Don’t Be Still My Heart

Anahata, the Heart Chakra (at the heart, upper chest and upper back) is at the core of our spirit. It is thought to be the pivot where wisdom and happiness balance. The place where all of the pain, disappointment and brokenness of our personal saga melds with compassion and boundless love. Anahata is our source of true inspiration with our destiny in tow. My travels are carrying me to many wonderful places and experiencing kind people from all over the globe. Many years I’d suffered with being so “heady” about life and the expectations about what my walk on the planet was to be. It was not until these later...

When is Enough Enough?

Here we are thirty days plus into 2014. Many of us, myself included, have made commitments (resolutions) to ourselves to either try to improve or maintain the status quo of our existence. Perhaps, making choices to improve our health; improve upon our tardiness to work, school or play; trying to be kinder and more patient; incorporate more joy in our lives; or, taking time to just BE. All of these are noble pursuits and all require effort. Effort, the kind that needs mind shift focus to stay consistent, non-judgmental and humorous. Yep, I said it, humorous. There is a saying I used to have on my fridge, …”don’t take yourself...

Yes! Yoga Has Curves

Yes! Yoga Has Curves Featured in the recent release by Dana Smith, Yes! Yoga Has Curves, showing that yoga comes in all shapes and sizes! (2014). Yaya could not pass the opportunity to share in Dana’s vision in saying, …”yoga is for ‘everyBody’… Look for the book in August 2014 on Amazon.com! ¬†...

What might happen if we looked up?

http://blog.petflow.com/this-is-a-video-everyone-needs-to-see-for-the-first-time-in-my-life-im-speechless/ I usually limit my social media checks an hour every other day; unless, I’m chatting with my love via Skype. This includes responding to emails, checking FBook and other related sites. Perhaps, I am blessed that I am the product of the ol’ school where people actually looked at each other when having a conversation, a meal, or some other form of interaction. I belong to an era that didn’t have to figure how spell words for expressive sounds (arghhh) or emotions (lol). A time when we didn’t ignore someone in distress for fear that you’d be harmed, gave a firm handshake and a smile when you met someone,...

Yoga as Part of Corporate Wellness

Yaya believes in healthy employees! Lunchtime yoga in corporate settings is a win-win for everyone.  Employees will learn to develop tools that can bring calm in stressful work related situations, re-energize during an afternoon slump, or learn to incorporate more positive attitudes in the workplace. Employers will notice better productivity and a renewed spring in the workplace with minimal investment!...