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  • 5 Grounding Poses Perfect to Practice Outside

    Yoga Journal
    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
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  • Taking the Load Off

    The Everything Yoga Blog
    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…
  • How to Meet the Needs of Kids in Yoga

    Young Yoga Masters
    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:08 pm
    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 always cover every square inch of…
  • 18 minutes of free yoga on Blissology Youtube

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    15 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
  • 5 Grounding Poses Perfect to Practice Outside

    Yoga Journal
    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
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    Yoga Journal

  • 5 Grounding Poses Perfect to Practice Outside

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    The post 5 Grounding Poses Perfect to Practice Outside appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Rice, GMOs, Carrageenan: Should You Stay Away?

    YJ Editor
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    Are health warnings scaring you off certain foods? Get the real facts on three dietary controversies currently making headlines. Seems like every day there’s another frightening report proclaiming 
that a common food or ingredient once thought benign or even healthy 
is now bad for us. Sometimes the media gets it right (the alarm bells over trans fats, for example). But other times it’s not so clear, leaving us consumers wondering what’s safe to eat and what’s not, and even unnecessarily scaring us off certain foods or ingredients. To wit, a recent study from Cornell University…
  • Seva Champions: 14 Selfless Service Leaders

    YJ Editor
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
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  • Q&A with Seva winner Tari Prinster

    YJ Editor
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    Tari Prinster found the benefits of yoga after her cancer diagnosis. Now, she’s working to educate teachers on safe yoga practices with cancer patients. Tari Pinster’s Personal Story of Yoga’s Healing Power Yoga Journal: Why did yoga make such a difference to you while you were recovering from cancer? Tari Prinster: A cancer diagnosis is like falling off a swing as a child—the shock, hitting the hard ground, that thud sound, then the gasp for air, all in a split second. The word cancer pried loose my hold on life and time seemed to stop. At least it stopped until I took…
  • Flow Safely: Protect Yourself Through Transitions

    YJ Editor
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:47 pm
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    The Everything Yoga Blog

  • 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…
  • Who's Your Teacher?

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Confession: I'm not easily impressed. I suppose it goes back to my school days when I didn't care one bit about cliques or popularity or social status. In college I veered off the journalism path because I found the media to be distasteful. Later in life, it would be a total disinterest in Hollywood and lives of the players in that game (I'm still at a loss at to why the Kardashians are newsworthy). Maybe I'm just a rebel.  When I first landed on the yoga scene, I was intrigued by certain teachers. Over the years I would expose myself to a number of "big name/famous/well-known" yoga…
  • Why I Won't Be Hugging Amma

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:43 pm
    In the interest of full disclosure, I need to set a few things straight before I get down to the nitty gritty of this post. I'm a hugger. Perhaps it's the Italian in me, but I love to give and receive hugs. I'm that person who likes a hug to last way more than 5-10 seconds (which can be awkward for some...and perhaps puts me in the category of "weird woman who likes to embrace for far too long"). In fact, my friend and I jokingly (and not so jokingly) said that we wanted to open up a "cuddlery," in which we'd offer cuddles in 30-minute increments (Yes, this type of business actually exists.
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    Young Yoga Masters

  • How to Meet the Needs of Kids in Yoga

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:08 pm
    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 always cover every square inch of…
  • 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…
  • Happy Family Yoga in Pictures and the Free Online Healthy Kids Summit

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Family yoga should be part of family life. It creates healthy playtime for adults and kids where everyone is on the same level (the floor) and there’s lots of laughter as you roll about and try new things. The goal is fun. Healthy Family Activities Create Healthy Bonds So when I was invited to speak at the Healthy Kids Virtual Summit, I chose the topic of Happy Family Yoga because I’ve seen the value yoga brings to a family.  It contributes to both physical and mental health.  It strengthens bonds. Family yoga is an antidote to the rushing and organizing that goes on in family…
 
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    Blissology

  • 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…
  • May classes at Samadi

    Michelle Naklowycz
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Drop in classes during the month of May at Samadi!! We’re excited to be offering classes to the public while we’re here in Bali. Come and join Eoin and Insiya for some sweaty, fun bliss filled flow. All levels welcome. All proceeds will go to help Coral Reef Restoration. LOCATION: SAMADI, CANGGU BALI WHEN: EVERY M/W/F 8:30 AM FOR THE MONTH OF MAY
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    Yoga Journal

  • 5 Grounding Poses Perfect to Practice Outside

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    The post 5 Grounding Poses Perfect to Practice Outside appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Rice, GMOs, Carrageenan: Should You Stay Away?

    YJ Editor
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    Are health warnings scaring you off certain foods? Get the real facts on three dietary controversies currently making headlines. Seems like every day there’s another frightening report proclaiming 
that a common food or ingredient once thought benign or even healthy 
is now bad for us. Sometimes the media gets it right (the alarm bells over trans fats, for example). But other times it’s not so clear, leaving us consumers wondering what’s safe to eat and what’s not, and even unnecessarily scaring us off certain foods or ingredients. To wit, a recent study from Cornell University…
  • Seva Champions: 14 Selfless Service Leaders

    YJ Editor
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    The post Seva Champions: 14 Selfless Service Leaders appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Q&A with Seva winner Tari Prinster

    YJ Editor
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    Tari Prinster found the benefits of yoga after her cancer diagnosis. Now, she’s working to educate teachers on safe yoga practices with cancer patients. Tari Pinster’s Personal Story of Yoga’s Healing Power Yoga Journal: Why did yoga make such a difference to you while you were recovering from cancer? Tari Prinster: A cancer diagnosis is like falling off a swing as a child—the shock, hitting the hard ground, that thud sound, then the gasp for air, all in a split second. The word cancer pried loose my hold on life and time seemed to stop. At least it stopped until I took…
  • Flow Safely: Protect Yourself Through Transitions

    YJ Editor
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:47 pm
    The post Flow Safely: Protect Yourself Through Transitions appeared first on Yoga Journal.
 
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  • 5 Grounding Poses Perfect to Practice Outside

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    The post 5 Grounding Poses Perfect to Practice Outside appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Rice, GMOs, Carrageenan: Should You Stay Away?

    YJ Editor
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    Are health warnings scaring you off certain foods? Get the real facts on three dietary controversies currently making headlines. Seems like every day there’s another frightening report proclaiming 
that a common food or ingredient once thought benign or even healthy 
is now bad for us. Sometimes the media gets it right (the alarm bells over trans fats, for example). But other times it’s not so clear, leaving us consumers wondering what’s safe to eat and what’s not, and even unnecessarily scaring us off certain foods or ingredients. To wit, a recent study from Cornell University…
  • Seva Champions: 14 Selfless Service Leaders

    YJ Editor
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    The post Seva Champions: 14 Selfless Service Leaders appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Q&A with Seva winner Tari Prinster

    YJ Editor
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    Tari Prinster found the benefits of yoga after her cancer diagnosis. Now, she’s working to educate teachers on safe yoga practices with cancer patients. Tari Pinster’s Personal Story of Yoga’s Healing Power Yoga Journal: Why did yoga make such a difference to you while you were recovering from cancer? Tari Prinster: A cancer diagnosis is like falling off a swing as a child—the shock, hitting the hard ground, that thud sound, then the gasp for air, all in a split second. The word cancer pried loose my hold on life and time seemed to stop. At least it stopped until I took…
  • Flow Safely: Protect Yourself Through Transitions

    YJ Editor
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:47 pm
    The post Flow Safely: Protect Yourself Through Transitions appeared first on Yoga Journal.
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    Light of Love - Sahaja Yoga Meditation Newsletter

  • 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.
  • Melbourne Meditation Workshop

    Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Discover the peace of true meditation, reduce stress, go beyond thinking, and balance your inner self at a free Sahaja Yoga meditation workshop in Melbourne. The theme is “Discover your inner balance”. The workshop shows a way to find peace within and to experience an awareness you probably never knew existed. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a regular, we hope you’ll join us. The atmosphere is amazing when we all meditate together. There will be simple and effective guided meditations, a separate introductory session, interesting presentations, practical…
  • Holi Mahotsav 2015, Darling Harbour

    Editor
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Dancers at Holi Mahotsav Holi Mahotsav 2015 will be held at the Tumbalong Park and Chinese Garden Forecourt  at Darling Harbour, Sydney on 28-29 March 2015. Attractions include delicious vegetarian meals, multicultural performances and merchandise stalls. More information about Holi Mahotsav 2015 can be found here. Sahaja Yoga will have a stall offering free meditation to all seekers between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm each day.  
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    Yoga Basics

  • The Roundup! Mental Health, Dating and Laughter Yoga

    Rebecca Willman
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    This week's Roundup sheds light upon some yoga's shadow sides, with links demonstrating how yogis navigate and understand grief and personal and collective battles with depression and mental health. Fittingly, we've also included some links to articles about how yoga intersects with dating and long-term relationships. But don't worry, it's not all dark and broody—the article and video on "laughter yoga" at the end will have you smiling again in no time! Magical Thinking, Yoga and ... Continue reading "The Roundup! Mental Health, Dating and Laughter Yoga" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Kino’s Hip Injury: Yoga’s Real Lesson

    Ivey DeJesus
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    The last time you banged your knee on the corner of a coffee table, did it hurt? When you accidentally cut yourself chopping veggies, did it bleed? And how about those pesky little paper cuts? Those things hurt like heck! The above and more are all reminders of an undeniable and universal truth: Our human bodies are fragile. Made of mere flesh and bone, our bodies negotiate our instincts to ... Continue reading "Kino’s Hip Injury: Yoga’s Real Lesson" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Ayurvedic or Raw Food Diet: Which is Better?

    Megan de Matteo
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Yesterday for lunch I ate a salad of garden greens, spinach, fresh cabbage, pears, walnuts and blueberries, all dressed in apple cider vinaigrette. It was delicious and healthy, and any raw food enthusiast would have approved. According to the Raw Food Movement, eating like this every day is ideal, as raw fruits and vegetables contain active enzymes and antioxidants extremely beneficial for one’s health. But for the raw-food-yogis out there, ... Continue reading "Ayurvedic or Raw Food Diet: Which is Better?" on Yoga Basics.com
  • A Different Approach to Core Work

    Stephanie Tames
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    There were audible groans as students listened to the instructor talking about the importance of core strength. Just the mention of “core” brings back memories of grunting through sit-ups in high school gym class. Most of us don’t even like talking about that part of our bodies, let alone exercising or sculpting it. Our core as our physical and spiritual center? Yeah, right! But for yoga practitioners, “working your core” ... Continue reading "A Different Approach to Core Work" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Translating Confusing Asana Cues

    Kathleen Bryant
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Admit it, we’ve all enjoyed a good laugh now and then at yogaspeak or puzzled over cues like  “Bend with a straight spine,” or “Let your butt bones blossom.” But when cues seem confusing or contradictory, an asana class can start to feel like a game of Simon Says. Why is it so hard for us to find a common language? For one thing, it isn’t easy to distill complex ... Continue reading "Translating Confusing Asana Cues" on Yoga Basics.com
 
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    Cowgirl Yoga

  • 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…
  • Soft hands, steady seat: a Yoga Sutra for horseback riding

    18 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Java and me with a Cowgirl Yogini last weekend, screen grab from an upcoming segment on CNN International The last month has been a wonderful whirlwind of horses and yoga: getting ready for our annual Cowgirls vs. Cancer retreat, sharpening my horse and yoga teaching, and here's the big one - learning to trailer my boys by myself. You know that saying, do something that scares you every day? I think I'm covered for the rest of the year. But now I feel empowered, and ready to roll with Dude and Java.Speaking of fear, I've also spent a lot of time with my "challenge" horse, Java. He's a…
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    Yoga for Life Blog

  • Jul 14, Pranayama and Horton's Syndrome

    14 Jul 2015 | 6:10 am
    I am recently diagnosed with horton's syndrome and I wish to know the best pranayama to do to increase oxygen to the brain much faster. The alternative
  • Jul 13, Kapalabhati and Anulom Vilom Alternatively

    13 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Hello, Few days back, I started doing kapalabhati and anulom vilom. Can I do it for 2 minutes alternatively each one for increasing counts or should
  • Jul 12, Anulom Vilom At Fast Rate

    12 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Is doing Anulom vilom at a very fast rate is safe or not? I do it at a very fast pace. I do it 100 times in 2 minutes. Please let me know if its okay to
  • Jul 12, Pranayam While Taking Sun Bath

    12 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Hello I am 55 years of age. I am doing pranayama since 10 years in the morning. But now I have to take sunbath as my vitamin d level is less. So can I
  • Jul 12, Suryanamaskar And Pranayama

    12 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    I am doing surya namaskar and pranayam for 30 days now, initially I was having very nice feeling but since last one week my head is getting heavy like
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    Yoga Flavored Life

  • 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.
  • Incomprehension Gulf: Mindfulness of Human Diversity

    William Ferro
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:25 am
    Humanity is a single species, but we are diverse in terms of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity. North America is rapidly becoming one of the world’s most diverse continents on the planet, and the challenge of how to include everyone as an equal stakeholder in society depends on the mindfulness of our citizens. As societies become more pluralist, they can also create a much richer culture than societies that are relatively homogeneous. It certainly is interesting living in a community in which yoga devotees live side by side with hunters,…
  • Yin Yoga for Summer Self-Care

    charlotte bradley
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    This morning I was chatting with a friend of mine who runs a karate school. He has added a couple of morning classes for the summer to try to keep the kids engaged in karate over the summer. When the kids stop training for a period, they are more likely to give up all together. They lose confidence because they feel they are behind when they do return to class. He made a point that resonated with me. He said that holidays are for taking care of yourself. We have this tendency to go on vacation and let things go – eat and drink like crazy, forget about exercising. It’s definitely…
  • The Joy of Waking Up to Yoga

    charlotte bradley
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:58 am
    In March I turned 45. It’s not really known as a milestone year – like turning 16 or 40 is. But I felt like creating a shift in my life. For me, transformation starts in the body. When I wanted to gain confidence and become strong, I started karate. When I couldn’t do that for a time, I found yoga and fell in love with how it made me feel and be. Physical activity is my keystone. Presence in my body makes me more positive, more grounded. I laugh more easily and feel inspired. So on my birthday this year, I decided I would practice yoga everyday for an entire year. No excuses. I…
 
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    Daily Cup of Yoga

  • Yoga’s Lessons on Loving Your Body

    #DailyCupofYoga
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    A photo posted by Manduka (@mandukayoga) on May 30, 2015 at 1:07pm PDT There are a million ways to see your body when you look in the mirror.  For me, most of my life, the train of thought has always been how can I lose weight?  Being surrounded by a culture of celebrities at size 4 doesn’t help when you’re a size 14. Being single and on the dating circuit can add to the pressures of having the perfect physique. The journey to loving my body began a few months ago in the most unexpected way. Even more of a surprise was the way in which it deepened my…
  • Yoga for Seniors

    #DailyCupofYoga
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    Whether you’ve been having trouble sleeping, your range of motion simply isn’t what it used to be, or you’re interested in deepening your spirituality and inner strength, it’s never too late to better your life. Become a happier, healthier version of yourself today by taking up a new pastime: yoga! First off, don’t get worried about the hype. Yoga is a discipline that anyone can get into—your age doesn’t matter and you will not be judged for how close you can come to touching your toes. With the right yoga teacher and a set of techniques that are built for individuals just like…
  • Meditate to Reset and Relax

    #DailyCupofYoga
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:55 am
    A photo posted by Brian (@dailycupofyoga) on Jun 13, 2015 at 5:18am PDT There is a growing meditation movement happening around the world. Meditation is mainstream and no longer on the fringe. Hip-hop moguls are writing books about it, movie stars blog about it, the yoga studios are packing in stretched bodies with quiet minds. There is a long list of Western spiritual gurus spreading the word too. Balance is the word and meditation is the way to get it. As stress builds up in our body, we begin to experience sickness, tension, and fatigue. Our emotions become strained and our mind fills with…
  • Bliss is Not an Attitude

    #DailyCupofYoga
    26 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    For me the reality of bliss within is not just a nice, fanciful New Age idea. It is not a mood, or an attitude of happiness. Bliss is a way of being in the world, and can be established as an achievement from meditation and one’s own personal development. Inversely, trying to create happiness on a surface level is not sustainable and can even create strain, especially if one actually feels bad, but is pretending to be happy. Trying to be happy or positive can foster an insincere and disingenuous state of mind, or mood making. Mood making is not healthy for our emotional state and can tend…
  • 6 Tips for Teaching Your First Yoga Class

    #DailyCupofYoga
    10 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Not Baron’s First Yoga Class… Teaching your first yoga class can be intimidating. The prospect of it might cause you to totally stress out, pile on the pressure, and arrive to teach a nervous wreck. While those feelings are completely understandable, follow these six tips to relax and enjoy preparing for and teaching your very first yoga class. 1. Know Your Audience Every yoga instructor’s first time teaching is different. You may have scored your first gig at a gym, studio, community center, workplace, or school. How you approach the class depends on who is taking it. Are your…
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    The Pranamama

  • Tasting Wine – The Basics

    Mama
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Learning the right way to taste wine is essential for developing a deeper appreciation for the drink and its makers. The wine may give out several different aromas, but the taste is always limited to being sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Basically, it’s the amalgamation of taste and smell that lets you truly discern the […]
  • A Concise Guide On Yoga

    Mama
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Yoga is a mental, spiritual and physical discipline that can be traced back 5000 years ago in India. In modern practice, the word is interpreted to refer to the union of the body, mind and spirit. This is achieved through meditation. Sometimes, it may be necessary to get the body ready for meditation by building […]
  • Useful Information On Pest Control

    Mama
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Pests are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. They crawl around the house and sometimes on human body causing skin irritation, itching, and even infections. Thus, it is important to know the common pests that can invade the home, their appearance, and how to prevent and control their invasion. Ants are the most common pests one can […]
  • Why Buy The Right Gear For Your Motorcycle

    Mama
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Nowadays, a lot of folks are buying motorcycles to drive to their place of work and for fun and entertainment. Moreover, buying a vehicle is much easier these days on account of easy accessibility to auto loans. There is absolutely no requirement for any collateral to have a vehicle loan. Due to this reason, a […]
  • 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 […]
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    YogaGlo | Blog

  • Establish Your Roots

    YogaGlo
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Claire Missingham reminds us that when practiced correctly, yoga can help clear out our root chakra so we feel grounded, secure and rooted in times of turmoil and change. Take this class with Claire: http://bit.ly/1Dajqcp
  • Yoga for Radiance

    YogaGlo
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Radiance is our inner light, the projection that we emit from the very core of our being. It’s our presence, it is what attracts opportunity and prosperity into our life! Its not only our projection, but it’s our protection. This week’s featured classes will help you tap into your own inner radiance by energizing the heart center and building your pranic body. Stillness into Radiance with Rod Stryker: This tantric approach to meditation practice will lead you through deepening stages of awareness: first you’ll balance the brain, then drop into increasingly effortless…
  • Yoga for Cardio, Strength & Endurance

    YogaGlo
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Whoever says yoga isn’t a workout probably has never taken a non-stop, fast-paced, heart pumping flow. These classes can be more strenuous than an hour on the treadmill, plus using your own body-weight is a great way to get and stay toned. Adding a yoga practice to your exercise regimen will not only make you work up a sweat, but it will strengthen and stretch your muscles, improve your posture, and prevent workout injuries. This week’s featured classes are fantastic for cardiovascular work, building strength, and cultivating endurance. Rev Up Your Metabolism with Tiffany: Get moving…
  • Burn Obstacles, Release Negativity

    YogaGlo
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Marc Holzman explains how a simple mantra can help burn obstacles and release negativity. Take this class with Marc: http://bit.ly/1MbgaQD
  • Healing Through Yoga

    YogaGlo
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Whether it’s physical or emotional, most of us have experienced some kind of pain at one point in our lives. We are all different, so we all experience pain differently and cope with that pain in different ways. Some hide and suppress it, avoiding the healing process that we all need to go through in order to move on, while others decide that they no longer want their pain controlling their lives so they confront it. If you are having trouble healing or don’t know how to heal, practicing yoga is great way to being the healing process. This week’s featured classes will help…
 
 
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    Bikram Yoga Vancouver | Vancouver's Original Hot Yoga Since 1999 » Blog

  • BYV Student Profile: Rob W.

    BYVAdmin
    20 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
  • Teacher Profile: Ignacio M

    BYVAdmin
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Ignacio, who originally hails from Mexico City, tells us about his journey from Bikram Yoga student to teacher extraordinaire!   Tell us about your very first Bikram Yoga class: when and where was it, why did you go and what … read more
  • Timothy McCall: 50 Ways to Heal a Yogi

    BYVAdmin
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    When it comes to how yoga can improve your health, there’s no shortage of reading material. But Timothy McCall isn’t just any writer – as medical editor of the Yoga Journal, he’s investigated and experienced the healing powers of yoga … read more
  • Bikram Yoga & Pregnancy

    BYVAdmin
    8 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Bikram Yoga & Pregnancy In the lead-up to Mother’s Day, three regular practitioners and first-time moms-to-be talk about keeping up with Bikram Yoga during pregnancy. Noa: First Trimester   Q: When are you due? Do you know if you’re having … read more
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    Seattle Yoga News

  • Knimani Bondi: finding yoga inspiration through mala beads

    Simona Trakiyska
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:24 am
    For over 35 centuries, beads have been used as fashionable jewelry to show social status, and as objects of trades or rituals. Over time, many cultures have incorporated beads into their spiritual practice. For example, in Hinduism and Buddhism, mala beads are used during prayer and meditation to help count the number of times a mantra is recited or the Buddha’s name is chanted. With the rise of yoga in the western world, this secret object – a strand of 108 beads – has also gained familiarity. Dominique Lim has found a purpose for using mala beads during her yoga…
  • Video interview with Chris Chavez

    Othmane Rahmouni
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    Chris Chavez is a renown yoga teacher based in Istanbul, Turkey; he travels the world leading yoga classes and workshops. He recently visited Seattle so we sat down with him to ask him a few questions about different topics related to yoga. He shared with us what yoga is like in other parts of the world as compared to the US, he told us about what it is like being a yoga teacher in a Muslim country. He also shared his perspective on what it would take to get more men to practice yoga, what he is most excited about The post Video interview with Chris Chavez appeared first on Seattle Yoga News.
  • Yoga Teacher Spotlight: Brian Charlton

    Simona Trakiyska
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:44 pm
    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 Brian Charlton who leads yoga classes at Bala Yoga. SYN: What inspired you to become a yoga teacher? Brian Charlton: I wasn’t inspired by yoga until I took a teacher The post Yoga Teacher…
  • Top 10 Best Seattle Yoga Photographers

    Othmane Rahmouni
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:32 am
    We often get asked by the community at Seattle Yoga News for recommendations related to various yoga services. One category of services we get questions about regularly is yoga photography. We therefore decided to ask the community to recommend the best yoga photographers in Seattle. Here were their top 10 picks in no particular order including a sample of their work: The post Top 10 Best Seattle Yoga Photographers appeared first on Seattle Yoga News.
  • Urban Yoga Spa: the beginning of a new chapter

    Othmane Rahmouni
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    The Urban Yoga Spa studio, located at the heart of downtown Seattle on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Stewart Street, has a new owner: Andrew Hirsch. Urban Yoga Spa was started back in 2009 by a married couple, Kathy and Gordy Ferguson, and it has grown since to become one of the busiest yoga studios in the city. The studio offers hatha yoga, power yoga and restorative yoga classes with over 40 yoga classes each week. In addition to regular yoga classes, the studio also hosts regular yoga workshops, yoga retreats and a yoga teacher training. Urban Yoga Spa The post Urban Yoga Spa: the…
 
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    Making Mindfulness

  • 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,…
  • If You're Not Getting Stronger...

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:25 am
    To become a yoga instructor, I went through my teacher training at Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center, in Richmond, VA.  I learned all about the history, philosophy, and asanas (poses).  As part of my training, I was required to observe a variety of levels of yoga classes.  One such class was a "Gentle Ageless" class, taught by the Center's co-founder, Nancy.  I've written about her in another post, Let Someone Know They Inspire You; she's pretty great.  While sitting with pen and paper to jot down any phrases, sequences, or notes I might be able to use in preparation…
  • Why I Forgo the Mainstream News & What I Do Instead

    21 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    "The power to question is the basis of all human progress." Indira Gandhi  If we want to grow and progress as a nation, as a species, and as one world, we need to keep questioning and keep searching. me, after a conference in NovemberAs ignorant as this post title may sound, I assure you I am not simply advocating a "blissfully ignorant" approach to the world around us.  Sometimes, it is hard for people to understand, but it has actually helped me in a number of ways.  So, although the first portion is a little bit less positive than my usual posts, I hope to round it out…
  • Making Mindfulness Affirmations

    17 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    Have you heard of positive affirmations?  They are phrases to read/ say/ repeat to yourself to remind you of how great you are and encourage self-esteem, self-love, and self-healing.  In the last month or two, I have started sharing positive affirmations on Facebook and Twitter pages.  It started because a page I have followed for the last year or so used to post them regularly, but was unable to for a few months.  {I wrote about Positive Affirmations and this page in this Baby Steps post.}  She has recently returned and her new affirmations are also…
  • On What My Dogs Have Taught Me

    14 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    As I revealed in the "On Being 30: How Life Has Changed Between 20 & 30" post, I am a proud dog mom of two lovely girlies: Olive and Chloe {pictured below}.  We have good days and we have less-than-good days; we have mud prints up the stairs days and we have "Mom, rub my belly" days.  Overall, I am grateful each day that they have come into my life.  My dogs make me a better person.  Here's some of what they've taught me.Olive and ChloeCuddle time is my favorite time.Although I have joined myself in marriage to my husband, and despite all of his wonderful…
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    Canadian Yoga Magazine

  • Book Review: got social mediology

    Alan Viau
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:09 am
    How do you effectively use social media to leverage your business? Social media can be very intimidating because of its technological complexity. Jay Izso in got social mediology provides a … Continue reading →
  • 6 Exercises for Summer Flip-Flop Foot and Ankle Pain

    Alan Viau
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    Summer is the season of sun, poolside parties and flip flops. But did you know that wearing flip flops actually causes more harm than good? When you wear shoes that … Continue reading →
  • Book Review: Digging Deep – Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening

    Alan Viau
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Digging Deep – Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening by Fran Sorin is a 10th anniversary edition that continues the journey of using gardening as means of getting in touch … Continue reading →
  • Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food: Crawfish

    Alan Viau
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Cajun crawfish and hominy grits 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 … Continue reading →
  • 5 Office-Friendly Healthy Snacking Options

    Alan Viau
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    Most of us spend at least 8 hours per day at work. Consequently, healthy snacks can go a long way to tide us over until lunch, and, in some cases, … Continue reading →
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    Yoga for health, healing and well-being

  • 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.
  • Yoga does not violate religious rights, holds US court

    7 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am
    An appeal court in San Diego has upheld the ruling of the lower court that yoga teaching in schools does not violate the religious rights of pupils or their parents. The court has very rightly held that while yoga may have a religious context, yoga – as taught in schools – is ‘devoid of any religious, mystical or spiritual trappings’. Parents of two students had, in the lawsuit, claimed that yoga promoted Hinduism and hurt Christianity. Thanks to the correct understanding of yoga among the judges, the 3-member court’s ruling is unanimous. Apprehensions aside,…
 
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    Start Up Your Happiness

  • Somuchmore Than A Fitness Concept

    innavation
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:46 pm
    While media are warning us that as much as 30% of the UK population will be obese by 2030, new fitness concepts popping up across the country are making their fair contribution into […] The post Somuchmore Than A Fitness Concept appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • Raw Truth About Coconut Water & Coconut Meat – With Mighty Bee

    innavation
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    In our coco loco big city lives, the trend of living on coconut water is a breath of fresh air. With all the nutrients real coconuts are rich in (coconut by the […] The post Raw Truth About Coconut Water & Coconut Meat – With Mighty Bee appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • My (Great) British 10k with Vitality, Or What Makes A Winning Race

    innavation
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    If you have been following my running journey with Nike that started a few months ago with a prep to Nike 10K race in London’s Victoria Park in June, you […] The post My (Great) British 10k with Vitality, Or What Makes A Winning Race appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • What’s Cooking At O-Food, a Sandwich Bar by ‘Evolutionary Hippies’

    innavation
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Having had first-hand experience with O-food, a Nordic sandwich bar in Old Spitalfields Market, at Nike training events (at the training Tuesdays we were rewarded for the training not only with stronger muscles but also […] The post What’s Cooking At O-Food, a Sandwich Bar by ‘Evolutionary Hippies’ appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
  • When Your Fitness Goals Come To You: With TruBe App

    innavation
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    If you are one lucky person who knows exactly what you do in the gym, your technique is perfect and you know how to push your own training boundaries and […] The post When Your Fitness Goals Come To You: With TruBe App appeared first on Start Up Your Happiness.
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    Yoga Bliss Dance

  • Balance Your Yoga, Try a Kickboxing Class in NYC

    Kala Viv Williams
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Hey all it’s been a while since I posted, it’s hot here in the Big Apple!  I’ve been focused on creative pursuits including my writing for a bit.  I do have lots of healthy quick juice n’ smoothie recipes to share soon. In the mean time though part of why I didn’t post is that I’ve gotten a bit bored with my yoga practice! Yes this can happen even to teachers, and I wanted to post on ways to keep going when that inevitably happens.  That will be my next post, multiple strategies to not give up on yoga! One thing I wanted to share in that regard is to try something new! …
  • Which Is Better? More Eye-catching for my Podcast?

    Kala Viv Williams
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    <A or B> Which do you think shows up better in small image? Like they use on ITunes- Tweet me back @KalaViv or DM me if we follow…Thanks!     I sent this out on Twitter!  No big “marketing” budget, so one of the ways to get seen is via ITunes, but little tiny images are used usually. The one on left is my current one, which reads well here but in ITunes listing it’s hard to read:  http://apple.co/1Ew6pqk. The one on right is new–  I think will “read,” better- esp. the word “marketing?”  Hmmm…
  • Yoga Salons (Where Yoga & Culture Collide)

    Kala Viv Williams
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:32 am
    Envisioned for the 30+ urban dweller looking for a fun, social yet sophisticated way to meet new people and spend the evening!  INTRO: I got inspired to offer what I’m calling a Yoga Salon: An blend of a social yoga class (for all levels, all bodies) followed by a talk/mixer with an artist, writer or other Creative! WHAT’S A SALON? The way the word “salon” is used here refers to the original historical meaning- “a gathering of artists, writers, intellectuals to discuss ideas…” Think Gertrude Stein having Picasso over for a smoke n’ some gin!
  • Intuitive Readings: Tarot, Goddess & Isis Divination

    Kala Viv Williams
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    My approach is that there are energies, or flows around us, and directions that we can take in our lives.  I believe we are in co-creation with the Divine.   I’ve found that people who I’ve read for say the reading was helpful;  I strive to take a yogic and helping stance, to speak honestly and clearly about what I see and sense intuitively. I’m Kala– a yogini since 1994 and a long-time meditator, I practice Insight or Vipassana meditation.  Want to know more about me? Go to about page.   My spiritual practices have increased my awareness & intuition over…
  • A Response to Hilary Clinton Practices Yoga Article, Re: Intolerance

    Kala Viv Williams
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Response I wrote in comments over at Washington Post, on story that Hilary Clinton “does yoga.”  There were of course the political responses plus one deriding yoga in the West.  My comment below was aimed at the latter.  (I also added the cheeky photo that accompanies this post.) I’d love to be Hilary’s private yoga teacher, I’m in NYC Hil, I”m discreet, experienced and make it fun. Unlike some on this thread- the deeper teachings of yoga are about acceptance, equanimity and love. The practice which has many levels can/is helpful in so many ways from…
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    Peaceful Dumpling

  • Inspired Living: How to Stop Settling for Less

    Amparo Vazquez
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    The post Inspired Living: How to Stop Settling for Less appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.Something great has started happening to me. I’m simultaneously becoming pickier and more trusting in life. I’ve been purposeful making my way towards both.  In my early days, on my way to becoming a certified picky-person, I felt I had to justify my wanting to be picky.  I’d grown up believing that people should be as low-maintenance as possible, and not ask for much. It seemed like a virtue, this idea of wanting little. Some time during college, I realized that a central part of me no longer…
  • Tribute to Cecil the Lion: What We Can Learn from His Death

    Savannah DiGregorio
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    The post Tribute to Cecil the Lion: What We Can Learn from His Death appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling. The Story   As many of you already know, Cecil the Lion was killed this month by American dentist Walter James Palmer. The thirteen-year-old animal was well known to tourists who visited the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe for his friendly demeanor. According to The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, Dr. Palmer partnered with two other men, a farmer and professional hunter, reportedly paying an estimated $50,000 for the opportunity to hunt and take down the famous lion. Despite it being…
  • Vegan Weddings: Planning a Vegan Wedding Menu

    Mary Hood Luttrell
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The post Vegan Weddings: Planning a Vegan Wedding Menu appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.While I was planning my wedding, I prioritized a few things: my dress (of course!), my hair & makeup, and the food we were planning to serve. While there were several details to worry about beyond these three things (flowers! invites! music!), I couldn’t help but give extra attention to these elements. I’m a foodie and a beauty junkie—what can say? Fortunately, when it came to planning the food, we caught a lucky break and heard about H & M Catering of Mount Holly, NC through the vendor…
  • 3 Ways to Advance Your Career During Summer

    Karina Alexander
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    The post 3 Ways to Advance Your Career During Summer appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.Summer really is the best time of year. It’s time for extended vacations, ending work early on Fridays to escape to the beach, and weekend afternoons lounging in the sun. Between fun events and a generally slower work season, it’s nice to slow down from the general chaos of other months and resurface from the mounds of papers and assignments. Summer is also the perfect time to work on advancing your career for the better. Take advantage of the slower work season to gain a new skill or even branch…
  • Charitable Brands: 10 Fashion Companies Giving Back to Animals

    Savannah DiGregorio
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    The post Charitable Brands: 10 Fashion Companies Giving Back to Animals appeared first on Peaceful Dumpling.Brands with environmentally friendly and ethical philosophies have successfully made the transition from emerging trend to fashion staple as designers continue to go green and incorporate a socially conscious attitude into their identities. And while fashion has always seemed to equate glamour with cruelty to animals through its obsession with fur and leather, some progressive and innovative designers have made giving back to our furry friends a key component of their brand by donating…
 
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    Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog (JKYog)

  • Power of Divine love

    Shailee Adhikari
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    The post Power of Divine love appeared first on Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog (JKYog).
  • What is Spiritual Enlightenment ?

    JKYog
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:28 pm
    The post What is Spiritual Enlightenment ? appeared first on Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog (JKYog).
  • Mischievous Mind

    Sukti Adhikari
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    The post Mischievous Mind appeared first on Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog (JKYog).
  • 4S’ of Spiritual Journey

    Lalita Sakhi
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:38 pm
    The post 4S’ of Spiritual Journey appeared first on Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog (JKYog).
  • Dangers of desire

    Lakshmi
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:09 pm
    The post Dangers of desire appeared first on Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog (JKYog).
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    Original Christianity and Original Yoga

  • Jesus Teaches the Brotherhood of Life in India

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    “Benares is the sacred city of the Brahm[in]s, and in Benares Jesus taught; Udraka was his host. Udraka made a feast in honor of his guest, and many high born Hindu priests and scribes [pandits] were there.“And Jesus said to them, With much delight I speak to you concerning life–the brotherhood of life” (Aquarian Gospel 28:1-3).A joyous messageRarely, when growing up, did I hear a sermon delivered with any manner but solemnity. Plenty of times the discourse was a stick to belabor the mental backs of the hearers. Even when I was free of the imprisoning ignorance of Protestant…
  • Podcast: Swami Sivananda’s Humility

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    Click here to listen to Swami Sivananda’s Humility if you do not see the player above. The podcast length is 9:45 minutes.This podcast is the last in the series of Abbot George’s Reminiscences of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, focusing on incidents showing Swami Sivananda’s humility.In this talk you will hear about: The woman who cleaned her glasses on Swamiji’s clothes,The awesome spiritual atmosphere during a pada puja of Swami Sivananda,Some parting advice to Abbot George, andAbbot George’s final meeting with Swamiji.Listen to the other podcasts in this series…
  • The Necessity of Solitude for the Yogi

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    The greatest monk of the Christian church was Saint Arsenios the Great who lived in the Egyptian desert. At the beginning of his spiritual search he prayed for guidance from God. A voice sounded from heaven, saying: “Arsenios: flee men.” Which he did, and became “an earthly angel and a heavenly man” as a result.Solitude is very necessary for the yogi. There is no doubt that the yogi may have to work among the noise of urban business, that telephone, fax, and computer may be ringing, buzzing, and beeping, and people be talking, talking, and talking throughout the day. But when the work…
  • Podcast: Days with Sivananda

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    Click here to listen to Days with Swami Sivananda if you do not see the player above. The podcast length is 15:19 minutes.What was it like to spend time with a spiritual giant like Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh? In today’s podcast Abbot George shares some of his experiences with Sivanandaji when he visited him shortly before his passing in 1963.You will hear the following:What is was like just being near Swami Sivananda,How Sivanandaji ended his satsangs,The invitation to a meal of “just plain boiled rice,”The self-righteous devotee and “aren’t eggs a…
  • Who is the Guru?

    Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)
    11 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Q: Reading the words [about God as guru] in Om Yoga a bell went off: the realization that the teacher we need to “introduce” us to God is Him who already is within us and he comes into our lives when we “see” this. Am I right?You certainly are. Along the way we often do need teachers–but not enslavers such as those who would have us believe that without them or their meditation methods we cannot know God–or even worse, those that would addict us to their “love” and “blessing” and insist on “loyalty” to them.God leaves us free at all times, and so does a true spiritual…
 
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    Yoga For Beginners Guide

  • 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.
  • Dandasana - The Staff

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:25 am
    1. Sit on the "sit bones," inner legs especially stretched out with right and left ankles and big toes and first metatarsal heads in contact with each other. 2. Palms flush with the floor, fingers... 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.
  • Tadasana - The Mountain

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    For balance, endurance, strength and to oppose spasticity, hipflexion contractures and hammer toes: This pose requires effort each time it is done. As the yogi strives to quiet the mind, inhibiting... 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.
  • Floor Savasana - Pranayama and Relaxation

    27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    1. Depending on the conditions, it is recommended to lie on the floor with a blanket or on the floor itself. A folded blanket is placed under the head, touching the top of the shoulders. If it is... 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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