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Desa Seni , Canggu – Bali

Posted by in Studio Review

Every yoga studio has a vibe, a sort of personality onto itself.  Desa Seni, a high end eco resort and retreat space in Canggu, Bali is definitely the celebrity rehab of yoga studios on the island – the vibe is chic, LA rich mommies on vacation, but don’t let that fool you – there is little ego here. I used to live up the street on a rice field, in a more local part of town (read: affordable) but you bet your ass I went to Desa Seni regularly. Sure I…read more

A Guide to Yoga in San Cristobal de las casas, Mexico

Posted by in Studio Review, Travel Mom

I’ve only been living in San Cristobal (or San Cris as most foreigners call it) for a couple of weeks, but I came with a need for a refresh in my practice and I’ve been searching with a vengeance. Part of what I’m working on is reconnecting to my daily practice of puja – morning prayers and singing some kirtan. My practice is always changing slightly but the backbone is the same: Ganesha, my main squeeze is who I pray to in the mornings. Previously, I was lighting my incense…read more

Kriya Yoga: Let’s Get Weird

Posted by in Paths Of Yoga

Kriya Yoga is an ancient form of yoga that was ushered into modern times by Pramahansa Yogananda in his famous work: Autobiography of A Yogi. In a nutshell it is the practice of discipline, self study and surrender. “Kriya” is a Sanskrit word and it means, “to do an action or deed”. In Kundalini yoga, a kriya is any complete action that is meant to achieve a specific result-this breaks down into a lot of different cleansing breath techniques in Kundalini. In Ashtanga, “kriya’s” are cleansing practices that are supposed to…read more

Yoga for Muladhara Chakra

Posted by in Chakras

Muladhara is the root. It’s located at the base of your body-for women it’s behind our cervix, for men it’s the perineum. For my own visualization, I just picture my butt hole. When we say, “root down”, in yoga and you’re sitting, picture your anus rooting into the floor like a electric connection to the earth. If you’re standing, then picture your feet as tree roots into the earth. In my culture, the good old West, we are Muladhara obsessed. It’s the place where security lives. Money, red meat, power, the…read more