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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 […]

Ambient Space Universe

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 […]

Childs Pose with kettlebells

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 […]

Yoga Sutras Book

What is the Best Yoga Sutras Translation?

By Ian Cattanach | February 16, 2017

Are you angry that there are one hundred ninety six yoga sutras? You shouldn’t be! Yoga’s bible is a mere fraction in length compared to the Buddhist, Hindu, and Western religions classic books. The Yoga Sutras beauty resides in the spectrum of interpretation. Not its length or stories. All growth orientated yogis will eventually ask: […]

Yoga’s Most Effective Technique

By Ian Cattanach | February 16, 2017

Imitation is the most effective technique in yoga. Humans around the world emulate celebrities, musicians, and athletes from eating habits to fashion styles. A consistent yoga practice designs a lifestyle, and through our practice we gain habits that motive us, challenge us and help us grow. Practitioners create unknown outcomes when we imitate other yogis. […]

How to Create a Yoga Diary

By Ian Cattanach | February 16, 2017

The greatest tool a yogi can have is a magical yoga diary. I am not talking about a book where you record what happens in your life; nor am I talking about a book of yoga techniques, tips, and quotes. A yoga diary consists of scientific entries that record how you perceive your daily practice. […]