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The Next Three Months of Savvy Zen

By Ian Cattanach | August 6, 2018

The next three months are going to be super fun. I would like to state my intentions in this article. Commitment, flow, connection, and completion are the main values I am manifesting into my life for this process. I want to keep this very heart-centered and stay away from the typical marketing strategies that are popular in […]

What is the Best Bhagavad Gita Translation for Yoga?

By Ian Cattanach | May 10, 2017

The Bhagavad Gita is a treasured text in the east. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the main scientists involved in the Manhattan project learned Sanskrit to be able to read the Gita in it’s original language. He quoted the Gita routinely as protests against how the US government was handling their power after WW2. REST OF […]

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Ten Rules To Beat Procrastination In Yoga

By Ian Cattanach | March 9, 2017

  Subscribe to our weekly email list Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog; you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long. A […]

My Favorite Visualization for Personal Development in Yoga

By Ian Cattanach | March 8, 2017

My favorite yoga visualization for personal development is a powerful tool not just for yoga, but all aspects of life.   First I relax in a quiet room with no distractions. I ground my mind by first seeing myself from an out of body point of view. Once I have a clear picture of myself, I […]

When to Drink Coffee for Yoga

By Ian Cattanach | March 7, 2017

Coffee Wars in Yoga Last week a yogi drank coffee and reached enlightenment. In the same week a yogi drank coffee and lost all his built-up kundalini. Loose pseudo-science spews propaganda about coffee on yoga blogs and in yoga books. Yoga poses are a sport and coffee is a great athletic supplement. However, the science […]

Why Vegans and the Paleo Diet Need to Team Up

By Ian Cattanach | March 6, 2017

Vegans and the Paleo diet have been at war for a decade. The problem is that vegans and paleo diet followers need each other to accomplish their goals of ending slaughterhouses, the reduction of animal deaths, and the creation of sustainable farms. Both dietary groups have shot up in popularity at a phenomenal rate as […]

The Steps to Samadhi

By Ian Cattanach | March 4, 2017

“Do not let anyone challenge you by saying “who are you to experience these states?” We are all children of the Divine and, as such, we deserve to let go of unworthiness and experience Samadhi” -Gregor Maehle There is an end point in yoga. You cannot hold onto a magical pose forever, or achieve an […]

How to Make Yoga a Priority: Ask Tough Questions

By Ian Cattanach | March 3, 2017

Questions are critical to making yoga a priority in your life. “Remember, the process of thinking is nothing more than the process of asking and answering questions. The challenge most people face is that they are not conscious about the questions they ask themselves. -Tony Robbins” Questions make us encounter the hardest thing a human […]

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5 Best Ambient Albums for Yoga

By Ian Cattanach | March 2, 2017

Krishna Das, Moby, and Sanskrit chants are the norm in most vinyasa flow classes. An “edgy” teacher will play folk music, pop rock (yuck), reggae, and island style music. In the 1000 yoga classes I’ve attended, I have not heard one ambient yoga album played. Ambient artists destroy the paradigm of yoga music by having […]

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2017 Yoga Trends

By Ian Cattanach | February 28, 2017

Surprising new trends have shaken yoga students and business owners. 2017 yoga trends include singing, cannabis use, and the combination of other sports with yoga. The body, breath, and spirit connection seem not to be enough for these yogis, who seek to escape the traditional aspects of yoga. Yesterday I saw a cannabis infused yoga […]