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  • Eat Clean with these Gluten-Free Treats + Desserts for Fall

    Yoga Journal
    YJ Editor
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Chef and yogi Candice Kumai shares “clean” treats that make the most of fall’s bounty. I like to call baking my “first love.” As a preschooler, I treasured decorating Christmas cookies with my mom. Throughout 
the year, I hung out in the kitchen, watching my mother bake fresh breads and whip up homemade jams and Japanese pastries. Then, in kindergarten, I was asked in a playful assignment: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I replied, “Baker.” Now, here I am three decades later, a chef and cookbook author. I get to do what I’ve always dreamed of for a living: I…
  • YogaForce Lands at The Chopra Center

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    Annie
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:18 pm
    YogaForce A-Line Mats arrive at The Chopra Center.
  • The Greatest Spiritual Phrase: I Don't Know

    The Everything Yoga Blog
    It'sAllAboutYoga
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:16 pm
    For those of you who love irony, the subject of this post came from my not knowing what the heck to write about. It all came down to one simple phrase: I don't know. It's a phrase that I'm very familiar with -- first resisting it mightily and then embracing it lovingly and enthusiastically. When I was in my teens and early 20s, my favorite go to answer was "I don't know." Ask me what I wanted to do with my life -- I'd respond with "I don't know." Where did I see myself in 5 years -- "I don't know." What do you want -- "I don't know." The answer made me -- as well as the people who asked me…
  • Igniting the Fire

    The Everything Yoga Blog
    It'sAllAboutYoga
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Accountability. Procrastination. Lazy. Just saying those words makes me cringe a little. I was a big abuser of the L word -- lazy. If I didn't finish something on a certain time table, I'd L-word myself. If I followed my desire to take a break and put work aside, I'd L-word myself. If I didn't follow through with a plan, I L-worded myself. It wasn't pretty. Heck, I'm surprised I didn't make a t-shirt with a big, bold L on the front (Scarlet Letter anyone?). Then I immersed myself in a coaching program that, while wonderful in so many ways, stressed getting things done in a huge way. Actions…
  • Easy Ingredient Swaps: 3 Recipes for a Tunisian Stew

    Yoga Journal
    YJ Editor
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:56 pm
    This hearty stew from Brandon Frohne, 
executive chef of Mason’s restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, will warm your belly and your soul. 
It’s a riff on shakshouka, a Tunisian stew featuring 
eggs poached in a tomato sauce with peppers and 
spices. Start with the top list of ingredients, then add protein, stock, and toppings based on your dietary preference. Share it as a one-plate dish with two spoons. Start with: 1/2 sliced red bell pepper 1/2 sliced green bell pepper 1/2 sliced fennel bulb 1/2 cup chopped kale 1/2 cup minced white onion 1/2 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 2…
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  • Easy Ingredient Swaps: 3 Recipes for a Tunisian Stew

    YJ Editor
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:56 pm
    This hearty stew from Brandon Frohne, 
executive chef of Mason’s restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, will warm your belly and your soul. 
It’s a riff on shakshouka, a Tunisian stew featuring 
eggs poached in a tomato sauce with peppers and 
spices. Start with the top list of ingredients, then add protein, stock, and toppings based on your dietary preference. Share it as a one-plate dish with two spoons. Start with: 1/2 sliced red bell pepper 1/2 sliced green bell pepper 1/2 sliced fennel bulb 1/2 cup chopped kale 1/2 cup minced white onion 1/2 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 2…
  • Eat Clean with these Gluten-Free Treats + Desserts for Fall

    YJ Editor
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Chef and yogi Candice Kumai shares “clean” treats that make the most of fall’s bounty. I like to call baking my “first love.” As a preschooler, I treasured decorating Christmas cookies with my mom. Throughout 
the year, I hung out in the kitchen, watching my mother bake fresh breads and whip up homemade jams and Japanese pastries. Then, in kindergarten, I was asked in a playful assignment: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I replied, “Baker.” Now, here I am three decades later, a chef and cookbook author. I get to do what I’ve always dreamed of for a living: I…
  • Pumpkin Mochi Teacake

    Bridget Creel
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:51 pm
    The rice flour in this heavenly, 
aromatic gluten-free teacake makes
it reminiscent of mochi, sweet 
Japanese rice treats. The post Pumpkin Mochi Teacake appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Kabocha Squash Pie

    Bridget Creel
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:49 pm
    This filling gluten-free pie is similar to pumpkin pie and tastes just as good—if not better, knowing that it’s healthy for you. The post Kabocha Squash Pie appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Banana-Zucchini 
Chocolate-Chip Cookies

    Bridget Creel
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Try this healthy treat that satisfies kids’ 
and adults’ sweet cravings alike. The post Banana-Zucchini 
Chocolate-Chip Cookies appeared first on Yoga Journal.
 
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    The Everything Yoga Blog

  • The Greatest Spiritual Phrase: I Don't Know

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:16 pm
    For those of you who love irony, the subject of this post came from my not knowing what the heck to write about. It all came down to one simple phrase: I don't know. It's a phrase that I'm very familiar with -- first resisting it mightily and then embracing it lovingly and enthusiastically. When I was in my teens and early 20s, my favorite go to answer was "I don't know." Ask me what I wanted to do with my life -- I'd respond with "I don't know." Where did I see myself in 5 years -- "I don't know." What do you want -- "I don't know." The answer made me -- as well as the people who asked me…
  • Letting the Leaves Drop

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    10 Aug 2015 | 4:25 pm
    "Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop." --Rumi Whew...taking some deep breaths today. I'm having one of those days where I'm feeling cranky about the overall state of affairs (re: what's happening outside of my little happiness bubble). Rather than kick myself in the yoga pants and remind myself that the state of affairs is what you make it, I'm going to let the annoyance be there. This post is more like a call for community. I want to hear from you about how you feel about this... Looking back on my yoga practice and my beginnings, it's clear to me that I started the practice for one…
  • Taking the Load Off

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Whoa...something is cooking this week. It's seeming like everyone I encounter is having a stressful, emotional, or all-around intense week (or two). It's actually been an odd week for me, too. I had a few incredible bursts of clarity and creativity followed by a day or two of the hamster wheel in my mind running non-stop. Whenever that happens for me, I do the equivalent of stop, drop and roll -- I stop, sit, breathe, and get into my body (which sometimes involves me ditching the sitting step).  Engage and DischargeWhen I notice a build up of energy or thoughts, I go into discharge mode. I…
  • Do as I Say, Not as I Do

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    In one of those "isn't it ironic?" moments, I heard a story as a kid from my neighbor who had to see a specialist for a health issue. The doctor sat at his desk across from my neighbor and told him that he had to lose weight. My neighbor took offense, as the doctor himself was at least 50 lbs. overweight. My neighbor never returned to that "hypocritical" (neighbor's words, not mine) doctor, but did go on to lose weight himself. [The ironic part of the story is that I would end up meeting that very doctor when I was dating his son...small world, eh?] It's no different than the yoga teacher who…
  • Igniting the Fire

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Accountability. Procrastination. Lazy. Just saying those words makes me cringe a little. I was a big abuser of the L word -- lazy. If I didn't finish something on a certain time table, I'd L-word myself. If I followed my desire to take a break and put work aside, I'd L-word myself. If I didn't follow through with a plan, I L-worded myself. It wasn't pretty. Heck, I'm surprised I didn't make a t-shirt with a big, bold L on the front (Scarlet Letter anyone?). Then I immersed myself in a coaching program that, while wonderful in so many ways, stressed getting things done in a huge way. Actions…
 
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    Young Yoga Masters

  • When Questions Backfire and Kids Yoga Teachers Mature

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Teaching Yoga in the Practicum of the New Orleans Kids Yoga Teacher Certification If you teach kids yoga you’re bound to have a few awkward moments, it goes with the territory. They sometimes happen when you try to engage kids with questions. Kids Yoga Teacher Training Tips It’s not unusual to use questions while teaching. The right question at the right time is engaging because kids love to show you what they know. It’s a common kids yoga teacher training tip to mix new ideas with comfortable concepts. I remember two instances this summer, during our Kids Yoga Teacher…
  • How to Meet the Needs of Kids in Yoga

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Follow my blog with Bloglovin My suitcase is at the front door and I’m heading out for a Kids Yoga Teacher Certification in New Orleans tomorrow. Though it is the 7th time I’ve taught this 95 hour program, I’m as excited as the first time.  I’ve been learning some new training techniques and I can’t wait to try them. One that’s on the forefront for this course is putting the needs of the participants before the needs of the activity. As a trainer, this concept is realized by changing some of the typical rules of training, for instance, we don’t…
  • Yoga Helps Kids Become Better Athletes

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:46 pm
    The Last Kids Yoga Class of the School Year Last week my kids yoga classes ended for the school year where I teach preschoolers.  We had a yoga party with lots of music and games.  One of my goals  was to help the children understand just how much they know about yoga.  I wanted them to feel Yoga Literate. We stood in a big circle and the kids chose a favorite poses. Each child was doing a different one, some thought of the poses themselves and some took the suggestions from others. During the relaxation I asked each child to imagine teaching yoga to someone this summer. The class ended…
  • What You Need to Know About Physical Literacy for Kids Yoga

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    28 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    The world has achieved a lot when it comes to Literacy. According to UNESCO, the 2010 global literacy rate was around 84% among adults and 90% among youth. It’s impressive that the vast majority of people on earth can read. We value literacy. It’s considered a basic human right. But around the world there’s another troubling trend in physical health and obesity rates. Globally 39% of adults are obese. That number would be unacceptable in Literacy terms, but somehow this problem is not getting the attention and resources it deserves.  Phys Ed programs and time are being cut.  Yoga…
  • Free Mother’s Day Yoga Printable and New Courses

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    8 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Is it just me, or does it seem that the older we get the more we appreciate mom? With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s time to honour these ladies in some big or small way, and here’s a Freebie that just may help. Acrostic Poems and Yoga Remember Acrostic Poems? You write a word or phrase for each letter of your theme word. Here’s an example for MOM. The printable below has both yoga poses and a space for an Acrostic poem for Mother.  These poems are easy to do, perfect for relaxing during the last 10 minutes of an hour long kids yoga class. In fact you can do them…
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    Blissology

  • Mind Body Medicine You Tube Talk

    Michelle Naklowycz
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:29 pm
  • 18 minutes of free yoga on Blissology Youtube

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    15 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
  • “LOVE Wave: A Yoga.Ecology.Surf Retreat in Costa Rica: Feb 13 – 20, 2016

    Blisscrafter
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Embrace the wild beauty of the ocean and jungle in February 2016 for “LOVE WAVE”: our annual Blissology Yoga.Ecology Surf retreat with a Valentine’s week twist.  We fell in love with this magical, bio-diverse, natural place during our travels across the globe this past year and cannot wait to return and share it with you. Our home for 7 days is Tierra De Milagros; a secluded, off-the-grid jungle hide-out nestled between pristine Pacific beaches and tropical virgin rainforest in the wilds of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Handcrafted thatch-roof bungalows and rustic,…
  • Teacher Feature – Shelly Prosko

    Michelle Naklowycz
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:34 pm
      Fire only burns as bright as there are flames to continue keeping it alive. Our Blissology Yoga Teacher’s Collective is burning bright and we are so excited to share the first of our Bliss Blogs on some of the amazing spirits and shining lights who are continuing to speak, connect and inspire their Bliss. Thank you Shelly Prosko for sharing your light here.                                                ps. Watch this space for more inspiring Blissology Teacher Features.  OM + aloha.   Where in the world can we find you? I currently tour…
  • World Ocean Day 2015

    Michelle Naklowycz
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
      Here’s two small things you can do to help the ocean: Number one: Download one of these apps and use it to make sure all your fish purchases are sustainable.  Fish is seen as a healthy alternative to meat which may be true but we have overfished up to 90% of our top feeders like tuna.   Making the right choices are easy and here are some great apps. http://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations/our-app https://www.facebook.com/vanaqua/posts/216496931783386         Number two: choose eco carwashes. Yep, everything we put into the land ends up in the…
 
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    Yoga Journal

  • Easy Ingredient Swaps: 3 Recipes for a Tunisian Stew

    YJ Editor
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:56 pm
    This hearty stew from Brandon Frohne, 
executive chef of Mason’s restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, will warm your belly and your soul. 
It’s a riff on shakshouka, a Tunisian stew featuring 
eggs poached in a tomato sauce with peppers and 
spices. Start with the top list of ingredients, then add protein, stock, and toppings based on your dietary preference. Share it as a one-plate dish with two spoons. Start with: 1/2 sliced red bell pepper 1/2 sliced green bell pepper 1/2 sliced fennel bulb 1/2 cup chopped kale 1/2 cup minced white onion 1/2 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 2…
  • Eat Clean with these Gluten-Free Treats + Desserts for Fall

    YJ Editor
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Chef and yogi Candice Kumai shares “clean” treats that make the most of fall’s bounty. I like to call baking my “first love.” As a preschooler, I treasured decorating Christmas cookies with my mom. Throughout 
the year, I hung out in the kitchen, watching my mother bake fresh breads and whip up homemade jams and Japanese pastries. Then, in kindergarten, I was asked in a playful assignment: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I replied, “Baker.” Now, here I am three decades later, a chef and cookbook author. I get to do what I’ve always dreamed of for a living: I…
  • Pumpkin Mochi Teacake

    Bridget Creel
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:51 pm
    The rice flour in this heavenly, 
aromatic gluten-free teacake makes
it reminiscent of mochi, sweet 
Japanese rice treats. The post Pumpkin Mochi Teacake appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Kabocha Squash Pie

    Bridget Creel
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:49 pm
    This filling gluten-free pie is similar to pumpkin pie and tastes just as good—if not better, knowing that it’s healthy for you. The post Kabocha Squash Pie appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Banana-Zucchini 
Chocolate-Chip Cookies

    Bridget Creel
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Try this healthy treat that satisfies kids’ 
and adults’ sweet cravings alike. The post Banana-Zucchini 
Chocolate-Chip Cookies appeared first on Yoga Journal.
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  • Easy Ingredient Swaps: 3 Recipes for a Tunisian Stew

    YJ Editor
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:56 pm
    This hearty stew from Brandon Frohne, 
executive chef of Mason’s restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, will warm your belly and your soul. 
It’s a riff on shakshouka, a Tunisian stew featuring 
eggs poached in a tomato sauce with peppers and 
spices. Start with the top list of ingredients, then add protein, stock, and toppings based on your dietary preference. Share it as a one-plate dish with two spoons. Start with: 1/2 sliced red bell pepper 1/2 sliced green bell pepper 1/2 sliced fennel bulb 1/2 cup chopped kale 1/2 cup minced white onion 1/2 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 2…
  • Eat Clean with these Gluten-Free Treats + Desserts for Fall

    YJ Editor
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Chef and yogi Candice Kumai shares “clean” treats that make the most of fall’s bounty. I like to call baking my “first love.” As a preschooler, I treasured decorating Christmas cookies with my mom. Throughout 
the year, I hung out in the kitchen, watching my mother bake fresh breads and whip up homemade jams and Japanese pastries. Then, in kindergarten, I was asked in a playful assignment: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I replied, “Baker.” Now, here I am three decades later, a chef and cookbook author. I get to do what I’ve always dreamed of for a living: I…
  • Pumpkin Mochi Teacake

    Bridget Creel
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:51 pm
    The rice flour in this heavenly, 
aromatic gluten-free teacake makes
it reminiscent of mochi, sweet 
Japanese rice treats. The post Pumpkin Mochi Teacake appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Kabocha Squash Pie

    Bridget Creel
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:49 pm
    This filling gluten-free pie is similar to pumpkin pie and tastes just as good—if not better, knowing that it’s healthy for you. The post Kabocha Squash Pie appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Banana-Zucchini 
Chocolate-Chip Cookies

    Bridget Creel
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Try this healthy treat that satisfies kids’ 
and adults’ sweet cravings alike. The post Banana-Zucchini 
Chocolate-Chip Cookies appeared first on Yoga Journal.
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    Light of Love - Sahaja Yoga Meditation Newsletter

  • Strathfield Spring Festival, Sydney

    Editor
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Sahaja Yoga Meditation will have a stall at the Strathfield Spring Festival on Sunday 6 September 2015. This is a family fun day to celebrate Father’s Day, with a whole range of interesting stage presentations, including a performance by the Sahaja Yoga world music group, Music of Joy. Music of Joy will be performing at 1.30 pm on the Demonstration Stage. For details about the festival, please click here.
  • Part and Parcel of the Whole

    Editor
    7 Aug 2015 | 4:47 am
    Shri Mataji Once you become the part and parcel of the whole, you do not feel that you are doing any good to others or you are obliging anyone because nobody is the other. If somebody feels this hand paining, the another hand soothes him. And what is the obligation? Who is the other that you are helping? You are helping yourself. So the feeling of other goes away. When you have the first stage of thoughtless awareness, then you watch everything without thinking, is Zen. Now I see a beautiful piece here and I know it is not mine, so I have no headache of it. But when I watch it without…
  • Seeking the Real Knowledge

    Editor
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    Seeker is that special category, as I have told you, who is aware that you have to seek something more than material well-being or the power or the so-called pleasures of life. There’s a special category born out of the people who have had this seeking before, before they came on this earth, and they had this seeking. They worked it out, and today they are ready to receive the knowledge. Now this knowledge is not the knowledge that you can know through your brains. Whatever you can know through your brains is all limited because your brain – the capacity of it – is all…
  • Joy

    Editor
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    When you get your Self-realisation, you become the Spirit. And your attention is enlightened by that spirit. You become a witness of the whole world like a drama. This enlightened attention is a very powerful means of spreading divine vibrations. You see eyes of such person becomes innocent, absolutely innocent. We have to know that there is one thing that is our innocence which never destroy. It is covered with clouds … but never destroyed. And you regain that back your innocent state within yourself. At the same time you are so dynamic but you become extremely compassionate. You…
  • World Realisation Day

    Editor
    4 May 2015 | 4:57 pm
    May 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the momentous beginning of the Sahaja Yoga meditation movement. The movement was founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who on 5th May 1970 opened the Sahasrara Chakra, the seventh and last chakra (energy centre) of our inner subtle system. As a result of this happening, it became possible for spiritual seekers to receive their Self-Realisation through the awakening of their Kundalini energy to enable true meditation. Free Weekly classes in Adelaide To experience and enjoy true meditation, you are invited to our weekly classes to discover the Joy within.
 
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    Yoga Basics

  • Saying Goodbye to Summer: Yoga for Seasonal Shifts

    Ali McGhee
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:33 am
    I’ve been waking up to a slight chill in the air for the past few days. In the mountains where I live, the tips of maples are beginning to turn a fiery red. It’s that magical transitional time between summer and fall. Periods of transition are wonderful for self-nourishment, reflection and deepening our awareness. Seasonal shifts in weather are signals for us to shift as well, and as we near ... Continue reading "Saying Goodbye to Summer: Yoga for Seasonal Shifts" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Why You Should Try Handstand (With Tips!)

    Amber Baker
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    As kids, my brother and I would settle in next to a wall and kick up into headstand, sometimes competing for who could stay up the longest. Neither of us had heard of yoga, it was just good fun. In later years, handstands rarely crossed my mind as something I should ask of my body until they were introduced in a yoga class. I instantly felt like a kid again—only ... Continue reading "Why You Should Try Handstand (With Tips!)" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Creating a Yoga Practice with the Enneagram

    Ali McGhee
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    A few weeks ago I introduced the enneagram, a powerful tool for transformation and self-work. This week I’m sharing specific ways that you can bring the enneagram into your yoga practice. An important part of using the enneagram is identifying your enneatype, which converge into one of three of the enneagram’s main points (Gut, Heart and Head). Finding your ‘type’ allows you to customize a yoga practice that best fits ... Continue reading "Creating a Yoga Practice with the Enneagram" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Yoga Basics Interview with Martia Rachman

    Timothy Burgin
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Yoga Basics recently had the chance to catch up with Martia Rachman, E-RYT 500, LMBT, and co-founder of Black Mountain Yoga in North Carolina. Her unique therapeutic approach to yoga comes from her background in bodywork and Ayurveda, and her passion for supporting students on their paths to healthy living and spiritual wellness.  Martia is also the author of Yoga’s Touch: Hands-On Adjustments, Alignment and Verbal Cues, and is the founder of ... Continue reading "Yoga Basics Interview with Martia Rachman" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Tips for Practicing Post-Natal Yoga

    Kathleen Bryant
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Having a baby changes everything, from fluctuating hormones and a new sleep schedule to how you negotiate your new identity as a parent. And though your priorities may drastically shift, your yoga practice—with a few modifications—can still be a source of strength and direction to help you adjust to your new life. Whether resuming a regular practice or starting yoga for the first time, new moms need to be mindful ... Continue reading "Tips for Practicing Post-Natal Yoga" on Yoga Basics.com
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    Cowgirl Yoga

  • Get High with BSY

    13 Aug 2015 | 11:47 am
    Our new Yoga and Hiking retreat tees say "Get High with BSY". An attempt at humor, but really...I mean it. There is definitely a hiker's high that comes from the endorphin release in the mountains. From the book The Nature Principle, recommended reading for our hiking trips:We were born to walk. And run. And hike. We need to keep moving. Perhaps when we hike we do so by necessity, as we trace the invisible songlines of our genome. One gratification that comes to some hikers...is sometimes referred to as hiker's high, which can be defined as runner's high plus the sensory additives of…
  • Cowgirl Yoga on CNN

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Dog days of summer already? Here in SW Montana, we had snow in the mountains earlier this week. Yep, SNOW.  I just love that it snowed in July. Anything can happen here, anytime of the year - it's a beautiful reminder of the power of Mother Nature.In June, Mother Nature opted for low drama when we had CNN visit us on our LUXE Cowgirl Yoga retreat, to interview me for their passion to portfolio series. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting. I'm thrilled that our first tv feature captured what Cowgirl Yoga is all about. Hope you enjoy! Also check out their follow up article to…
  • Horses & Humans - meaningful to behold

    19 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    We celebrated our second year of B-LUXE Cowgirl Yoga at the B Bar Ranch with near perfect weather, open hearts, intense horse-human connection, and as usual some stunning photography that captured these magical Montana moments. I am always amazed by the coming together of energy that creates this experience we share on retreat. It's palpable.Our Montana Yoga Photographer has a hashtag he uses, #meaningfultobehold. I'm sure you'll agree that these images fit the bill (more on his blog). Yeehaw & Namaste.
  • Yoga & Hiking

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:39 pm
    On the trail to Blue Lake, Crazy MountainsKicked off hiking season in high gear this past weekend, and I'm feeling a little badass about it. Hiking is hard. Especially in the mountains. But it's rewards are rich, not the least of which is a huge feeling of accomplishment. Our hike included 9 miles round trip in the remote Crazy Mountains, an altitude gain of over 2,000 feet, and navigating some serious snow fields and tons of rocks. I enjoy not only the physical challenge, but also the psychological one - having those moments of "I can't do this" and then proving myself wrong. And since I'm…
  • Cowgirls vs. Cancer 2015

    22 Jun 2015 | 3:32 pm
    The power of the horse spirit to convey strength, comfort and love is hard to describe. But...perhaps this image will speak of this. - Larry StanleyEvery year I struggle to find the words to describe our Cowgirls vs. Cancer retreat. The women who attend and the experience that unfolds quite simply leave me speechless. It's almost that I feel so many emotions that it's impossible to find adequate language to describe them. I cherish this opportunity to come together with people I am friends with, work with and who I adore and respect to make this retreat happen every year. Watching all the…
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    Yoga Flavored Life

  • Thank You. Yoga and Gratitude

    charlotte bradley
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:18 am
    There is a lot of talk about gratitude these days. Gratitude is the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. It may seem cliché, but I believe that embodying gratitude is powerful and transformative. I am filled to the brim with gratitude this week. My mom fell and has been in the hospital. Although she has some work ahead of her, she will be ok. I am thankful for our health care and support systems. I am thankful that I have a strong and loving sister who has come here to help us out. And I am so thankful for my own health and the practices that keep my body and mind strong. Yoga…
  • Food for Thought, Part One

    William Ferro
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Proto-Ethics as an Evolutionary Adaptation I’m fascinated by how belief systems and ethical cultures form and change, and have written elsewhere (http://www.yogaflavoredlife.com/natures-vast-web-life/) about the rudimentary forms of ethics observable in other primate species. These practices (which I identify as “proto-ethical”) hinge on mutual respect, fair play and reciprocity. The same is true in human relations. Most children from about age four and up have an intuitive understanding of fairness, sharing and turn-taking. They don’t always choose fair play (as any parent or…
  • For the Love of Yoga Props

    charlotte bradley
    8 Aug 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Here in Ottawa, Canada we are going through a serious heat wave. I am also nursing a calf strain (geez those things hang on forever). These things combined have put me full on into “restorative yoga mode.” When I first started yoga, I shunned the gentler styles. And props? No thank you. I didn’t need them… That was many years ago and my take onyoga has changed a lot.  Now I love a gentle restorative or quiet Yin practice. And bring on the props please!! Yoga props are plentiful. There are blocks and straps, bolsters, cushions, eye pillows, chairs and even the wall! You can…
  • Mindfulness of Mission

    William Ferro
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Remember when mission statements were all the rage? Once the exclusive property of wonky think tanks, they suddenly adorned the wall of every yoga studio, every medical practice–even every car dealership. A mission statement is just a clear, brief declaration of the purpose and meaning of your life. I actually think having one is a good idea for any self-aware being. It gives you an ongoing point of reference; every now and then, you can call your mission to mind and check it against your current actions and attitude. Are they contributing to its realization? If not, you have an…
  • Surviving Frustration in your Yoga Practice

    charlotte bradley
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    Usually, going to my karate class is a stress reliever. I almost always leave feeling better no matter what kind of day I have had. But once in awhile I get incredibly frustrated. This happened on Monday with a specific technique we were learning. It just wasn’t gelling for me. I kept missing details and repeating the same mistake. I was working with someone stronger, younger and (at least in my mind) better! And the more frustrated I got, the worse I became it seemed. Have you ever experienced anything like this in yoga class? Crow pose is one that can bring on frustration for me.
 
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    YogaGlo | Blog

  • Yoga for Managing Expectations

    YogaGlo
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    We often have an idyllic perception of how things should be, and that takes us out of relationship with how things are. This disconnect can create more stress as we fight and resist, rather than letting go and finding an openness to what is. This week’s featured classes will help you manage your expectations so you can cultivate a better relationship with your practice and yourself. Reset Your Expectations with Tiffany Cruikshank: This class is about resetting your expectations to change your relationship to your practice and yourself. We’ll use a hearty array of standing poses to…
  • Cultivating Presence

    YogaGlo
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga class, Elena Brower explains that strength and kindness within ourselves and with others, yields potency and presence. Yoga helps to anchor and ground us in order to articulate our highest presence in all we do. Take this class with Elena: http://bit.ly/1LC7Zx3
  • Shift Your Perspective

    YogaGlo
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” - Abraham Lincoln If there’s one thing in life that we have control over, it’s our ability to choose how we see things. Our perspective is one of the only things that no one can change or take away from us (unless we let them). Each one of us has the ability to choose whether we want to see the glass half empty or the glass half full. Each one of us has the power to view life’s challenges and setbacks either as a negative thing or as a tool for self-empowerment and as an…
  • Distant Cousins

    YogaGlo
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Mary Taylor & Richard Freeman explain that though downward dog and upward bow poses might seem to be diametrically opposed to each other, there are patterns of alignment, movement and breath that connect the two intimately. By understanding one, visceral insight into the other naturally unfolds. Take this class with Richard & Mary: http://bit.ly/1NFZw9s
  • Align & Refine

    YogaGlo
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Alignment is the precise way in which the body should be positioned in each yoga pose in order to obtain the maximum benefit from the pose, increase strength & flexibility without causing any pain, and most importantly, to avoid injury. Proper alignment improves circulation, creates inner space in the joints, and brings a balanced flow of energy through the whole body, which leads to health and well being. This week’s featured classes will refine your understanding of alignment so you can apply it to your postures. The Foundation of Alignment with Richard Freeman: Prana governs…
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    Bikram Yoga Vancouver | Vancouver's Original Hot Yoga Since 1999 » Blog

  • Bikram Yoga, Colds & Flu: Should You Come to Yoga Sick?

    Noa
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    By Noa Glow It may seem the heat of a Bikram Yoga class would clear a cough faster than you could say “Cold-FX,” but the truth is when you’re in the early stages of a cold or flu the best thing … read more
  • Yoga for Inflammation

    Noa
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:25 am
    A new study from the University of Ohio shows yoga can help calm the body’s inflammatory responses and, as a result, decrease the likelihood of heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. Find out how yoga for inflammation can help you. … read more
  • Fall Schedule…starting August 31.2015

    BYVAdmin
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Given the overwhelmingly positive feedback that we have received from you, we will be adding additional 1-hour classes during weeknights and weekends to make it easier for you to make it to a hot yoga class! Even with a hectic … read more
  • BYV Student Profile: Rob W.

    BYVAdmin
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Starting Bikram Yoga a little later in life may not have been easy – but, for BYV regular Rob, it was a solid decision! Read on to discover why …  When did you start practising Bikram Yoga, and why? I … read more
  • BYV Teacher Profile: Tracy Y.

    BYVAdmin
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    Tracy is one of those Bikram Yoga teachers who can truly help you improve your practice, no matter what level you’re at. Find out why she does what she does, below … Tell us about your very first Bikram Yoga … read more
 
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    YogaCurious Blog

  • Interview with Lisa V – A Vinyasa Yoga Teacher & Prana Flow Triber

    YogaCurious
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Lisa works full-time as a Pacs Administrator in a Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Guelph, ON Canada. Her love of animals and concern for their welfare has her finding this position very rewarding. She currently teaches private yoga classes part time and will often hold special… Read More
  • Best Yoga Poses for Swimmer to Improve Swimming Performance

    Yetta McGovern
    15 Aug 2015 | 2:29 am
    Yoga is the best & ancient way of healing all physical and mental ailments. Regular practice of yoga poses results, greater flexibility, strengthens muscles, improves body awareness, and many other physical benefits. There is a well-defined relation between yoga and swimming as yoga improves the… Read More
  • Yoga Therapy and Its Benefits by Rowan Lommel

    Jignesh Gohel
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Numbers of research has been conducted on therapeutic use of yoga and it is scientifically proved too. In our today’s interview with Rowan Lommel, you will learn about benefits and important of Yoga Therapy in our life based on her vast experience as a yoga… Read More
  • 6 Awesome Full Body Workouts Yoga Videos from Experienced Yogis

    YogaCurious
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:47 am
    Yoga is a science; based on many observations and principles of Ancient theories which is now well-proven and accepted by the modern theories of science. Yoga is all about to make an ideal connection of body, mind and soul. With the regular practice of Pranayama… Read More
  • International Yoga Day Celebration on 21st June, 2015

    YogaCurious
    11 Jun 2015 | 3:38 am
    Yoga is 5,000 year old spiritual and mental technique of recognizing our inner self. It is truly all about self-acceptance and self-realization. It brings harmony between body, mind and soul. It simply means to make a relation of an individual consciousness with the universal consciousness.… Read More
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    Seattle Yoga News

  • Meet the Seattle team behind the new Down Dog App

    Othmane Rahmouni
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:38 pm
    A new yoga app was recently launched in the Apple App Store: The Down Dog App. This mobile application was designed to guide its users through their home yoga practice with a unique flow sequence each time. The Down Dog App combines voice instructions with photos demonstrating each yoga pose along with music that is selected to match each part of the sequence. The team behind this new App is based right here in Seattle and is made up of Ben Simon, Adrienne Kimberley and Carlos Ormachea. The photos in the App were taken by the local yoga photographer Pao Sanchez The post Meet the Seattle team…
  • Mirrors in yoga studios: should they stay or should they go?

    Danielle Zissou
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:19 pm
    I love the yoga scene in Seattle. We have so many options for classes, styles of yoga and an incredible diversity in studios. Everywhere you look, from the suburbs to the heart of downtown, there are as many different kinds of places to practice yoga, as there are students practicing. With all this diversity, it’s fun to pop into random studios for one-time sessions, just to get a sense of something different. It’s also fun to have a home studio for your “Om away from home” if you will; a place where you enjoy a regular practice as a beloved The post Mirrors in yoga studios: should…
  • Oliver Sacks, famed neurologist and author, dies at age 82

    Katie Radmer
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:03 pm
    His work, contributions and intellect will be missed. He taught us much about life, and in the past few months, how to see death. The author of the famous book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, announced in the New York Times in February that melanoma in his eye had spread to his liver. He learned he had terminal cancer. Since then, he has written a few opinion pieces in the New York Times, speaking about his outlook on life: “On the contrary, I feel intensely alive, and I want and hope in the time that remains The post Oliver Sacks, famed neurologist and author, dies at age 82…
  • Yoga Teacher Spotlight: Troy Lucero

    Simona Trakiyska
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:58 am
    Seattle Yoga News is on a mission to find and highlight all of the hidden, and maybe not so hidden, gems in the Seattle yoga community and beyond. We want you to learn about their experiences and perspectives, but also a bit more about their personalities, so we have a few fun questions for them. All spotlights are based on your peer’s personal recommendation. This week’s spotlight is turned towards Troy Lucero. SYN: What inspired you to become a yoga teacher? Troy Lucero: I hear folks all the time talking about what inspired them to be yoga teachers. I’m not The post Yoga Teacher…
  • Here is what you can do to bring kindness to the world

    Mischa Estrada
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:08 am
    When you wake up every morning, what is your first feeling of the day? Many people feel so completely overwhelmed with their lives that they carry that disconnected from self-feeling into their daily world; interacting with people in ways that reinforces how challenging life is in every moment. No calm or peace from within. From those of us who live and work in the yoga world, we have a unique opportunity. One can’t help but notice when someone has “discovered” the powerful life-transforming aspects of yoga. Kindness and compassion for self is usually what shows up first. Learning yoga…
 
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    Making Mindfulness

  • Commuting on a Motorcycle: Money Savings

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:34 am
    Have you ever wondered about unconventional ways to save money and live more simply?  A few years ago, when I quit my job to go back to school, we racked our brains trying to find ways to keep/ increase our food budget, while slashing any/everything else.  One solution we came up with, which worked marvelously thus far, was commuting on a motorcycle.In previous posts, I've mentioned that in 2013 Danny and I attended a weekend certification course together to get motorcycle licenses. Though you may not necessarily think that I am the motorcycle "type" (if there is such a thing),…
  • #7daystretch Challenge

    23 Aug 2015 | 9:12 am
    As many of you know, I am a SweatPink Ambassador.  This week, I’m joining prAna and Sweat Pink for a fun, #7daystretch #liveinprana challenge – it starts Monday, August 24 and ends at the end of the week (Sunday, August 30).  Join in on the fun – answering daily prompts (see below) – or if you’d prefer just to follow the challenge, you can follow along on Making Mindfulness, FitApproach or through the hashtags: #liveinprana #7daystretch #sweatpink!our last Sunday yoga with our fabulous Richmond crewphoto credit: Caroline B.We’ll be talking about how we (the community)…
  • Jump for the Life You Want

    21 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    We all know the saying "Dress for the job you want."  Whether we want it to be true or not, we all, in some ways, adhere to it.  Some of us work to demonstrate our capabilities through initiative, our attention to self-care, or even clothing choices, while others remain "dressing" the way they previously have, thereby remaining where they've been.  And, obviously, it's not just your job, it's your life for which you must "dress," show up, and be present (you know, mindful).Danny in Nederland, ColoradoSimilarly, it has been said, "If you keep doing what you're…
  • What Can I Do?

    18 Aug 2015 | 5:59 am
    Sometimes, when we think about the issues facing our planet, we start to question what kind of impact we can have on the big, bad world.  This attitude, however, is defeatist as well as incorrect.  We can change the world. And, as Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."  If you agree with this sentiment and feel empowered by it, read on.this picture is from our recent move across the countrywe stayed at a lovely LaQuinta (in Kansas) and this, which made me…
  • A Firefighter's Farewell: A Mindful Reminder

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    Friday was my husband's last day as a professional firefighter/ EMT.  We're making big changes this month and the decision to leave his job is one of them.  Just before he was to leave, Danny was nominated by a fellow firefighter to write a "blog post" to the others on "C shift."  This is an initiative begun by one of the Battalion Chiefs in the department to help connect crews, give people a voice, and help motivate his people.  Luckily, Danny's nomination perfectly coincided with his last few days on the job, so he used it not only to help encourage and motivate,…
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    Yoga Lifestyle Magazine

  • Science predicts how long you will live

    Alan Viau
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:59 am
    New life expectancy calculator guides you to changes that could extend your life. Here’s how it works. Dr. Doug Manuel can tell you when you are likely to die. No, it’s not a premise for Hollywood’s latest thriller. Dr. Manuel leads the research team that developed the life expectancy calculator embedded in the newly revamped […]
  • Coffee Bean Extract Can Be Beneficial to Your Health

    Alan Viau
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:16 am
    Recent scientific studies have provided compelling proof that coffee bean extract provides many health benefits. These benefits remain mostly intact with any of its many applications, including supplements, coffee drinks, and food goods. Certain concentrations of the coffee bean extract are required however to meet optimum treatment levels. Lowers Blood Pressure Studies have shown that […]
  • Danny Chae’s Big Game…..

    Alan Viau
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    Originally posted on DRC - In the Field:An amazing experience for the cooks and chefs alike. Yesterday we brought in a whole Nova Scotian Swordfish, 80lbs minus the head and tail.  This guy would have been in and around 100lbs. on the boat.  The fish was harpooned, the most eco-friendly way of fishing this…
  • Scary Future as Childhood Obesity Explodes in Canada and United States

    Alan Viau
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Statistics Canada has released a report that should scare parents about the future health of their children. Over the last 37 years, childhood obesity has exploded for both boys and girls aged 3 to 19. This trend predicts that we will have an obese adult population more at risk for diabetes and heart diseases than ever […]
  • Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Cobb Salad

    Alan Viau
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:58 pm
    A lacto ovo cobb salad. Smokey bbq’d bean curd, tvp “bacon”, brown dirby dressing and the rest of the usual suspects. About Chef Jonathan Viau Hailing from our nation’s capital, this chef found his love for cooking at a young age in the kitchens of his mother and grandmother. Cooking being paramount, Jonathan also brings an […]
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    Yoga for health, healing and well-being

  • Yoga gets official sport status in India

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Yoga is now one of the recognised sports in India. Not only that, it gets 'priority' status and thus finds a superior place among sports, and sits along with football and hockey.It will create jobs for yoga teachers, yes.It will further promote yoga, yes.It will create favourable environment and infrastructure for yoga, yes.It will lead to better fitness among sportspersons and people in general, maybe yes.But I am not too impressed. Real yoga is too much a healing science to be called a sport; maybe, it can be called a system of alternative medicine. Maybe, not.
  • Modi's yoga buzz may not last long, I'm afraid.

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a month back:"Countless people across the world made yoga an integral part of their lives. Congrats to them!... This will inspire many more people towards yoga. Yoga has the power to bring the entire humankind together! It beautifully combines Gyan (knowledge), Karm (work) and Bhakti (devotion)."In September 2013, when Modi visited the US, he had a busy schedule and all through the visit he was on fast. He attributed his seemingly unending energy despite fast to yoga. US President Barack Obama is said to be so interested in yoga that he not only…
  • The Yoga Book

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:28 pm
    I paste below the link to a handbook on yoga, issued by Ayush department of Government of India. I am delighted that many precautions that I keep asking yoga practitioners to follow find a place in this small book. The link goes to a slideshow of each page of the book.I advise that you go through this book once even if you are a regular practitioner of yoga for long.Yoga bookYoga page on Ayush site (They are still building up resources there.)
  • "Yoga reduced to acrobatics," says the Catholic priest, and I agree

    20 Jun 2015 | 2:02 am
    'All kinds of yoga are being popularised in western countries these days and some of them do present yoga through a Hindu religious lens,' says Mumbai priest Joseph Pereira. 'Most have just reduced yoga to acrobatics. But yoga is not just a work out – it is a work in.'Father Joseph Pereira teaches Iyengar yoga around the world. Iyenger yoga is one form of yoga in which yoga is practiced using props. It was adopted from the ancient yoga by BKS Iyengar, a renowned yogi. Pereira has also written a book, 'Yoga for the Practice of Christian Meditation'.Pereira, a devout Catholic as he is…
  • Yoga mats

    16 Jun 2015 | 2:05 am
    courtesy: Google picsYoga mats are a very important piece of yoga merchandise, but not an essential one. Anything would do, including a rug or a bedsheet. However, it must have enough strength, cushioning, space etc to support your weight and movements. We have published this page on yoga mats today as a one-stop guide on the subject. Hope, it helps you in making an informed decision while buying yoga mat for yourself or your dear ones.
 
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    Start Up Your Happiness

  • A Polo Game Is Not A One Trick Pony

    innavation
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Like many activities representing the true spirit of Britishness, polo games (Persian noblemen are actually taking credit for inventing the game) for me have always been an amazing event to […] The post A Polo Game Is Not A One Trick Pony appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • Running Tips From Marathon Man UK

    innavation
    23 Aug 2015 | 12:23 pm
    A year ago Rob Young was ‘an average 31 year old’ who had a bet to run a marathon, which he did, and hasn’t stopped since. In 365 days he has completed […] The post Running Tips From Marathon Man UK appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • The Gate Restaurant – Vegetarian Food That Makes The Cut

    innavation
    22 Aug 2015 | 3:55 pm
    ‘You won’t get as much protein from vegetables as you get from a piece of steak’, ‘We are part of the food chain and are meant to eat meet’, ‘You will […] The post The Gate Restaurant – Vegetarian Food That Makes The Cut appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • Living The Wellness Dream At House Of ELEMIS Spa

    innavation
    12 Aug 2015 | 3:46 pm
    If a picture speaks a thousand words, my job for today is done: I don’t have to tell you how relaxing and rejuvenating my visit to the House Of ELEMIS spa was. […] The post Living The Wellness Dream At House Of ELEMIS Spa appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • Juicy Details Of My Stay At Shanti Som Detox Retreat

    innavation
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:26 am
    While Oxford Dictionaries defines ‘detox‘ as ‘a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification’ (which as you can see is something we do to get healthier), many claim […] The post Juicy Details Of My Stay At Shanti Som Detox Retreat appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
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    Peaceful Dumpling

  • Ballet Warped My Body Image: How I Got Healthy

    DayRu
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:33 pm
    The post Ballet Warped My Body Image: How I Got Healthy appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.Ever since I can remember, I have been overly aware of my body image, and not in a positive way. I used to be a ballet dancer at the top ballet school in the United States. As if keeping your technique up wasn’t enough, there was a perfect ballet body mold to which you were required to fit in. Constantly. I not only danced nearly every day for several hours, but I went to the gym and did Pilates as well. I watched what I ate for every meal, counting calories and driving myself insane. As you all…
  • Ask PD: I Fall Off the Wagon and Binge

    peaceful dumpling
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:34 am
    The post Ask PD: I Fall Off the Wagon and Binge appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.Today, a reader asks: Hello, Thanks for your beautiful site. I have been trying a fruit and vegetable-based diet, I love the taste of fresh raw fruit and fresh veggies, but I keep failing and bingeing on pizzas, chocolate, bread, cheese, butter (I live in Italy). It is soul-destroying, each time I think I can do it, but each time I fail, and find myself clogged up and need a lot of time to clear myself out, and the vicious circle goes on, and it is very bad for my health. What can I do to stop? Any advice is…
  • Dispatch: 7 Reasons to Visit the Real Mexico

    Irina Vishnevskaya
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:23 am
    The post Dispatch: 7 Reasons to Visit the Real Mexico appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.Lake Bacalar A few months ago, my boyfriend’s friend, a chef in NYC, spent a few months backpacking across Mexico learning how to cook real Mexican food from the best chefs in all the land: the grandmothers and owners of local taquerias. We both looked forward to posts on his Instagram feed; they were so colorful, so freaking delicious-looking and just all around inspiring. We were so inspired, in fact, that we decided we needed a Mexico trip of our own. Our plan was to fly to Cancun and leave its…
  • Natural Beauty: Beauty Benefits of Sulfur

    Mary Hood Luttrell
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:30 am
    The post Natural Beauty: Beauty Benefits of Sulfur appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling. Eat your onions: The beauty benefits of sulfur abound! While it’s often true that beautiful scents, textures, and tastes have beautiful effects on the body— deep blue blueberries with complexion-brightening antioxidants, creamy, skin-plumping avocado… But stinky foods have a large part to play in our beauty-from-the-inside-out regimens. Case and point: Sulfur-residue foods. You may know sulfur as the “rotten egg smell,” and while that may be an accurate description, sulfur does your body good. A…
  • What I Learned from Getting My Fortune Told

    Quincy Malesovas
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:15 am
    The post What I Learned from Getting My Fortune Told appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling. Growing up, I was never exposed to fortune-tellers or psychics. In fact, I was warned to stay away from them. They were written off as “witchcraft” and therefore evil by most of my family and acquaintances. This stigmatic idea is not uncommon- especially among those who don’t know much about Wiccan or psychic tradition. For skeptics, getting psychic readings seems like a lot of voodoo nonsense- or something much worse. If you do some research, however, you’ll come to realize that…
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    Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog (JKYog)

  • The search for happiness leads us to spirituality

    JKYog
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    Ponder for a moment why you do anything you do and unravel the mystery until you cannot go any further. For example, maybe you want a high paying job. Why? So that you can live in luxury, of course! But still, why? What’s the deeper motivation? Because luxury is your definition of happiness. Or maybe you just think it is right now. Someone else’s definition of happiness may be resolving world hunger or simply being peaceful. But irrespective of the definition of happiness, the desire for it is universal – not just among human beings but all living beings. We are ingrained with the ideal…
  • God Resides in His Name

    Lalita Sakhi
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:49 pm
    According to the Vedic scriptures, the ultimate goal of human life is to attain Shree Krishna. Keeping this goal in mind, the scriptures guide us to focus on different activities as a means to achieve the end which is union with the Supreme Soul, Shree Krishna. Click here to watch a quick 10 min video where Shree Kripaluji Maharaj explains the significance of chanting God’s name. In his book Bhagavannāma Māhātmya – The Glories of the Divine Name, Shree Maharajji quotes the below verses from the Rāmāyaa: kita juga saba jogī vijñānī kari hari dhyāna tarahi bhava prānī  …
  • Radha Govind Geet – Part 6

    JKYog
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    JKYog wishes a very happy Guru Poornima to everyone! Couplet 16 Tum Bhi Na Bhulo Mohi Govind Radhe Mai Bhi Na Bhulun Tohi Pal Chin Adhe In the last few couplets of Radha Govind Geet, Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj talks about the importance of never forgetting Shri Radha Krishna even for a moment. In the next set of couplets, Shri Maharajji lays further emphasis on the same philosophy. Speaking as a devotee, couplet 16 says, “Oh Lord! please never forget me, and even i should never forget you for a moment.” A devotee pleads with Shri Radha Krishna never to forget him. Why does…
  • NewsGram: Guru saves fallen souls and makes them eligible to meet God: Swami Mukundananda

    Manish Kumar
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:15 am
    Swami Mukundananda is a prominent Hindu teacher of yoga, dhyana, and other spiritual practices who has a background in engineering and management. He is a senior disciple of Jagatguru Kripaluji Maharaj and has traveled to various countries for spreading spiritual knowledge among the common people. He is currently in Dallas on a 30-city tour in USA and is expected to conduct a 7-day lecture series in Chicago titled “The Art of Mind Management” from 22 August till 28 August. In an exclusive interview with NewsGram he spoke about his background, his life, and his work. Talking about his…
  • Power of Divine love

    Shailee Adhikari
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    What happens when the Supreme Lord gets overwhelmed by the love of His devotee? The residents of Braja, known as Brajvasis, are considered to be the epitome of selfless love towards the Supreme God- Shree Krishna. Narad Muni, in his 84 sutras of devotion, mentions the maidens of Braja-the Gopis, while setting the example of love or devotion towards the Supreme Lord. He says that the devotion for God should be as that of the Gopis of the Braj- yatha vrajagopikanam. Devotion has the power to enslave God. Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, gives a glimpse of that power of devotion in one of his…
 
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    Original Christianity and Original Yoga

  • Podcast: Didima (Swami Muktananda Giri), Mother of Anandamayi Ma

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Click here to listen to Memories of Didima (Swami Muktananda Giri), Mother of Anandamayi Ma if you do not see the player above. The podcast length is 16:55 minutes.Swami Muktananda Giri, the mother of Anandamayi MaIn America before I first went to India in 1962 I had felt strongly that either Anandamayi Ma or Swami Sivananda would leave the body very soon. I was right: Swami Sivananda left his body only two weeks after my last visit to him. Anandamayi Ma remained here for nineteen more years, during which I went many times to India and traveled with her. For the last fifteen of those years…
  • How to Test the Value of Psychic Experiences

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    To someone who wrote describing many kinds of psychic experiences including astral travel and kundalini manifestations.So many kinds of experiences are possible that even the yogis of India have not listed and classified them as to their character and value.For the yogi there is a single question: What is or was the lasting effect of an experience, if any? Did it impart knowledge and wisdom or did it leave me asking What Happened To Me?Mistaken experiencesAn experience may be real, but our response to it may be mistaken. For example, I knew a man who believed he was the present King of India…
  • The Yoga Life Podcast 7: Tips for Successful Meditation

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Click here to listen to Tips for Successful Meditation if you do not see the player above. The podcast length is 18:28 minutes.In this the seventh podcast on the Yoga Life, Abbot George gives tips for success in meditation.You will hear about:how to deal with inner negativity“getting rid of the ego”?the importance of keeping your spiritual life insideadvice about your place of meditationthe use of holy imagery in your home and meditation place.Listen to more podcasts on leading a spiritual life on our Podcasts Page.The post The Yoga Life Podcast 7: Tips for Successful Meditation appeared…
  • The Great Experiment in Vegetarianism and Meditation

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    16 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Q: I eat meat, however I have decided to adopt a strict vegetarian diet for sixty days. If it does enable me to go deeper into meditation, I will never eat meat again. My question is, is sixty days long enough for me to experience a difference? Or how long (approximately) should it take for me to see results?In yoga everything is individual, and that includes yogic diet. The present condition of your bodies, gross and subtle determine your usual state and function of mind. Therefore I could not at all say when a perceptible change will come about from a vegetarian diet.Many years ago I taught…
  • What is Karma?

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    8 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Whether a student of spirituality is new or has been studying for a while, it always pays to review the basics, in this case, “what is karma?”.“Karma” comes from the Sanskrit root kri, which means to act, do, or make. It is exactly the same as the Latin verb ago from whose form, actus, we get our English words act and action.Both verbs are “all purpose” words–that is, they can be applied in many situations to express the idea of many forms of action both mental and physical. This is important to know so we can realize that karma covers the entire range of human action,…
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    Yoga For Beginners Guide

  • Ustrasana The Camel

    19 Aug 2015 | 8:56 pm
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  • Vitari Karani

    11 Aug 2015 | 12:13 am
    The first example is perhaps the best: a pose of universal scope, providing relief and simultaneously boosting energy in a manner that seems to improve on sleep itself. It is invaluable to beginners... Yoga for beginners guide provides basic information about yoga basics.If you are a beginner to yoga,take a look at this Yoga for beginners guide and all other several aspects that you should know in getting started with Yoga.
  • Learn Yoga Asanas‎

    10 Aug 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Yoga for beginners : Know where to start learning yoga for you. Learning beginners Yoga asanas is a wonderful way to be with yourself and enjoy life.Looking for: Learn Yoga Asanas.If you learn to... Yoga for beginners guide provides basic information about yoga basics.If you are a beginner to yoga,take a look at this Yoga for beginners guide and all other several aspects that you should know in getting started with Yoga.
  • Specifically Directed Poses

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    There is a flexibility to each pose at each level, especially the entry level and the intermediate ones, which might incline the practitioner to believe that each is representative of an entire... Yoga for beginners guide provides basic information about yoga basics.If you are a beginner to yoga,take a look at this Yoga for beginners guide and all other several aspects that you should know in getting started with Yoga.
  • Savasana - Corpse Pose

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    1. Lie on your back, palms up, knuckles down. 2. Elongate the back of your neck and the backs of your legs, advancing your heels and the back of your head as far as possible from your hips and... Yoga for beginners guide provides basic information about yoga basics.If you are a beginner to yoga,take a look at this Yoga for beginners guide and all other several aspects that you should know in getting started with Yoga.
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