9 Articles by Oneika Mays

Oneika Mays

Teaching Yoga In Prison Makes Me Believe In The Power Of The Human Spirit

Once a week I head to Rikers Island in Queens, N.Y., to teach yoga to women in prison.

Oneika Mays
October 28 2014

10 Tips To Help You Start A Meditation Practice

I meditate. But it's been a long road to get here. Buddha on the mountaintop, I'm not. You might describe me as a bit tense high-strung. My mind...

Oneika Mays
March 18 2014

How I Ate Healthy On Less Than $5 A Day

I am embarrassed to admit that I was one of the people who used to say, "It's easy to eat healthy on a budget, you just have to want it!" (I know, cue...

Oneika Mays
September 18 2013

Leaving Room for Maybe

Maybe. It’s a word that used to annoy me. It seemed so non-committal.

Oneika Mays
November 16 2012

I Stopped Telling Myself These 4 Lies and Found Joy

I started yoga teacher training last week. It feels like the "official" start to a new career and life. Embarking on a second-act career was something...

Oneika Mays
November 1 2012

3 Simple Ways to Be Present

Sometimes we can get so busy living our lives that we forget to be in the moment. Worrying about the future and brooding about the past means that we...

Oneika Mays
October 17 2012

6 Lessons from My 30-Day Yoga Challenge

I just completed a 30-day hot yoga challenge. What I thought I’d feel at the end of it and what I actually felt like were totally different. I’ve...

Oneika Mays
July 16 2012

3 Things That Dogs and Yoga Have in Common

July marks the 4th anniversary of when I adopted my dog. It’s also the one year anniversary of my re-dedication to my yoga practice. Reflecting on...

Oneika Mays
July 6 2012

4 Tips From One New Yoga Student to Another

I’m not a yoga teacher. I am passionate about my practice. Yoga has changed my life. More specifically, yoga is now the way that I live. Before, I saw...

Oneika Mays
June 25 2012