Welcome to my new blog series: Inspiration for the Month! The other day, when I reflected upon my own life, I realized how often people get lost in the daily ‘grind’ of life and lose interest in their hobbies or what inspired them down their current path in the first place. Therefore, I believe that it is important to set time aside in our daily lives to focus on what inspires us in order to lead fulfilling lives. In this new monthly blog series, I will go over some inspirati
Hello Friends, I'm dedicating this blog post to my Breathe in Retreat Tribe. During our amazing retreat, we had a few of these smoothies and I'd like to share my recipe and also some tips on how you can make your own unique blend. First off, smoothies are a great way to pack in the nutrients you need while staying at home or when you're on the move. The smoothies that I like to make are quick and easy, but also packed with some great nutrients to start your day off right. For
In yoga, it is natural to feel discomfort in a yoga pose. Many of the poses put your body through an awkward feeling and sometimes it's hard to know if you should stick with it, or if you should ease out of the pose. In this blog post, I'll go over some of the signs that you are overdoing it. When your feeling goes from discomfort to pain, you might notice that other parts of your body are tensing up. If you notice that your body is super tense and you can't seem to relax, th
First off, I'd like to ask you a question, what is yoga to you? Whether you practice yoga or have just heard about it, you probably already have an opinion about what it means to you. You may think it's just a physical practice to get into shape or a healing practice that makes you sleep better at night. Whatever it is, you are right. There are so many different aspects of yoga, and so many ways to bring it into your life. As mentioned in my previous blog post, 'The 8 Limbs o
When I first started out on my yoga journey years ago, I came across this practice called 'meditation'. Back then, I had a hard time really grasping the point and idea behind meditation. I just kept hearing people say how good it is for you, how much it has affected their lives in a positive fashion. However I still didn't have a good idea on what it actually WAS. Due to my curiosity and love of knowledge, I set off on a journey to play around with this concept of meditation.
Hello my friends, I am here to share with you my 5 Core Values. I'll also talk about what core values are and how to come up with your own. First off, what are core values? Well core values are one of the most important hidden factors that control our ambitions, dreams, and drive in life. These values help us to focus on what is really important in our lives and helps to guide us down the right path. Knowing your 5 core values really helps you to move your life in a direction
Hello friends, My name is Lindsay Kuipers and I am the founder and CEO of Breathe in Yoga. I am a fully certified yoga instructor based out of North York, Ontario. I have a passion of growing and learning, and then sharing the information I learn with my friends and family (including you!). So now I'd like to share my story on why I started my yoga journey. It's a personal story, and so I'm going to do my best to open myself up and share with you. So back in May 2012 I gradua
I'm pretty sure you've either heard of the word 'diet' or have been on one yourself. It's a great way to lose those few pounds before any big day. There's also a million different diets out there for you to choose from. But in this post, I'm going to explain to you why I don't agree with the very popular diet trends. I believe in lifestyle changes, not short term diets. Whether small or big, changing your lifestyle forever is the best thing you can do for your mind, body, and
Food? I love food! Exercise? I love exercise! Why is ordering a pizza is much easier than going to the studio? Over the years I've learned that being lazy is nice, but exercise makes me feel so much better about myself. The biggest issue I have? Motivation. I believe it's something most of us have struggled with. But how do you overcome such a wall? Well there's a few little tricks that I found over the years to help me overcome my lazy streak. First trick I use, is shopping.