• Yoga

    Ujjayi Pranayama

    What is Ujjayi Pranayama? Have you ever heard your yoga instructor saying “cultivate your ujjayi pranayama…”? Excuse me, my what? Cultivate? There is always more to learn in yoga – so whether you have heard this term before, or not, read on! I double dog dare you! How do we say it? ooh-JAH-yee prah-nah-YAH-mah Where does it originate? Like many terms in yoga, ujjayi pranayama is sanskrit term. What is sanskrit? Sankrit is an ancient Indic language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written and from which many northern Indian languages were derived. But what does it mean? Let’s break it down… What is…

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    My Trip to Israel

    I can hardly believe it – but I am already home from my trip to Israel! Each day was long and exhausting, but the trip as a whole flew by. 10 jam-packed days, full of learning, site seeing, new friends, and delicious food. I learned so much about Israel as a country, about the people around me, about meditation and mindfulness – but most importantly about myself. I cannot wait to share so much of what I have learned with you all and to learn more together in the future! Our fearless leader, Erin Doppelt, was absolutely incredible! I feel as though I learned so much from her in so…