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5 Ways Ayurveda Can Take Your Yoga To the Next Level

  Have you ever felt dissatisfied by the answers Western medicine had to offer for your physical ailments?  If you are in search for a system of healing that encompasses all dimensions of your being, and teaches you how to create a harmonious relationship with...

Vata, Pitta, Kapha: A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Your Ayurvedic Type

by Mariko Hirakawa, B.A.M.S., D.Ay., E-RYT  It is said good and bad things come in threes. Take the Three Wise Men, the Three Blind Mice, The Three Stooges, the Three Musketeers. It seems it takes 3 to create some drama! In the story of Ayurveda, depending on the...

Quick and Easy Ayurvedic Tea Recipe

          This year, we celebrate the 4th National Ayurveda Day! What better way to celebrate than sharing a wonderful Ayurvedic tea recipe to implement some new wellness regime this season. This drink is going to help you boost your...

Yoga & Leadership: How to Develop Enlightened Leaders

I was recently at a live event and delivered this short talk about the need for enlightened leaders and how Yoga plays an important role in the development of human consciousness.  The night before, I could not sleep...and it was not because I had to stand on stage...

How to Launch a Virtual Summit Part 2: Do’s and Don’ts

  Subscribe to my YouTube channel here   This is part two of our summit debrief video series where I share my biggest lessons and recommendations on how to launch a virtual summit. If you missed the first part of the series, you can catch up here. As you...

How to Launch a Virtual Summit Part 1: Recommendations and Lessons Learned

  Subscribe to my YouTube channel here   I'm super excited to announce that this is the first of our ongoing series. And we'll be offering everything that Visionary Yoga stands for, yoga, Ayurveda, and living your visionary life. So I'm excited to bring you...

Make Space For What Matters Most

Today, we are going to hit the pause button as you continue to craft your One-Year Vision from the last blog post of this series, and take a moment to put the things that truly matter to you at the front and center of your life. So let's take a look at your yearly...

How to Craft Your One-Year Vision

Let's start off by defining what we mean by a “Vision”. In the context of creating an inspiring plan for 2019, a Vision is a written description of what you intend to manifest in your life in the coming year. It seems so simple and obvious, but so few people take...

The Visionary Art of Setting Your Intentions

Have you ever proclaimed your intention clearly to have something in your life and BOOM! Things start happening in the most uncanny way? So there is a lot of truth in the cliche saying, "Clarity is power", is there not? It's as if the Universe was waiting for you to...

How to Extract the Lessons From Your Past to Propel You Forward

Have you set New Year’s Resolutions and Goals every year, only to forget about them as time progressed? For many people, setting new goals on New Year’s has become a drug to numb the pain of goals that have gone unachieved. It’s time to shift the pattern! Discover why reviewing your past is absolutely essential for your planning a game-changing year ahead so that you can end the year having achieved your most cherished goals and dreams.

How to Overcome Your Resistance to Planning

Do you have a resistance to planning? Discover why having a proven system for planning your New Year ahead is so critical in your success. Plus download my FREE Visionary Planning Guide to help you design your Best Year Ever!

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Quick and Easy Ayurvedic Tea Recipe

          This year, we celebrate the 4th National Ayurveda Day! What better way to celebrate than sharing a wonderful Ayurvedic tea recipe to implement some new wellness regime this season. This drink is going to help you boost your...
Ahimsa: Looking Deeper into Non-violence

Ahimsa: Looking Deeper into Non-violence

Because we live in a culture that loves to communicate in sound-bites, we tend to think we know the whole meaning of a word just because we’ve heard of it, or because we have images and concepts associated with it. When I set about to write this post on ahimsa, my...

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The Yoga of Truth-Telling: Satya

The Yoga of Truth-Telling: Satya

While studying Yoga philosophy, it’s impossible not to come across grand notions, big words heralded by capital letters, such as Time, Space, the Absolute, Liberation, Self-Realization, and perhaps most elusive of all, the Truth. It’s easy to feel a bit helpless, and...

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Cultivate A Beginner’s Mind

Cultivate A Beginner’s Mind

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." - John Wooden As we become more practiced on the mat, it's easy to feel we know it all – downdog, updog, been there, done that. What else is new? It's so easy to slip into automatic pilot, even on a yoga mat....

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What is Yoga? Investigation from the Source

What is Yoga? Investigation from the Source

Essay by Mariko Hirakawa, E-RYT, B.A.M.S. Yoga is actually an enormously multi-dimensional, multi-faceted discipline built upon thousands of years of experiential knowledge. We speak of Yoga as if it were a single, homogenous body of knowledge, but Yoga with a capital...

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Ardha Matsyendrasana: Seated Spinal Twist

Ardha Matsyendrasana: Seated Spinal Twist

Ardha Matsyendrasana – Seated Spinal Twist Yogis knew that keeping the spine healthy is the key to staying alert and energetic in later years. For the yogis, a healthy spine was not only desirable, it was a most valuable instrument on their journey to enlightenment....

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Natarajasana – Mastering Shiva’s Dance

Natarajasana – Mastering Shiva’s Dance

    Have you ever sat still in a crowded train station and marveled at the frenetic pace of the world around you? You closed your eyes, and inside, you experienced stillness, maybe even peace. You opened your eyes, and there was the world, buzzing with...

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