The Yoga of Yawning

By Michelle Fajkus & Charles MacInerney {Read the full, original post on Elephant Journal} Only we humans, conditioned to be polite, suppress our urge to yawn. Our suppression of a natural, healthy, physical urge is actually detrimental to our health. Yawning is an ancient and vitally important reflex. Human fetuses begin to yawn and pandiculate (stretching…… Continue reading The Yoga of Yawning

The Key to a Centered, Compassionate Life

The most important thing, in yoga and life, is breath. Breathing is a basic function of existence on this planet. Breath awareness is the foundation of all meditation and mindfulness practices. Conscious breathing is both powerful and subtle–at once a personal, sacred, secret, silent practice that can be performed anywhere, anytime and a shared experience…… Continue reading The Key to a Centered, Compassionate Life