Category: Yoga

The Layers of the Yoga Practice

By Tom Hess   According to the Taittiriya Upanishad, there are five layers, or kosas, to traverse on our yoga paths. These layers, or sheaths, provide us a path to follow and certain signposts along the way. They also describe the depth and potential of the practice of yoga. The beginning of the journey for… Read more »

Taking a Spiritual Retreat

Reclaim Your Inner Peace: Tips and Suggestions About Taking a Spiritual Retreat By Expanding Light Retreat Staff      Everyone occasionally needs some inner rejuvenation. Whether you want to break new ground, spiritually speaking, or you simply want to reclaim your peace in the midst of a hectic life, going on retreat can be a… Read more »

Unbroken Commitment

Unbroken Commitment By Tom Hess    We at Yoga Center of Chico are celebrating our three-year anniversary this month and we want to thank the people of Chico and the greater Northern Central Valley for supporting us. We are committed to bringing you the best, most consistent yoga teaching that we can. One of the… Read more »

Kindness Above All

Kindness Above All A Community Message from Sacred Seven NPO | Awakened Yoga By C.J. Nava Kindness Whether or not we consciously acknowledge it as fact, we crave, feed on, thrive in, and long for it. Humanity has an active history embracing leaders, masters, guides—many of whom held unconditional love and kindness as a foundation… Read more »

Yoga Swing-Interview with Tone & Sharon Cardenas

Lotus Guide: I’ve been using your Yoga Swing now for more than three years and it has really helped me in many ways, but what exactly is it about the Omni Gym or Yoga Swing that’s turning the world upside down? What problems does it solve or what solutions does it provide? Sharon Cardenas: Consisting… Read more »

How to Take Your Yoga Practice to the Next Level

By Tom Hess Advancing in a yoga practice means the student must travel deeply within. In the Taittiriya Upanishad is a description of the five kosas, or layers of awareness, to see the real self within. These kosas provide a vision, or a set of plans, for self-awareness. They are the anamaya kosa, or physical… Read more »

Retreat! Retreat!

My desire is to do more than simply survive life’s challenging times. I like to come up with strategies to keep myself feeling good. Joy, laughter, a sense of peace and connection all help to reduce stress and renew the spirit.