Insights on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness

Welcome to our collection of insights on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness. Please explore them as an aide in the deepening of your own practice and understanding. Our community strives to bring people together, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi or meditator, who is passionate about these practices.

Take Your Practice Beyond the Mat

Take Your Practice Beyond the Mat

Take your practice with you beyond the mat. Here are a few of those Beyond the Mat ideas to integrate into your practice: Breath awareness, being aware
March 27, 2024/by Natasha Korshak
Four Foundations Sol Center

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness or The Satipatthana Sutta

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, or the Satipatthana Sutta, is the classical teaching attributed to the Buddha which outlines a simple, direct way anyone may lessen and end suffering
December 14, 2022/by Natasha Korshak
Inner Peace Sol Center Tucson

Inner Peace – Six things to make it easier

Inner Peace. What are “intentional actions” ...implied as working as skillfully as possible with the past/present momentum of doing
July 20, 2022/by Natasha Korshak
Yoga as a Vocation Sol Center

Converting Oxygen to Energy

I use to teach a lot of yoga, hours every day. I joked that, though it wasn’t all super physical, I was a marathon yoga teacher. Helping other convert Oxygen to Energy
January 24, 2022/by Natasha Korshak
Sol Center Reflections

Reflections, Appreciations, and Intentions

One of my favorite simple thought adjustments recently is to shift from thinking about life happening to me or me having to make things happen, to life happening through me.
December 8, 2021/by Natasha Korshak
meditative inquiry process

The Truth is Somewhere In Between – Meditative Inquiry Process

There is a meditative inquiry process I learned from my Integrative Restoration/iRest training that I find very potent.  It involves the alternation between polarities to create a new felt sense of something in between.  
June 3, 2021/by Natasha Korshak
Rama Jyoti Vernon painting

In honor of our beloved Rama Jyoti Vernon

Rama Jyoti Vernon was known to say “we can have our cake and eat it too,” in this case implying that we can honor all that life offers us: we can be comfortable, successful, of service, and in route to God.
December 9, 2020/by Natasha Korshak
milk wave

Churning of the Ocean of Milk

Churning of the Ocean of Milk tells the tale of a search for immortality. In order to find it, opposite beings must work & churn together ...Alas, once it is found there is another struggle for which half shall imbibe it.
November 21, 2020/by Natasha Korshak
mindfulness facets

Five Facets of a Mindful Person

The analysis yielded five particular facets: acting with awareness, describing, non-reactivity to inner experience, non-judging of inner experience, and observing. Using this template, here are some key touchstones to orient you towards the cultivation of mindfulness on a regular basis.
October 5, 2020/by Natasha Korshak
Bringing Mindfulness to Grief & Loss

Bringing Mindfulness to Grief & Loss

Grieving is natural and it is hard. There are many forms of grief; some stemming from birth and childhood, some from particular occurrences or from a progression of causes and conditions, some that will be with us every day, and some that do eventually ebb and integrate into the weave of our life. Each of us...
September 16, 2020/by Natasha Korshak
home yoga

Growing Your Home Yoga Practice

Having a home yoga practice has a whole new meaning in this time of virtual yoga classes ...Students have commented that while virtual classes aren’t quite the same, they have helped them create structure, practice more regularly
September 1, 2020/by Natasha Korshak

Reflections: The Week Of My Birthday 2020

I watch, listen, and sense into the events of these past weeks. The tragic death of Ahmaud Arbery. The knee on the neck of George Floyd. The ridiculous responses of our president, who has fanned racial tensions flagrantly all along. What am I to do? How am I to meet the moment?
June 11, 2020/by Natasha Korshak
Moore- Jung

Moore, Jung, Vedic Astrology and Current Events Part One

We are all feeling so much right now, processing a lot of news, figuring out how to prepare and how to adapt- at home and at work. What we may not realize is that we are grieving as well.
April 10, 2020/by Natasha Korshak

We are all feeling so much right now

We are all feeling so much right now, processing a lot of news, figuring out how to prepare and how to adapt- at home and at work. What we may not realize is that we are grieving as well.
March 30, 2020/by Natasha Korshak

COVID-19 and the Sol Center

The Sol Center is temporarily closing in response to the COVID-19 situation. As there is no recipe to ensure everyone's safety in gathering at the Sol Center, this decision was made to protect us all within our community...
March 6, 2020/by Natasha Korshak

A Few Thoughts on Community 

Community is so easy to say. And the word gets a lot of attention these days. It seems like a fairly simple and natural concept and word but it’s meaning is actually fairly complex.
January 5, 2020/by David Stein
Felix at Huddersfield Station

Our Departure from Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, X … et al – Social Media Distancing

At the Sol Center, we had been questioning the efficacy of social media platforms for a long time. Reading about the peril of Suzie, I had come to realize that our departure from Social Media needed to happen with immediate effect.
September 8, 2019/by Peter
Jacomo our Desert Spiny Lizard and Yoga Guru of Tucson (Sceloporus magister)

Spring and Yoga in the Tucson Desert

In the desert, Spring is special as it is our pause before the extreme heat. If we are mindful, we make the most of these mild days. We enjoy the ability to cease heating and/or cooling our homes, cars, offices. We sleep with the windows open. We enjoy the wild flowers.
April 5, 2019/by Natasha Korshak
Mindful Tucson Winters

A Quick Mindfulness Practice

Use the Mindful practice of STOP anytime to keep daily stress from building up, and anytime you are feeling extra pressure.
February 22, 2019/by Natasha Korshak
Meditative and Mindful Yoga

Yoga Concepts for Everyday Practice

October 28, 2018/by Natasha Korshak
Tucson MBSR & Mindfulness

Autumn Equinox & Mindfulness with Jimmy Buffett: Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

Welcome to the Fall Season. It may be helpful to remember that this is a transitional time ...and a Jimmy Buffet song that packs a profound mindfulness message.
September 26, 2018/by Natasha Korshak