embracing loneliness

As people, I feel like we often try to avoid feeling lonely. We fill it with requirements, and other people so we never feel “alone”.  After going through my whole emotional transition within my relationship, and working full time, I never really had time to think and heal. I moved into my new apartment on…

everything you need is within you

In my yoga class today, we discussed the importance of yin yoga. And my instructor was explaining that yin yoga, since it is a slower practice, forces you to go within yourself. Last year, I really found that yin helped me heal a lot, but I think it’s because I needed to start focusing on…

my presence

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the value of my presence. While I have for the most part valued my presence, I have come to realize that understanding the importance of your presence is essential for loving yourself. You have to know that you are important, irreplaceable and worthy of love. With…

why I do yoga

So one of my students asked me a while ago why I do yoga, and I told him that it’s the one time I’m completely in the moment, and I’m just focused on being present. But I’ve realized it’s more than that. I do yoga to love myself. To love my body. To release the…

protective styles

protective styles help your hair grow because they help you retain moisture and reduce manipulation. the biggest question is: how do i choose the right one? for me, I started with braids because I knew braids worked for my hair. as a little girl, I wore braids all the time and it grew my hair…

hair types

There are a variety of different factors that affect how your hair works. Let’s look at the ones I have found most important. Density- your hair is either fine, combination or coarse. This is literally regarding the size your hairs. For me, my hair is coarse, meaning it’s very thick stranded. Density is not affected…

hair care 101

hello! my name is mayah and I want to help you with your hair! I started doing my hair myself about four years ago, and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made! I went natural because my hair was limp and damaged from eczema in my scalp and stress. My hair was breaking…