This euphoric state we aim for in which we are free of body, mind, and emotions, merely existing as an infinite, energetic being comes and goes, and most likely won’t be found when actively sought out. It is a gift manifested through a surrender of will, opening of heart, and suppleness of being. Yoga provides us with an incredible build-up of physical exertion that exhausts the body into willful rest, focuses the mind into poignant thought, and regulates the emotions into steady experience. Once arriving at savasana and yielding to rest, these three key states of being present a magical opportunity to place you directly in touch with you…
Music Monday is brought to you by the endlessly sweet and energetic, Lindsey Bliss, this week! Her eclectic mashup has a little bit of everything you need, taking you on a journey from easygoing, Eastern influenced tunes, to feel-good R&B jams. As you fall into the rhythm and ride of her playlist, can you feel your heart opening up to the possibilities of the week?!
Join Lindsey for 6am Power this Tuesday to discover what else is in store!
Just like the cells inside our body, life is in constant evolution. It’s also quite cyclical. So, although feelings, events, or states of being might prove reminiscent of each other, you can always expect a twist beneath the surface—big or small. These nuanced fluctuations are the reason why it is so important to pause, connect, listen, and respond. That pause is a moment of pure magical empowerment. It places you outside of yourself in a way that actually connects you deeper within yourself. It is the space that allows you to recognize your knee-jerk reaction and decide if that aligns with what you truly need or not. This is self-love. This is self-care.
Do you know that feel good, high vibrational trance a day off with close family and friends brings on? Those moments when you pause, look around you, and smile from ear to ear with an overwhelming sense of love and joy in your heart–that’s the kind of mindset one of Maggie’s playlist will put you in. It’s simple: solid beats, uplifting mood, and dance-inducing melodies. Press play and enjoy your holiday, then keep the vibes flowing with Maggie this week at one of her Turn It Up Dog! classes (Fri–6:30am & Sat–7:30am)
Maybe we don’t have to lose the effects of the euphoria or ancient knowing which arise in the moments that make our hearts and spirits sing. Whether it’s as complex as an adventure into the unknown, or as simple as a particularly outstanding practice on our mats, the way in which the elements of ourselves and the world around us combine serve as merely the catalyst in triggering that which was already within us. There is no searching for or discovering the clarity and balance necessary to move forward towards the next chapter in life. The fact is, everything that we are, everything that we have been, and everything we could possibly hope to be already exists within us. These seemingly rare experiences serve as an unveiling of the knowing that was there all along.
It’s no surprise Robin’s shooting us a sassy little wink with this STELLAR playlist up her sleeve! This week’s Music Monday is full of energetic dance beats that will bring a vivacious sensation of joy to your soul. Press play and start the week off lighting up from the inside out, and then make your way over to one of Robin’s revitalizing morning classes!
When we dive into the conversation of who we are, we must realize that every word placed upon the thought is relentlessly limiting in its nature, as who we are is a complex collaboration of all of our parts. It can be staggeringly difficult to accept this boundless nature of Self…what if I argued that words and thoughts are not the key to attaining your grasp on ALL of who you are? What if it is merely a feeling manifested through diverse connections, atmospheres and experiences?
With just a few more weeks left of summer, it’s time to take each step like its a dance and every breath, a song! Cap off this bright and beautiful season with one of Bradshaw’s many feel good playlists. There’s just no way to hold back a smile and a groove when indulging in any of Bradshaw’s creations–from music mashup, to flow, and all the outfits in between, join Bradshaw this week and you’ll be celebrating your summer right!
Kenya is setting the tone to focus our minds and empower us to take action towards our goals with this Music Monday playlist! Her instrumental mashup is the perfect soundtrack to a powerfully productive and positive week. Press play, step into the rhythm of song & life, and then cap it all off with Kenya’s Power Express this Friday at 5:30am!
I would roll my eyes as the words “revolved,” or “twisted,” whirled around the room. I felt embarrassed. There I was, the instructor taking class, and I was scoffing every time I exhaled to prayer twist. The postures didn’t bring me pain of the body, but they were definite cause for a bruised ego. I pretended my resistance was born of an intuitive call to protect my body from over-exerting my back, but in reality, I was protecting my pride, all the while doing less than what I could to allow my practice to heal my discomfort.