June 4, 2020

If someone were to ask you to depict what a yoga class looks like they might describe an area filled with fit and healthy yogis doing challenging postures, head stands and/or holding the standing pose - bird of paradise. In today's day, this does exist and it can...

May 12, 2020

Niyama is the Sanskrit term that literally means “positive observance” or “practices.” We're deep diving into the Niyama's - the second limb of yoga this week and there are five areas the Niyama's focus on. Like the Kosha's I found this to be a good reference point or...

April 27, 2020

In the April 5th blog, you might remember the brief mention of the “Yamas and Niyamas."  In the "Yoga Sutra of Pantanjali," a collection of texts that were written by philosophers between the second century BCE and fifth century CE, outlining the 'Eight Limbs of Yoga'...

April 12, 2020

Photo by Deva Darshan

We made it to the fifth innermost layer, the Anandamaya Kosha! Known as the “bliss body"  where the veil is finest between our individual self and the unity of creation. In this subtlest of bodies, we experience a deep connection with all beings an...

April 6, 2020

Photo taken along the Shore Path in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 

This week we're reviewing the Vijnanamaya Kosha which is less distinct than thoughts and is described from a spiritual sense as perception without judgement. This kosha is sometimes called the "wisdom body." It...

March 30, 2020

Photo by Devanath

In the last few blogs we covered Annamaya, the first of the five yogic Koshas and the second being the Pranayama Kosha (life force or breath sheath-layer). Today, I wanted to share a little insight on the third layer; Manomaya Kosh...

March 22, 2020

Last week on the blog I wrote about the Sanskrit word, Annamaya Kosha (the food sheath) because I found myself wanting to be helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic and share some of the knowledge I've obtained in completing my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Cultivate...

March 15, 2020

I find myself trying to find a proactive way to be helpful as we heed the request to be socially responsible through self-quarentine and distancing ourselves from others during the outbreak of the coronavirus.

In my Yoga Teacher Training (Y...

February 17, 2020

It was last winter when I started reading the book, "Lessons" by Gisele Bundchen (the Super Model married to NFL Quarterback, Tom Brady). I remember being surprised reading that "yoga changed her life." It made me SO very curious that I started googling Sanskrit words...

January 7, 2020

JANUS, as part of their Music Sparks Change Campaign, is proud to partner with Sovereign Bodies Institute for the release of their new single Stolen Sisters. The Sovereign Bodies Institute (SBI) builds on Indigenous traditions of data gathering and knowledge trans...

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