presence fills the room with encouragement and inspiration” is how she was described to me long before I knew her.  She teaches yoga with a focus on consciously unraveling the body-mind connection through guided awareness.  Strong yet humble, whole-heartedly devoted yet completely down to earth, she is …

The Tao of Surfing: Yin Yoga

{published on The Inertia} The tides move from high to low as the moon rotates from new to full.  In just one day the ocean’s energy can change from pumping waves with spitting barrels to flat calm seas perfect for snorkeling.  Things are always changing.  It is the ebb and flow of life.   

योग ~ The Path of Yoga

 योग The Path of Yoga In Vedic Sanskrit, the literal meaning of the word “yoga”  is “to add”, “to join”, “to unite”, or “to attach” from the root yuj.  The goal of yoga is “moksha” liberation.  So, we do yoga in an effort to unite us to the goal, liberation.  It is a path.  Actually, it is many paths.   Lets get literal for a second.  Patanjali’s …

The Vipassana Mind – विपश्यना

On June 11, 1963, A Vietnamese monk Thích Quảng Đức sat peacefully on a street corner in Saigon, Vietnam. He sat unmoved in lotus position while his entire body was engulfed in suicidal flames. Thich was completely in control over his mind.  He slowly burned to death without opening his eyes, without a flinch in his body and without a sounds from his mouth. My …