About Beyond The Mat

Depicting my opinions, interpretations and experiences of the amazing world of yoga my aspiration is to provide you with simple and practical yoga wisdom to inspire and uplift your day!

Aum Shanti!
Sylvie


Articles by Sylvie

No More Excuses: Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of a three-pronged approach to experiencing our potential and moving beyond limitations. Just as we become what we consume regarding food, we also become the experiences we consume – and that includes who we spend our time with. If we spend our valuable time with people who have … Read more

No More Excuses: Part 1 of 3

(Bite-Sized Yoga for Daily Inspiration page 98) If you have set a positive intention to manage your stress, improve your health, or develop a yoga practice, if you have committed to creating meaningful work and relationships only to find yourself sulking in more guilt and stress, then stop! Stop and … Read more

What Am I Supposed to Think About in Asana Practice?

I have been asked this question many times over the years and I love it. For one, the moment we are aware that we are thinking, we are not the thought, we are the observer. Secondly, this acknowledgement of “what shall I think about” is the realization that we get … Read more

Yoga and Cultivating Stability and Ease

Yoga Asanas An asana (yoga postures) is a good seat for the mind and the body and a good seat is one that is both stable and easeful. We stabilize the mind in part through drishti (a steady and easeful focus for the eyes) and in part through breath. Not … Read more