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  • Recap: Week 1 of Core Power Yoga Teacher Training

    Rebel Yoga
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    13 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    “Once you make a decision, the world conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I’m three training sessions in and I can already teach through Sun A. Isn’t that bad ass? I spent the entire weekend in yoga nerd bliss and it was actually a little hard to come to work today knowing that I won’t be spending my time focusing on it. So far, we’ve learned: — formulas for teaching / cueing — how to transition students in between asanas — posture clinic through Sun A (including Sanskrit terms for these poses) — engaging / disengaging the breath —…
  • Nov 7, Waking Up Stiff

    Yoga for Life Blog
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    Sleeping Positions And Use of Pillows I wake up very stiff. I am able to do anything at all only after 11 am. It does not matter what time I sleep. I
  • Yoga for diabetes, yoga for health, yoga health benefits

    Yoga poses blog
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    Does yoga for diabetes work? Which yoga poses help in controlling diabetes?
  • Addicts May Find Relief in Qi Gong

    Dahn Yoga Health
    Phil
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    Addiction comes in many forms, from cigarettes to alcohol to food. And those suffering may find remedy in a surprising form: qi gong. Qi gong (pronounced "CHEE-gung") is an ancient technique that incorporates soft movements and breathing techniques. It's considered a cousin of tai chi, a more well-known Chinese practice that helps the mind relieve stress.  For a study published by the National Institutes of Health, researchers examined how qi gong affects cocaine cravings. The 101 participants, all of whom were recovering from cocaine dependencies, were split into two…
  • Does Meditation Work?

    Dahn Yoga Health
    Phil
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Many people may be curious and even skeptical about meditation at first. "Does it work?" "Is meditation worth it?" – these are common questions, and the majority of people who try the ancient practice tend to think it has the power to boost brain potential – even doctors say so.  Focus is the Name of the Game Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and author of "Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy," told Time that…
 
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  • Absence and Presence

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    This blog has been like a yogi's rendition of Silent Night lately. Yes, it's true, I've been spending my time enjoying the holiday season rather than sitting at my computer blogging. I've missed you, yet I can't say that I haven't been enjoying soaking up every moment of the holiday season. There's been a lot of laughter, fun adventures, moments of pure gratitude and joy, some sadness, and a whole lot of appreciation for this magical thing called life. Connection Makes Everything BetterThe one ingredient that I think it all comes down to is this -- connection. Connection just makes everything…
  • Rewriting Your Holidays

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:05 pm
    It has not escaped my notice that the emails in my inbox are about 70/30 in the sales/gratitude ratio. Yep, that means that there are more messages about buying things (and big sales, of course) than gratitude. Being that I posted a message that falls in the buying category yesterday, I think it's only fair that I balance it out with some gratitude. I am so very grateful for the amazing life that I have and for the amazing people that are in it. I am loved. I am safe. I am happy. I truly am blessed. I'm excited about the holiday season and am already clearing my calendar so that I can fully…
  • The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:29 pm
    It's that time of year again -- one of the radio pre-sets on my car's stereo is now playing holiday music 24-7, there are Black Friday emails filling my inbox, the weather is getting colder, I adopted yet another turkey through Farm Sanctuary, and just this past weekend I attended a Trans-Siberian Orchestra show. Yep -- the holidays are upon us. It's also holiday gift guide time. I both love and hate putting this together. I love sharing my favorites with people, but assembling the list of beloved things for a full year can be a bit daunting. As you can see from the lateness of the post, I…
  • Mixed Bag: Asana, Diversity, Aging Gracefully

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    I'm in the process of putting together this year's Yoga Gift Guide (I can't believe it's that time once again), but wanted to share a few things that have caught my interest of late: What Are We Actually Doing in Asana?I've mentioned Matthew Remski and his What Are We Actually Doing in Asana project (WAWADIA) a few times in prior posts (here and here) so I was thrilled to see that he's crowdfunding to put all of his WAWADIA findings into a book. Here's the book prospectus. Personally, I want to see the the book published, so I contributed. If you'd like to join me, you can find the project…
  • The Busy Addict

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    "At some point, all the horizontal trips in the world stop compensating for the need to go deep, into somewhere challenging and unexpected; movement makes most sense when grounded in stillness. In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing could feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still." --Pico Iyer, The Art of Stillness Years ago, I was in a relationship with a busy person. Give him a problem, he solved it. Ask him a question and he…
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    Young Yoga Masters

  • Winter Solstice Giveaway

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Today is Winter Solstice so lets celebrate that darkness is removed by an increasing light. Making a Sun in Yoga Socks Solstice became a special time for me back in 1995 when I wandered into my first yoga class at the YMCA. I loved it and signed up for a yoga retreat called Summer Solstice in New Mexico the same year.  That was how I discovered I was doing Kundalini Yoga. Solstice was a big deal in the Kundalini crowd. Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga, would advise: “Revolve your life around Summer and Winter Solstice, and everything else will be taken care of.” - Yogi…
  • Great Yoga Gift Ideas for the Holidays

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:16 pm
    If you’re stuck for a gift this holiday season, share your Yoga Love with these gift recommendations for kids and adults. 1.  Emily and the Mighty Om This kids yoga book stands out because of its story. The plot has twists and turns with a little girl named Emily who learns some yoga and helps her neighbor out of a jam. Most of the yoga poses are background, but you can be sure the kids will do what they see. Emily and the Mighty Om by Sarah Lolley is recommended for younger readers who have done some yoga.   Priced around $13 on Amazon.ca, its a good yoga gift that doesn’t…
  • Namaste and Kids – Book Giveaway

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Aruna and Charlotte (selfie) at Kids Yoga Camp Today we have a super special guest reviewer.  Her name is Charlotte Marron and she’s reviewing Mama Yoga and the Story of Namaste by Susanna Stratford. Charlotte is 10 years old and has been doing yoga with Young Yoga Masters for about 3 years.  She’s a wonderful yogi and teacher, you’ll see in her book reviews. Contest Over Thanks to everyone who entered the Contest.  There were so many interesting comments on whether you say Namaste in kids yoga and how you explain it, or why you don’t use it.  As well as on our…
  • Your Chance to Win: Yummi Yogi Cookie Cutters

    Guest
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:21 pm
    A special Halloween Pumpkin with Yoga Poses The Night Before Yoga… Twas the 31st of October When ghouls and goblins came out to play And kids of all ages Saw a unique pumpkin on display. “Hey look,” said one kid “A yoga pumpkin!” he’d shout The pumpkin was lit With five yoga poses cut out. “I know that pose,” said a child Putting foot ‘neath his knee And smiled to his friends As he posed like a tree. One by one they all came Groups of many and few Dressed as zombies and princesses Doing warrior two. They laughed doing down dog, Crescent…
  • Kids Yoga in Schools – Not My Favorite Location

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:28 pm
    This is Part Two of the Series on Creative Ways to Get Kids Yoga into Schools. How can kids yoga teachers bring yoga into schools?  Let’s talk!  Check out why its not my favorite location and what these teachers do to bring yoga into schools. Leave a comment to give your opinion, advice, or experience on teaching yoga in schools. For school teachers, take a look at Part One for ideas to bring yoga into the classroom. School is Not My Favorite Place for Classes Over the years, I’ve had many adventures teaching in schools and looking back, many of them had their challenges. First…
 
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    Blissology

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  • Embodying Our Life Mission: Blissology Yoga Teacher Training

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    11 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
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  • We are hiring! Bliss Coordinator Position in Santa Cruz, CA

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    11 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
  • Hope: The Best Birthday Present of All

    blissologist
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    The boat is rocking back and forth in the ever-present Florida sunshine. It is December 6, 2014 and I am out in the Caribbean sea off Key West, Florida; leading my first ever Blissology Eco-Karma retreat.  We’re here to help a passionate team led by sea-hand Ken Nedimeyer on a coral restoration project.  Our goal: to transplant coral from nurseries where it is being grown to the coral reefs where so many corals have died. A strong breeze coming from the North has meant that more than a few bellies are churning from the motion of the ocean. The first lot of divers is emerging. First come…
  • blissology-happy-map

    blissologist
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:43 am
    The Blissology Happy Map: All sayings are original by Eoin Finn Feel free to share this Map since “Happiness is best when shared!” DOWNLOAD: PRINTABLE VERSION; POSTER DESKTOP; FACEBOOK COVER; IPHONE 4; IPHONE 5; IPAD Want to hang it up in your space? Buy Now ! 18 x 24 inch poster – a Tree Free product! artwork by Nanda Van der Meer special shout out to Chip at lululemon who put together his own manifesto years ago. I hope this instills you with a sense of inspiration, lightness or heart and, of course, fun! EOIN
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    Free Online Kundalini Yoga Poses and Exercises

  • Free Your Pelvis and the Spine will Follow: Four Explorations to Relieve Back Pain

    Kara-Leah Grant
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    Our popular contributor Kara-Leah writes about all kinds of things, from home practice and parenting to the etiquettes of yoga class and the ethics of yoga. In this article she details ways to explore your body through your yoga practice that help to free the pelvis, and therefore the spine.by Kara-Leah Grant Years of yoga practice and yoga teaching has taught me that our ability to freely move our pelvis is a key aspect to unlocking our spines, and releasing any chronic low back issues or holding patterns.I’ve also learned that it’s not always the muscles, ligaments and tendons…
  • How to Transcend Loneliness

    Guest Author
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Welcome to a new article by our regular contributor, Dr. Bina Nangia. Dr. Nangia is a long-time spiritual seeker who works with children. When was the last time you were “alone”? Do you always feel the need to be surrounded by people and events? What does “to be alone” mean? We as people, always relate to everything and everyone to complete ourselves. There is a tremendous feeling of incompleteness, a void which constantly needs to be full, complete. It is like a depression in the middle of the sea, which is always trying to fill itself from the surrounding waters. Our idea of…
  • Review of ‘Yoga – The Poetry of the Body by Rodney Yee with Nina Zolotow’

    Kara-Leah Grant
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Our popular contributor Kara-Leah shares one of her favourite and most useful home yoga practice books.by Kara-Leah GrantAuthor of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.Searching for the perfect book to accompany your home yoga practice? Yoga – The Poetry of the Body by Rodney Yee with Nina Zolotow may just be it. There is an authenticity that permeates the words of Rodney Yee’s book. He may have chosen to use a writer in the creation of the book, but instead of just using her words to explain his concepts, Rodney includes conversations between…
  • A Glimpse of Kundalini Experiences

    Anmol Mehta
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    Journal Entry – 23 November, 2014It has been a disturbing night, so a Sunday nap on the sofa was certainly warranted.  I doze off, despite guests visiting my ailing father, and the excitement around the house as my wife and son preparing for a mother and son dance. Delicious sleep was moments away.Involuntarily, the internal buzzing of energy in the brain and body begins soon after.  I was quite familiar with it, the vibration of esoteric, sublime energy and the immense pleasure associated with it.  I welcome it and indulge.As the buzzing intensified, it starts to overwhelm…
  • How to Engage with the Mystery of Life

    Guest Author
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Welcome to a new article by our regular contributor, Dr. Bina Nangia. Dr. Nangia is a long-time spiritual seeker who works with children.   When I was a kid, I loved reading mystery stories. It was the unknown which excited me completely. The characters in the story became me and I went along with their search, excitement, frustration and adventure.Every move, every turn in the story took me closer to the mystery. I read till I completed the book as it became difficult to put it down. Such was the power of the unknown, and its excitement to reach it.The search and excitement continued…
 
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    Dahn Yoga Health

  • Addicts May Find Relief in Qi Gong

    Phil
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    Addiction comes in many forms, from cigarettes to alcohol to food. And those suffering may find remedy in a surprising form: qi gong. Qi gong (pronounced "CHEE-gung") is an ancient technique that incorporates soft movements and breathing techniques. It's considered a cousin of tai chi, a more well-known Chinese practice that helps the mind relieve stress.  For a study published by the National Institutes of Health, researchers examined how qi gong affects cocaine cravings. The 101 participants, all of whom were recovering from cocaine dependencies, were split into two…
  • Tips for Stress-Free Holidays

    Phil
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    The holidays are meant to be a joyful part of year when we get to spend time with family, friends and loved ones. But with so much work to be done before the festivities arrive, holiday stress has some people dreading the get-togethers instead of welcoming them. If you find yourself grappling with anxiousness around this time of year, here are some ways to shed the stress and simply enjoy: 1. Sleep One of the biggest things that people overlook this time of year is getting a good night's rest. The building block for looking and feeling your best, sleep is essential in your holiday…
  • Managing Stress Hormones

    Phil
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    With our jam-packed schedules and demanding work responsibilities, it can be hard to slow down. But too much work can send stress levels surging, and many people do not understand that cortisol, the body's primary stress hormone, can throw the body out of whack. Cortisol increases glucose in the bloodstream and interferes with the immune system, according to the Mayo Clinic. The hormone has even been linked to weight gain. However, it's not just small, normal amounts of stress such as when we're nervous about giving a work presentation – the deleterious…
  • World Acupuncture Awareness Week

    Phil
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Have you been curious about acupuncture but never tried it? During World Acupuncture Week, from Nov. 16-22, and beyond, you can learn about the array of benefits that this ancient Chinese practice offers.  Acupuncture has the potential to reduce pain, mitigate arthritis, soothe indigestion, dull headaches and many more benefits. It has been gaining momentum in mainstream Western culture, too. Even Harvard Medical School said, "Acupuncture is worth a try for chronic pain." What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture involves inserting hair-thin metal needles superficially through…
  • Does Meditation Work?

    Phil
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Many people may be curious and even skeptical about meditation at first. "Does it work?" "Is meditation worth it?" – these are common questions, and the majority of people who try the ancient practice tend to think it has the power to boost brain potential – even doctors say so.  Focus is the Name of the Game Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and author of "Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy," told Time that…
 
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    Light of Love - Sahaja Yoga Meditation Newsletter

  • Wamuran Meditation Workshop

    Editor
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:04 pm
    You are invited to a Meditation Workshop on Sunday 21st December 2014. The workshop includes balancing and clearing techniques, in-depth knowledge of chakras and live music. The workshop will help you to grow deeper in your meditation experience, to enjoy the beautiful vibrations of this Sahaja Yoga country property and to learn more from experienced meditators. When: Sunday 21st December 2014, from 10.00 am to 3.00pm (Arrive from 9:30 am) Where: Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre, 95 McClintock Road, Wamuran Queensland (60 minutes north of Brisbane) Google map Cost: No charge. Workshops are…
  • Christ and the Agnya Chakra

    Editor
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:40 am
    But the greatest thing is the piercing of the Agnya Chakra which is described in all spiritual treatise, or may be called as the scriptures, that that is the door which is golden, which is like a cover, and no one can pass through that, so constricted is this door of Agnya Chakra. But Christ did cross that. His crossing has helped us today to open your Agnya. Without opening the Agnya you cannot go to Sahasrara. And this was done so easily in your case, only because Christ could go through all that torture and all that brutality, and crossed over. How much we should be indebted to Him, I…
  • Tasmanian Workshops

    Editor
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Discover the peace of true meditation Reduce stress • Go beyond thinking • Balance your inner self We’re pleased to invite you to our next meditation workshop. Come along and deepen your meditation experience and refresh your knowledge of Sahaja Yoga. Learn more on how to balance yourself so you can maintain your meditation. Never meditated before? Everything is explained! Simple and effective guided meditations, separate introductory session, interesting presentations, practical sessions, take-home kits, refreshments. Devonport Workshop Devonport Library, Meeting Room One 21…
  • A Clean Heart

    Editor
    4 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Shri Mataji The thing is, true knowledge is a part and parcel of your being. It’s just within you. It is not some sort of a concrete stuff that you have read or you have understood, but it just has to become a light within you, and that light is there. There’s no necessity for you to be very well-educated or to be very intelligent or to be very highly placed. It is not necessary. It is how your heart is clean. In the heart it resides. Imagine: all other knowledge resides in the brain, while the pure knowledge resides in the heart. It is very surprising. But we do know also that…
  • The Conscious mind

    Editor
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    Shri Mataji So when you are enlightened, the conscious mind is something like a tree into which the sap is now flowing. It may be that it is just like a leaf or it may be it is like a flower, or maybe it is like a fruit. So it changes its forms once he gets realization. If a person gets realization then the conscious mind moves on, getting more and more light. Say, for example, when the electricity comes, you can see this room, you can see another’s room, you can see another room, you can go round and see and again, again you will see it all the rooms; then you become aware of all the…
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    Yoga Basics

  • 3 Tips to Maintain Your Yoga Practice During the Holidays

    Megan de Matteo
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    The holidays have officially begun! For many of us, this time means a flurry of not only snow, but also activity. Though the days are shorter, the holiday season asks us to do more, not less. If you find it challenging to meet the season’s demands without abandoning your yoga practice, worry not. With some mindful steps, you can make sure to stay in touch with your practice, and thus ... Continue reading "3 Tips to Maintain Your Yoga Practice During the Holidays" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Shakti Guitar by Stevin McNamara

    Timothy Burgin
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Continue reading "Shakti Guitar by Stevin McNamara" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Sweating, Screaming and Crying During Yoga Class

    Amber Baker
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Have you ever found yourself suddenly crying during yoga practice? While some people have experienced this spontaneous occurrence on occasion, others are intentionally seeking it out. Classes are popping up to meet this need, designed to trigger emotional release through extreme movement exercises, verbalizations, low lighting and/or cleverly orchestrated soundtracks. Some of these classes don’t just create a safe space for letting a few tears drop on your mat—they are ... Continue reading "Sweating, Screaming and Crying During Yoga Class" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Yoga Teacher Training: To Travel or Not to Travel?

    Lea McLellan
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Undertaking a yoga teacher training is a life-changing experience. Whether you choose an intensive multi-week course or a program that meets at intervals over many months, you’ll be receiving an incredible amount of information. In addition to learning about anatomy, poses, history and philosophy, you’ll be expected to integrate this information into your body, mind, spirit and lifestyle. Needless to say, picking the right program is important. With the recent ... Continue reading "Yoga Teacher Training: To Travel or Not to Travel?" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Sowing the Seeds of Karma

    Kathleen Bryant
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    What goes around comes around. But karma isn’t simply an “eye for an eye.” Nor is it about getting a gold star for good behavior. Rather than thinking about karma in terms of retribution or reward, or as being “naughty or nice,” consider karma to be as neutral as cause and effect, or as my teacher defines it: “Doing or acting within the play of nature in this world.” This ... Continue reading "Sowing the Seeds of Karma" on Yoga Basics.com
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    Cowgirl Yoga

  • ReTreat Yourself

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Shit just got real this week, right? Only 7 days till Christmas. Have you finished all your shopping yet? Have you even started it...? Or even more importantly (to the tune of Janet J. circa mid 80s), what have you done for yourself lately?If you're considering joining us for a retreat, now's a great time to treat yourself. Or let Santa know that it's on your short list. Book any 2015 retreat in December, and we'll have a JADE Yoga mat waiting for you here in Montana.Want some instant gratification? If you make a retreat deposit this month, we'll also send you a deluxe sample of my latest…
  • Be Inspired

    13 Dec 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Eeek! Where have I been? Somewhat scattered about. Trying to pull it all together as we hurtle towards the end of 2014, which always seems to be The. Deadline. for. everything. Then I got hit with the cold that won't go away, and many of the threads I was trying to weave together got loose and frayed. I'm not on time and I'm not prepared. I was late for an appointment yesterday, and hadn't even gotten dressed yet. I opened up my drawer and there was a shirt on top, with the word "Inspire" across the front. It was a gift. I threw it on and rushed out the door.I might have forgotten all about…
  • Good Yoga Read: Going OM

    15 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    You might have noticed there are a lot of yoga books out there. Not just the tried and true sort, like Iyengar's Light on Yoga or Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi - a brand new genre has popped up in recent years. It seems everyone is trying their mudra-making hand at chronicling the human drama that unfolds within the yoga studio and yoga communities "off the mat". And I have to say, I've found the results less than impressive. We all love yoga, but that doesn't mean all of us should write about it.So I will admit that I was a bit wary of delving into one of the latest entries, Going OM:…
  • Yoga & Horses teach similar lessons

    5 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    A stunning late fall afternoon. 9 year old has a riding lesson. I decide to ride Java and grab a halter. The 3 boys in with him decide to get rambunctious and everyone bolts from me like I am the boogeyman as soon as I enter the paddock. Dammit. Horses run, stop, eye me suspiciously like they have never seen me before, run again. I pause, try to approach again, then make them run more (= work) when they turn their butts to me disrespectfully. Double dammit. Ionlyhaveanhourtorideandneedtocatchmyhorse. The sound of pounding hooves stomps out any plan I may have had in mind. Stop.
  • An intimate & inspiring journey, through breast cancer & tattoos

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    I asked one of our Cowgirls vs. Cancer alumnae to share her intimate and incredibly inspiring journey that she has made art, in the shape of tattoos on her breasts. Read this beautiful story and revel in the power of the human spirit. There is nothing beautiful about breast cancer. From your first mammogram as you watch your breasts get smashed between two plastic plates, followed by laying on your stomach in an MRI machine, then on your back for an ultrasound, finally you stick your breast through a hole in a table to get a needle biopsy. You are left sore, bruised, and emotionally…
 
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    Yoga Flavored Life

  • Listen to Your Gut

    charlotte bradley
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Have you ever struggled with a decision? Last year around this time I was trying to decide if I should continue on with my Master’s degree. I thought about it a lot, made lists, analyzed the pros and cons. I had invested time and money, and was worried about disappointing the people who had helped me along the way. I was torn. I was working with a life coach who told me that deep down I knew the answer. I just needed to listen and let go of the intellectual analysis. She helped to access the answers in a more intuitive way. It was all about becoming quiet. About visualizing and listening to…
  • Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer against the Odds

    William Ferro
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    By any chance, have you: Cut way back on sugar and dairy foods? Eliminated red meat and processed foods from your diet? Increased your intake of whole fruits and vegetables? Started drinking only filtered water? Begun exercising regularly? Congratulations! You’ve already cut your cancer risk by a wide margin! I’m currently reading Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds by Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D. While the book is primarily geared toward those who have already received a cancer diagnosis, it’s applicable to everyone, and I have to say it’s one of the most hopeful books on…
  • Heating Things Up

    charlotte bradley
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Baby, it’s cold outside! There is no denying that winter is here. Evidenced by the freezing temperatures and the snow that is accumulating in my laneway right now. My boys are hoping for the first “snow day” of the year tomorrow! I confess I am not a winter person (this is bad form for a Canadian, eh?) I much prefer the heat of summer. I am always looking for ways to find that warmth in the cold months. For one, I love feeling the sun when I sit in the perfect spot in my living room on a bright afternoon – divine. Naturally in the winter I also seek warmth in my yoga. Warming Yoga…
  • Let Your Body/Mind Decide

    William Ferro
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    The single unit made up of your body and mind — your body/mind — knows what it needs at any given moment. If you listen to it, it will let you know what you should do and not do. If you get the notion that smoking a cigarette would feel great, don’t be merely reactive; give yourself a moment to hear what your body/mind has to say on the subject. Your heart, lungs, and other vital organs will you very quickly to shelve that idea for the duration. Consider taking a walk instead; your body/mind will be able to get behind that project in a heartbeat. But what about when the brain…
  • Thread the Needle Pose

    charlotte bradley
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    Thread the needle pose is a great way to open the shoulders and upper back. It also involves a slight twist which helps to detoxify and calm. It is a simple and gentle posture but one that I really enjoy. Include Thread the Needle as part of a warmup series for a longer practice. It’s also nice right before bed, especially if you have spent the day working at a computer! The post Thread the Needle Pose appeared first on Yoga Flavored Life.
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    Daily Cup of Yoga

  • 5 Ways Yoga Helps

    #DailyCupofYoga
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Yoga means union. In a world that bombards us with clichés regarding a mind, body & spirit connection, this is very important. But in real people terms, what is the connection between the poses (asanas), breathing (pranayama), philosophy, and Western psychology? David Frawley, author of Yoga and Ayurveda writes: Yogic methods cover the entire field of our existence – from the physical, sensory, emotional, mental, and spiritual to the highest Self-realization. It includes all methods of higher evolution in humanity – physical postures, ethical postures, breath control, sensory…
  • How Yoga Can Help You Stop Feeling Like You’re Not Spiritual Enough and Love Your Life

    #DailyCupofYoga
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    I used to feel like a bad yoga teacher, like someone who wasn’t living up to the title. Because I like to wear stylish clothes, love when my Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines arrive in the mail, and the amount of pleasure I get from a good dark chocolate bar is almost indecent. So, I figured, I wasn’t really a true yoga teacher, just a gal teaching yoga. Then I discovered Tantra. There are worlds within worlds in yoga. Varying schools of thought, ways of categorizing our experiences, and branches that we can stand on. Tantra’s about embracing life in a way that acknowledges and embraces…
  • Gratitude: How to Sing from the Mountaintops

    #DailyCupofYoga
    1 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    What are you grateful for?  This question can become cliché and trite when you read it every single day on Instagram posts. Gratitude can become stale and void of meaning when #gratitudechallenge is blowing up your Twitter and Facebook feeds. Gratitude has been called the “father of virtues” — the virtue from which all others arise. But what does it actually look like? In the real world, what does gratitude actually look like? Try and imagine a portrait of gratitude in your mind. If you are imagining a totally liberated flower-child running to the top of a poppy field with her arms…
  • The Yoga of Travel

    #DailyCupofYoga
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    Giant Rubber Duck Meditating on the Lake… Seoul, Korea The time has finally come. September marked the last month of The Alchemy of Flow and Form: Advanced Teacher Training at San Marcos School of Yoga with Gioconda Parker and Christina Sell. I learned a lot at my 300 hour teacher training: who I am as a teacher, what my authentic voice sounds like, and how to teach more effectively from that place. However, there is certainly one thing it prepared me for that I was not expecting: All Of The Driving. The San Marcos School of Yoga is 30 minutes from my house in Austin, TX, without…
  • 8 Ways to Be Your Own Best Teacher

    #DailyCupofYoga
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
    No matter how we define a teacher or a guru—an expert, an enlightened person, or someone who challenges us in a way that makes us look at all of our own limiting beliefs—each of these ways of looking at the terms places the teacher or guru outside us. These kinds of teachers and gurus are powerful. But the most powerful source of wisdom is within. How do we activate our own inner teacher, our own inner guru, so that we always have someone to lean on and guide us? The most powerful source of wisdom is within you. This is what I help every single person I work with realize—that they are…
 
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    The Pranamama

  • Different Types Of Wellness Therapies

    Mama
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Wellness therapy is a natural form of maintaining well being by using a holistic approach. The aim of wellness therapy is to find and treat the cause of symptoms, thereby enhancing the person’s well-being in every aspect. Wellness therapy focuses on mental, emotional spiritual and physical health of the patient and treatment often includes dietary […]
  • What To Expect When Visiting A Dentist

    Mama
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:10 pm
    General dentists act as the primary oral health care providers for patients from different ages. Such a health practitioner is responsible for diagnosing, treating and coordinating services to meet an individual’s dental health needs. A dentist may also perform specialized procedures. In most cases, they’ll usually perform a periodic checkup on their patients. Though not […]
  • Choosing The Venue Of A Wedding Or Event Party

    Mama
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Choosing a wedding or event venue is very essential in planning the whole event. Having the right venue will make up for other things that could go wrong especially in a wedding. Guests will forget about every other detail and focus on the beautiful wedding venue. Make sure that the venue you choose to go […]
  • What The Plastic Surgeon Does

    Mama
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Plastic surgery is a speciality in medicine that concerns corrective and restorative procedures in the patient’s body in terms of both form and function. While cosmetic surgery is the most commonly known type of surgery, a plastic surgeon will provide a variety of other procedures for their clients. Many types of reconstructive surgeries fall under […]
  • Choosing A Wedding Photographer

    Mama
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Choosing your wedding photographer is an important task prior to the wedding. After all photographs never fail to take you back to that special day no matter how many years may pass. Here are a few tips from Lens to Life on choosing the right wedding photographer. 1)Research on the internet Popular photographers have their […]
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    Still Is Chill

  • SoI New Single: Madhyamavathi

    2 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    While words have their intellectual appeal, instrumental music can sometimes create an openness that language cannot. Among the many instrumental pieces Sounds of Isha has created to manifest different ambiences, Madhyamavathi is one of the more beautiful ones. The name reflects the raga on which the song is based. We have also had the fortune of some part-time volunteers, who have contributed to our music. We could use this opportunity to say how Sounds of Isha is not just some small group of people in the ashram but consists of so many meditators all over India and the world, all…
  • What should a 20-year-old do in life?

    4 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    At the threshold of our adult life, there are many things we can choose to do. The only question is how to make the right choice? How do I know I'm choosing the right course of my life? What are the checkpoints to consider? There isn't easy universal answer to this; we are all unique and because of that it takes each one of us to look at it individually.Growing up I never knew what I will do in life, I barely spent any time thinking about it. I'm sure many of you were like that, simply living joyfully day by day. When I was about 15 or 16 my father and I got in to an argument, he got really…
  • Blacksmith's Scrap Pile

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Do you sometimes wonder why to hell all the ups and downs in my life? Why is it that things cannot remain constant? It seem like there is a great benefit to going through a hard times in life."There is a beautiful story in the yogic lore. Once there was a blacksmith in a village, a very poor man. It looked like he acted like a magnet to all the problems in the world. They were visiting him too often. But he was a devout, very prayerful person. Once, a friend of his who did not believe in all this came and said, “What nonsense, you going on praying to your god. Look at your life! All the…
  • 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.
 
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    YogaGlo

  • Knowing Your Gifts

    YogaGlo
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Elena Brower defines our gift as our medicine. Our presence, our attention and our healing that we give to the world is our medicine, it is our gift. When we practice yoga, we can become closer to our gift so we can share it well with those around us. Take this class with Elena: http://bit.ly/1yZNpLu
  • Yoga for Holiday Travel

    YogaGlo
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    We know how stressful and uncomfortable travel can be. Sitting in a car, plane or train for hours or even days on end can take a major toll on the mind and body. The good news is that yoga can help alleviate some of the physical and emotional discomfort that a lot of us feel before and after traveling. Happy trails! This week’s featured classes will help you unwind after a long trip, open your hips after being cramped, and help you create “home” wherever you are. Darren’s Travel Practice with Darren Rhodes: This practice is the morning Hatha yoga practice that Darren…
  • The Deep Peace of Yoga: Kia Miller

    YogaGlo
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    Kia Miller shares her path to discovering yoga and how it helped her feel more comfortable in her body and to learn who she was from the inside out. When she began practicing Kundalini, she experienced a deep sense of peace and empowerment that no longer relied upon outward reinforcement of who she was or who she should be but instead allowed her to land fully within herself and be content, present and aware: Feeling inspired? Start practicing with Kia.
  • Carole Westerman is a YogaGlo Teacher

    YogaGlo
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    We are thrilled to announce that Carole Westerman is now a YogaGlo teacher! Carole Westerman’s mission is to bring yoga to everyone! She is an experienced yoga teacher, with certifications in the following disciplines of yoga: Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Prenatal, Children’s, Kundalini, and Thai Yoga Massage. Carole is a certified Childbirth Educator, has experience attending births as a Doula, and has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Psychology. Carole is also the Director of 500-Hour Level Yoga Teacher Training program at Lotus House of Yoga, where she is part-owner of three…
  • Yoga for Focus & Concentration

    YogaGlo
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    We all struggle to maintain focus in our daily lives. With a world full of constant distractions along with our need to multitask, it is so easy for us to lose focus and concentration, even on the simplest of tasks. A little lack of focus here and there is completely normal, but when you find your mind wandering at important times such as during business meetings, when you’re drafting an email, during conversations with friends and family, when you’re working on a project – anything that requires concentration, lack of focus can become a problem. If you are finding it hard…
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    Dahn Yoga Health

  • Addicts May Find Relief in Qi Gong

    Phil
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    Addiction comes in many forms, from cigarettes to alcohol to food. And those suffering may find remedy in a surprising form: qi gong. Qi gong (pronounced "CHEE-gung") is an ancient technique that incorporates soft movements and breathing techniques. It's considered a cousin of tai chi, a more well-known Chinese practice that helps the mind relieve stress.  For a study published by the National Institutes of Health, researchers examined how qi gong affects cocaine cravings. The 101 participants, all of whom were recovering from cocaine dependencies, were split into two…
  • Tips for Stress-Free Holidays

    Phil
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    The holidays are meant to be a joyful part of year when we get to spend time with family, friends and loved ones. But with so much work to be done before the festivities arrive, holiday stress has some people dreading the get-togethers instead of welcoming them. If you find yourself grappling with anxiousness around this time of year, here are some ways to shed the stress and simply enjoy: 1. Sleep One of the biggest things that people overlook this time of year is getting a good night's rest. The building block for looking and feeling your best, sleep is essential in your holiday…
  • Managing Stress Hormones

    Phil
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    With our jam-packed schedules and demanding work responsibilities, it can be hard to slow down. But too much work can send stress levels surging, and many people do not understand that cortisol, the body's primary stress hormone, can throw the body out of whack. Cortisol increases glucose in the bloodstream and interferes with the immune system, according to the Mayo Clinic. The hormone has even been linked to weight gain. However, it's not just small, normal amounts of stress such as when we're nervous about giving a work presentation – the deleterious…
  • World Acupuncture Awareness Week

    Phil
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Have you been curious about acupuncture but never tried it? During World Acupuncture Week, from Nov. 16-22, and beyond, you can learn about the array of benefits that this ancient Chinese practice offers.  Acupuncture has the potential to reduce pain, mitigate arthritis, soothe indigestion, dull headaches and many more benefits. It has been gaining momentum in mainstream Western culture, too. Even Harvard Medical School said, "Acupuncture is worth a try for chronic pain." What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture involves inserting hair-thin metal needles superficially through…
  • Does Meditation Work?

    Phil
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Many people may be curious and even skeptical about meditation at first. "Does it work?" "Is meditation worth it?" – these are common questions, and the majority of people who try the ancient practice tend to think it has the power to boost brain potential – even doctors say so.  Focus is the Name of the Game Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and author of "Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy," told Time that…
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    Dahn Yoga News

  • 3 Ways to Incorporate Mindfulness into the Holidays

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    The holidays can be a time of great joy when you make memorable moments with friends and family. However, it's also one of the most stressful parts of the year, and anxiety can ruin the occasion if you don't handle it properly. Fortunately, mindfulness can help you make the most of the festive season by helping you to accept and move past your emotions and embrace the present moment. Consider these suggestions for infusing mindfulness into your holidays: Stick to Your Meditation Regimen Things can become hectic during the holiday season – you may be overwhelmed with a…
  • Yoga Poses for Improved Gut Health

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    The holidays are a time for giving, receiving and showing your affections for the ones you love, but it's also a time when people tend to eat more and sway toward high-carb, high-fat foods. As people take their seats at the dinner table, they may not be thinking about their intestinal health, but working now to keep your digestive organs at optimal function can mean not only greater wellness in the long-term but also a more enjoyable holiday season. Read on to learn how yoga poses can promote gut health, and try Dahn Yoga's intestinal exercises. How Does Yoga Aid Digestion? Like the…
  • Jerry Seinfeld Thanks Meditation for High Energy Levels

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    It's a well-known fact that meditation techniques provide the mind, body and spirit with a plethora of benefits. As the Mayo Clinic points out, it can ease anxiety, promote emotional well-being, and help manage a range of condition from depression to heart disease. Another perk that many may not be familiar with is that meditation can enhance one's energy levels. But comedian Jerry Seinfeld is no stranger to this fact, and he has recently been cited as crediting his abundant stamina and vitality to the ancient practice. A Lifelong Practice The comedian has been a vocal advocate for…
  • 3 Tips for Yoga for Beginners Classes

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    If you're considering embarking on a journey toward wellness, yoga poses can be a useful tool in improving your mental, emotional and physical health. The deep breathing exercises coupled with mindful meditation techniques and gentle postures have a plethora of benefits. Those who engage in the ancient practice often experience increased flexibility, enhanced vitality and even a greater capacity to control their emotions. But it can be difficult for beginners to get motivated to join a studio, and once they do they may be intimidated by those around them who learn and develop at…
  • Mindful meditation becoming prominent in Silicon Valley

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Mindful meditation techniques have been used for centuries as a means of reducing tension, alleviating anxiety and helping the practitioner find new levels of peace, tranquility and self-understanding. In the modern world, this becomes increasingly important as people are growing more and more invested in technology and disconnected with each other and themselves. That may be the reason why meditation has become so popular in Silicon Valley as of late. What is Mindful Meditation? Mindful meditation is an effective tool in finding relief from suffering and pain that works by allowing one to…
 
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    YogaCurious Blog

  • Reebok Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals on Reebok Shoes

    YogaCurious
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Reebok, an American-inspired global brand was founded in 1895 in Lancashire, England. Since 2005, Reebok has been a subsidiary of German Group Adidas. Reebok is committed to making people fit for life. They are a leading provider of athletic shoes, clothing and accessories. This brand is focused to provide greater comfort in your everyday activities […]
  • Fitness Equipments Gift Ideas for this Holiday Season

    Yetta McGovern
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    Holiday season is considered as a party season and people feel free to eat or drink whatever they love to eat or drink at the cost of their overall health. But, we can’t deny the fact, Health is Wealth so it is essential to be fit during the holiday season as well. If you are […]
  • Holiday Gift Ideas for Yoga Practitioner

    YogaCurious
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    Holiday season has already started and it is always difficult for one to choose the best holiday gift for their loved one. As YogaCurious is one of the most popular yoga website, we tried our best to share our holiday gift ideas that includes few best yoga products you can buy this holiday season. As […]
  • Tips that Will Help You to Make Yourself Work

    YogaCurious
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Today is the world of competition and everyone wants to stay ahead, but only some people win this race of competition. People who are self motivated or confident about their deeds can be topped in this race. Motivation is an inner force that drives you to do some work. It energizes you to do whatever […]
  • Harriet’s 5 Favourite Yoga Types From Summer

    Harriet
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    Ever since I started practising Hatha Yoga many years ago I’ve always made an effort to attend retreats during the summer. This year, however, money was a little tight and a trip to Bali was out of the question, so instead I decided to try out a few different styles and clubs. Reflecting on my […]
 
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    Seattle Yoga News

  • Tips on staying healthy and stress free during the holidays

    Michel Spruance
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Next week I’m driving home for the holidays with my husband, daughter and dog in tow. Part of me is so excited to be home in Utah – the snow-covered mountains, beautiful foothills and the people I love most in the world, who love me. Then “reality” starts to settle in. How can I possibly fit in all the visits? Whose house should we stay at? Next, I catch myself trying to anticipate everyone’s wishes and expectations. I wither. I start to replay previous disastrous family moments. Yikes, I want to call the whole thing off. Yet, at its core, The post Tips on staying healthy and stress…
  • Introduction video: what is Ayurveda?

    Dr. Bill Dean
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Ayurveda is a medical healing discipline and an ancient valid energy science with deep philosophical roots in the yoga tradition. It mirrors traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) which is the other valid energy healing science from which we get acupuncture. It translates as the science of life and gives us important lifestyle behavior guidelines about nutrition, rest, and exercise.  In this video, Dr. Bill Dean helps answer the question: “what is Ayurveda?”. The post Introduction video: what is Ayurveda? appeared first on Seattle Yoga News.
  • Looking for colorful yoga pants? Look no more!

    Simona Trakiyska
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:55 pm
    These days, there are many online retailers that offer a variety of yoga products to choose from. Finding the best, colorful yoga pants can take a lot of time and effort given all of the options available. Many yoga practitioners stick with the same brands and designs but mixing it up and trying something new may be exactly what you need. Here are our recommendations for colorful yoga pants with a mix of styles, fabric, price and design. Get some new color in your collection! Colorful yoga pants pick #1: The Teeki Deer Medicine Pants Teeki products are all about The post Looking for colorful…
  • UN declares June 21 as the International Day of Yoga

    Simona Trakiyska
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    On Thursday, Dec. 11, the United Nations (UN) — co-sponsored by 170 member states — declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga (IYD), which was originally proposed in a UN meeting on Sept. 27, by India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. “We need to make a change in our lifestyle, where energy has not been used, that is the cleanest, which will give different direction to our economy,” he said. During the 69th General Assembly meeting, topics such as the global impact of Ebola, the need to include health issues in foreign policy formulation, the strengthening in…
  • Seane Corn speaks of her experience, efforts and views on the world of yoga

    Simona Trakiyska
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    For many, the name Seane Corn is easily recognizable in the world of yoga and social justice. She is an internationally celebrated teacher and activist who raises awareness through her work and philosophy on and off the mat. Her teachings, practice and passion have led her to touch, encourage and help people around the world. Besides her fundraising efforts for causes like AIDS and shelters, she is most known for her Off the Mat, Into the World (OTM) campaign, which has reached many people in the yoga and wellness communities and beyond. Worldwide she is considered a modern yogi who…
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    Rebel Yoga

  • Reflections on yoga teacher training

    rebelyogaonline
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:39 pm
      On Sunday, I finished my RYT-200 yoga certification at CorePower Yoga. I am officially a yoga teacher, ready to rock your socks off with an awesome power vinyasa that’ll make you sweat and stretch! It feels a little surreal to finally be done. This was a long time in the making; I signed up for this training in May and I’ve been wanting to do it for at least five years. I am taking “extensions” training at CorePower for five weeks in January. We’ll go deeper to learn about theming, music, setting a vibe in the room and more. On the weekends, we’ll…
  • Week 7 Yoga Teacher Training Update

    rebelyogaonline
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    We survived “teach a beginner day” Crow posing in the light My very first handstand. Not great alignment, but I’m up! I can’t believe that yoga teacher training is already almost over. And I sucked at blogging about it! I had to do so much journaling (with pen and paper if you can believe it!) that I neglected my little blog. So far, I have to say that this is the coolest experience I’ve ever had and I’m so glad I did it. We taught a class full of beginners the other night and it was so seamless and it sounded so effortless. I could not believe that a mere…
  • Update: CorePower Yoga Teacher Training – Week 3

    rebelyogaonline
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Too busy to write in the blog. Seriously. I have no free time between yoga teacher training and a full time job. But I’m having a blast! And I promise to blog more in the coming weeks. I have so much to share from my journals and teachings! For now, here are some awesome pics from beach yoga this morning. I was practice teaching my gracious co-workers through a nice morning C1 ocean-side flow.
  • Recap: Week 1 of Core Power Yoga Teacher Training

    rebelyogaonline
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    “Once you make a decision, the world conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I’m three training sessions in and I can already teach through Sun A. Isn’t that bad ass? I spent the entire weekend in yoga nerd bliss and it was actually a little hard to come to work today knowing that I won’t be spending my time focusing on it. So far, we’ve learned: — formulas for teaching / cueing — how to transition students in between asanas — posture clinic through Sun A (including Sanskrit terms for these poses) — engaging / disengaging the breath —…
  • CorePower Yoga Teacher Training: Day 1

    rebelyogaonline
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    Walking into the studio at CorePower Yoga Pacific Beach last night, I truly felt like I was going to the first day of school. I had notebook, pen and texts in hand while buzzing with nervous energy. Thankfully, it seemed like all my fellow teacher trainees were in the same boat as me: nervous but excited. We’re lucky enough to have four really great teachers. I’ve known Marissa for awhile but I didn’t know her entire journey. She got her certification in 2011 while working full time (like me). She had no intention of teaching but now is living her yoga every day. I’ve also taken many…
 
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    Making Mindfulness

  • {Super Simple} Turmeric and Lemon Tea

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    Way back in the beginning of fall, Danny and I began experimenting with incorporating new, healthy foods and disease-fighting spices into our daily lives.  We already take a number of vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements each day, but we were ready to try something new.  We had both heard about the many incredible health benefits of turmeric, like that it is a powerful anti-inflammatory; contains antioxidants that prevent Alzheimer's disease and a variety of cancers; provides relief for issues such as rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel disease, and cystic fibrosis;…
  • The Joy of a Parade

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:53 am
    Last weekend, Danny and I attended Richmond's Annual Christmas Parade.  We knew people participating in the event, carrying large, Macy-sized balloons, so we made sure to arrive with plenty of time to walk around and find a perfect spot.I hadn't been to a parade since before I moved to Richmond eight years ago; I had completely forgotten just how beautiful, energizing, and joyous they can be.  It helped that although it was in the upper 40s/ lower 50s that day, there was a slight mist coming down, so there weren't enormous crowds to contend with.  Despite the…
  • A Thankful November

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    The last day of October, I decided I wanted to use the month of November to focus on gratitude.  Obviously, with Thanksgiving at the conclusion of the month, it's easy to do that day (or even week...?), but I was excited to challenge myself to reflect each day and share my thoughts.It is the 14th and I've made it halfway through the month posting something I'm thankful for each day on my Making Mindfulness Facebook page.  Though I have been extremely busy, and unfortunately unable to update the blog like I would like, I think this is a great way to still put out positivity, while…
  • Tell Me What's Right

    7 Nov 2014 | 3:53 am
    Imagine the scene:You see someone across the aisle; you're out shopping--maybe you're browsing dishes and s/he's contemplating stationary.  Your interaction has already begun; you've smiled, waved, given your warmest hello, and sincerely asked, "How's everything going?" with the full intention to listen, converse, visit, and celebrate with the person about her/his beautiful life.  You've been friends for ______ (amount of time) and you know they've got something great to share since last you spoke.Instead, something entirely unexpected--and frankly…
  • Mindful Mondays: Fortune Favors the Bold

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    Each Monday, I would like to share a reminder about the importance of being mindful.  These will come from literature, popular culture, music--anywhere one might get this sort of everyday life nudge. As you likely know, I am back in school studying Classics.  I spend much of my days reading and translating Latin texts and learning to read and translate Ancient Greek sentences.  I am thrilled at the opportunity to understand these cultures and their literary and historical contributions at a deeper level.  By reading works in the original, I feel a little insight is…
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    Dr. Alan Viau

  • A Winter Solstice Meditation on Cancer

    Alan Viau
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:39 am
    The winter solstice often symbolizes the return of light – the return of life – after the deepest dark. Today, for me, it is the beginning of a journey of … Continue reading →
  • Santa Mouse Christmas Tree Topper Opens the Door for Santa

    Alan Viau
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    “How does Santa get into our house – we don’t have a fireplace?” my kids asked when they were little. They had a point. After seeing birds and bats get … Continue reading →
  • Have a Prosperous 2015 with this Energy Forecast

    Alan Viau
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    A road-map to accomplishing your goals in 2015 is essential. Knowing when is the best time to do what is important. I spoke with Shaman Isabella Stoloff who shared with … Continue reading →
  • Moon Salutation

    Alan Viau
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:39 am
    Today’s full moon is a great time to practice Moon Salutations to calm you down. BY CHARLOTTE BRADLEY If you have been doing yoga for even a little bit, you … Continue reading →
  • Yoga & Horses teach similar lessons

    Alan Viau
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:03 am
    Why do I spend time with horses? Not just to ride them, but to learn from them. To be reminded to run, to breathe, to live in the moment. Yoga … Continue reading →
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