Category Archives for "Mind"
Hi, my name is Suzanne. I’ve been hiding behind a mask for a while, the moniker Modern Yogi, which I told myself was just a brand name for the huge movement I was creating. It was actually a wall I built out of fear. Manifesting your dreams requires fearlessness. It’s time to rip off this mask and […]Continue reading
At the beginning of class, when the teacher asks you to set a yoga intention, does your mind race from idea to idea, evaluating an array of thoughts in hopes of choosing one that will magically change your life over the next hour of class? Mine has. In the minute or so of intention-setting, instead of visualizing peace or […]Continue reading
Yoga has eight limbs, the most well known of which is asana, the Sanskrit word for yoga’s physical postures. The yamas and niyamas, represent two other limbs. They offer powerful wisdom for transforming our daily struggles into peace. Eight Limbs Of Yoga: Yamas – How one relates to the world at-large Niyamas – How one […]Continue reading
At 27, I was an up-and-coming news reporter (or so I hoped) in a small town about 90 minutes north of Phoenix. Then I got cancer. Through treatment, surgery, and recovery, I had to reach into the depths of my soul to find reasons to keep going. In honor of October’s designation as breast cancer awareness month, […]Continue reading
Whether you’re having a bad day or a bad week, sour moods an inevitable part of life. Learning how to get out of a funk is key to returning to your ordinary self. A few general notes: Up and down cycles are natural parts of existence, and they don’t mean you’re failing in the effort to become more peaceful or happy. […]Continue reading
Water accounts for up to 60% of our bodies, and so it’s really no surprise that moon energy affects us. Just as the moon commands the tides, so too does it influence our lives. Learning how to align with lunar cycles is an amazing way to mindfully harness this power and use it to expand your […]Continue reading
Why does evil exist? Why do people hurt others, physically and emotionally? Why are there murders and burglaries, rapes and other atrocities? We all know life isn’t fair, but that doesn’t make it any easier. People are in pain, and they lash out. Or they act with good intentions and end up hurting people anyway. […]Continue reading