Kapilbhati translates to 'skull shining breath' because it lights your body up from the inside out! Hence why it's commonly called 'breath of fire'. It consists of alternating short, explosive exhales and slightly longer, passive inhales (1). Physically, this powerful breath activates the body on a cellular level, increasing the digestive capacity, tones the diaphragm [...]
There are very few people on earth that can say that they have never experienced anxiety. While each one of us experiences it a bit differently, physiologically there is a common thread… The breath. Medical doctor Timothy McCall, MD, explains that anxiety is commonly associated with short, tight upper-chest breathing (1). However, the relaxation response [...]
For those of you who don't already know, restorative yoga is a gentle form which focuses on the relaxing and renewing nature of yoga. Regular practice will increase freedom of movement, extension in the joints and range of motion. In this video, I demonstrate different modifications of the postures as they are needed. Restorative yoga [...]
Yoga has always been a creative outlet for me. In a quiet self practice, I close my eyes, breathe and move as my instincts guide me. Only then can I truly open up and feel deeply connected-mentally, physically and spiritually. You can only fully understand this feeling when you experience it yourself. Recently, I had [...]
To be honest, I haven't always been the most consistent with my meditation practice. I would get into a good habit and it stuck for about a month and then I'd fall off again. What I do know is that when I meditate regularly, I feel incredible, like I can take on anything. At one [...]
In this video I sit down with Paul Lara from QiBelly in Toronto to learn more about Tai Chi. As I learn more I realize its not just for old people in the park anymore... Tai Chi is cool! I MUST try!
In this video, I sit down with Paul Lara from QiBelly here in Toronto to discuss Reiki and what it really is because I find it is a tricky thing to explain! Paul and I are filming a series of videos explaining ancient mind body practices and their place in today's world. He is such [...]
Is it just me or is everyone these days seem too high strung?! Or perhaps you are the type to create 'fake' stress by worrying about things that have yet to happen. Either way, its time to slow down a bit and enjoy the simple things! Here are our top 5 ways to de-stress :)
Nothing beats a summer cottage get away with your girlfriends! We decided to have some fun with the camera on the dock. Hope you have as much fun with this as we did!
Some time you wake up on the wrong side of the bed and your whole day is BLAH. I've been there, everyone has! Irina asked me to do a little yoga sequence with her to help her get out of a little funk. One to open the heart and remove blockages that are stopping you [...]
Lately I have been getting a lot of questions about how I got started with doing what I do, from young people who want to find their niche in the health and wellness world. When Aubrey asked me to meet for tea to pick my brain, I thought why not make a video out of [...]
As a continuation from the video 'Beginner Arm Balances'; this video covers side crow pose with a cheat to make it easier to learn and the traditional variation to work towards. Make sure you get the first video down before moving on to this one and keep in mind it may not come overnight! Be [...]