March 15, 2022
Over the past few months, we’ve offered an overview of the eight limbs of yoga and suggestions for how to incorporate each one into your daily life while facing fertility challenges.
November 3, 2021
I remember the first time I was introduced to yoga (not just the physical practice we’re all too familiar with here in the West). I had just completed three rounds of timed intercourse with injections — but none of them took. I was devastated, and I was in the midst of trying to decide what to do next. So, I signed up for a yoga retreat in the mountains. It was a much-needed respite from the overwhelming grief, frustration, and anxiety I had been experiencing for quite some time.
October 26, 2021
What comes to mind when you think of or hear the word ‘yoga’?
I’m guessing you’ve come across yoga in the media. Maybe you’ve seen a magazine cover while waiting in line at the grocery store. Or maybe you follow a yoga influencer on Instagram who posts drills on how to achieve the highly-coveted vertical handstand. Maybe you’ve taken a yoga class or two at your local gym or yoga studio.
October 5, 2021
If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you’ve most likely found yourself in child’s pose at some point throughout the practice. For many, child’s pose (also known as balasana) is a position used to transition from one posture to the next (baby cobra to downward facing dog) or one part of the class to another part (vinyasa to floor). Students are encouraged to rest in child’s pose if they become out of breath or need a moment to pause. All of those uses are considered acceptable. Another use that many don’t realize or want to accept is that child’s pose is often used by advanced practitioners as a means of surrendering. Yes, surrendering.
September 28, 2021
Meditation can sometimes feel mystical. Imagine a monk wearing a robe sitting high atop a mountain in the Himalayas, not eating for days, not cold (despite the weather), and totally relaxed in body and mind. Sure, that monk has had years of practice, but meditation does not need to look like that.
September 21, 2021
Breathing is automatic, it's autonomic, but how often do we check in on how we’re breathing? The breath works as a way to tell our brain if we’re safe, or if we’re in harm's way. The way you’re breathing right now, might be signalling to your brain that you’re not currently safe: stressed out from work, running from the neighborhood dog, worried about that next doctor's appointment.
September 14, 2021
Fall is fastly approaching! The leaves are starting to turn yellow and the nights are getting cooler. Here at Orchid Experience we use yoga to help us stay warm and grounded as the season starts to change. Here are our 5 favorite poses to help us warm up.
September 7, 2021
You’ve probably heard by now that yoga helps women cope with infertility. In this blog post, we share three powerful ways yoga builds self-awareness, reduces stress and anxiety, and encourages you to take back control through choice. Let’s take a closer look at each one:
August 31, 2021
We’re continuing with the energy theme by exploring how the mind, which serves as a filter for information received from our external environment, and how that very information influences other areas of our lives. Let’s dive in!
August 24, 2021
Have you ever been envious of someone who always looks happy, filled with uplifting energy, and unshakable in the shadow of life’s curveballs? Most likely their mental filter is in sattva mode.