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3 Ways Yoga and Breathing Exercises May Reduce the Harsh Effects of Living in a Smoke Infested City

I have been in Yerevan for about six weeks now and it is a really smoke infested city. One of the biggest challenges has been dealing with smoky indoor restaurants and clothes which smell disgusting on the daily. I am not a smoker, but have grown up in a smoking household. In an attempt to… Continue reading 3 Ways Yoga and Breathing Exercises May Reduce the Harsh Effects of Living in a Smoke Infested City

Anger · anxiety · Ashtanga Yoga · Breathing · Los Angeles · Wellness · Yoga

A Little Back Bend Hurt No Body

What do you get when you mix a 2 hour back bend workshop, teaching a powerful beginner’s class inspired by said workshop right after, winding down fromchaos of the week with a glass or three of red wine, and old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy? Well here’s the answer: a good old cry. Leading up to yesterday was… Continue reading A Little Back Bend Hurt No Body

Armenia · Ashtanga Yoga · Breathing · Buddhism · human interest · inspiration

Off The Mat: Living The Spirit of Yoga

Yoga is NOT only about poses and shapes. Yoga is about serving oneself in order to be able to serve others more effectively. Today, my best friend and I are shooting a video for a pilot project we are starting in Armenia. Our vision is to introduce yoga and meditation to individuals who commit their lives to making… Continue reading Off The Mat: Living The Spirit of Yoga

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5 Quick Tips On Cultivating Optimism Through Quietly Sitting for 5 Minutes 

In response to the Daily Post Photo Challenge titles Optimistic, I have chosen to display the practice of meditation and how it helps cultivate an optimistic state of mind. Optimism can be easily lost with all the hustle and bustle of our lives. Especially those of us who live in big cities and have to deal with… Continue reading 5 Quick Tips On Cultivating Optimism Through Quietly Sitting for 5 Minutes 

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LYFT Confessions: You’re in Jail in Your Own Mind

“I’m not even going to lie to you, I’m checking myself into jail right now” said she.  I’m not even going to lie to you, pride and ego aside, I’ve decided to drive for Lyft (and happily doing so) to get back on my feet after my four month (not so cheap) journey. In an… Continue reading LYFT Confessions: You’re in Jail in Your Own Mind

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Listen to that Gut (especially during Mercury Retrograde)

Recently, I’ve had multiple moments where I’ve told myself “damn it, Armen, you should’ve listened closer to your intuition”. Just yesterday, I had planned a photo shoot at a very difficult place to get to in BCN. Something, at the start of the day told me that it is not the right day for this.… Continue reading Listen to that Gut (especially during Mercury Retrograde)