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The Importance of Community in Yoga

by Silvia Mordini Truth: My favorite part of yoga is community. The coming together of humans of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, ages, interests to share the same experience. That’s why I go back everyday as a teacher and as a student. And science tells us that being in a healthy community is good for us. […]

How to Face Your Fears, and Grow Up in the Process

By Silvia Mordini “If you begin to face your fears, something bittersweet is going to happen to you: You’ll grow up.”–Martha Beck- Finding Your Own North Star I know this much, in order to fully enjoy life you must renounce your fear and anxiety. I spent a long time being terribly afraid (afraid of not being […]

Directing and Allowing: How to do Alternate Nostril Breathing

By Silvia Mordini “The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change, for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up” – Unknown author Today my meditation focused on what combination […]

Dear Stress, We’re Breaking Up

By Silvia Mordini Joy is our birthright say the Yoga Sutras. There is nothing natural about being stressed out ALL the time. Think of daily life as water filling up your favorite mug, as long as you keep the happenings of life a bit below the very rim you feel your best. If, however, the […]

19 Ways To Love Yourself More In 2019

By Silvia Mordini What if you simply devoted this year to loving yourself more? Decide right now to stop relying on anyone else for your happiness. Instead, look in the mirror for the one person who can change your life. Love yourself first. And remember your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other […]

3 Confidence Boosters

By Silvia Mordini When I hear someone say they lack confidence I encourage them to tell me what this really means. Take a moment and think about it, how do you define confidence?  Confidence is defined as: Having healthy self-esteem to live life knowing we have a right to be happy. This comes as a […]

How To Rely On Yourself

Yoga teaches self-reliance. Swami Vivekandanda says, ‘We are responsible for what we are and whatever we wish ourselves to be. We have the power to make ourselves.” The very first yoga sutra states, “now begins the study of yoga.” This implies that the student is ready and accepts responsibility for learning. In other words, no […]

Stamp Your Passion Passport

Do you have a passport? Lucky if you say yes because you’d be in the minority of Americans. Given the size of our population only 35% of Americans can currently travel to another country. In this year of Radical expansion perhaps the first, most inspired thing we can do is give ourselves permission to get […]

Moving? Here’s How To Let Things GO

I was speaking to a friend who is moving, and since I did so not long ago, she asked my advice on how to prepare. First, I explained a spiritual concept I applied to letting go in preparation to make the big move. Vairagya is the sanskrit word for letting go, or relinquishing attachment to […]

How Movement is Good for the Mind

I’ve been moving my body in some way all my life. Started in the crib, learned to ski before I could walk, was taking swim lessons, tennis lessons, dance lessons from the earliest age you could possibly sign up.  Loved being on swimteam, tennis, soccer team, pom-pons, dance squad and more. I’m not new to […]