"yoga is just stretching, right?" the goal of the physical component of a yoga practice is to allow the body to 'sit comfortably'.* sounds pretty simple, right? when the body is not functioning optimally, it detracts from our ability to concentrate on things outside of that experience (whether or not we realize it). that's easy … Continue reading stretching the definition
my husband and i are excited to announce that we are expecting our first child this summer! a happy new year, indeed. blessings and best wishes to all in 2016! xoxoxOM
in asana and meditation, the point of focus for your gaze is known as your drishti (dṛṣṭi or दृष्टि). it is important to choose a steady view-point for your eyes as this has a direct effect on your mind. developing a focused gaze is important in working to let go of distractions, withdraw the senses (pratyahara), and … Continue reading focus your gaze
schedule of classes at Just Breathe Yoga for memorial weekend 2015: thursday 6pm basic w/Pat 7:15pm mixed level w/Janae friday 6pm POP UP basic w/Pat saturday 9am matwork w/Janae 10:30am basic w/Janae sunday & monday no classes happy memorial day!!
"To notice timelessness is to receive the gift of the now, to accept the present of the present. This moment is already however it is; it's too late to change it. Any striving to improve things can only be aimed at the future, even the future one second from now. That's a worthy occupation, but … Continue reading accepting the present
dear chi-burbia yogis and friends of ALL fitness levels, if you're looking for some new motivation or a class to complement your regimen, Just Breathe Yoga Studio has two great options on saturday mornings starting tomorrow, february 28: morning matwork / 9 - 10am (new time!) matwork is a super fun and challenging fusion of … Continue reading new saturday classes!!
due to crazy cold weather, all classes at Just Breathe Yoga Studio are cancelled for tonight. stay in, stay safe, and stay warm! xoxoxOM
our life experience changes day to day, giving rise to ranges in clarity and engagement. to different extents, we all have 'off days' where things don't feel right -- mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually. sometimes we can trace the feelings back to a singular point, reason, or series of choices, other times not. in yoga, we … Continue reading ‘listen to the body’ vs. ‘honor the body’
"Humankind stands as a bridge between two worlds. Our greatest moments are when we have met, nakedly and face to face, the reality that saves and transforms, and then express this as part of our assimilating the experience. Our records of such experiences give us a further step on the road. They also give others … Continue reading on meditation
notice to chi-town's south suburban yogis and those who are yoga-curious -- Just Breathe is holding three TOTALLY FREE classes this week! Wednesday, January 28 // 7-8pm // Yin/Yang with Pat Thursday, January 29 // 6-7pm // Basic Yoga with Pat Thursday, January 29 // 7:15-8:30pm // Mixed Level Yoga with me! this is the … Continue reading FREE CLASSES this week!