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What is Savasana

Learning to Love Savasana (or “Corpse Pose”)

Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you… nor in the future shall any of us cease to be. (Bhagavad Gita: 2.12) Savasana is the final resting pose at the end of most practices… the moment where the benefits of the breath, movement, and concentration are able to really sink into…
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Learning to overcome surfing fears

How Surfing Has Helped Me Heal My Fears and Anxiety

Having decided to share my personal journey in dealing with fear and anxiety, I want to move to a more positive chapter. It is a subject that we talk about a lot (and from different angles) here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga. It’s one of our main gigs, after all. What am I referring to?…
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Yoga and anxiety

Can Anxiety Help Our Yoga Practice?

It has been said that the practice of yoga can highly contribute to alleviating anxiety disorders. Yet is the opposite true as well? Can anxiety help us somehow to go deeper into our yoga practice? In short, I think it can. Here are the reasons why I believe that, as well as a bit about…
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Yoga spirituality books

Foundational Yoga Book Recommendations

In the first installment of our Bodhi Surf + Yoga Book Club, we will hear from head yogini and Bodhi Surf + Yoga co-founder, Pilar Salazar, about the yoga books which have had the greatest impact on her, and have changed the course of both her yoga and life paths. Without further ado, let’s get…
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Meditation on the beach

Awaken Your Ashtanga Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Awaken Your Ashtanga: 7 Night Yoga Philosophy and Asana Retreat September 4-11, 2021 Hosted by Bodhi Surf + Yoga The Awaken Your Ashtanga retreat is hosted by Bodhi Surf + Yoga team members who are passionate about going deeper into the history, philosophy, and physical portion of the yoga practice. This course is based on…
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How to bring yoga into your daily life

Yoga in Our Daily Lives

As a yoga teacher, I constantly remind my students that the real yoga begins off the mat. Although many practitioners in the Western world discover yoga through asana (or the physical postures), true yoga is a philosophy of living. When we commit ourselves to the practice of yoga we must remember that it is not…
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Prayer hands yoga

Meaning of Anjali Mudra

Anjali Mudra is a large part of the culture and practice of yoga. In this blog, we will discuss the Anjali Mudra meaning and in so doing, we hope that you will walk away with knowledge of when, why, and how to use it. Learn yoga online! Discover more of the meaning, philosophy and practice…
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Happiness in challence

Coping With Tough Times: A Daily Mantra For Positive Thinking

“Make of this situation an enjoyable experience.” -Daily Mantra For Positive Thinking During the Covid-19 lockdown, a very powerful thought came into my mind. In the midst of that a strange and difficult moment, when it felt as though normal life had been turned upside down, and many of us were stuck in high-stress situations–often…
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White Ibis bird

Releasing Raga: The Art of Letting Go

In Buddhism, the wheel of Samsara is the repeated cycle of suffering through birth, death, and rebirth. The eight limbs of yoga as described by the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali (of which Asana, the yoga postures, and Pranayama, the breath work of yoga, are a part), are thought of as the teachings towards enlightenment —…
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Osa Peninsula Plants

The Benefits of Pranayama Breathing

“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” ~Author Unknown In the great ocean of knowledge inside the science of yoga, there are many essential principles which we can learn to improve our quality of life and our relationship with the outside world. Among them, a very important one is Pranayama. It is…
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