The fourth yama is Brahmacarya. Nicolai Bachman defines this as the practice of conserving vital energy, especially sexual energy, in order to channel it in more productive directions toward supreme truth. Taken literally, this means celibacy or controlling our sexual desires. However, it also means controlling our sensory organs in order to find harmony and balance. In other… Continue reading Bramacharya: Finding Balance by Setting Boundaries
Full Disclosure: Parts of this were written before my boyfriend and I broke up. However, my thoughts and feelings have not changed. I am a giver. A giver by definition is someone who gives without expecting anything in return. It wasn’t until I started seeing a new reiki healer that I started evaluating all the places that I put… Continue reading Asteya – Stealing Attention from Those I Care About
It was the beginning of April and I was four months into a break with my boyfriend. Neither of us were moving on, yet neither of us were fully committed to each other. It was around that time that I started exploring how the concept of truthfulness shows up in my life. When you're forced… Continue reading When Living in Truth Leads to a Break Up
The first yama is Ahimsa which translates to “non-harming” or “non-violence”. Non-violence not only means abstaining from acts of violence, but also words or thoughts that do harm. Gossip, passive aggressiveness, being pessimistic are all ways that we put harmful energy into the world without knowing it. In his book “Yoga for a World Out of Balance,”… Continue reading Practicing Ahimsa in the Workplace
In 2017 I successfully fulfilled my New Year's resolution which was to teach more yoga. My resolution in 2018, was to elevate myself as a yoga teacher by deepening my practice and marketing myself. Having published a written piece for the yoga blog Yoganonymous (RIP) I that detailed how yoga teacher training enhanced my career,… Continue reading What Have I Been Up To? Back to Blogging!
About a month ago I sat down for my routine monthly check-in meeting with my SVP, a new practice that she started with all her direct reports throughout the year to discuss workload, accounts, get feedback on current projects, and overall check in. In my last check-in Cindy mentioned that I need to step it… Continue reading Cultivating Confidence Through Yoga
For those of you who haven't heard the term "ghosting" happens when you've either gone on dates or are in a relationship with someone and that someone disappears into thin air without explanation. If you have participated in the online dating game over the past five years, chances are you've been ghosted or ghosted someone.… Continue reading I Was Ghosted after Five Months – Yoga Helped Me Find Closure