Written August 23, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Activate your Body and Deactivate your Stress
It’s almost hard to remember now how much physical pain I was living in, and it was only two and a half years ago! My “norm” for eight years was severe chronic pain symptoms in my sacrum and hips. I was waking in extreme discomfort which limited my every movement, prohibiting me from many of the activities I used to know and love, like running and sadly, even yoga! My yoga practice was restricted due to this sacral/hip instability, imbalance, and injury. I began to notice that every time I got on my mat and did a practice that started off feeling delicious, I ... Read More
Written August 22, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Thanks for tuning in to read my story about how Self Awakening Yoga (SAY) and Restorative Yoga has
been a Healing platform and helped me to cultivate a deeper sense of self-love.
For years, I was feeling low to medium levels of Anxiety-Depression-Stress and pretty extreme
Sleeplessness as my biggest challenge. I was seriously suffering from all these symptoms, due to life’s
transitions, my divorce, a big move from NorCal to Central America/Costa Rica. And I was heading into
my menopause years. I am 54 years old now, and I can honestly say through dedication and commitment
to self-care, my stress levels have lowered considerably.
Self Awakening (SAY) and Restorative Yoga serve as ... Read More
Written August 11, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Ayurveda is a 5000 year old wisdom tradition from India that co-arose at the same time with Yoga. Ayurveda’s literal definition is “The Science of Life” and it teaches us how to live in balance in every area of life.
Both Ayurveda & Yoga are Vedic Sciences – which means they come from the Vedas which are the oldest known written teachings on health & spirituality. All Vedic sciences are teachings to support the full development of human potential. Ayurveda teaches that a persons nature is reflected in their Dosha (or body/mind constitution).
There are 3 main Doshas. Vata (air/ether elements), Pitta (fire element) and Kapha (water & earth element). Knowing one’s ... Read More
Written July 09, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
By now, you are all too familiar with the overall benefits of a consistent yoga practice for your health and well being. But did you know there are specific benefits to a regular practice during the summer months?
It can be easy to get distracted from your own self-care when the kids are home and/or summer vacation starts. Don’t let these longer days and warmer nights pull you on to the pavement and parades instead of into Yoga Mountain Studio and on to your mat!>
The garden view is absolutely beautiful and our newly expanded redwood deck is the perfect place to stretch out on your mat while waiting for the class to begin. Plus, when it is hot outside, it is cool ... Read More
Written June 25, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
I have always enjoyed practicing yoga outside. The breeze, the blue sky, and the sunshine are all supportive of feeling present and energized. When I first began hearing about goat yoga, I knew it would be a fun way to practice.
On my search for an opportunity to practice yoga outside with adorable goats running around, I discovered Goatlandia ( www.goatlandia.org ). Goatlandia is a farm animal rescue sanctuary in the outskirts of Santa Rosa. Many of the animals arrived on the property after last year’s fires. From the minute Nicole Heslip, a devoted ... Read More