Quotes on Life, Love, and Stars

By Alicia Moore   “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde   “It is not the length of life, but depth of life.”      Ralph Waldo Emerson   “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.       It took me […]

Thoughts on Friendship and Impermanence

By Alicia Moore I was having brunch with an old friend last weekend, and we got to talking about friendship. I had recently lost a dear friend, and I was feeling inadequate. As we discussed the sad ending of this recent relationship I realized that I was no longer capable of forming bonds like the […]

My Yoga Story

By Alicia Moore We all have our own yoga story. You know, when we found our mats, why we walked through our first yoga studio door, or how we came to purchase our first Vinyasa tape or DVD. I’ve never really shared my yoga story. Sure, I’ve talked about teenage anxiety, my family doctor prescribing […]

Meditation: Step One

Hello! So you’re thinking about meditation? You’re off to a good start, because “thinking” is what meditation is all about. Without our thoughts, who would we be? Certainly not ourselves, but perhaps a bit more relaxed! Truthfully, meditation is not about stopping thoughts or eliminating thoughts. When you look up the purpose of meditation in […]

How Yoga Helps Anxiety

More and more people are telling me about their anxiety lately. It’s certainly a buzz word today and I feel it, too! However, it’s an old familiar feeling to me. I’ve dealt with anxiety since my early 20’s and it’s actually what drew me to yoga, thanks anxiety! I see it as an old friend, […]

Asana Spotlight: Vrksasana – Tree Pose

Vrksasana – Tree Pose Bring Balance and Grounding to your practice with Vrksasana An excellent pose for both beginner and seasoned practitioner; Tree pose improves your balance, focus, and mental clarity. Feel free to use a wall, chair, or poll to steady yourself or practice in the center of the room. Yoga is about self […]

Whole Yoga Pranayama Spotlight: Nadi Shodhana

Nadi Shodhana is an equalizing breath that balances the polarity of our inner energy. It is considered one of the best pranayamas to calm the mind and nervous system, and it also balances both sides of the brain; the creative with the an analytical. Ancient yogis believed that the practice contributed to vitality because it […]

Whole Yoga Asana Spotlight: Sphinx Pose

Sphinx is a underrated pose that suitable for most yogis and a favorite of many instructors here at Whole Yoga. It is a beginning backbend in yoga that helps to open the chest, lungs, and low back. Benefits: Improves Blood Circulation. Aids in lengthening of the abdominal muscles, strengthens the spine, and firms the buttocks. […]

5 Reasons To Go On a Yoga Retreat

Going on a retreat might sound like a big splurge on yourself at first… but really, is it?   What does it cost you when you become out of balance and notice you’re forgetting commitments? Maybe you begin unconsciously eating to preoccupy yourself and you start gaining unwanted weight? What about when you start feeling […]

Yoga and Heartbreak

How do you cope with heartbreak? It can feel so debilitating, so consuming and so painful. Everyone always says the same thing, that time heals all. But what do you do in the meantime? How do you wake up everyday and continue on with your life when it feels like its just been flipped upside […]