The Yoga of Yawning

By Michelle Fajkus & Charles MacInerney {Read the full,¬†original post on Elephant Journal} Only we humans, conditioned to be polite, suppress our urge to yawn. Our suppression of a natural, healthy, physical urge is actually detrimental to our health. Yawning is an ancient and vitally important reflex. Human fetuses begin to yawn and pandiculate (stretching […]

The Key to a Centered, Compassionate Life

The most important thing, in yoga and life, is breath. Breathing is a basic function of existence on this planet. Breath awareness is the foundation of all meditation and mindfulness practices. Conscious breathing is both powerful and subtle–at once a personal, sacred, secret, silent practice that can be performed anywhere, anytime and a shared experience […]