Manifesto (a YogaCult Blog)

Mind Vehicle

As a practitioner of yoga and meditation, mantras are important to me. I listen to mantras as I practice yoga, which I feel puts me in a certain state of mind to really focus on my practice and further my journey. Mantras are defined as “a word, saying or sound repeated to aid concentration in…

Mindfulness Journey

I have been thinking a lot about mindfulness and how we treat not only one another, but ourselves. Our actions and our words have power that we sometimes do not acknowledge for a multitude of reasons…we are rushing through our day, we are stressed, we are wearing too many hats, we have too much on…

Mudras: Ganesha Mudra

There are so many beautiful and healing mudras we can incorporate into our yoga, pranayama and meditation practices. Mudras channel our Prana, the vital life force energy in our bodies. Today, the spotlight is on the Ganesha Mudra, the mudra of removing obstacles. Named after the Hindu elephant God, Ganesha, adding this mudra to our…

The Yamas and Niyamas Reflections

I am enrolled in a 200 hour Vinyasa YTT program and wanted to share some reflections on the magical book, The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele… Fear is a common feeling or belief which leads us astray from our Yamas, our ethical yogic path. I have found that I do…

History of Yoga Trapeze

It is hard to pinpoint when the yoga trapeze was first introduced to the world of yoga. It is thought that BKS Iyengar (the world’s foremost yoga teacher and author of Light on Yoga) had a part in this introduction. There are pictures of Iyengar using a thick rope and a stack of rolled up…

Posterior Chain is the second CORE

We all know what our common core muscles are…those stomach muscles we all strive to keep firm and tight. When we hear, “engage your core”, we do just that. We engage our stomach muscles to help deepen into a pose, add stability within the pose and to modify our posture. But, what if we have…

New to Yoga Trapeze?

If you are new to the world of yoga trapeze, let me tell you a bit more about the practice and why I love being a yoga trapeze instructor. How is yoga trapeze different from mat based yoga? Mat based yoga focuses on pushing down to the floor and holding poses. Yoga trapeze focuses on…


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