Embodied Self Regulation: How the Vayus help us

A story from our founder, Melanie Taylor In February of 2020, after years of struggle and misdiagnosis, I was diagnosed with PTSD. The year that followed has been filled with therapy, tears, and a lot of healing. Part of the healing came from looking at my past and present with fresh eyes. To look into Continue Reading

DIY How to Make Your Own Yoga Props

With more yoga classes happening online, you may find yourself missing those studio props. Props are an excellent way to enhance, support, and adapt your practice. At the Life of Wellness Institute, we recommend props because they aid us in our practice.  They allow us to be in control of and isolate the sensations we Continue Reading

I am not resilient: A story of discovery and recovery

How it started I am a human being. And until recently I didn’t really know what that meant. This is my story of discovery and recovery. There is a moment in my childhood where the playful curiosity began to fade. From this day forward brick by brick I layered on expectations, judgments, and trauma responses Continue Reading

Yoga Nidra: Release stress and tension with this practice

I remember the first time I experienced a Yoga Nidra practice. My sister was sick, and I was filled with worry and stress. As I settled into the familiar home of Savasana, I allowed my awareness to settle into the voice guiding me to deepen my breath, settle, and through the systematic meditation travel through the pancha maya kosha. Continue Reading

Creating Wellness in the Workplace begins with you

The Workplace Challenge You have worked extremely hard to get where you are and to create your workplace. Invested years of study, long days, taking work home and giving up personal time. You arrive in the position you want and likely find that leadership, like the climb to get there, is full of challenges and Continue Reading

Protect yourself from the energy and emotions of others

Our words and our story affect us and those around us. In a previous post, “You are the writer of your own story” I shared the importance of being the editor of our story. Today I want to share ways to protect yourself from the impact that both our own story and the stories of Continue Reading

When things go wrong as they sometimes will

Sometimes I feel like life just knocks me down with a Rocky sized punch. You know those days when things go wrong in a way that reminds us of just how human we are. And that being human means I have needs to be met, and if I don’t meet them I’ll crash. Today I Continue Reading

What if I told you that you can have true happiness now?

Imagine this… What if I told you that you already have everything you need to find true happiness? I bet right about now you are thinking it can’t be true. That this is some gimmick, some self-help cure to all woes. I get it! And it’s still the truth. Okay, let’s get real for a Continue Reading

Healing my negative self-image

Ever wondered what drives your fears and negative self-image, and how to begin healing? It’s hard work, but worth every moment, every tear. I recently heard someone say that who we are today is a chain of connections of our experiences and surroundings. This really connected with me as it made me think about how I Continue Reading