Serving Raleigh, Smithfield, Clayton, Benson & Goldsboro, NC areas.
The Yoga Connection NC Smithfield and Goldsboro

Essential Oils and Yoga workshop

Windy Sloan RYT, LMBT, will guide you on this exploration of essential oils and their use within the yoga practice. Open to all levels. Click here to register and for more information.

Focus of Yoga-asana: Flexibility versus Range of Motion?

Flexibility is dependent upon structure. The shape of the join, how much cartilage is there to protect the joint, ligament/muscular support, and whether there is damage due to disease or injury (ex., osteoarthritis and excessive repetitive motion), all contribute to the potential flex

Yoga is being the breath…

Yoga can make improvements in the bio-psycho-social life of a person suffering from respiratory conditions. I am not suggesting that it’s a miracle cure, there is a great difference between healing and curing. Curing suggests the physical/psychic body is restored and there is no more

The word Vairagyam saved my mind yesterday

Boy, this week has been one of those weeks where a cave to hide in would have been greatly welcomed. While I was looking for a good place to physically escape I opened up a book and there is it was, Vairagyam, the word sitting in front of my eyes. At that moment I realized I was so dr

Vinyasa Krama

Today is a workshop on vinyasa krama and flow yoga. I keep seeing flow classes described as more challenging or quicker paced but rarely if ever described as a method for increasing muscle power, improving & controlling respiration, and as a method to balance the body between stre

Leaping from asana to meditation? Really?

There is something in Patanjali’s yoga sutras that I think is skipped over or given short shrift: Pratyahara. This is the bridge between the physical and the subtle movement towards meditation. Pratyahara is also the first stages of Yoga Nidra. Not yoga nidra as marketed by many

Thoughts on what is deeper

I am still thinking about what it means to “go deeper” when I am on the mat. Deeper is not stretching the ends of capacity in the physical body as so often expressed in yoga classes. GO DEEPER, the instructor says, and we and our western minds immediately go to the physica

Yoga asana: deeper doesn’t mean tougher

I have often been in a yoga class where the teacher tells me I can go deeper if I would like to. Deeper meaning increasing the difficulty or pushing to the edge of ability. But does deeper have to be more difficult, more edgy? In my personal practice I have found that deeper can also