Yoga Philosophy Basics: The 5 Yamas | Yoga International

Photo by ULA.

From pants to poses, it seems like this is the best time in life to explore yoga. Now that “selfie” and “yoga challenge” are terms synonymous with health and wellness, the practice of yoga has become more accessible than ever.

Take a look at this introduction into the beautiful practice of yoga and go deeper. Namaste! 

Yoga Philosophy Basics: The 5 Yamas | Yoga International.

7 Ways to Master Your Time


Do you ever feel like life is just a sequence of events happening in front of you? Or do you just live each day trying to get as much done as you can, hoping you did enough? Here are 7 ways to master your time and experience the beauty and fullness of life.


6-10 hours of restful sleep will rejuvenate. You will be ready for the greatest days ever!

Get Moving

30 minutes of moderate exercise each day will keep the aches and pains away. Try yoga! (wink, wink)

Keep Things in Focus

Take time to focus and concentrate on what matter most in your life. (This can be a single moment or as long as you need.)

Go Within

Set aside time (at least 3-5 mins) for prayer, meditation, or reflection. Connecting to the source that guides you will not only heighten your awareness, but will also keep you in the moment.

Be Present

This is a time for you to just exist. Take a moment to connect to your own sense of being.
•Inhale for 4 seconds
•Hold for 4 seconds
•Exhale for 4 seconds
•Repeat 3x


Go out and have some fun! Enjoy something each day to keep life fun and interesting.


Spend time with the people who mean the most to you.

There is no set order to this list. Incorporate these activities in to your daily routine as you please and enjoy meaningful results! The inspiration for this list comes from UCLA’s Dr. Daniel J Siegals’ model for mastering time.

Quick Breakfast: Banana Almond Smoothie (Recipe)

Banana and almond milk smoothie on a table.Get your morning started right with this quick and easy smoothie.  Just blend 3 ingredients and a few minutes later you have a healthy and delicious breakfast. It’s perfect for busy mornings. Whether your day starts with sun salutations or organizing little humans, this smoothie is sure to be a winner. Kid tested and approved!



This sweet morning treat is packed full of calcium and potassium.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook(Blend) Time: 3 mins
  • Enjoyment: All Morning Long!

Ingredients / Serving Size: 1

  1.  1 cup/ milk beverage (e.g almond milk)
  2.  1 frozen banana
  3.  1 teaspoon of almond butter


  1. Put the milk, banana and almond butter into your blender
  2. Make sure you blender is secure, mix the ingredients until the consistence is smooth
  3. Drink up and be awesome!

(Forget to freeze your banana? No worries! Just throw a few ice cubes in the mix to add a chill to this morning delight!)