Bark, Wag and Roar, Yoga for Kids!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013
Bark, Wag and Roar, Yoga for Kids!

April 14th through the 20th is the Week of the Young Child so it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce yoga! Sharing yoga postures and techniques at an early age is a great gift to give our children, as yoga encourages compassion, cooperation and self-esteem. Children experience many of the same benefits as adults who practice […]

AlchemYoga takes our Asanas to Santa Cruz, California

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013
AlchemYoga takes our Asanas to Santa Cruz, California

Greetings friends and fellow Yogis! Recently AlchemYoga went on a little road trip down to the beautiful coastal city of Santa Cruz, California! We had a blast getting creative with our postures while exploring all the fun this amazing place has to offer. We hope that you enjoy these little snippets from our trip. by […]

Mindful Gardening

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012
Mindful Gardening

It’s another Mindfulness Monday here at Alchemyoga, and today I wanted to talk about one of my favorite mindfulness activities, gardening. At our house we maintain a garden year-round as it is something that our whole family enjoys doing together. Our garden provides delicious, nutritious, organic food for our family and our pets; our iguana […]

Protein Packed and Cruelty Free

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012

As a vegetarian I am always looking for high energy and high protein foods, new recipes and kid friendly snacks for our family. The pantry is full of a variety of beans, nuts and grains that help to support our dietary needs and our wish to follow the practice of Ahimsa, or non-violence. Ahimsa is […]

Supplements to Supplement your Yoga Practice

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012

Walking down the supplement aisle at your local market or drug store can prove to be an overwhelming experience, especially with the many brands, sources, forms and manufacturing practices that exist today. While it is always ideal to try and get the nutrients that our bodies need from whole food sources, for many of us […]

Meditation is what you make it!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012
Meditation is what you make it!

For some time now, I have described yoga as, a physical practice that was designed to prepare the body for meditation. Yoga engages and lengthens the muscles and lubricates the joints in order to sit comfortably still in mediation. While this is the case, both of these practices exist independently of each other, meaning that […]

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012
The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Samadi Pada 1.“Atha Yoganusasanam” “Now the exposition of Yoga is being made.” -Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda Yoga strives to create union among the body, mind and spirit, allowing us to become more aware of ourselves and our connection to the rest of the world. The prescription for this notion of […]

Everyday Mindfulness- Living your Yoga

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life Mindfulness is the art of being aware, the use of all of our senses to experience the reality of every moment, in the […]

Have a Namaste!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012
Have a Namaste!

Hello fellow Yogis, I hope that this day greets you with Joy!  Today  I wanted to share an experience I had once ending my yoga class with the gesture of Namaste. The literal translation of Namaste from Sanskrit to English is: Bow (Nam) me (as) you (te) – “Bow me you” or more eloquently, “I bow to you.” I close all of […]

Yogic Diet and Nutrition: Eating for Energy

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012
Yogic Diet and Nutrition: Eating for Energy

The food that we eat is energy transformed. No matter what it is you’re eating all food originates at the same source, the sun. In nature, energy is continuously flowing the ecosystem is a complex web, where energy transfer occurs with the consumption of food. Many species exist in this food web, each of them […]