I have been meeting a friend at our yoga studio once a week, and it has turned into a ritual. I look forward to that day, one I know always brings laughter and inspiration. As I opened up to her at the end of the class and complained that, often, my evening practice was the […]
Yoga has turned Emilie's life upside down. From her first Yin class 8 year ago to now, she has experienced first hand the mental and physical benefits of yoga in her everyday life: more stamina, the ability to deal with difficult situations without letting negative emotions take over, and the pure bliss of learning how to appreciate life's small pleasures and joys. For Emilie, yoga is surely about reducing stress and back pain, but it is also about incorporating more mindfulness, love, and compassion into all aspects of daily life, by incorporating pranayama, mudras, mantras, and the philosophy of yoga as well as the asanas.