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  • Rob and Melissa Lundsgaard: the Kirtan duo

    Seattle Yoga News
    Simona Trakiyska
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    Life is like a train ride, each station can offer us something new, each passenger can change our lives and all of these moments can bring us unforgettable memories of joy as well as fears to overcome. For Rob and Melissa Lundsgaard the ride has just began. “We never expected kirtan to fulfill our lives with so much joy, which now we get to share with others,” they said. Kirtan is an ancient traditional music of devotional chanting, also known as “call-and-response,” which usually involves mantras accompanied by an instrument. Coming from two very different worlds, Rob and Melissa…
  • UW researcher uses technology to make yoga accessible for the blind

    Seattle Yoga News
    Simona Trakiyska
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Her name is Kyle Rector. She is a young doctoral and National Science Foundation (NSF) candidate in Computer Science and Engineering. She is combining her passions for math and yoga to help the blind. Running was her cup of tea until the day she got hurt; she pulled her hamstring, and the pain was so severe that running was not an option, at least for a while. “Even though I felt the pain, I kept running,” Rector said. Running is an adrenaline sport and once you stop you feel as though your whole health routine is being put on hold. The majority of runners say that flexibility is not…
  • Yoga and the Aging Population: Yoga can help!

    YogaAccessories.com: Blog Posts
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    With age both flexibility and balance begin to diminish as the spine compresses, joint mobility decreases and stiffness sets in. While changes to the body are a normal part of aging, yoga isn’t reserved for the young and lithe. In fact, yoga can be a gentle and effective way to combat the assault of age.
  • Yoga and the Process of “Letting Go”

    Yoga Basics
    Megan de Matteo
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    Have you ever entered into a yoga practice with a lot on your mind? When you stepped on your mat, did thoughts about finances, relationships or your desire to achieve a certain posture fill your thoughts? Sometimes, when the mind is cloudy or racing in this way, our asana hardly feels like yoga at all. Rather than embracing our “union with the Divine,” we find ourselves just going through the ... Continue reading "Yoga and the Process of “Letting Go”" on Yoga Basics.com
  • laughing yoga, laughter yoga, hasya yoga, laughing therapy, laughter workshops

    Yoga poses blog
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Do you know what hasya yoga or laughing yoga is? You may be having laughter workshops or laughter clubs in your area.
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  • California Wine, Shopping and Yoga in September

    Annie
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
      @YogaForce is happy to announce that Annie Apple […] The post California Wine, Shopping and Yoga in September appeared first on Yogaforce.
  • What You Want From Your Yoga Mat

    Annie
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    We just did an extensive study about what you want from a Yoga Mat... The post What You Want From Your Yoga Mat appeared first on Yogaforce.
  • The Straight Truth About Body Alignment

    Annie
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:04 pm
        Alignment is Important. You know, if you […] The post The Straight Truth About Body Alignment appeared first on Yogaforce.
  • The Top 10 Reasons For Doing Warrior 2

    Annie
    18 May 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Benefits of Warrior II Pose:   1) Strengthens and […] The post The Top 10 Reasons For Doing Warrior 2 appeared first on Yogaforce.
  • Take Your Passion and Make it Happen

    Annie
    5 May 2014 | 6:58 pm
          We have a shopping+party+yoga event coming up at […] The post Take Your Passion and Make it Happen appeared first on Yogaforce.
 
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    The Everything Yoga Blog

  • Noticing the Patterns

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    When I first heard the saying, "How you do one thing is how you do everything," I was intrigued. I let that idea marinate for a bit and then took a look at my own life, especially my yoga practice. I can talk myself into and/or out of anything, so I figured looking at how I approached my yoga practice would leave no room to hide (or deny). Sure enough, my habits/patterns/ways of being on my mat reflected how I was in my life. Sobering. I tend to come back to this when I'm feeling off or simply want to do a gut check and see where I am in life. My latest look brought up something interesting…
  • Shades of Grey (the yoga version, not the BDSM version)

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    I looked at the form before me tapping my index finger on my bottom lip. Hmmmmm....my choices were: beginner, intermediate, advanced. Which type of yoga practioner was I? My first reaction was to select beginner despite my ego's protestations. After all, I've been practicing for well over 10 years, surely that means I'm not merely a beginner? Then I noticed that the helpful form creators specificed a pose that separates the beginners from the intermediates from the advanced. Labels. Labels that come down to postures. Labels and yoga postures determine your...happiness, worthiness, acceptance…
  • The Future of Yoga Summit

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Next week kicks off an online summit in which 20 yoga luminaries will share what's happening in the world of yoga and where it's headed. The Future of Yoga Summit is taking place August 4-6th. Registration is free and speakers include Shiva Rea, Judith Hanson Lasater, Angela Farmer, Amy Weintraub, and Richard Miller. Here's a sneak peak and what you'll learn: What’s revolutionary in the world of yoga – and where it’s headed Exciting ways yoga can help transform culture and societal structures Yogic wisdom for maintaining peace when facing social injustice Ways yoga is contributing to…
  • Bringing the Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research Home

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Last month the Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR) took place in Austin, TX. If you weren't able to attend, you can purchase recordings of the individual presentations or get a discounted price for downloading the entire package of presentations here.  You can watch highlights of the from the conference here (very cool to watch and/or helpful if you're feeling conflicted about which presentations to purchase). Some of the topics covered include: The Healthy Heart The Soul of Yoga Therapy Service Yoga Therapy for Spiritual Wellness Yoga Therapy as Spiritual Practice Integrating…
  • The Busyness Habit

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:46 pm
    If I've learned one thing about myself it's that I do things in my own time. It doesn't matter what others say or what a schedule says or the dictates of Father Time -- I move at my own pace (for better or worse). It's ironic given that I was a product of an induced labor. Hmmmm...maybe that's it. I was rushed out of the womb so I now rebel when being forced to do things in a certain time frame. The Mysterious Unopened BoxA few weeks ago, my mom paid a visit and noted that a box had been sitting on my dining room table for over a year and a half unopened. I laughed when she pointed this out,…
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  • The 10 Hottest Movie Aliens

    alcmaeonid
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Guardians of the Galaxy had a great opening weekend, and one of the highlights for me is Zoe Saldana as Gamora. She has established herself as a fixture of the sci fi genre already with appearances in Avatar and Star Trek, and is adding to her resume as a sci-fi hottie with this summer’s Marvel blockbuster. Not an alien, but man is she beautiful. This has inspired a very meaningful ranking, the hottest female movie aliens of all time.  (I’ll let everyone else comment for dudes) 10) Laura Vasquez, Rosario Dawson, Men in Black II Rosario Dawson is not particularly hot in this movie…
  • Miami Wade County after Lebron

    alcmaeonid
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    So Lebron James is going to Cleveland.  Not a big surprise.  Lebron makes emotional decisions and this is certainly one.  He chose his hometown team, and wants to be the man to bring a championship to Cleveland.  Lebron, Irving, Wiggins… that’s awesome.  Varejao and Tristan Thompson, not so much.  That backcourt alone though would be a championship contender in the terrible East. Chris Bosh should go to Houston, that is clearly the best option for him.  The Rockets are in his home state, and there is too much money to be left on the table.  Miami would be a good situation…
  • Most Improved Player NBA 2013-2014

    alcmaeonid
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    1) Goran Dragic, Guard, Phoenix Suns The Dragon played for Phoenix before, was traded away, and has ended up back with his old team and is playing better than ever before. He showed flashes back in Phoenix’s playoff run a few years back when he scored 26 points in a quarter. Every part of his game is better: defense, shooting, passing, scoring, driving to the hoop, decision-making, defense. He is a very intense player and plays with a ton of confidence. Analysts will call that “feisty”, meaning he doesn’t smile a lot on the court and always looks like he’s on the verge of fighting…
  • The Case for Johnny Manziel in the NFL

    alcmaeonid
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:36 pm
    There was no one I enjoyed watching more the last two seasons of college football than Johnny Manziel.  He would make wild and unpredictable plays that you normally see on a basketball court or a soccer pitch, not on the football field, and in the SEC at that!  That is why so many people, myself included, would love to see him perform well at the next level… and he can.  However, it is certainly a risk, something that most GM’s and draft analysts already know. However, I have hope for the dude. Yes, it’s good to be Johnny Football. If I were a GM, and I had a top 16 pick, I would…
  • Top NBA Players by Position

    alcmaeonid
    14 Mar 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Just because I feel like it, and injured players don’t count! Point Guard So many to choose from, this is the deepest position in the league right now.  If you are a starting PG, you are practically an all star.  So there are a lot of Honorable Mentions: Kyle Lowry, Damian Lillard, Monta Ellis, Deron Williams, Rajon Rondo, Goran Dragic, John Wall, Kyle Lowry, Ty Lawson, and Mike Conley. Chris Paul – CP3 is the best facilitator in the game.  He is the biggest reason why Griffin and Jordan are having such great seasons.  Noone runs a team like Paul.   Russell Westbrook…
 
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  • Back to School Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    Summer time is holiday time, but at Young Yoga Masters, school is open and learning abounds.  We just finished a 10 Day Summer Certification.  For many of the teachers in the training, their classrooms were empty and they were sitting on the other side of the desk or mat for a change. They were getting their Certificate to be a kids yoga teacher. The 10 days were packed full of information, fun, and new friends. It was a pleasure to meet everyone there and see them grow as kids yoga teachers! I’m excited for the next 10 Day Summer Certification starting August 8/14 in Pennsylvania. …
  • 5 Kids Yoga Activities to Enhance Your Camps this Summer

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    It’s summer!  Which means kids yoga camps and time to try fresh ideas that you just don’t have time to try in a regular class. I’m planning a summer camp right now.  It’s 18 hours of kids yoga over 5 days in our 10 Day Kids Yoga Teacher – Summer Certification.  So going through my resources and picking my favorite activities is fun. The 10 day training is so satisfying.  We have 3 spots left if anyone wants to jump on board.  Here’s why its a great training: the 18 hours of kids camp where you actually get to teach real kids. you get to retreat from…
  • I Need Your Advice for Kids Yoga with Different Age Groups?

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:52 am
    I’m working on a new quick reference chart (below) for teaching yoga to children of different age groups. I’m making the chart because so many new kids yoga teachers wonder about teaching specific ages, things like: “What age range should I choose for my studio classes or summer camps?” “Are games too juvenile for teens?” “What should I do with the energetic 4 year olds?” “At what age can children start to do yoga?” “What ages can I teach in a daycare?” These are valid questions because age is an important factor when…
  • Free Kids Yoga Alphabet Printables for Summer

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    28 May 2014 | 12:12 am
    The school year is winding down.  Teens are going to Prom.  Kids are getting lathered up with sunscreen.  Teachers are getting ready to say goodbye. Parents are getting ready for a busy summer. At Young Yoga Masters we’re winding down our kids classes and have some great free printables to give you today for your summer yoga.  We’re also getting prepared to offer two  10 Day Summer Certification kids yoga training intensives.  One course is in July in Ontario Canada.  The other is in August in Pennsylvania, USA. Its going to be a fun summer! Before you download the…
  • A Bright Future for Kids Yoga and Kids Yoga Teachers

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    13 May 2014 | 8:25 pm
    The Future of Kids Yoga - So many children start yoga at a young age.  What does that mean for the future of kids yoga? We see it as good news for children and you, if you’re a kids yoga teacher.   Young Yoga Masters vision of the Future of Kids Yoga   Since the tidal wave of yoga began over 40 years ago in the west, yoga is more accessible than ever before. Yoga has established itself. Consider how many kids yoga teachers have taught toddlers who are now tweens or teens or older? If you’ve been teaching kids for a while, its likely your teaching is growing with the…
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    Free Online Kundalini Yoga Poses and Exercises

  • Surrender and Letting Go: Why ‘Ananda’ is the True Happiness

    Guest Author
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Welcome to an article by our new guest contributor, Dr. Bina Nangia. Dr. Nangia is a long-time spiritual seeker who works with children. This week she looks at what it really means to surrender and let go.  In this world of names and forms, we are easily tempted with our senses to pursue, that, which seems real to us. We have no experience of any other perception. The chase is endless and due to the ‘law of diminishing returns’ the chase never ends. With knowledge of our true nature, and the higher perception of the reality of names and forms, we can surrender and let go.True nature…
  • How a Screaming Baby can Help Us Become More Enlightened

    Kara-Leah Grant
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Our popular contributor Kara-Leah shares a tale from early motherhood on how every moment is an opportunity to wake-up, especially the difficult moments!by Kara-Leah GrantAuthor of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.I wrote this article over four years ago now and re-reading it I’m struck by the spiralling nature of life. At the time I thought I’d learned something huge and could tick that off my to-do list. Being Present – Done! However, over the last four years this kind of situation has repeated itself over and over again. Every…
  • Be Free – Live Now

    Guest Author
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    by Guest Author Anita OlivacceWhere are you?Right now, where are you? Where is your attention focused?On what happened yesterday, a few years ago perhaps? Or maybe on something that may happen nextThere is no tomorrow and there are no “years”. There is only Now. This moment right now. Life is happening right now. Within us and all around us. We are Life and unless our attention is fully focused here and now, we miss it.We miss out on the beauty, the greatest treasure, the preciousness of this moment happening right now in front of us. Gone in the blink of an eye.Too busy lost in…
  • How Daily Yoga Practice can Revolutionise Society

    Kara-Leah Grant
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Our popular contributor Kara-Leah is committed to regular home practice and believes if everyone had a home yoga practice – whether it was asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting or Karma Yoga – it could revolutionise our society.by Kara-Leah GrantAuthor of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.Ok, as you’ve likely guessed by now, I’m obsessed with home yoga practice. Part of that is because it’s been so incredibly healing for me in my own life. I see how healing it is for other people too. And finally, I’ve written a…
  • Home Yoga Practice: Is it for Me? I’ve just Started Yoga Classes

    Kara-Leah Grant
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:29 am
    Our popular contributor Kara-Leah is often asked by people who are just starting yoga classes if it’s too early to develop a home yoga practice. This is her response. by Kara-Leah GrantAuthor of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.You may have yet to walk into your first yoga class, so the idea of starting a home yoga practice seems crazy. Me, practice at home? But I don’t even know any postures yet! I have no idea what I’m doing!No, you don’t. But that’s ok. The big thing with home practice is that it doesn’t matter…
 
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    Om Shanti: A Yoga Blog

  • B.K.S. Iyengar

    ekachakra
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    Body is the bow, asana is the arrow, and the soul is the target. B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yoga and “Anti-Aging”

    ekachakra
    9 Jun 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Yoga is touted as providing all sorts of health and wellness benefits. Lately, I’ve noticed yoga being included as part of the ever popular “anti-aging” movement, with people making all sorts of amazing claims about yoga’s ability to slow or even reverse the process of aging. The funny thing, though, is that the underlying premise of “anti-aging” is fundamentally at odds with yoga philosophy. The desire to ward off aging and even death is to deny the impermanence of things. Or, at the very least, it involves a desire to cling, for as long as possible, to…
  • Yoga Clothes for Men

    ekachakra
    28 May 2014 | 3:16 pm
    The other day, I showed up to yoga without any pants. Well, I was wearing pants at the time — Dickies to be exact — but I forgot to bring my yoga pants so I had nothing to change into. With only five minutes ’til class, I decided to purchase some yoga shorts from the retail shop at the studio. Much to my chagrin, the entire selection of clothing was for women. Since doing a vinyasa flow yoga class in a pair of Dickies sounds about as fun as washing my face with a burlap sack, I decided to purchase a pair of women’s yoga shorts and make do. They turned out to be…
  • The Measure of a Yogi (and a Yoga Class)

    ekachakra
    17 May 2014 | 10:59 am
    The other day, I experienced one of those “ah-ha” moments when you realize that something fundamental has shifted in your yoga practice. I was chatting with another student (let’s call him “Bob”) in the men’s locker room, and I asked him about a teacher who had recently been subbing for a class that we both frequent. I hadn’t had a chance to try this teacher yet so I was curious. Bob’s answer was surprising, to say the least. By the end of our brief conversation, I had the strange feeling that we were simply talking past each other. Despite the…
  • Change of Perpsective

    ekachakra
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Last weekend, I lost one of my contact lenses. This is a serious problem for me, because I am functionally blind without contacts or glasses. The only pair of glasses I own has a very old prescription, so wearing them for more than thirty minutes or so gives me a raging headache. As I wait for my special order contacts to come in, I’ve been practicing yoga in a visual haze. I can make out people and colors and shapes, but I really can’t see anything the teacher is doing or demonstrating. My sense of space is also wonky, so I can’t rely on my eyesight for balance or…
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  • Imagery Mind-Body Technique

    Phil
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he visualized the whole Super Bowl before he even stepped foot on the field, where he would go on to lead the Green Bay Packers to victory in 2010.  Tapping into the mind's eye is a powerful technique used by not just athletes, but everyone from CEOs to doctors to those recovering from an injury.  People looking for a new mind-body technique may want to try imagery exercises, which uses creative exercises to picture scenarios that relax and heal. They can practiced on your own or with a facilitator guiding you, which is called guided…
  • Qi Gong May Improve Tactile Problems for Kids With Autism

    Phil
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Some children with autism experience sensory challenges. The most common problem revolves around the sense of touch. What that means is that these children don't register pain normally or they register gentle touches in an unpleasant way. "Touch is the master sense," Dr. Louisa Silva, who has a medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master's degree in public health from the Medical College of Wisconsin, explained to The Oregonian. "It's the one to coordinate the brain and the body and to give the brain and the child a sense of…
  • Mindful Meditation May Help Mothers of Kids With Autism

    Phil
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    Caring for a child for disability is one of the most challenging, stressful things a parent can encounter. Since the conditions rarely disappear over time, it can lead to years of pent-up stress for mothers and fathers.  Recently, a new study offered mindfulness programs and "positive psychology" to help mothers of children with autism and other mental-development disability. After weeks of treatment, the meditation showed to reduce their stress, anxiety and depression.  "There are literally decades of studies that have described the high levels of stress and…
  • 5 Fast Things to Know About Qi Gong

    Phil
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    Qi Gong is a type of study of Qi (energy or life force) that was developed more than 3,000 years ago in China. But as the relentless go-go-go culture continues to stack up, people all around the world are turning to this ancient technique to relieve stress. Here are six basic things to know about qi gong.  1. Qi gong combines several motions and breathing exercises The Chinese practice blends breathing techniques, posture and movement to circulate the life force throughout the body and filter out toxins. 2. The basic Qi gong stance is called Hugging the Tree To do this,…
  • Dahn Yoga May Be Able to Help Your Allergies

    Phil
    13 Jun 2014 | 9:52 am
    With the warm weather comes allergies, and pollen is the main offender. Each year millions of Americans deal with seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, which not is only bothersome, but can disrupt one's sleep patterns, concentration and mood. However, to fight this off, yoga can help ease your allergy symptoms through stress reduction. When you're stressed out, your body release hormones and chemicals including histamine, the powerful chemical that lead to allergy symptoms. So, the more stress, the nastier the allergies. "Allergies are worsened by a stress…
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  • Do You Need to be Flexible to Practice Yoga?

    Administrator
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Do you have a hard time with doing something as simple as touching your toes, and know that you're not nearly as flexible as you should be in order to do yoga? A lot of people are in this very same position, and end up avoiding yoga at all costs because they think they can't do it. The truth is, flexibility is something that you learn during the process of this activity, and not something you have to already have. Just as you will build your strength and muscle tone, you will also build your ability to stretch in different ways. Of course this will take some time, but doing it slowly is…
  • Top 10 Benefits of Yoga

    Marina
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    There are many different exercises you can choose from if you want to burn calories, tone your body and get in shape. But, how do you choose which of those exercises is right for you? After all, one might bore you after the first few minutes while another might entertain you for so long that you're not even aware that you're working out. If you're looking for an exercise that can build your strength, burn calories and test your endurance, then yoga is a great choice. It's beneficial for many different reasons, but here are the top 10 benefits that are worth knowing!1. Reduced AchesDo you…
  • Introducing the Yoga Manifesto

    Marina
    17 Jan 2014 | 9:00 am
    This yoga manifesto has been in the works for awhile, in fact, I started this project last year but it was always put on the back burner as priorities got in the way. Finally, I got an opportunity to dedicate some time to this, which essentially required carefully and thoughtfully identifying which sayings and quotes resonate the most when it pertains to yoga. I hope this manifesto serves as a reminder of what yoga is, and why it's such an important practice. 
  • Make a Daily Contract with Yourself

    Marina
    8 Jan 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Here we are in a new year once again and I find myself searching for ways to approach this year in a way that is different yet authentic. In the past, I would make a list of resolutions that I promise I would do yet a few weeks in, they’re long forgotten. Instead, I vow to make a daily contract with myself - the list is not exhaustive, however, they’re bite size, achievable and certainly something that can be started right away: Make someone smile each day Starting today, make someone smile, whether it’s your coworker, your partner, your child or a complete stranger. It doesn’t matter…
  • Yoga Scholarship Competition-Win a FREE 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Tribe!

    Scarlett Dee
    23 Jul 2013 | 8:09 am
    1st Annual Tribe Yoga Scholarship CompetitionWin a scholarship for a forthcoming Tribe Yoga Teacher Training or 500 Euros cash prize! Tribe is offering a great opportunity to combine the art of writing with the spirit of Yoga. If you have experienced yoga, practiced yoga, lived yoga or just observed yoga, then you probably have a story to tell. Submit your stories, memoirs, essays, poetry, etc before the end of October, 2013 for the chance to get your entry published and/or win a scholarship for one of our upcoming Yoga Alliance-Certified Yoga Teacher Trainings or 500 euros prize money.
 
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    My Yoga Online

  • My Yoga on GaiamTV: A Few Important Details

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Thanks to all of you for your feedback regarding the upcoming launch.  We love your enthusiasm to start exploring My Yoga on Gaiam TV straight away! There are just a few important details to share: My Yoga on Gaiam TV is not yet live. There is no action to take just yet. We provided log-in information so you would be ready.  Your My Yoga subscription will be honored on Gaiam TV; there are no additional fees. Your My Yoga favorites will be completely migrated over to the new site as a playlist.    All your favorite teachers, practice videos, articles and…
  • Keep Your Eyes Open For New Login Information Coming to Your Inbox This Week

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    We are beyond excited for the launch of our new My Yoga community on Gaiam TV next week. Accessing your expanded membership is as simple as signing into Gaiam TV with your My Yoga Online username and password. To make sure we've dotted our i's and crossed our t's, we'll be sending you detailed login instructions later this week; be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this important email. In the meantime, we invite you to enjoy the Film Festival features, which are available to you for streaming at any time. This is truly a time of evolution and excitement for the My Yoga community, and we're…
  • Learn Why Food Matters in Week Four of Our Free Online Film Festival

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    We hope you've enjoyed the first three weeks of our free online film festival, and welcome to week four. This week's focus is on nutrition, sickness and whole health. Learn about superfoods, vitamins, and the flaws in our current medical system with these two engaging and thought-provoking documentaries.  All selections from this festival will be available for the full duration of the guide, so there's lots of time to catch up if you're just joining us today. Coming soon, as a MyYoga member, you will also have access to all of the content on Gaiam TV, including their library…
  • Get Happy in Week Three of Our Free Online Film Festival!

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    We hope you've enjoyed the first two weeks of our free online film festival, and welcome to week three. This week's focus is on happiness and gratitude. Learn the ten keys to living a happy life, how to combat negative self-talk, and much more.  All selections from this festival will be available for the full duration of the guide, so there's lots of time to catch up if you're just joining us today.  Coming soon, as a MyYoga member, you will also have access to all of the content on Gaiam TV, including their library of over 3000 videos. This guide is an…
  • Introducing Week Two of Our Free Online Film Festival

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    We hope you enjoyed week one of our free online film festival, and welcome to week two. This week's focus is on harnessing the power that lies inside of all of us. All selections from this festival will be available for the full duration of the guide, so there's lots of time to catch up if you're just joining us today.  Coming soon, as a MyYoga member, you will also have access to all of the content on Gaiam TV, including their library of over 3000 videos. This guide is an exclusive look into that library, and features a specially chosen sampling of the films, documentaries and…
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    Sahaja Yoga Meditation News - Light of Love

  • In-depth Meditation Workshop, Burwood, Sydney

    Editor
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
     ‘The Purpose of our Lives’: An in-depth meditation workshop for regular attendees of our meditation classes and workshops. What do we desire in life and how much time do we give ourselves? What is our ‘self’ and what is the ‘void’ of our Subtle Body? How powerful is our attention and what do we do […]
  • Realise Vietnam Tour 2014 – Sahaja Yoga

    Editor
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    The Realise Vietnam Tour, conducted by Sahaja Yoga, will take place in July 2014. The Vietnamese Sahaja Yoga collective, along with the Australian “Music of Joy” music group, will participate in a tour of Vietnam. Programs will be held in various locations around Vietnam.   Vietnam Tour 2014 Program Itinerary ____________________________________________________________ July 11th 6:00pm Schools Program […]
  • Feedback from Wamuran Sahaja Yoga Workshop

    Editor
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    We had a very successful Sahaja Yoga workshop at Wamuran, near Brisbane, on Sunday 29th June 2014. About 35 people attended, many for the first time. The program started at 9.30am with ‘meet and greet’, refreshments and introductions. This was followed by a short introduction to Sahaja Yoga and then Self-realisation. Everyone then experienced footsoaking, clearing […]
  • LEAF Festival, Logan, Brisbane

    Editor
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:51 am
    Sahaja Yoga Meditation had a lovely and successful day at the Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) at the Griffith University, Logan on 8 June 2014. The Brisbane Sahaja yogis arrived early to set up the stall,  decorating the backdrop with colourful saris and receiving many compliments from patrons about the beauty of the stall. There was a steady stream of people all day, with […]
  • The Knowledge Within

    Editor
    23 May 2014 | 10:12 pm
    All the knowledge is within you. If you only can get light there, you can see all that knowledge is within you. You don’t have to go anywhere for your knowledge. It’s all inside; everything is built in. You are built in so beautifully to become your Spirit that I don’t have to do much […]
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  • New West cities rank high in Forbes’ choices for young professionals

    New West Editors
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    For the under-35 set, New West cities are the place to be, as four metro areas in the region made it in the top ten of Forbes’ Best Cities for Young Professionals. For the record, here are the New West cities in the top ten: Salt Lake City was #4, Boise #6, Provo #7 and ... The post New West cities rank high in Forbes’ choices for young professionals appeared first on New West.
  • Sweet Thunder: Relieving a parched Butte

    Sean Reichard
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    It’s not a long respite Morrie Morgan receives in Ivan Doig’s novel reissued this week in paperback, Sweet Thunder. We find him on honeymoon with his wife Grace, living off the gains made betting on the 1919 World Series game—he “intuited” the White Sox would renege on Charles Comiskey—but by Chapter Two he’s back in ... The post Sweet Thunder: Relieving a parched Butte appeared first on New West.
  • Mystery solved: Boise’s BookLamp sold to Apple

    New West Editors
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    The reasons behind the mysterious shutdown of Boise’s BookLamp — a firm developing analytical tools for the fast-moving book world — is now revealed, as the startup has been sold to Apple and will reportedly serve as developers of new iBook-related tools for the computing giant. BookLamp, working out of Boise’s WaterCooler incubator, had been developing ... The post Mystery solved: Boise’s BookLamp sold to Apple appeared first on New West.
  • Another Endangered Species in the New West: Cowboys

    New West Editors
    26 Jan 2014 | 6:25 pm
    At last week’s National Western Stock Show in Denver, a new endangered species was spotted by veteran observers: cowboys, mirroring the decline of cattle and pastureland in the West. It’s no secret that the pastureland devoted to cattle in the West has declined in recent years: development, economics, government and environmentalism have all converged to cut ... The post Another Endangered Species in the New West: Cowboys appeared first on New West.
  • New For 2014: New West Books

    New West Editors
    26 Jan 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Some exciting news to pass along: We’re announcing the debut of New West Books and a first title, Goliath Staggered: How the People of Highway 12 Conquered Big Oil. The title is from New West’s Steve Bunk and covers the battles over “megaloads” — a classic tale of David vs. Goliath, where a hardy band ... The post New For 2014: New West Books appeared first on New West.
 
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  • YogaBasics Link Roundup – Yoga Journal and Body Image

    Timothy Burgin
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    We're back this week with another YogaBasics Link Roundup with links to some of the most popular and thought provoking stories and issues making yoga headlines this week. It seems the latest issue of Yoga Journal is the straw that has finally broken the camel’s back. Long time yoga practitioners have sadly watched how this once humble yoga magazine has slowly but surely been dumbed down and corrupted by corporate management and high ... Continue reading "YogaBasics Link Roundup – Yoga Journal and Body Image" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Yoga and the Process of “Letting Go”

    Megan de Matteo
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    Have you ever entered into a yoga practice with a lot on your mind? When you stepped on your mat, did thoughts about finances, relationships or your desire to achieve a certain posture fill your thoughts? Sometimes, when the mind is cloudy or racing in this way, our asana hardly feels like yoga at all. Rather than embracing our “union with the Divine,” we find ourselves just going through the ... Continue reading "Yoga and the Process of “Letting Go”" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Deconstructing Padmasana: Is Lotus Pose Right for You?

    Kathleen Bryant
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    If yoga has a poster pose, it’s Padmasana, a popular media image for conveying the inner peace that yoga offers. Ironically, Lotus Pose isn’t often instructed in today’s yoga studios. For one thing, it’s associated with meditation and pranayama, and contemporary classes focus almost entirely on physical yoga. For another, Padmasana—the very picture of serenity—is skipped because it’s a source of struggle and discomfort for many students. Padmasana is named ... Continue reading "Deconstructing Padmasana: Is Lotus Pose Right for You?" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: ‘Reflections’ on Mirrors in Yoga Classes

    Lea McLellan
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Not every yoga class takes place in the bamboo-floored, Ganesh-statue littered, lightly saged yoga studio of our dreams. Lots of us have had very powerful and meaningful experiences with yoga at places like the good old neighborhood YMCA. While locale is far from the most important thing about a yoga class, classes that take place in gyms, community centers and dance studios have a feature that most yoga studios don’t: ... Continue reading "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: ‘Reflections’ on Mirrors in Yoga Classes" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Let it Flow: The Art and Science of Yoga Sequencing

    Kathleen Bryant
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    Traditional yogic texts say there are 84,000 asanas. With infinite possibilities for sequencing a class or practice, it can be hard to know where to start—or stop. The art of sequencing takes you seamlessly from one asana to the next, but it also helps you transition from everyday concerns to your mat, and take the fruits of your practice with you as you return to daily life. A lucky few ... Continue reading "Let it Flow: The Art and Science of Yoga Sequencing" on Yoga Basics.com
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    The power of Yoga

  • The end of the circle - Guruji BKS Iyengar passes away

    Theyoginme
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Its been nearly two years since I wrote a post. So much has changed for me and my practice. I have been off practice since last year as I developed pinched nerves in my cervical spine and had a disc replacement surgery in April. I was asked to be off yoga classes till September, but had made plans to start practice at  Abhay's studio in Pune on August 20th, the day I arrived in Pune.But that plan was not meant to be.  Last week there was news of Guruji being admitted to a Pune hospital with a weakening heart.  Late last night after  I landed in Mumbai the…
  • Thanksgiving

    Theyoginme
    24 Nov 2011 | 4:38 pm
    Its thanks-giving today and I am thankful for my life experiences, my children, my health, my friends and family. Every step I take into the next moment, I become more aware of my own self building on this self awareness that I am nothing but myself....Namaste
  • Passion Makes Perfect

    Theyoginme
    20 Oct 2011 | 10:24 pm
    While my yoga practice might be waning recently, my blogging nearly extinct, my passion for life isn't and I have been redirecting a lot of it to my work, my children and helping young entrepreneurs seed companies.I know I am off balance on yoga but I do try to keep up the practice anytime I can make it to the gym and can attend a class from Nuvana. The practice will return but the passion for yoga remains.. So let passion drive the practice for perfection... my wish for you..Love you An and Sel..DNamaste
  • The might me..

    Theyoginme
    25 Jun 2011 | 11:18 am
    As we get older and 'wiser' notice how we inflate both in body and mind! To keep the body deflated we are told exercise and eat less. Do we? And for the mind - we hardly do anything. Just as food and laziness to exercise can become a lifestyle, so can the inflation of the mind. Its the ego, the elevation of self over others.Ego becomes a weapon of offense and self defense and self feeding i.e. the ego only feeds on itself to become larger and larger. Large enough to expand like a balloon and to a point where a little prick will burts it. I am stuck in this egoflation. Yoga is a way to help…
  • Silence all the noise...but the music!

    Theyoginme
    24 Apr 2011 | 2:40 pm
    The last few weeks have been extremely noisy... I have had no break, not a moment, as my mind has been running faster than my body.. Two dear friends in act of kindness offered to take the munchkins swimming so I could focus on my pending taxes, but I realized as soon as I walked in the door was I need to just not focus on anything and lie in shavasana with my old favorite Thievery numbers on my ipod.I know the Iyengar method of shavasana involves no music, but what the heck, I modify. The eclectic beat music fused with Indian tabla, sitar and all forms of other instruments actually helps me…
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    Cowgirl Yoga

  • Hiking recovery - Feel the OO

    17 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    My feet have been on my mind a lot lately, after all this hiking. I have a bit of an obsession with footwear, which is ironic since I spend a lot of time in bare feet on my yoga mat. Off the mat, I prefer cowgirl boots, anything with good arch support, and I must - I repeat, must - wear slippers around the house. As someone who appreciates fancy footwear, I also own a lot of flip flops for this purpose.A few months ago, I tried a pair of OOFOS slip ons. I pretty much haven't stopped wearing them since. With their cushioning and arch support, it feels like a foot massage every time I come home…
  • Tea + Yoga = Bliss

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Get ready for it - I am gearing up for a conversion from coffee to tea. Yes, you read that right. The Tea Spot has convinced me that this is a good thing. This will be worthy of its own post...meanwhile, I'd like to introduce you to The Tea Spot and its founder, Maria.The Tea Spot is the total tea solution that makes loose leaf tea an everyday luxury, so you can live an inspired and healthy life. Based in Boulder, Colorado, it was founded in 2004 by Maria Uspenski, a cancer survivor drawn to the health benefits of tea during her recovery. She set forth to promote wellness by making loose leaf…
  • Hiking happiness

    12 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
    There's been a whole lot of hiking going on. Last month, we had a family trip to Glacier National Park, where we hiked 25+ miles in 4 days. At the beginning of August, I did my first back county camping trip that included hiking my first 10K foot peak. And this past weekend, we had our first Yoga & Hiking retreat of the season.There's definitely a hiker's high that comes from putting some miles on your boots. There are also some lows: pushing through physical challenges and fatigue when you think you can't take another step, discomfort (particularly having to do with air temperature and…
  • Hands, horses, malas & mats

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    I know that I've waxed poetic many times before about how otherworldly beautiful Montana is, how inspiring the connection we create between women, horses and yoga is, and how adept our Montana Yoga Photographer is at capturing all of the above. Ready for more? I haven't been on here the last few weeks, as I've been waiting for the right words to adequately describe our first B-LUXE Cowgirl Yoga at the stunning B Bar Ranch. Right after that, I departed for a week in Glacier National Park, where I fell breathlessly in love with a gorgeously wild wilderness. It's been a lot to digest. I may…
  • Yellowstone Wonderland

    5 Jul 2014 | 3:56 pm
    This is our National Park summer. We just got back from 5 days in Yellowstone, and are headed to Glacier next week. It makes me happy to live so close to these treasures. Wonderland is never the same thing twice. And it will be tough to top this round's wildlife show - we saw wolves in three different places in the Lamar Valley. I couldn't stop telling the others how this bordered on unbelievable, particularly for non wolf watchers (who spend countless hours watching and waiting by their scopes). Add to that mountain goats, osprey nests, bighorn sheep, pronghorns, bison, elk, bald eagles,…
 
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    Yoga Flavored Life

  • Bring on Kindness and Compassion

    Charlotte Bradley
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Recently I reconnected with a childhood friend on Facebook. He had been a member of my dad’s Scout troop. I remember my dad talking about him very fondly. My friend shared with me that my dad had a huge impact on his life and that it was from him that he learned what real dads were like. It turns out that his own dad was not a very nice guy at all, something that I didn’t realize at the time. You never know what other people have gone through in their lives, what they are experiencing now, nor what they are feeling. Whatever you choose to say or do can have a profound impact.
  • De Profundis

    William Ferro
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Yesterday I saw one of those horrifying videos of an American cop savagely beating up a woman, and another casually spraying Mace into the eyes of a terrified little girl. My inner rage-beast was instantly hooked; I inwardly snarled, “Of COURSE it’s a white cop beating up on black women and children.” Then I caught myself. The fascist impulse, of course, has nothing to do with race, nationality or religion. 20th century fascism was not exclusively German, Italian or Japanese (although it was in those countries that it took hold most firmly). The impulse is part of the shadow…
  • A Fantasy Tribute to Robin Williams

    William Ferro
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Robin Williams was a seemingly unstoppable force of nature; one is tempted to say supernature in his case. He seems to have been an open conduit for a thousand voices and another thousand personalities. Conduits trafficked that heavily have a way of giving out under the load. It seems that genius often consumes its weight in mental stability. How can we know the insistence, the seductiveness, the irresistibility of the inner voices that drive an individual to self-destruction? Highly unusual individuals such as Vincent Van Gogh and Robin Williams? Perhaps genius–such a rare phenomonon…
  • Breath of Joy Will Make You Smile

    Charlotte Bradley
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Laughing … my son told me I looked funny doing Breath of Joy! These past few weeks I have been talking about the challenge of starting and maintaining a home yoga practice. Some things that have really helped me have been figuring out why I really want to practice and also having a plan. Last week I shared a simple yoga sequence that I have been using. I hope you had a chance to look at it and maybe even try it out! A few days ago Violette wrote to me and mentioned that she had just learned Breath of Joy and thought it would be a nice addition to our yoga sequence. Great idea! I…
  • A Sweet and Simple Morning Yoga Flow

    Charlotte Bradley
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Last week I talked about how having a plan (knowing where, when and what) helps me to keep up my home practice. Thank you for sharing your tips on what works for you! For many, it seems morning is the ideal time. It’s then or never! My own plan looks like this: my kitchen, first thing in the morning, prepared sequence in hand. Today I would like to share the sequence that I am using. I do the same practice each day for a couple of weeks. When I get out of bed, I don’t have to think about what to do. I don’t always do the exact sequence every single day. It varies a…
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    The Pranamama

  • Investing In Great Music Lessons

    Mama
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Taking music lessons may be something that you spent a large amount of time thinking about in the past, but fear can become a factor that often prevents people from being able to move forward. Deciding to try something new and stepping outside of your comfort zone is the only way that you are going to be able to expand upon the knowledge that you have at the moment. There is no professional musician that did not have to overcome the fear of wanting to learn something new and having the fear of not being able to do so. However, it is possible for you to begin working on developing your skills…
  • Here Are Some Tips On Home Security

    Mama
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:31 pm
    When it comes to home security, then there are some things you can do to make your home safer. Continue reading this article to find out more about how you can make your home and your belongings more secure. Invest In An Alarm System A home alarm system is a great way to increase the security around your home. A good alarm system will alert you and authorities when intruders enter your home, whether it is via a door or window. If you want to increase security around your home, then invest in a good alarm system. Buy A Dog If you want to increase the security around your home, then one of the…
  • Gift Baskets: The Perfect Present For All Occasions

    Mama
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Special occasions such as birthday parties, weddings and graduations are a part of our social lives. Nowadays, consumers are faced with a lot of choices when it comes to gift shopping. With the variety of products available in the market, buyers can be overwhelmed. If you are fickle-minded, you cannot easily make a decision. The Gift baskets at Tastebuds are the closest thing to the perfect present because they can be given on any occasion. Why Gift Baskets are the Ideal Presents It is very hard to decide on the perfect gift. You have to take into account the recipient’s age, gender,…
  • What You Need To Know About Plastic Surgeons

    Mama
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:05 pm
    A plastic surgeon is a doctor who specializes in reconstructing and repairing different parts of the human body through reconstructive plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery. The former aims to restore normal appearance and function to various body parts after an accident, illness, or injury. On the other hand, the latter is an elective procedure done either to improve or to enhance a person’s physical appearance. An In Depth Look at the Work Plastic Surgeon According to the American College of Surgeons, plastic surgeons must have technical expertise and skill in tissue transfer, grafting,…
  • Five Simple Dog Commands

    Mama
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Every dog owner wants his beloved hound to be obedient; and knowing some special tricks would be an added bonus. You may think it is easier to enroll your dog into obedience classes, but simple dog training is not as difficult as you might think! Dogs In School – Obedience Training has compiled a list of 5 basic commands every dog should know. Be sure to have treats ready, preferably your dog’s favorite kind. It is very important to only praise the dog when he does the command correctly. This will ensure he understands the command and performs it correctly every time. Also, praise…
 
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    Yoga Life Journey

  • 600-Hr Massage Therapist Program Denver

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Denver Integrative Massage School, offers a 600 hour massage therapy certification program in an immersion format starting September 15th, 2014. With this intensive format all of your class room hours (200 hrs) are completed in 5 straight weeks! Classes are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. After the class room hours, you will work 150 […]
  • New Herbalist Certification Program in Denver

    admin
    28 Feb 2014 | 11:43 am
    Herbalism Roots in Denver Colorado is excited to announce a new cutting-edge 500-Hour Herbalism Certificate Program. The program starts July 8th, 2014. This unique program integrates the study of medicinal herbs with a pathophysiological paradigm – connecting plants with the body systems they affect. A comprehensive selection of classes includes soil preparation, gardening, and field […]
  • Neuro Emotional Technique for Mind Body Stress Reduction

    admin
    12 Aug 2013 | 5:31 pm
    The Neuro Emotional Technique, or NET for short, is a mind-body stress reduction technique that seeks to remove a neurological imbalance.  Oftentimes, these issues are unresolved physiological responses within the mind-body connection.  This technique is meant to improve behavioral and physical conditions. Some of the conditions that NET can used to improve are headaches, phobias, […]
  • Anatomy Studies For Yoga Teachers

    admin
    12 Aug 2013 | 5:15 pm
    Most 200 hour teacher trainings, are only able to devote a small percentage of their time to the study of anatomy.  Yoga Alliance, the national governing body of yoga teachers in the US, requires only 20 hours of anatomy study. However the knowledge of anatomy for yoga teachers is very valuable. Not every person taking […]
  • Esthetics School In Denver Starts Oct 2012

    admin
    27 Aug 2012 | 8:04 pm
    School of Botanical Aesthetics is launching an esthetician school in Denver Colorado. This new program starts in October 2012. This unique licensing program contains a focus on natural, botanical and herbal ways of healing and nurturing skin. The durations of the program is 6 months and by the end of it, students will be able […]
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    Still Is Chill

  • Knowing of the 'Knowing' - A Spoken Word Story by Sadhguru

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
  • Holi: Festival of Colors in Awesome HD Video

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Holi is an annual Spring festival celebrated across India on the day after the full moon in early March. On this day, or sometimes several days, people come together across social boundaries, putting aside their differences and expressing their joy by holding public bonfires and throwing brightly-colored powders, liquid colors, and perfumes onto friends and family. The event commemorates several events in Indian lore, as well as the arrival of spring and it’s bright colors.Sadhguru relates a story about the celebration of Holi:"Any kind of celebration in this world is essentially feminine.
  • Kedarnath: A Tremendous Space

    3 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Sadhguru: Kedarnath is a tremendous space. The utterance of the sound “Shiva” attains a completely new dimension and significance in Kedar. It is a space which has been specially prepared for this particular sound. When we utter the word “Shiva,” it is the freedom of the uncreated, the liberation of one who is not created. It is not right to say this, but it is almost like on this planet, the sound “Shiva” emanates from this place. For thousands of years, people have experienced that space as a reverberation of that sound.When we say “Shiva,” it is not about creating one more…
  • Solar Roadways; The Future is Here

    7 Jun 2014 | 8:07 pm
     This video is currently going viral and has been seen by over 8 million people. A crowd funding campaign is currently underway for “Solar Roadways” which would essentially turn all roads into ways solar panels, which would end our reliance on oil. I, for one, support this project. Wouldn't you? Watch the video below and if you want to participate in the campaign, then click here. Please SHARE with others!! It would be amazing to see something like this in our lifetime!  OUTSOURCED FROM: WHYDONTYOUTRYTHIS.COM
  • Inclusiveness: The Very Basis of Spirituality

    2 May 2014 | 6:43 am
    InclusivenessSADHGURU: Spirituality is inclusiveness. The very basis of spirituality is inclusiveness, because exclusiveness comes because of physicality, because physicality means boundaries, boundaries means exclusiveness. Boundaries means you are on one side, I’m on the other side. Spirituality means going beyond the physical, going beyond the physical naturally means going beyond boundaries, going beyond boundaries is inclusiveness, isn’t it? Right now people are struggling to think inclusively. That struggle is not needed if your experience of life becomes absolutely…
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    YogaGlo

  • Tiffany Cruikshank at the YogaGlo Studio!

    YogaGlo
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
                      If you Glo in LA or in the surrounding area, come join us next week as Tiffany Cruikshank will be in town teaching FREE Vinyasa Flow classes at the YogaGlo studio. You will not want to miss this! Tiffany’s Class Schedule: Monday, August 26th: 10:00-11:30am – Vinyasa Flow, Level 1/2 Monday, August 26th: 12:00-1:00pm – Vinyasa Flow, Level 2/3 Tuesday, August 27th: 10:00-11:30am – Vinyasa Flow, Level 2/3 Tuessday, August 27th: 12:00-1:00pm – Vinyasa Flow, Level 2 Don’t miss this opportunity to take amazing classes with…
  • Find Your Center Grounding Practice

    YogaGlo
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Steven Espinosa explains that often times we can get moving so fast in our daily lives it’s like our feet never touch the ground. Yoga helps with grounding both sides of the body to help us move forward from a balanced and centered place. Take this class with Steven: http://bit.ly/YBWBv0
  • Yoga for Balance

    YogaGlo
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Balance is a feeling derived from being whole and complete. It’s a sense of harmony. Our lives are made up of so many different areas, both internal and external – (work, finance, family, friends, romance, health, our mind, heart, hobbies, etc.) that sometimes it seems impossible to give 100% to each and every area, all of the time. But guess what? That’s ok. Giving 100% to all of those areas, all of the time, does not create balance. It only creates stress. Living a balanced life is about integrating components of your life that are important to you without focusing…
  • How Yoga Helps Us Settle Down

    YogaGlo
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Jason Crandell shines a light on how yoga helps us let go, settle down and self-soothe. Take this class with Jason: http://bit.ly/JCwnNQ
  • Alex van Frank is a YogaGlo Teacher

    YogaGlo
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    We are thrilled to announce that Alex van Frank is now a YogaGlo teacher! Alex van Frank is a yoga teacher, wholesome food advocate and mother. She has been bringing cultures and people together throughout her world travels and teaching. Born in Europe and raised in South America and the United States she brings a global view in both her teaching style and in accessibility. Yoga and meditation are her way of bringing awareness, loving kindness, abate the causes of suffering and bring a sense of community to her students. She has created “Big Love Yoga”, which emphasizes the…
 
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    Meditation Techniques For Every Challenge

  • Mudras

    Glenna Garcia
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    Our body is composed of 5 elements namely: Air, Water, Fire, Earth, and Aakash or Ether (tiny intercellular spaces in the human body). A Mudra is a symbolic or ritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity carried from the cultural practices of Indian religions. Some of them involve all other parts of the body, but most focus on the hands and fingers only. Imbalance of the 5 elements causes defects and other diseases due to the disruption of the immune system. To keep the stability of these elements, connecting one part of the body to the other in a particular manner can be done…
  • Guided Meditation with the Use of Music

    Glenna Garcia
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    It’s important to know what kind of music works best for a meditation practice. Today’s mix of tunes does not usually do well for a guided meditation because most genres in “new age music” aim for entertainment than relaxation. For a dose of light meditation or just simple relaxation, most forms of ambient meditation music should always come in handy. If you are aiming for some deep and serious meditation practice, it is advised that you use music that is only assigned for this purpose. These kinds of music are composed with the principles of psychoacoustic principles (psychology of…
  • Six Tips to Meditate with Music

    Glenna Garcia
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Despite gaining popularity and a general increase in awareness, most people still have limited understanding about the principles of meditation. Meditation music is a relatively modern practice and is an area not fully appreciated. Learn how you can improve your meditation time with music by considering the tips below.  Tip 1. Remove any prejudice. As a beginner, you must remove any preconceived bias in order to enjoy the benefits of meditation. Your preconceptions can be misguided information which can prevent you from practicing out the activity. Set your mind to that of a beginner:…
  • A Free and Easy Guided Meditation for Anxiety

    Glenna Garcia
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    Today’s generation sure is very busy, and everything is moving so fast. If you are determined to catch up and keep your pace in the society, you must push yourself really hard. That’s why stress and anxiety is not a surprising issue because it’s part in experiencing these in such times when you have to wake up really early to meet the 7 am call-time; run errands for grumpy bosses; stay up all night to finish a paperwork; and simply learning how to get on the wagon with other people is enough to cause stress and anxiety. Always remember that you have to have time for yourself no matter…
  • A 5 Minute Guided Meditation: Quick Stress Reliever

    Glenna Garcia
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
      Anxious about that project’s impending deadline? Experiencing stress not only at work, but also in your home? Are you craving for a little moment of solitude and peace, but there’s no way to fit that into your already hectic schedule? Believing that meditation strictly requires a meditation center, teacher, and for you to take a few days off work is a thing of the past. Even meditation experts are doing their practice in their own homes. If your concern is about how much time meditating would cost you, worry no more! This 5 minute guided meditation will help you reduce anxiety and…
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    Dahn Yoga Health

  • Imagery Mind-Body Technique

    Phil
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he visualized the whole Super Bowl before he even stepped foot on the field, where he would go on to lead the Green Bay Packers to victory in 2010.  Tapping into the mind's eye is a powerful technique used by not just athletes, but everyone from CEOs to doctors to those recovering from an injury.  People looking for a new mind-body technique may want to try imagery exercises, which uses creative exercises to picture scenarios that relax and heal. They can practiced on your own or with a facilitator guiding you, which is called guided…
  • Qi Gong May Improve Tactile Problems for Kids With Autism

    Phil
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Some children with autism experience sensory challenges. The most common problem revolves around the sense of touch. What that means is that these children don't register pain normally or they register gentle touches in an unpleasant way. "Touch is the master sense," Dr. Louisa Silva, who has a medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master's degree in public health from the Medical College of Wisconsin, explained to The Oregonian. "It's the one to coordinate the brain and the body and to give the brain and the child a sense of…
  • Mindful Meditation May Help Mothers of Kids With Autism

    Phil
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    Caring for a child for disability is one of the most challenging, stressful things a parent can encounter. Since the conditions rarely disappear over time, it can lead to years of pent-up stress for mothers and fathers.  Recently, a new study offered mindfulness programs and "positive psychology" to help mothers of children with autism and other mental-development disability. After weeks of treatment, the meditation showed to reduce their stress, anxiety and depression.  "There are literally decades of studies that have described the high levels of stress and…
  • 5 Fast Things to Know About Qi Gong

    Phil
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    Qi Gong is a type of study of Qi (energy or life force) that was developed more than 3,000 years ago in China. But as the relentless go-go-go culture continues to stack up, people all around the world are turning to this ancient technique to relieve stress. Here are six basic things to know about qi gong.  1. Qi gong combines several motions and breathing exercises The Chinese practice blends breathing techniques, posture and movement to circulate the life force throughout the body and filter out toxins. 2. The basic Qi gong stance is called Hugging the Tree To do this,…
  • Dahn Yoga May Be Able to Help Your Allergies

    Phil
    13 Jun 2014 | 9:52 am
    With the warm weather comes allergies, and pollen is the main offender. Each year millions of Americans deal with seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, which not is only bothersome, but can disrupt one's sleep patterns, concentration and mood. However, to fight this off, yoga can help ease your allergy symptoms through stress reduction. When you're stressed out, your body release hormones and chemicals including histamine, the powerful chemical that lead to allergy symptoms. So, the more stress, the nastier the allergies. "Allergies are worsened by a stress…
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    Dahn Yoga News

  • Firefighters Embrace Yoga Benefits for Mental and Physical Health

    15 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Some people are under the impression that yoga poses are only for those obsessed with religion or health, but the practice can benefit people of all interests, creeds and professions. It may seem like an unlikely pairing, but firefighters are becoming increasingly active in the yoga world. The soothing exercise, with its gentle postures, deep breathing and mindful meditation techniques, can have an immense positive effect on these life-saving men and women, particularly in these two aspects: Stress relief Firefighting is a high stress job. Not only do these professionals experience…
  • Can Meditation Techniques Help Improve Memory?

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Meditation benefits the mind in more ways than the scientific world has yet to discover. But the known perks include relief from anxiety, increased concentration and even relief from insomnia. Another major perk that has been unearthed in recent years is meditation's ability to help enhance memory function. You don't have to have a memory disorder such as dementia or cognitive impairment to experience how meditation can improve your memory function. Even mentally sound people only use a small portion of their gray matter and memories, leaving much more to be explored and…
  • Meditation Techniques Support the Creative Thinking

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    It's well known that meditation benefits the mind and body in a variety of ways, from reducing anxiety to enhancing concentration. A lesser known perk of practicing mindfulness is that the technique can also help promote creative thinking, whether you're artistic at heart or a left-brained individual. How Mindful Meditation Supports Creativity Meditation benefits the mind in ways that can translate to your artistic abilities. Firstly, the mindfulness and breathing exercises enhance the creative mind by helping you obtain mental clarity. This can cleanse you of negative thoughts that…
  • Yoga Benefits for Kids During Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    As we enter the latter half of Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, it's a great time to explore this often neglected condition and the therapeutic effects of yoga poses. Many people think of older adults and the elderly when it comes to arthritis, but the disorder is actually made up of a variety of arthritic conditions that destroy the joints, cartilage, bones and muscles. It can greatly hamper movement among people of any age, and when it affect children 16 and under, it's referred to as juvenile arthritis. The exact cause of joint inflammation that is the overarching symptom of…
  • Can Yoga Help Children with Special Needs?

    9 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    You don't have to be the parent of a special needs child to understand that these youngsters need a unique learning environment geared toward their disabilities. Those who live with autism, attention-deficit disorder, down syndrome and other social and learning disabilities often have great trouble dealing with change, maintaining focus, sitting still and interacting with others. There's a multitude of ways to help these young ones learn to live with their conditions, from occupational therapy to learning disability educational programs, and yoga poses may also prove beneficial for…
 
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    YogaAccessories.com: Blog Posts

  • Yoga and the Aging Population: Yoga can help!

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    With age both flexibility and balance begin to diminish as the spine compresses, joint mobility decreases and stiffness sets in. While changes to the body are a normal part of aging, yoga isn’t reserved for the young and lithe. In fact, yoga can be a gentle and effective way to combat the assault of age.
  • Props to You!

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Yogis have toys. Did you know that? They are mostly limited to blocks and straps, but oh, the many kinds of blocks and straps we can have! Just when I think I have every style, type of block and strap on the planet, a new one comes out that I just have to have.
  • Om Nom Nom: Pack Your Lunches for Better Health (and save big!)

    16 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Did you know you can save about $2,500 per year by packing your lunch every day? By bagging lunch, you are practicing the yama of brahmacharya (moderation). Plus, more mindful food choices equal better mind/body/spirit health.
  • Dirt Cheap Yoga

    1 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Yoga is AWESOME! But it can get SO expensive. Don’t let the greediness of others keep you from mastering headstand …. Here are five clever tricks to practice yoga on the cheap.
  • Brand Name Versus Generic Yoga Mats -- Worth the Splurge?

    20 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Are you a die-hard fan of Jade, Manduka, or Lululemon yoga mats? What if you could get the same mat without the logo for less? Check out our top three contenders for similar mats at at least half the cost!
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    YogaCurious Blog

  • BKS Iyengar, the Father of Modern Yoga Passes Away

    YogaCurious
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    The person who spread yoga around the world and is known as the father of modern yoga passes away today in Pune, India. YogaCurious team is deeply saddened by the news of BKS Iyengar’s passing and express our sincere condolences. The person who has changed the world will live on in our memory forever. Anyone who […]
  • Learn How Yoga Can Dramatically Improve Flexibility and Relaxation

    Harriet
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Every sport demands flexibility; short, taut muscles are more prone to tearing or becoming damaged. However, traditional stretching exercises are often tedious and even worse, not usually sufficient to do a really good job. Yoga is one of the best – if not the best! – exercise for helping to increase flexibility and suppleness, and […]
  • Understanding Yoga Gear: Building Physical and Mental Strength

    Yetta McGovern
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    Whether you’re a skilled Yogi or just starting to practice Yoga, Yoga is an excellent way to build both physical and mental strength. At first you may feel intimidated due to harder poses such as back bends, inversions, or even forward bends. Remember that you are working on your core and strengthening your muscles while […]
  • Anamaya Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

    Yetta McGovern
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    About Anamaya Yoga Retreat One of the most popular Costa Rica yoga retreat Anamya can be your best place for yoga retreat. Anamaya refers to Good Health in Sanskrit and this amazing resort focuses on your health. This resort is built on the cliff edge where you can found the most incredible ocean views. Anamaya […]
  • Tips to Find Best Yoga Pants for You

    YogaCurious
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Women are quickly discovering the comfort and versatility of yoga pants. They’re not just for wearing to yoga, anymore.How have they become everyone’s favorite? Well, not only are they super comfortable, but once you find the perfect fit, it’s hard not to wear them! They’re great if you need to get out the door and […]
 
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    Ekhart Yoga - Blog

  • September giveaway, events and news!

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It’s nearly time again for September Yoga Month - all about encouraging everyone to experience yoga. Whether you’re getting on the yoga mat for the first time or dusting it off again as we get back into our practice routines after the holidays. So with this in mind, we’re making sure September here at Ekhart Yoga is filled with lots going on for you :)
  • Yoga for the psoas - stretch, release and tone

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Introducing Veronique's new series of yoga videos for Ekhart Yoga - Yoga Therapy for the back. In the first class we learn about releasing, stretching and toning the psoas muscle.
  • O-ghurt! Raw dairy-free yoghurt recipe

    17 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Another beautiful original recipe from Niamh. This time get ready for: Raw O-ghurt with activated caramelized 'buckinis' and fir tip honey!
  • Yin flower power salad

    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Try this delicious and beautiful salad from Irina. Full of yin foods to cool you in the warmer months or if you have a lot of yang or Pitta in your constitution.
  • Pranayama - the benefits

    12 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Pranayama are often described as yogic breathing techniques. However, while they have great benefits for improving the quality of our breath, they are much more than that...
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    Seattle Yoga News

  • Rob and Melissa Lundsgaard: the Kirtan duo

    Simona Trakiyska
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:12 am
    Life is like a train ride, each station can offer us something new, each passenger can change our lives and all of these moments can bring us unforgettable memories of joy as well as fears to overcome. For Rob and Melissa Lundsgaard the ride has just began. “We never expected kirtan to fulfill our lives with so much joy, which now we get to share with others,” they said. Kirtan is an ancient traditional music of devotional chanting, also known as “call-and-response,” which usually involves mantras accompanied by an instrument. Coming from two very different worlds, Rob and Melissa…
  • B.K.S. Iyengar: the 96-year-old yoga icon passed away

    Simona Trakiyska
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    The yoga community is saddened, as one of its iconic leaders, guru and a friend to many, Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, known as B.K.S. Iyengar, the creator of “Iyengar Yoga” died on Wednesday, August 20, at the age of 96. He created Iyengar yoga, a form of Hatha Yoga, to help people live a healthier, more meaningful life. His style focused on two primary elements: one was to provide practitioners with the understanding of proper alignment of the body while doing the postures (asanas), and the other was the focus on the techniques of breath control (the pranayamas), which are a…
  • Seattle Yogathon 2014: 108 salutations to support education in rural India

    Simona Trakiyska
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Seattle joined the 3rd annual Yogathon global event which took place in Bellevue, Wash., on Sunday, August 17. About 100 people gathered together to raise money in support of Care for Children, a charity program dedicated to providing free education to rural youth in India. The event consisted of a 108 sun salutations sequence led by Aniruddha Jagannath, Pavel Dmitriev, Arundhati Baitmangalkar, Stephanie Purtell, Marchella Yokoyama and Zach Endicott. As the teachers were leading the event, the volunteers ensured that everyone was taken care of — they passed bottles of water around while…
  • Sweta Saraogi’s chair yoga sequence

    Sweta Saraogi
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    Using a chair for yoga? As a yoga teacher I often see a question mark on my students and colleagues faces when I suggest using a chair as yoga prop. Yoga asanas involve extension, exertion, as well as relaxation of the body. The aim of the movement is to align the body correctly. For a yogi, the yoga asanas described below are the foundation of every yoga practice. The objective of a beginner yogi is to understand proper alignment. Whereas a seasoned yogi strives to find greater depths and sustain the asanas for an extended length of time. Whether you are a beginner yogi or an advanced…
  • UW researcher uses technology to make yoga accessible for the blind

    Simona Trakiyska
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Her name is Kyle Rector. She is a young doctoral and National Science Foundation (NSF) candidate in Computer Science and Engineering. She is combining her passions for math and yoga to help the blind. Running was her cup of tea until the day she got hurt; she pulled her hamstring, and the pain was so severe that running was not an option, at least for a while. “Even though I felt the pain, I kept running,” Rector said. Running is an adrenaline sport and once you stop you feel as though your whole health routine is being put on hold. The majority of runners say that flexibility is not…
 
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    Making Mindfulness

  • On Being 30: How Life Has Changed Between 20 & 30

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    Within the last few weeks, I finally left my late 20s and transitioned to 30 years old.  Despite how drastically different the two look on paper, the change has been pretty seamless.  Lucky for me, my grey hairs began appearing years ago, the smile wrinkles at my eyes get plenty of exercise, and the joint cracks and pops started in my days as a high school cheerleader.  (I know, I can't believe I did that either.)In terms of what it means to "be 30," I guess I'm not really sure.  What does the life of a 30 year old look like?  What should be important to a 30…
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Avocado Pudding

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    We are unabashedly a home of peanut butter lovers.  Other butters are also good, but for me, nothing beats the taste of good old fashioned peanut butter.  We devour apples and peanut butter, easy homemade peanut butter granola, chocolate peanut butter [veggie] smoothies, and now, a new favorite, chocolate peanut butter banana avocado pudding.  When we went gluten-free, we also cut down on our dairy intake--you know, except for my cheese problem... and wanted to examine all of the packaged food products we consumed.  So, like I recommended for the Food Label…
  • Tap Into Your Inner Tortoise: Slow Down!

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    The idea that you would try to be present throughout all of your day--mindfulness--is not a new concept, but it's pretty foreign to many modern Americans.  Instead, "Spacing out," "making it through," and "counting down" express our thoughts on how many normally survive and live each day; whether it's to escape our boring or difficult workday, our arduous commute, or our five day workweek, we're constantly looking to the future--the weekend!--when our time will be our own.Image Source: "A. gigantea Aldabra Giant Tortoise" by Childzy at en.Wikipedia Mindfulness, it seems,…
  • If You Do Nothing Else For Yourself...

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    Greetings, Readers!I know this isn't quite a Mindful Monday post, but it's something you can feel good about.And "good food" means something different to all of us.  It doesn't have to be diet food; it doesn't have to feel like a restrictive sacrifice.  Good food is whatever makes you feel your best.  It helps you be your best self.  And if something doesn't, begin to transition that out.Eat good food.Move as much as you can.Laugh and smile whenever you get a chance.Speak to yourself and others with love.Cherish the positive people in your life.And enjoy your day (or at…
  • Survey Saturday: What is Your Favorite Way to Relax?

    16 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    If you're like me, some days it might feel like your patience fluctuates like the breeze.  The stress of balancing work, home, family, children, obligations, and the desire to actually have fun can feel almost overwhelming.  This can be challenging for you as well as your friends and family.  Taking time to yourself is essential to bring you back to a happy and healthy place.  We all need a little R & R time.  Reminding yourself that you deserve it is the first step.my girlie Olive taking a rest at the parkChestnut Ridge, Orchard Park, NYEspecially when I've…
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