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The Chakras: Sahasrara (Crown Chakra) by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. I’ll be breaking down the basics of […]

From the Founder

Aspiration Is nothing but illumination- Alas, we fail to enjoy it. –Sri Chinmoy Illumination, enlightenment, is the moment of knowing our true nature. The veil of ignorance is lifted and we perceive the underlying reality. Aspiration is our longing, our inner cry, our efforts towards illumination. Just as the great redwood tree exists in the

The Chakras: Vishuddha (Throat Chakra) by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. Over the next few weeks I’ll be […]

Yoga Story: Stefanie Johnson

What first brought you to yoga? During my freshman year of college at Cal Poly Pomona, my roommate, Jaqui, got me to sign up for a Pilates class at our school, so it was actually Pilates that got me started on my path to yoga. At that time, even though I was only 18 years […]

The Chakras: Anahata (Heart Chakra) by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. Over the next few weeks I’ll be […]

From the Founder

Mindfulness “Peace begins when expectation ends.” —Sri Chinmoy There are many varieties and traditions of meditation. I do not think that any particular concentration or meditation technique is any more valid than another. What is important is that each individual finds a practice that works for them. Regardless of the outer form of our s

The Chakras: Svadistana (Sacral Chakra) by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! There are seven main chakras. Over the next few weeks I’ll be […]

The Chakras: Muladhara (Root Chakra) by Lena Schmidt

Chakras, or wheels of energy, correspond to areas in the body. There are seven main chakras. If an area of our lives is out of balance, it can manifest as an imbalance in that chakra and lead to pain, discomfort, or a feeling of uneasiness. And vice versa! Over the next few weeks I’ll be […]

Yoga Story: Megan Allen

What first brought you to yoga? What first brought me to yoga was curiosity. It seemed to me that the individuals I know that practiced yoga brought qualities on ways of being to life that I desired for myself, like health, ease and peace, happiness and connection. They were loving, positive, supportive and nurturing, and […]

From the Founder: January 2014

Love If you want constant happiness Then every day Enlarge the circle of your love. —Sri Chinmoy* We all long for abiding happiness, yet amidst the trials and tribulations of daily living we often fall short of our happiness-goal. In the time of Socrates people believed that happiness was reserved only for those the gods […]