Posts tagged with “lifestyle tips”

7 simple LOVE practices

Tune in to YOU and fall in love with being kind, compassionate, and nurturing to the most important person in your life! As you become more present in your life and pay attention to cultivating joy, you will naturally find yourself feeling energized, balanced, and healthy.

7 Ways to Improve Energy & Vitality This Fall

Imbalance may show up as increased anxiety, insomnia, and fatigue. It may also show up in the form of dry skin, irritable tummies, or feelings of overwhelm as we navigate this creative and yet volatile time of year. Find balance and watch your energy levels soar!

Avocado Love for a Happy Heart

This quick and delicious salad has only 5 grams of fat...the good fat that makes your heart happy!

Awaken The Healer Within... A Summary of The Chakras

The first chakra

Blockages in our energetic fields have long been understood by ancient yogis to create stress and dis-ease in the human physical, mental and emotional experience. Learning how to open and purify these channels is the gift of engaging what is known as the Chakra System.

Beauty within... Beauty without

Tiffany Wood in a seated cross legged yoga pose

When was the last time you truly allowed yourself to be beautiful? I'm not talking about those times when we get all dressed up for a night out; although those count too.  I'm talking about a deep connection with your heart that allows your genuine smile to be revealed. I'm not talking about the skin deep kind of beauty; I'm interested in the radical beauty that lies within inextricably linked to your essential sweet Self.

Calming The Winds of Change with Yoga

Tiffany Wood practices a Wide Legged Forward Fold

Bring a sense of balance and peace as you move into fall and winter by taking care of yourself. Try regulating your routine, slowing down your asana practice, pranayama and meditation.

Dreams & Discipline

A lot of people are going to include yoga in their New Year’s intention hoping to create a life of greater joy and ease.  So, why not create a specific intention and plan for your yoga practice? Here’s a plan to help you turn an intention into success!

Finding Balance In Our Busy Lives

Tiffany Wood in a hand balance yoga pose

How do we know we are out of balance? When we are in pain, stressed out, irritable, sad, become short or angry more easily, or when we just don't feel like ourselves. So how do we find balance in our busy lives? How do we balance work, play and ME-time?

From Anger To Grace

Opening to Grace isn’t always about attuning to the Highest and finding peace. It’s about being human and recognizing that your feelings and reactions are yours to deal with; a source of empowerment. I’m not talking about venting on your social media channel.

Holy Days or Holidaze?

Tiffany Wood with hands at heart center

Holy Days or Holidaze? This is the opportune question for all of us this time of year.  It seems that we all intend in our own unique way to connect with what the Holidays mean for us as individuals, families, and culturally.  And then... we seem to get pulled into the fray and our already busy lives become an even greater whirlwind of have to's, overwhelm, over spending and overeating that all leads to just hoping to make it to the finish line intact.

How to Prioritize Happiness

Happiness can just show up, like a Girl Scout selling cookies at your doorstep. But, for most people, we have to learn how to prioritize happiness in our lives. The following isn’t a step by step guide, just some great ideas on how to bring the spring to your step with consistency.

Let The Wild Child Take Charge!

Young Tiffany Wood in a Russian Outfit

This passionate child within is the one in charge of your forward progression. This wild child is the one that knows how to live life in delight and wonder while still getting the work done. It’s time to put that wisdom in charge of your show! What this may mean is that you get to let go of certain patterns and programs that have been kicking your butt and making life feel like work.

Migraine Relief: Yoga Can Help!

Tiffany Wood practicing headstand

I have found that a regular and consistent yoga practice, along with cardiovascular activity several times a week, is the best prevention for migraines. Experiment with these poses and see what works best for you!

Organize a Block Party!

Tiffany Wood's outdoor party

Organize a block party this month! Get out and meet ALL your neighbors and invite them to bring their friends. Get out and play! I do believe you will feel so much better every time you walk out of your house once you have shared with those that live around you. 

Pain is a Powerful Messenger

Tiffany Wood in Uttanasana Yoga Pose

When you look at your pain as a powerful teacher, it can inspire the introspection necessary to uncover the hidden lesson that will lead you back to the path of peace and harmony. The ancient Sage Patanjali called this Tapas.

Put Your Child In The Driver's Seat?

 When we look beneath the surface of most of our upsets, traumas and dramas of daily living we often find that our inner child isn’t even in the passenger seat, let alone driving. They have often been locked in the trunk and we can’t figure out what all the commotion is about that keeps us awake in the middle of the night!

Sharing Your Yoga Practice

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. This wise old adage is as applicable to the practice of yoga as any other endeavor. All of us Yoga Junkies want to see those that we love enjoy the benefits of yoga.

Spring Clean Your Home, Spring Clean Your Mind!

A room filled with stuff and clutter free room

Is your home jam-packed with stuff or is it spacious and full of flowing energy? How does this affect you? Try these practices to spring clean your home and your mind!

The Dance of Yes and No

I can only please one person per day. Today I choose me.

How often do you say 'Yes' to something out of obligation? Quite frequently, we say 'Yes' to the right thing for the wrong reason. When the 'shoulds' set in we compromise our Self and end up not being fully present or feeling resentful when we do show up. 

​The Value of Perspective

Tiffany Wood assisting a student in handstand

For those wanting to get out of the rut of whatever is holding you back from total joy, health, vitality and peace, try the profound practice of shifting your view, your darshana to see the ordinary world in technicolor.

Tip of the Month: Cleaning Up Your Messes

Pen and paper

Each one of us has a mess to clean up with someone. It may be something from a long time ago or maybe it just happened yesterday. Either way, unfinished business blocks the 5th Chakra. It's taking up space inside your system and needs to be set free.

Tip of the Month: Create Balance

Hand Mudra

Nadi Shodhana/ Alternate Nostril Breath helps refresh and calm you. Nadi Shodhana before bed will calm you and help you fall asleep quicker. Practice it in the morning to refresh you. Do it anytime during the day to combat stress.

Tip of the Month: Create More Space in Your Day for YOU!

Tiffany Wood resting her legs on a rock

Create More Space in Your Day for YOU! Try adding things to your routine and letting go of certain habits or dependencies. Experiment, be curious! Keep track of how you feel and see what works for you!

Tip of the Month: Dream Big!

dream big

What are your dreams? How can you manifest them? 10 Steps to manifesting your dreams...

Tip of the Month: How to Start Meditating

a frog meditating

Do you want to start a mediation practice but think it's too hard, you don't have time, or you think you'll never be able to stop the forever-flowing thoughts in your head?

Tip of the Month: Reaction vs. Response

Hummingbird flying in front of mountains

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~ Victor Frankl

Tip of the Month: Remember to Breathe!

Hands on stomach

Feeling stressed, panicked, anxious, annoyed, stuck in your head--out of balance?? Have you been sitting at your desk so long time that your shoulders are up around your ears?? Bring your breath to the rescue!

Tip of the Month: Stay Present with What is Right in Front of You

Tiffany Wood with eyes closed & hands in Anjali Mudra

How can being present to what's right in front of you be better for us than getting things done, a.k.a. multi-tasking? Placing your attention on one thing at a time, will make you more efficient, more productive, more creative, and more focused.

Tip of the Month: The Gift of Meditation!

Tiffany Wood sits in meditation

The holidays can be rather stressful, so give yourself the gift of meditation! Start your daily practice today and find your center in the midst of any holiday gathering!

Tip of the Month: The Practice of Gratitude

Gratitude of the Heart

The power of Gratitude! Whip out your journal for the next 21 days and create a habit that will increase the energy and the fullness of your life.

Turn Your World Upside Down... And Create Your Ideal Life!

Tiffany Wood demonstrates headstand yoga pose in her Anusara Teacher Training

Creating your Ideal Life is your birth right. Finding a new perspective, with fresh eyes and an open heart isn't nearly as scary as getting a root canal. It will only require you to look inside in ways you may not have until this point. Are you willing?

Why You Need to Scrape Your Tongue

Tongue scraping is a part of Ayruvedic (the sister-science to yoga) self care practices for improving digestion by removing toxins such as bacteria, fungi and dead cells that were deposited on your tongue by your digestive system over night.