A Love Note To You Yoga Mama

A Love Note To You Yoga Mama

Can I just tell you how powerful and amazing you are? And I’m not just saying that as an “affirmation” I’m saying it because it’s true. This thing you do here. This practice of yoga. The down dogs. The breath work. The mindfulness that keeps you from losing your shit,...
Life & Yoga is About Being

Life & Yoga is About Being

I just love this time of year. A time for new beginnings and of course ending things that just don’t fit into the next highest version of yourself. Since the beginning of this year I’ve been making a conscious effort to let go of some things. Specifically my need to...
I AM That: The Meaning of the So Hum Mantra

I AM That: The Meaning of the So Hum Mantra

Those first few months of yoga teacher training were dizzying but I loved them. Coming from an African American home my spiritual upbringing was very Christian-like. So learning about yogic philosophy and spirituality bent my mind and pushed me to my edges. It made me...
The Fire of Focus – How Mantra Can Enlighten

The Fire of Focus – How Mantra Can Enlighten

This morning as I lit my prayer candle to start my morning spiritual practice, I realized just how much light that single candle flame offered to the darkness of the room. What was at first a room that I fumbled around in just to find the lighter, became “seeable”....
Mantra: A Prayer Without Ceasing

Mantra: A Prayer Without Ceasing

My grandmother was a devout Jehovah’s Witness when I was a child. I can remember her reading her bible every night as she drank hot coffee with extra milk and sugar. Every other day she went out into “field service,” knocking on doors to spread the gospel of Christ’s...
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