Carly Stoenner

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/ Jun 27

How to Teach Yourself How to Surf

Learning to surf is more than standing on a board in the ocean. At its core, surfing is a physical, spiritual, and communal practice that connects us to the natural environment. Anyone…

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/ Jun 7

Is Costa Rica safe?

The short answer is yes—Costa Rica is so safe that in 2023, a record-breaking number of tourists entered the country. The country welcomed over 2.5 million visitors last year, and this year,…

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/ May 17

The Best Yoga Poses for Flexibility

Yoga is the perfect activity for improving flexibility because it is an exercise that follows a series of poses intended to stretch and lengthen muscles and improve overall mobility.  With regular practice,…

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/ Mar 20

Namaste: Bowing to others

Understanding the Meaning of Namaste in Yoga Saying Namaste at the end of a yoga practice is a respectful way to say “thank you” by acknowledging the teacher and the other people…

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/ Mar 18

Raga: The Art of Letting Go

At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we’ve done a deep dive into the eight limbs of yoga from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. These include virtuous acts and moral behaviors, Asana, Pranayama, and…

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/ Mar 1

Samadhi — Contemplation

Samadhi is the eighth and final limb in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It is considered the highest state of consciousness and is described as becoming one with the object of meditation. …

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/ Feb 29

Dhyana — Meditation

The Eight Limbs of Yoga Dhyana is part of the final four limbs of Ashtanga Yoga—an eightfold path that ultimately ends in Enlightenment. Meditation is the final limb before enlightenment, making it…

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/ Jan 25

Pratyahara — Withdrawl of the Senses

From the steady buzz of our smartphones to the bright city lights on every corner, there are days when it feels like we’re constantly flooded with sensory inputs. Without our control, our…

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/ Jan 18

Dharana — Concentration of the Mind

Dharana is translated as a concentration of the mind and is the sixth limb of the eightfold path of Ashtanga Yoga. The goal of Dharana is to improve focus and is the…

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/ Dec 28

Pranayama — Breath Control

Practicing Pranayama means controlling the movement of the breath — the inhalation, exhalation, and pausing or holding of the breath. In Sanskrit, “Prana” means vital energy, while “Yama” means to extend; we…

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