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 […]
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 […]
The Best Meditation: SLEEP
The Dalai Lama is famous for saying “Sleep is the best Meditation.” And I would have to agree. Many people don’t get enough sleep. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. Sleep deprivation is an enemy of happiness. Poor sleep can contribute to weight gain, headaches, high […]
The Art of Doing Nothing
A few months back, while on hour 3 of Pinterest for the day, I came across this meme that said: Stop the Glorification of Busy. It remains one of my favorite reminders, that if you never stop doing stuff, you’ll lose the ability to know how to relax. I clearly remember my corporate days of […]
Meditate the Right Way
Spoiler: There is no WRONG way to meditate! Meditation comes in every kind of shape and size. It is called a practice because it is simply that — a practice. We are human, and the chatter of our minds is sometimes inevitable. So, the practice of meditation, instead of aiming to clear our minds, it helps us […]
Why is Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training So Unique?
Alchemy of Yoga teacher training program’s are uniquely designed to guide students to tap into their natural rhythm and connect themselves and their practice to the elements around us and within us through the chakra system. Through this understanding of the chakras we learn to heal ourselves and align with our highest potential, tapping into […]
Why Fake Your Practice and Yoga Teaching?
By Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com In school, you can try to fake knowing more than you do but when it comes time for the test the truth comes out by way of your grade. In bed you can try to fake feeling more than you do, even orgasm, but when it comes down to […]
Learn How to Meditate: 21 Days of Meditation
“In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation Enjoy 21 days of Meditation with Silvia Mordini: Alchemy of Yoga’s 3-Week Immersion Teacher Training at […]
Mid-Week Meditation: Return to the Present Moment.
As we come to the middle of the week, the patterns of our thoughts may be cycling through what has already happened or looking forward to what is next to come. Observe these thought patterns with a gentle kindness, releasing thoughts of the past + future. Come back to the present moment. Eliminating Past and […]
Stillness is Sexy: Learn How to Meditate
Just 3 minutes of meditation has a plethora of benefits: Lowers blood pressure Triggers the relaxation response Balances brain chemistry. Learn how to meditate under the soulful guidance of Silvia Mordini as part of Alchemy of Yoga’s 200-Hour Teacher Training Program: Costa Rica: July 30 – August 20, 2016 Bali: October 1 – 22, 2016 […]