Share the Dignity

A little while ago I came across the charity Share the Dignity after hearing about it on a Mia Freedman podcast. It was really sad to learn about the plight of women who experience domestic violence as well as the many homeless women living in Australia today. It was eye-opening to realise just how much … Continue reading Share the Dignity

It’s been a rough night…

It's been a rough night. Just ask Lex. He's not happy. In fact, he's raging... Why?  We are babysitting my beautiful cat Chelsea whilst my parents are off exploring Europe! I'm completely happy with this idea as is Chelsea. Although one thing that really annoys Chelsea is when Lex tries to sleep instead of playing … Continue reading It’s been a rough night…

The Best (and Worst) Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

Om Shanti: A Yoga Blog

A lot of students at Bloomington Power Yoga have been asking me to recommend a good yoga mat. I have some difficulty making a recommendation because it’s not exactly clear what makes for a good yoga mat. Probably the criteria will vary from person to person, but one thing that has come up a lot is that people want to practice on an eco-friendly mat. Those stinky, toxic, PVC-laden mats from the local sporting goods store are a big no-no for most serious yogis, so I’m going to restrict my recommendations here to eco-friendly mats.

Quite a few companies offer eco-friendly mats these days. I’ve practiced on a number of them over the years, and I thought I’d compile a review of all of the ones I’ve tried in one, easy-to-read guide. Of course, the views expressed here are just the opinion of one yogi, and my assessment should be…

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Everything is a miracle

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. source: Albert Einstein image: Eddie’s Garden, Eddie’s Photos, Gardenia Flowers May 2015 via Everything is a Miracle — Eddie Two Hawks