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The Power Of Silence: How Silence Can Free Us

Staying silent in the morning, how hard could that be? As it turns out, it was much more difficult than I had thought. Yet, even though it was challenging at first, practicing morning silence grew easy and effortless. Morning silence… Read More

Losing Myself in India

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By Jeannie Mark Harsh sun pierced the delicate membrane of my retinas. Trickles of sweat poured down my back, along the sides of my temple, and into the folds of my dusty salwar. Throngs of hawkers bellowed from their stalls,… Read More

Reiki: Discover The Power Of Healing Hands

Reiki: Discover the Power of Healing Hands

By Jen Kilgarry If you have decided to take the plunge into health and wellness by signing up for a yoga retreat or pampering spa experience at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa, chance are, you are already well acquainted… Read More

A Saraswati Meditation For Knowledge

Lately, I’ve been all about the Hindu pantheon. Each image of Hindu deities are so beautifully intricate and exotic, sometimes depicted as the fantastic merging of human and beast, each representation loaded with detail and symbolism. There are the biggies… Read More

Be fierce in Virabhadrasana III Pose

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You’ve seen the asana, but do you know the Warrior legend? Lord Shiva created Virabhadrasana from the locks of his own hair to avenge his wife’s death. Shiva’s wife Sati was the daughter of Daksha; he did not approve of their… Read More

How Yoga Helps Us Confront Our Fears

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The following is an interview with Martin Scott, who is the owner of Union Yoga in San Francisco. He has been a yoga teacher and group leader at Blue Osa. Harriet: Hi, Martin. Thanks for taking the time to talk… Read More