Although there are similarities between yoga and Pilates, they are really quite different. Both breath-focused exercise systems connect the mind to the body, yet each delivers these benefits among others, with contrasting methods. The richness of yoga inspired visionary Joseph Pilates to develop an exercise method based on six founding principles honing in on the powerhouse or core muscles of the body. These principles including concentration, centering, precision, breath, and […]
Happy New Year from Om On Yoga!
Like most people, we’re big on starting the new year in the healthiest way possible. More time on the mat and doing other physical activities, more meditation, healthier eating habits. If you’re ready to reset your body after weeks of holiday indulgence, incorporating Ayurvedic recipes into your daily meal plan can help you heal from the inside out. Ayurveda harnesses the power of healthful […]
Intention setting is an important routine to put into practice as a new year arrives. This is a time to reflect inwardly in order to look outwardly at what is coming next. These intentions are not always just setting goals, but rather it’s creating a vision of the “why” behind what you can discover through reflection, processing and rehashing of the good and bad. The energy behind your intentions will move you […]
If you have a regular yoga or meditation practice, you might be accustomed to using mantras as a way to focus your thoughts and center yourself around your intention. Mantras have a variety of benefits, each serving to enhance the spiritual, mental, and physical aspects of our yoga practice. Repetition allows you to reach the unconscious mind, opening it up for spiritual healing and the creation of positive energy. The […]
We’ll be greeting the new year in just a few days. Although we tend to associate New Year’s Eve with blowout parties, there’s no law that says you have to spend your evening like that! If you’re looking for a more mindful way to ring in 2019, we’ve got you covered. Here are Om On’s favorite tips for a mindful New Year’s celebration!
Set Your Intentions
We talk a lot about how […]
As we look toward 2019, our minds are on changes we can make in the new year to be more mindful and deepen our yoga practice. One small, yet hugely impactful change is establishing a morning yoga ritual! A great way to establish a new habit is to break it down into manageable steps that can easily be followed. After 21 days of repetition, you’ll have created a routine that […]
One of our incredible teachers, Izzy Shurte, has shared her thoughts with us on injury prevention and body awareness for yogis. We hope you find it helpful!
As I have experienced injury as a result of my yoga asana practice, keeping myself safe and helping my students to stay safe in my class is something I’ve given considerable thought to over the years. I find it helpful to normalize injury as […]
This past October, we packed our bags and headed west to one of our favorite places in the country: the mystical Southern California city of Ojai. Tucked away in the Topatopa Mountains, this little gem is the New Age soul of LA’s wellness scene. People have been coming to Ojai to find a little bliss for decades, and it’s easy to see why! Aside from the natural beauty, Ojai has […]
A yoga practice is so much more than spending time on the mat. We’re big believers in living a whole yoga lifestyle, and that includes paying close attention to how we nourish our bodies. When we’re looking for recipes that will give us the right kind of fuel, we turn to Ayurveda, a traditional Hindu system of medicine. Ayurveda helps us to live in harmony with the laws of nature, […]
RVA’s killer stores, artisans, and pop-ups make for truly unbeatable holiday shopping. Searching for something unique and special? Look no further than these amazing local businesses for gifts that are truly magical.
Na Nin: Vintage goodies, an in-house line of gorgeous clothes, and thoughtfully crafted fragrances, candles, and apothecary items. This is where our luxurious, hand-blended candles come from!
Quirk Gallery: A regularly refreshed selection of artwork, artisan goods, and fun little […]