Trikonasana

I’ve been running more lately and have been really focusing on asanas that assist in stretching out the hamstrings and side body.  My go to pose to target these areas is Trikonasana or Triangle Pose.  I absolutely love to do this pose after a run.  Depending on the depth of your angle in this pose,... Continue Reading →

Hanumanasana~Monkey Pose

If you want a pose that is going to really take some patience to work into, this is the one to practice.  I have been working on Hanumanasana or Monkey Pose for about a year and it is one that I am deeply grateful for.  There is no forcing anything in this asana (pose).  It... Continue Reading →

Seal Pose

I recently took a Yin Yoga workshop and had the best time.  One of my favorite poses that we discussed and practiced was Seal pose. Seal pose is so beneficial in toning the back and stretching out the abdominal muscles.  Also, it is said to stimulate the kidney meridian, one of our centers of vital energy.... Continue Reading →

Asanas off the Wall

There are many ways to use the wall in your yoga practice.  A wall can be one of the best yoga props to strengthen and/or assist your practice.  Typically, the wall is used to practice handstands as those can be scary practicing at first without the security of a wall behind you.  However, I have... Continue Reading →

Yoga Mudras

I recently posted an article on my Misha Jo Naturals website about a variety of mudras (yogic hand gestures) and their special significance.  To read my article, visit https://mishajonaturals.com/yoga-mudras/ XO

Yoga + Running

Yoga can have a significant impact on your running style and your longevity as a runner.   I have been running consistently for a LONG time and it was actually through a running injury that I found yoga.  Since practicing yoga for about ten years now, I have seen exactly how a regular yoga practice... Continue Reading →

Nature as Healer

I recently wrote a post on my business website about the Healing Power of Nature.  This topic has been on my mind lately as I wish more people realized the importance of spending time outside as it brings a plethora of benefits to the mind and body. Here is the link to my article https://mishajonaturals.com/the-healing-powers-of-nature/

Yoga for the Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is our fourth chakra and I like to think of it as the balancing chakra. It is the center point between the lower three more physical chakras and the upper three more spiritual chakras. The heart chakra lies is the core of our spirit. In yoga, many different pranayama or breathing exercises... Continue Reading →

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love is such a beautiful topic this Valentine’s Day. Relating it to yogic philosophy, the Brahmaviharas come to mind. Brahmaviharas are the four states of mind that help unconditional love become more possible when practiced. They consist of (i) Metta—friendliness (ii) Karuna—compassion, (iii) Mudita—joy, and (iv) Upekkha—equanimity.  Swami Satchidananda said the following about Brahmaviharas,... Continue Reading →

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