How to Explore Portland, Oregon

For most of the cities and parks on this trip, Stephanie and I have scoured blogs and websites for the best itineraries and points of interest. The first city on our trip, after a ten and a half hour drive the day before (see post here), was Portland! We had about two days in the […]

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Driving from San Francisco to Portland

The drive from San Francisco to Portland is really a beautiful one. There are certain things in this area that you really cannot see anywhere else. Our plans had to change when we discovered that most of Lassen Volcanic National Park and Mt. Shasta would be closed due to snow in those earlier summer months. […]

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5 Tips For Staying Sane on a Long Road Trip

When some people think vacation, they think of laying on a beach somewhere, soaking up sun, sipping on a piña colada out of a coconut. Vacation means total rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation! Though I treasure these kinds of vacations, most often when I get some time off, I look for adventure. I see it as […]

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Yoga Playlist #1- Out There

So because I have been moving about from coast to coast, most of my books are boxed up and in the mail. This includes most of my yoga philosophy books, and I just didn’t think it was fair to continue with my posts about the eight limb path without proper sources. So instead of talking […]

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My Top 25 Things To Do in San Francisco

How lucky am I? It is indescribable how truly blessed I feel to have had the opportunity to live on this side of the country for 3 years. I have been able to really discover who I am, my truth, learn and grow through that process. I knew when I was applying for Grad school […]

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When You Have a Decision to Make, Always Choose Happiness

Monday Meditation time! I have always had one motto that has run my life from when I was a child. “If it is not a happy life then it is not worth living.” Literally this saved me when I was in a very dark place and from then on it is how I make all […]

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7 Tricks to Make Journaling a Habit

This sounds like it would be self-explanatory right? Journaling is one of those things on every self-care/ self-improvement lists. They make it seem so easy, but somehow it always gets pushed to the sidelines of people’s priority lists and eventually fades into the background. A few weeks later, you pick it up and  decide its […]

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Wipe The Slate Clean… 5 Tips to Setting Goals You Will Stick To.

Guys, can you believe it is already May 1st?!?!?! A new month! Summer is around the corner. Do you have any goals for the summer? Any big plans? Today is particularly special because the first of the month lands on a Monday. That’s a fresh clean late is so many ways! Don’t you love turning […]

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Prānāyāma

तस्मिन् सति श्वासप्रश्वासयोर्गतिविच्छेदः प्राणायामः II.49 tasmin sati śvāsa-praśvāsayor gati-vicchedaḥ prāṇāyāmaḥ When āsana is accomplished, prānāyāma, breath control follows. This consists of the regulation of the incoming and outgoing breaths. बाह्याभ्यन्तरस्तम्भवृत्तिर्देशकालसंख्याभिः परिदृष्टो दीर्घसूक्ष्मः II.50 bāhyābhyantara-stambha-vṛttiḥ deśa-kāla-sankhyābhiḥ paridṛṣṭo dīrgha-sūkṣmaḥ [Prānāyāma] manifests as external, internal, and restrained movements of breath. These are drawn out and subtle in accordance […]

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