Category: Thoughtful Yoga

Considerations and ponderings while conducting your daily practice.

Yoga on a Cruise Ship

Francesca Silva
Mediterranean CruiseOkay, I’m excited – and that’s putting it mildly! This year, my husband and I will be celebrating our fifteenth wedding anniversary. Has it really been that long already? It seems just like yesterday, although my husband may beg to differ! Anyway, we’ve decided to go all out and celebrate by going on a Mediterranean cruise – whoopee! (more…)
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Taking Your Heart to the Mat

Paloma Chavez
DC_OneYoga.jpgWhat can a single group of yoga practitioners do to help relieve world poverty? Plenty – but with lots of support. On November 16, throughout North America, conscientious yoginis will be putting their hearts to their mats as they join OneYoga to bring awareness and funds to help end extreme poverty. The organizers of OneYoga, in partnership with ChristmasFuture, are asking local and national yoga studios to encourage their yoga communities...

Pink Ribbon Yoga Supplies

Paloma Chavez
DC_Pink-Ribon.jpgJust because Breast Cancer Awareness month has just passed doesn’t mean you can’t continue to let others know of your support for this worthwhile cause. The Breast Cancer Site is a daily reminder that we can continue to make a difference simply by accessing the site and clicking on their “give free mammograms" box. You could also make a donation to any of the worthy breast cancer organizations. But what else can you do...
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Yoga in a Box

Paloma Chavez
Yoga FigurinePennsylvania yoga teacher Raymond Daniel Fogleman is committed to inventing new ways to encourage people to try yoga. As he tells it, while sifting through a pile of toys one day, he came across a toy soldier, which gave him the idea of creating a new kind of action toy – the yogi or yogini action figure. (more…)
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Earth Day Blessing

Paloma Chavez
tree.jpgAll things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. Chief Seattle
Chief Seattle was a leader amongst the Puget Sound Indians. He was recognized for his natural abilities as a leader and an orator. He was a keen observer of how the land and his people were in imminent danger of the European’s intentions and he offers this blessing as...
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A Healing Global Sound

Paloma Chavez

globalsound.jpgYoga teacher Shiva Rea, British pop star Sheila Chandra, the Agape International Choir and many others will join together at the Global Sound Conference in Los Angeles. From May 9-12th musicians, composers, Tibetan vocalists, along with professors and researchers will bring awareness and a “deeper understanding about the power of sound.” (more…)

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Your Green Commitment

Paloma Chavez
earthpic.jpgEach year in April, we celebrate the richness and spirit of the earth. On a local, national and global field individuals are creating projects, websites, gatherings and environmental statements on behalf of Earth Day. I want to share with you over the next week as we build up to April 22 some of the sites and information that I found inspiring, humorous or informational. (more…)
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Spring Equinox – Celebrating the Seasons

John Sovec
Spring EquinoxTalk about feeling the effects of the spring equinox; I woke up Thursday morning and there was no choice but to clean my house. It was as if someone had set off an air raid siren and cleansing was the only action available to ease off the rush of energy flowing through me. I got a lot done that morning in a very short amount of time and it felt good to relinquish the...