Bija's Blog

Like many artists, I've expressed myself through the creation of several bodies of work. I've explored ideas, themes, or insights through multiple pieces across various mediums: film, poetry, books, photography, and music.

Each body of work is designed to create meaningful conversations for you to engage in, be curious about and go out and live.

The most interesting topics I've explored are around self-awareness, personal growth, and using the power of consciousness to engage in living a creative and well life.

Join me and let me know what you think and feel.

Stress is personal.

I can tell you what it feels like — but I can't know your stress and you can't know mine.

Everybody's got their own private form of stress. Yet stress is a human thing; it’s a condition in which the human system responds to the demands for change.

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The diaphragm is the central muscle of the human body. The principle muscle of your breath. 

In ancient Greece, the diaphragm was phrenos — the unity of all possibilities of human expression — the link between body, mind, and breath.

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed at work or at home?

Before you answer that, know that you’re living and breathing (or perhaps hyperventilating) through one of the most overwhelmed eras of our time.

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Yoga Sutra, ch. 2, v. 35:

When one perseveres in non-violence, hostility vanishes in their presence.

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There is great confusion in the yoga world:  the basic Western misunderstanding of yoga is that it is merely separate positions to be mastered. 

It is not!

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Show of hands — how many of you check your email first thing in the morning, before even getting out of bed? How many of you scroll through your Facebook feeds just before falling asleep?

My guess is, most of you.

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While meditation is an ancient science that’s survived for thousands of years, the practice itself is surprisingly simple. 

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Deep Winter

By BijaB

Winter can be a personal time to re-evaluate and hibernate and just think about things. 

It can be a moment when you simply stop — and inspect who and what you are, reaffirm the reason why you're here, and let your internal refuge guide you through.

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We're all living in an era of mass distraction, and it's undermining our ability to perform at our best, focus on our work, interact with loved ones, or even enjoy uninterrupted time alone. 

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Yoga means relationship. Yoga IS relationship. And relationship is yoga. 

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