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  • #ChakraTuneUp2015: Intro to the Sahasrara

    Yoga Journal
    Samantha Trueheart
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Join YJ’s #ChakraTuneUp2015 to tune in to and tune up your energy centers for a mind-body-soul health overhaul this year. The seventh chakra, called sahasrara, is located at the crown of the head. “Sahasrara” means thousand-petaled and represents a thousand-petaled lotus flower. 7th Chakra’s Natural Element: Thought This energy center is associated with the element of thought, connection to spirit, universal consciousness, enlightenment, wisdom, unity and self-knowledge. Life Motif of the Crown Chakra Working with this chakra indicates an interest in a higher purpose and an elevated…
  • How Does Your Mat Make YOU Feel?

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    Annie
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
      Our #YogaForce Instagram Ambassador, Courtney Pa […] The post How Does Your Mat Make YOU Feel? appeared first on Yogaforce.
  • Letting it Break Down

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    It'sAllAboutYoga
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:32 pm
    This morning I got on my mat for my regular practice and noticed that I was feeling stiff. As I moved through some postures I could feel the tightness and I noticed that my reaction was a bit negative. I like to fancy myself the loose and flexible yoga practitioner. I spend a fair amount of time in my body that sometimes I forget that while my body often holds clues as to what's happening inside, I am not my body.  Of course that's difficult to remember in this world of body images, yoga standards, get a tight this and lift a saggy that, and lose the fat in 30 days. The body gets a lot of…
  • 5 Ways to Use Themed Lesson Plans in Kids Yoga

    Young Yoga Masters
    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Who doesn’t love themes? It’s fun to dress in green for St. Patrick’s Day, put out spooky decorations for Halloween, and let kids pick heart shaped affirmations on Valentine’s Day. Here are some benefits you may not have thought of when you plan a lesson around a theme.  The pictures in this article are all from our Kids Yoga Teacher Training practicum, the part of the training with real kids. 1.  Avoid Boredom and Get Inspiration for Yoga Class Plans Themes can help get you through those 52 classes every week of the year! Whether it’s inspired by a seasonal event,…
  • Green Juice is so 2014….

    Blissology
    blissologist
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    Well, I have your attention with green juice. I know it is the latest health trend and don’t get me wrong, I love fresh, organic veggies in any form I can get.  I do drink a lot of juice.  Like you, I don’t bat an eyelash anymore at the ten dollar juices popping in up in all the hipster neigborhoods I hang out in around the world.  My motto ultimately is, “If it’s green, it’s my scene.” Having said this, because juice is so quick, easy and packed with nutrients, I feel like many of us are missing what I consider the Mack Daddy of the Blissology High Prana Diet: Steamed Greens.
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  • #ChakraTuneUp2015: Intro to the Sahasrara

    Samantha Trueheart
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Join YJ’s #ChakraTuneUp2015 to tune in to and tune up your energy centers for a mind-body-soul health overhaul this year. The seventh chakra, called sahasrara, is located at the crown of the head. “Sahasrara” means thousand-petaled and represents a thousand-petaled lotus flower. 7th Chakra’s Natural Element: Thought This energy center is associated with the element of thought, connection to spirit, universal consciousness, enlightenment, wisdom, unity and self-knowledge. Life Motif of the Crown Chakra Working with this chakra indicates an interest in a higher purpose and an elevated…
  • Crown Chakra Tune-Up Practice

    Samantha Trueheart
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:59 pm
    The post Crown Chakra Tune-Up Practice appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Former NFL Linebacker Keith Mitchell’s Mindfulness Mission

    Erica Rodefer Winters
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    A spinal injury ended Keith Mitchell’s football career in the NFL, but it also led him to find healing through yoga and mindfulness. Now, he wants to share that with others. When a midgame spinal injury rendered NFL linebacker Keith Mitchell immobile in 2003, a physical therapist introduced him to the concept of conscious breathing to bring more oxygen to his partially paralyzed body. He started to notice changes, mentally and physically, and six months after his fateful tackle, Mitchell could move again. Within a year and a half, he was practicing asana. See Also Why The Seattle…
  • 9 Yoga Poses for Glowing Winter Skin

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:22 pm
    The post 9 Yoga Poses for Glowing Winter Skin appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Pose of the Week: Boost Your Mood With Leap Frogs

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Have a case of the winter blahs? It’s impossible to stay in a funk after doing several rounds of Leap Frogs. They flip your world upside down, get you out of your head and into your body, and they’re fun! How-to: From Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), shorten your stance until your shoulders shift over your wrist creases and the hips start to come up over the shoulders in a Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana) prep. Set your gaze to the floor slightly in front of the hands.Press the floor, lift the core and come up onto the balls of the feet. From here, slightly bend the knees and…
 
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    Yogaforce

  • How Does Your Mat Make YOU Feel?

    Annie
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
      Our #YogaForce Instagram Ambassador, Courtney Pa […] The post How Does Your Mat Make YOU Feel? appeared first on Yogaforce.
  • New Year, New You

    Annie
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Click on the image and join us at #bloomingdale’s […] The post New Year, New You appeared first on Yogaforce.
  • YOGA has Your BACK

    Annie
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:53 pm
    It has been a busy time at YogaForce LLC. We are so hap […] The post YOGA has Your BACK appeared first on Yogaforce.
  • GO ORANGE with THE GIANTS and Instagram

    Annie
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
                  #YogaF […] The post GO ORANGE with THE GIANTS and Instagram appeared first on Yogaforce.
  • Top 4 Things to Be Aware of in Yoga Class

    Annie
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    I have been teaching yoga since 1997 and I have been ta […] The post Top 4 Things to Be Aware of in Yoga Class appeared first on Yogaforce.
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    The Everything Yoga Blog

  • Letting it Break Down

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:32 pm
    This morning I got on my mat for my regular practice and noticed that I was feeling stiff. As I moved through some postures I could feel the tightness and I noticed that my reaction was a bit negative. I like to fancy myself the loose and flexible yoga practitioner. I spend a fair amount of time in my body that sometimes I forget that while my body often holds clues as to what's happening inside, I am not my body.  Of course that's difficult to remember in this world of body images, yoga standards, get a tight this and lift a saggy that, and lose the fat in 30 days. The body gets a lot of…
  • Can You Let Go More?

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    This morning was just like most mornings -- I came into Seated Forward Bend feeling a tug in my hamstrings before my muscles released. I didn't go all that deep at first. Then some time passed and I felt my body loosening, so I went deeper into the pose. I used to (ah, those ignorant first yoga years) just force myself all the way into a pose refusing to back down despite the screaming of my muscles. My muscles now rejoice over the fact that I gradually flow into the pose. I have those moments when I think, "I can't possibly let go any more." Then I shift ever so slightly deeper and surprise…
  • What's Next?

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Sometimes life is like a Sun Salutation series -- you know what's coming next. You move through it all with little thought. It's automatic, muscle memory. There's a comfort in that, I suppose. A part of my own yoga practice is the same day in and day out (I also usually practice another style of yoga each day and that practice varies). The challenge for me can be in staying present, even when I know what's coming next. It's a wee bit too easy to go on autopilot and end up in Savasana without remembering how I got there. That's the irony -- I have a regular practice that is the same every day…
  • Identity Crisis

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    I notice that there are a lot of labels in the yoga world -- beginner yogi, advanced yogi, vegetarian, vegan, raw foodist, this type (insert style of yoga here) of yogi, that type of yogi. I get it -- labels make us feel safe. They help us define things, they explain things, they make us feel like we belong. But what happens when labels begin to confine us? I knew this lovely woman who was a vegan. She was proud of being a vegan. She blogged about it, belonged to groups that shared the same lifestyle, she strongly identified with the term vegan. It was all very exclusive -- special labels,…
  • I Don't Give a Downward Dog About Resolutions Because I Believe in Magic

    It'sAllAboutYoga
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:25 pm
    "There's no place like your yoga mat..." We're in the sweet spot between endings and beginnings. It's a time of letting go, a time of reflection, a time of hope and dreams for the future. Yep, I get all sappy around the holidays, and especially during this in-between time. It's been an Upward Dog kind of year for me -- that feeling of heart-opening expansiveness and joy. Of course I've had some hiding in Child's Pose moments and some Wild Thing moments and plenty of Warrior 1 moments with a few flat out in Savasana moments thrown into the mix. What yoga pose best describes the year of 2014…
 
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    Young Yoga Masters

  • 5 Ways to Use Themed Lesson Plans in Kids Yoga

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Who doesn’t love themes? It’s fun to dress in green for St. Patrick’s Day, put out spooky decorations for Halloween, and let kids pick heart shaped affirmations on Valentine’s Day. Here are some benefits you may not have thought of when you plan a lesson around a theme.  The pictures in this article are all from our Kids Yoga Teacher Training practicum, the part of the training with real kids. 1.  Avoid Boredom and Get Inspiration for Yoga Class Plans Themes can help get you through those 52 classes every week of the year! Whether it’s inspired by a seasonal event,…
  • How to Give a Quote for Teaching Kids Yoga

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:34 pm
    We don’t usually picture a yogi carrying a briefcase and using a calculator.  The business of yoga is a whole new skill for most yoga teachers. It was for me, there are still times I have to remind myself to think like a business person as well as a yogi. So it is not surprising when questions about the business of teaching kids yoga come up, questions like: How do I give a quote to a school that asked for one for kids yoga classes. It’s was a discussion on Facebook and with grads from our kids yoga teacher training. January is when schools have a handle on their budgets and can…
  • Teachable Moments: The Story of the Teacher and The Student

    Aruna Kathy Humphrys
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    A Kids Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Story A breathing ball is a great visual for showing how learning expands our minds.  Everyone Gets a Breathing Ball with registration in the Branching Out Weekend in January A student once asked a teacher, “How do I learn best?” Without hesitation, the teacher said to the student, “Teach!” So the student became a teacher.   The teacher then asked a student, “How do I teach you best?” Without hesitation, the student said to the teacher, “Learn!” To be an effective yoga teacher, learn as a student leans!
  • 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…
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    Blissology

  • Green Juice is so 2014….

    blissologist
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    Well, I have your attention with green juice. I know it is the latest health trend and don’t get me wrong, I love fresh, organic veggies in any form I can get.  I do drink a lot of juice.  Like you, I don’t bat an eyelash anymore at the ten dollar juices popping in up in all the hipster neigborhoods I hang out in around the world.  My motto ultimately is, “If it’s green, it’s my scene.” Having said this, because juice is so quick, easy and packed with nutrients, I feel like many of us are missing what I consider the Mack Daddy of the Blissology High Prana Diet: Steamed Greens.
  • At Least do This Yoga

    blissologist
    17 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    The two main excuses for why we miss yoga is that 1) Yoga takes too much time and 2) Yoga is expensive. Throw those excuses out the window because this routine is free and takes only 18 minutes. Think about that. 18 minutes is nothing. Everyone has this time. Just eliminate a little bit of time on social media and on email and voila: You will have time for yoga! Get off of the internet and on to the “innernet!” This is a short and sweet yoga practice meant to provide opening, centering and core strength. It includes a short savasana (relaxation) and meditation because that is what…
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    15 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
  • Embodying Our Life Mission: Blissology Yoga Teacher Training

    blissologist
    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
 
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  • How to Achieve Your Goals when You’re Quaking with Fear

    Kara-Leah Grant
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    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. One of her specialities is the psychology of achieving dreams. It’s something she knows about intimately, from the inside out. by Kara-Leah Grant You’ve finally done it – you’ve committed to that big dream of yours even though you’re shaking with fear right down into the tips of your boots.Yes, you’ve taken that big, bold step that shifts your dream from being something inside your head, to something…
  • Can We Find Enlightenment One Drop of Sweat at a Time?

    Kara-Leah Grant
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    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 reviews a Scott Bischke’s memoir about completing a Bikram Challenge.by Kara-Leah Grant Inspired by Scott Bischke’s book Good Camel, Good Life – Finding enlightenment one drop of sweat at a time I took myself off to a Bikram class recently. I haven’t been in more than a year, and I was curious.The last few classes I attended, I started class feeling calm and sattvic, and I ended class…
  • How to Succeed with Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Kara-Leah Grant
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:44 pm
    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 writes about the deeper process necessary if we want to make lasting changes in our lives.by Kara-Leah Grant  I always try and get up early on New Year’s Day. It’s one of my favourite ways to start the year.Early morning, the world seems fresh and alive and ripe for new opportunities and new ways of being. The possibility of new choices and new ways of being seems stronger.‘How will I live this…
  • How the Beauty of Nature helps us Realise our True Nature

    Guest Author
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:38 pm
    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 we talk of existence, only what is natural comes to our mind. Nature is existence. In the midst of nature we can experience our own nature – that which is whole, complete and total. A walk in nature teaches us so many lessons we need to learn and unlearn. The trees standing tall, with leaves swaying in the wind, can teach us determination. Quietly, as if watching with intensity, the happenings of the day. Not being affected, simply…
  • 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…
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    Yoga Marrakech

  • MEDITATION CLASSES IN MARRAKECH

    yogamarrakech
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Come first Thursday in Febuary,, meditation classes will be held on a Thursday morning at 8h,,,, there will be brief instruction followed by 45 min to 50 min sitting,, followed by questions and sharing. All are welcome from beginner to experienced,, classes are open to everyone,, please bring blanket and yoga mat if you wish to ,,, cell 0675736448  for aisha heartofa@gmail.com
  • YOGA CLASSES MARRAKECH

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    22 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    YOGA CLASSES ARE HELD IN THE HEART OF GUELIZ IN YOGA STUDIO THREE TIMES A WEEK MONDAY WEDNESDAY FRIDAY 8H TO 9H15 CLASSES ARE MIXED LEVELS ALL ARE WELCOME MATS PROVIDED ADDRESS,, RUE VIEUX MARRACKCHI NEXT TO RUE LIBERTE OFF MOHAMMED 5,, NEXT TO NEW MALL CARRE EDEN ENQUIRES HEARTOFA@GMAIL.COM 0675736448
  • KUAN YIN

    yogamarrakech
    18 Feb 2014 | 3:02 am
    KUAN YIN,, GODDESS OF COMPASSION AND WISDOM,,, 
  • ASHTANGHA YOGA MARRAKECH

    yogamarrakech
    18 Feb 2014 | 2:54 am
    ASHTANGA YOGA MARRAKECH OFFERS WEEKELY GROUP CLASSES OR PRIVATE LESSONS, AT HOTELS, RESIDENCES, VILLAS,,,,,,, ONE HOUR ONE HOUR HALF TAILOR MADE TO GROUPS , INDIVIDUALS  ENQUIRIES HEARTOFA@GMAIL.COM
  • YOGA MUDRA YOGA

    yogamarrakech
    18 Feb 2014 | 2:41 am
    YOGA MARRAKECH IS HAVING A WEEKEND OF MUDRA MEDITATION WORK,, SATURDAY MORNING AND SUNDAY MORNING IN MARCH MUDRA WORK IS INTERESTING AS IT IS A WAY TO HEAL ,, STRENGTHEN ,,RESTORE AND NOURISH THE BODY  THERE ARE MANY MUDRAS,, OFTEN CALLED YOGA OF THE HANDS WORKSHOP IS 3 HOURS ENQUIRES HEARTOFA@GMAIL.COM
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    Yoga Journal

  • #ChakraTuneUp2015: Intro to the Sahasrara

    Samantha Trueheart
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Join YJ’s #ChakraTuneUp2015 to tune in to and tune up your energy centers for a mind-body-soul health overhaul this year. The seventh chakra, called sahasrara, is located at the crown of the head. “Sahasrara” means thousand-petaled and represents a thousand-petaled lotus flower. 7th Chakra’s Natural Element: Thought This energy center is associated with the element of thought, connection to spirit, universal consciousness, enlightenment, wisdom, unity and self-knowledge. Life Motif of the Crown Chakra Working with this chakra indicates an interest in a higher purpose and an elevated…
  • Crown Chakra Tune-Up Practice

    Samantha Trueheart
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:59 pm
    The post Crown Chakra Tune-Up Practice appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Former NFL Linebacker Keith Mitchell’s Mindfulness Mission

    Erica Rodefer Winters
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    A spinal injury ended Keith Mitchell’s football career in the NFL, but it also led him to find healing through yoga and mindfulness. Now, he wants to share that with others. When a midgame spinal injury rendered NFL linebacker Keith Mitchell immobile in 2003, a physical therapist introduced him to the concept of conscious breathing to bring more oxygen to his partially paralyzed body. He started to notice changes, mentally and physically, and six months after his fateful tackle, Mitchell could move again. Within a year and a half, he was practicing asana. See Also Why The Seattle…
  • 9 Yoga Poses for Glowing Winter Skin

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:22 pm
    The post 9 Yoga Poses for Glowing Winter Skin appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Pose of the Week: Boost Your Mood With Leap Frogs

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Have a case of the winter blahs? It’s impossible to stay in a funk after doing several rounds of Leap Frogs. They flip your world upside down, get you out of your head and into your body, and they’re fun! How-to: From Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), shorten your stance until your shoulders shift over your wrist creases and the hips start to come up over the shoulders in a Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana) prep. Set your gaze to the floor slightly in front of the hands.Press the floor, lift the core and come up onto the balls of the feet. From here, slightly bend the knees and…
 
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    Yoga Journal

  • #ChakraTuneUp2015: Intro to the Sahasrara

    Samantha Trueheart
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Join YJ’s #ChakraTuneUp2015 to tune in to and tune up your energy centers for a mind-body-soul health overhaul this year. The seventh chakra, called sahasrara, is located at the crown of the head. “Sahasrara” means thousand-petaled and represents a thousand-petaled lotus flower. 7th Chakra’s Natural Element: Thought This energy center is associated with the element of thought, connection to spirit, universal consciousness, enlightenment, wisdom, unity and self-knowledge. Life Motif of the Crown Chakra Working with this chakra indicates an interest in a higher purpose and an elevated…
  • Crown Chakra Tune-Up Practice

    Samantha Trueheart
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:59 pm
    The post Crown Chakra Tune-Up Practice appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Former NFL Linebacker Keith Mitchell’s Mindfulness Mission

    Erica Rodefer Winters
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    A spinal injury ended Keith Mitchell’s football career in the NFL, but it also led him to find healing through yoga and mindfulness. Now, he wants to share that with others. When a midgame spinal injury rendered NFL linebacker Keith Mitchell immobile in 2003, a physical therapist introduced him to the concept of conscious breathing to bring more oxygen to his partially paralyzed body. He started to notice changes, mentally and physically, and six months after his fateful tackle, Mitchell could move again. Within a year and a half, he was practicing asana. See Also Why The Seattle…
  • 9 Yoga Poses for Glowing Winter Skin

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:22 pm
    The post 9 Yoga Poses for Glowing Winter Skin appeared first on Yoga Journal.
  • Pose of the Week: Boost Your Mood With Leap Frogs

    Jennifer D'Angelo Friedman
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Have a case of the winter blahs? It’s impossible to stay in a funk after doing several rounds of Leap Frogs. They flip your world upside down, get you out of your head and into your body, and they’re fun! How-to: From Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), shorten your stance until your shoulders shift over your wrist creases and the hips start to come up over the shoulders in a Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana) prep. Set your gaze to the floor slightly in front of the hands.Press the floor, lift the core and come up onto the balls of the feet. From here, slightly bend the knees and…
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    Yoga Basics

  • Should You Practice Yoga When You’re Sick?

    Megan de Matteo
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    This time of year, we’re often motivated toward goals for self-improvement and health. Unfortunately, this is also the season of stuffy noses, sore throats and the occasional flu bug. When illness has you feeling down, you may wonder, “Should I still practice yoga?” Though we cannot speak on behalf of doctors, most yoga teachers that I know suggest sticking with your practice during times of illness—though your “practice” may differ ... Continue reading "Should You Practice Yoga When You’re Sick?" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Magical Time-lapse Meditation Video with Rachel Brathen

    Timothy Burgin
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    For such a short and simple video, Galaxy has completely captured my attention. This intriguing video time-lapse of yoga teacher Rachel Brathen sitting and meditating on a rock on Aruba's north shore is beautifully produced, designed and photographed by Ben Kane. It may not look real, but everything was captured in camera with no added special effects. Rachel is lit briefly by a flash, triggered at the beginning of every 20-second long ... Continue reading "Magical Time-lapse Meditation Video with Rachel Brathen" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Yoga in Advertising: Taking a Bite of the Yoga Pie

    Lea McLellan
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    As yoga becomes more mainstream, it’s not surprising that more and more people want a bite of the yoga pie. While making money as a yoga teacher remains a struggle for most instructors, corporations and businesses are cashing in on the popularity of this ancient practice by integrating yogic language and concepts into advertising and marketing campaigns. Clothing companies like Lululemon selling $80 stretch pants and $100 mala beads with ... Continue reading "Yoga in Advertising: Taking a Bite of the Yoga Pie" on Yoga Basics.com
  • The Yoga of Social Justice: So You Want to Start a Revolution?

    Tosca Braun
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Let’s face it: 2014 was a difficult year on the home front and internationally, marred by bloodshed, loss, disease, heightening economic disparities and heartbreaking racial tension and injustice. Feelings of anger, hopelessness and apathy are natural responses to the overwhelming bombardment of painful stimuli delivered by our news feeds and in our communities. Yet amidst the world’s despair, hope abides within the refuge of our yoga and meditation practices. In ... Continue reading "The Yoga of Social Justice: So You Want to Start a Revolution?" on Yoga Basics.com
  • Illuminating the Diaphragm

    Megan de Matteo
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    The diaphragm is one of the most unique muscles in the body and serves as the crucial actor in one of its most essential functions: breathing. What we might not always realize is that the diaphragm holds great significance beyond its essential role in facilitating the rhythm of breath. Unique in both form and function, the diaphragm creates an umbrella-like dome that sits over the abdominal organs, attaching to the ... Continue reading "Illuminating the Diaphragm" on Yoga Basics.com
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    Cowgirl Yoga

  • Pura Vida, CY style

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    I have to say, starting off the year in Costa Rica is highly recommended. I've recently returned from leading our first two international LUXE Cowgirl Yoga retreats with Equisol. My lucky family came along for the ride: equal parts tropical paradise, yoga bliss, and horse heaven, plus a sprinkling of adventurous moments out of an Indiana Jones movie. All the right ingredients for, as one retreater called it, a 'priceless piece of life adventure'. I know the effect of pura vida on my psyche will far outlast my tan.Pura vida - what a perfect saying. It's Spanish for 'pure life', but the meaning…
  • The R word

    3 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    Resolutions. That word, it's enough to squelch your New Year's joy, isn't it? But you need not be afraid. I like to think of mine as enhancements vs. resolutions - trying to do things better than I have before. We usually want the same things year after year: health, happiness, beautiful experiences. We simply have to enhance and fine tune our abilities to pursue them.Here are my 2015 enhancements:Be full, not busy. Being busy is out, being full is in. Because you can complain endlessly about being too busy, but can you really complain about your life being full? The answer is No.More tea.
  • Welcome 2015!

    1 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
  • Juil - Tadasana to go

    30 Dec 2014 | 6:56 pm
    On my yoga retreats, we emphasize not just the importance of connecting to self through our yoga practice - but also how important maintaining a connection to the natural world is. We simply cannot hop onto our mats, which we mostly do indoors, and expect our soul to sing. We need animals, we need nature, we need to get outside; I believe that the awakening we experience in yoga reminds us of this parallel craving. With my background in the beauty industry and product marketing, I was intrigued to find an actual product that touts the benefits of both yoga and connecting to the earth. And…
  • 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…
 
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    Yoga for Life Blog

  • Jan 29, Urgent Help For Pranayama

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    I have done some alternate breathing with my fingers I don't know which one I've done. I am a beginner. I do not know if it is alom vilom or pranayama.
  • Dec 22, Sequence Of Pranayams

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Hello, I am a 52 yrs old man getting ayurvedic treatment for prostate enlargement. My treatment includes medicines and pranayams. I was advised by my
  • Dec 22, Yoga Poses By Anna Spyropoulou

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Sharing some of my yoga poses pictures.
  • Dec 22, Yoga For Fit Body And Glowing Face

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Hello My age is 25. After getting my marriage, due to my spouse work, I can't sleep earlier and also wake up. My sleeping time is around 1 am to 8 am.
  • Dec 22, Doubts About Yoga

    22 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    Hello! I am 42 years old women with hypothyroidism since 2 years on medication. From few years my motion is always incomplete but I try to pass everyday.
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    Yoga Flavored Life

  • The Time Machine

    William Ferro
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Music is a time machine. Isn’t it amazing that we all tend to develop our own independent tastes in music at more or less the same age? There’s a strong consensus among psychologists and neurologists that, around age 14, we tend to reach out beyond the musical tastes we’ve inherited from our family of origin and establish our own. This is fascinating! The age at which we form our independent musical tastes is also the beginning of a time of great sturm und drang in human development: emotions are greatly heightened, and feelings become more powerful than at any time prior. Our…
  • Hangin’ Out Upside Down

    charlotte bradley
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    When I was a kid, Charlotte, I loved being upside down. I would hang from my legs on the monkey bars and swing upside down from the trapeze thingee in our backyard. Cartwheel, somersault, handstands … anytime I could. I don’t remember anyone teaching me this stuff. And I wasn’t scared. I just did it. Even falling off the trapeze thingee and breaking my wrist didn’t stop me. My boys have always loved to hang off the couch – legs up, head down – to read and watch movies. They’re 11 now and still do it! It’s something we just seem to do as kids. But as adults, we become…
  • An Epicurean Feast for the Mind

    William Ferro
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    “A philosopher’s words are empty if they do not heal the suffering of mankind. For just as medicine is useless if it does not remove sickness from the body, so philosophy is useless if it does not remove suffering from the soul.” How like the Buddha’s Dharma is the teaching of the Greek philosopher Epicurus! Both are concerned with relieving suffering, of leading the practitioner to more effective, happier and enjoyable living. The term “Epicurean” denotes followers of Epicurean philosophy, based on the teachings and practices of Epicurus of Samos. Unfortunately, the term in…
  • Take 10 minutes for yoga every day

    charlotte bradley
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    When it comes to fitness and health, I love having challenging goals along with a plan on how to get there. It’s one of the things that I love about martial arts. There is always a new belt, with new requirements. At the start, an advanced belt seems unattainable. But then step-by-step you get there. And the impossible becomes possible. Your white belt becomes yellow, orange … brown! I am about to start a wellness challenge with a group of people at work. One component of the challenge is to stretch for 10 minutes a day. What a great opportunity to build a consistent home yoga practice.
  • What’s the Best Way to Lay Out Your Yoga Mat?

    Jill Reeves
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Yoga “Stuff Happens” Teacher Question of the Week: Which way do you turn your yoga mat and what direction do you face to teach your yoga classes? Is there an “official” right way or wrong way to do this? I know much depends on the space of the studio. Here are a few scenarios: Use one mat facing it horizontally. You teach facing sideways to the class Use one mat facing the same direction as your students’ mats. You teach facing the class or with your back to the class or a mixture of both. Use two mats and cross them so that you can turn both directions while teaching. Face the…
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    Daily Cup of Yoga

  • You Are What You Yoga

    #DailyCupofYoga
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    I saw an image recently of a big bowl of fresh fruits and vegetables, which had the following caption: You Are What You Eat So Don’t Be Fast, Cheap, Easy, or Fake Pretty wise advice that gets right to the point in a clever way, and it got me thinking: The same thing applies when we step onto our yoga mats! You Are What You Yoga So slow down, don’t cheat yourself, take it easy, and stand in your truth. Don’t be fast. You have the rest of your day to ride in the fast lane. Why not let the time you spend practicing yoga be all about decelerating? Slow down; take your time on…
  • Why you shouldn’t go to yoga…

    #DailyCupofYoga
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:23 am
    …or at least not this teacher’s class…unless of course you wish to quickly rid yourself of worldly possessions on the path towards enlightenment…
  • Who Owns Yoga? The people!…and the documentary is pretty interesting too…

    #DailyCupofYoga
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
    Trying to answer the question, “Who owns yoga?” this Al Jazeera documentary is a pretty fascinating look at current trends in the yoga community, highlighting the variety and creativity of the modern yoga practice (which sort of drives me crazy sometimes, but to each their own…) as well as the tension between the ancient spiritual practice and the ancient never-ending desire to make a buck. The documentary’s apparently been out for a few months, so perhaps you’ve already seen it, but I just came across it last night on Yoga International’s website and…
  • Pocket Yoga-Practice Builder iOS App Gets a Great Update…and we’ve got redemption codes!

    #DailyCupofYoga
    9 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    I’m sure most of us enjoy a little spontaneity in our yoga practice, but there’s also a lot to be said for showing up to a yoga class with a prepared teacher that puts on a smooth-flowing class.  I do most of my yoga at home, but I don’t have many worse yoga pet peeves than practicing with an online yoga video where the teacher goes through a bunch of asanas for one side of the body and forgets to do the same thing for the other side. Frustrating, distracting, and seems to happen all to often given the frailty and forgetfulness of the human mind… Fear not! Pocket…
  • 5 Yoga Mistakes to Avoid this Year

    #DailyCupofYoga
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    Some of us might have been practicing yoga for a while now, but how do we know if we’re truly benefitting from it? When we put our yoga practice on autopilot, we often tend to overlook our mistakes or fall into ruts or bad habits. Continuing to make the same yoga mistakes, instead of correcting them, might hurt our form and awareness level, not to mention raising the risk of injury. However, practiced mindfully yoga is something we can  constantly improve in and enjoy.  We can benefit from continually fine-tuning our efforts and maintaining a healthy understanding of how…
 
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    YogaGlo | Blog

  • Open the Heart

    YogaGlo
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Stephanie Snyder asks us to examine what old patterns are driving our lives. She reminds us that when we can turn the gaze into the heart, we’re able to take action that is informed. We’re able to move from a place of perception instead of a place of mis-perception. Take this class with Stephanie: http://bit.ly/1LjlLTb
  • The Benefits of Chest Openers

    YogaGlo
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Chest openers are some of the most rewarding stretches in yoga practice. They are a great way to open up the muscles in the chest to reverse forward leaning posture and they are great for creating freedom and space around your heart. It’s important to maintain an open chest especially if you sit at a desk all day or if you are an athlete. If we’re hunched over a computer all day or not sitting in the correct chair, sharp pain between the shoulder blades or chronic feelings of tightness in the back may occur. This can create poor posture. So when we hunch over, we are compressing…
  • Shape Shift to State Shift: Darren Rhodes on Yoga

    YogaGlo
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    How Darren Rhodes came to yoga has shaped his lifelong practice in a fundamental way. Yoga’s ability to help relieve anxiety kept him coming back to the mat again and again as he realized the shape shifting movement of yoga left him an a completely altered and calmer state at the end of a practice. Darren shares his thoughts on what yoga means in his life and what it can mean in yours if we honor his simple request: please practice. Feeling inspired? Practice with Darren today.
  • Yoga to Improve Your Mood

    YogaGlo
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Although most of us try to cultivate habits of happiness, some days we just find ourselves in a funk and are in need to snap out of it! If you need a little pick-me up or even an attitude adjustment to carry you through a difficult day, week or even month, yoga might be the answer.  It can give you the boost of happiness and shift in perspective that we all need once in awhile. This week’s featured classes will help adjust your mood and make you smile. Be Happy with Steven Espinosa: This time we have on our yoga mat is special. So as much as possible try to make the most of it and be…
  • A Matter of Faith

    YogaGlo
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Marc Holzman defines the word Shraddha as faith and trust. The word literally means, where you pour your heart. It’s the ground of being. It’s where you go when the going gets tough. A lot of us don’t have faith or trust in our strength, but if we pour our hearts into our practice and have faith, we might just be surprised to see how strong we really are. Take this class with Marc: http://bit.ly/1x2sNSD
 
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  • Is Yoga Dehydrating You?

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Most people have heard about the importance of hydration, and the need seems obvious during certain activities. Running, playing sports, Bikram yoga. But hydration is just as important if you are not going all-out in an extreme situation. Your yoga practice, and your body, can benefit substantially from proper hydration.
  • Is Hot Yoga Safe Yoga?

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hot yoga is incredibly popular in the United States, with many classes to choose from and studios where you can practice it. While it's easy to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try, you should know that there are some health risks specific to this type of yoga, especially for certain populations
  • 5 Benefits of Meditation: You Don't Know What You're Missing!

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    At the end of yoga class, you might hear your yoga teacher inquire after students' daily meditation practice. At this point, half of the room is usually smiling and nodding while the other half is wondering how daily meditation can really make a difference.
  • The Many Faces of Hot Yoga

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    When you hear the term hot yoga, it's easy for Bikram Yoga's style to come to mind. That's because this style has become such a popular and widespread one. But Bikram yoga is not the only type of hot yoga you can experience, so consider your various options or try them all to see which class you like or even whether you prefer the regular, non-heated variety.
  • Ditch the Weights and Stretch Out

    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Strength training with weights has become hugely popular of late, thanks in part to emergence of Cross Fit and the following that it has garnered. However, lifting weights and other high impact activities meant to build muscle, are not for everyone. Thankfully, there is an alternative, one you might not have considered.
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    YogaAccessories.com: Blog Posts

  • A Challenge: What Fair Trade Means to Us

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    We challenge you to buy fair trade. It's the right thing.
  • Is Yoga Hurting Your Wrists?

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When you start doing yoga, you quickly discover that there are some parts of your body that just cooperate as well as others. Stiffness, pain, lack of mobility – yoga teaches you just how many areas of your body you have, and exactly how strong and flexible they actually are.
  • 4 Spine Tingling Poses: What's good for your spine is good for you

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The spine is the back bone of the human body (no pun intended). Support it so it can support you by using these 4 poses.
  • Hydrate: Balancing Sweat Equity

    3 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hydration is incredibly important for all forms of physical activity, but particularly for yoga. Hot yoga participants are particularly prone to dehydration, which in addition to making poses more difficult to complete, can ultimately prove dangerous.
  • Pose of the Week: Upward Facing Dog

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The problem with sitting in a chair all day is that you're sitting in a chair all day. If you're like me, You've stacked reams of paper under your computer monitor, so that at least you don't feel like you're slouching (even though you definitely are). Luckily, I know the cure.
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    YogaCurious Blog

  • Are You Yoga Beginners? Browse these Best Yoga Tips for Beginners!

    YogaCurious
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am
    Being a yoga beginners, we always looking for information that help us to improve our yoga practice. We are receiving various questions from beginners asking for tips, how to information, poses and various query related to yoga for beginners. This is the reason, we come up with this dedicated article covering all possible topics that […]
  • Popular Yoga Incidents of 2014

    YogaCurious
    27 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
    2014 is the year of losing and gaining something for the Yoga Industry. The year is ending now so let’s compile the memories of this year. We have lost the great personality, father of Modern Yoga Mr. BKS Iyenger. The declaration of the International Yoga Day, Longest Yoga Chain and so on are the other […]
  • I am a Patient of High BP, Can I Do Surya Namaskar Asana

    Franz Andrini
    25 Dec 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Recently we received one question from one of our reader who is a patient of High Blood Pressure. She want to know that whether she can do Surya namaskar Asana (Sun Salutation Sequences). I here is the original question we received: sir, I am a patient of High BP,Can I do Surya namaskar asana. My […]
  • 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 […]
 
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    Seattle Yoga News

  • Garlic: The super food that’s beneficial but neglected

    Xianhan (Shyanne) Shang
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Garlic is like this faraway cousin that you don’t see often, but one who can completely change your life, and in this case, your meal. Garlic, used as a vegetable or a spice, is not only healthy but also incredibly flavorful. As we know, garlic is not the most popular item on the menu, at least not like other sophisticated modern-day vegetables such as beets, but it is the one we may need the most. Regardless of your love or hate for garlic, this 7,000-year-old food item is a vitamin that can improve not only your health, but also your The post Garlic: The super food that’s beneficial…
  • Perfecting your yoga poses: Four Limbed Staff pose

    Arundhati Baitmangalkar
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    Are you looking to perfect your Four Limbed Staff pose (Chaturanga Dandasana)? Follow this visual guide to make sure that you are doing this yoga pose just right. The perfecting your yoga poses article series was created in partnership with Arundhati Baitmangalkar from Aham yoga Redmond. The post Perfecting your yoga poses: Four Limbed Staff pose appeared first on Seattle Yoga News.
  • How you can find balance & your teacher within

    Felicity Green
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    For those of us who wish for our lives to become integrated (which is the goal of yoga), it is necessary to return to the sutras to check and re-check ourselves in relation to this road map. At the beginning of the sutras, we are told that the aim of yoga is to be able to direct the mind and sustain its focus. We are told that practice and detachment are necessary ways for us to learn. Our practices must be disciplined and regular, and have a quality of joy and devotion within them. To be able to do this, The post How you can find balance & your teacher within appeared first on Seattle…
  • The impact of positive thinking on your life

    Molly Lannon Kenny
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:50 pm
    “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care of what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.”~ Swami Vivekananda Years ago, on a teacher training retreat, I pulled an inspirational card from a deck of affirmations. It read: “You are amazing and beautiful and everyone loves you!” I remember looking at that card, then kind of sheepishly looking around to see if anyone had seen the card I chose, and then laughing out loud. Me? Amazing and beautiful? Ha! There was no way I could say that about myself. It was completely false on The post The impact of…
  • The inspiring yoga story of an ex Marine who lost his legs

    Arundhati Baitmangalkar
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:38 pm
    On a recent trip to Pune, India, I attended a yoga intensive held by the daughter of BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar. While there, I had the honor of meeting Mark Zambon. His story is inspiring to say the least. Zambon served in the United States Marine Corps and was a part of a bomb recon squad. About three and a half years ago, he was on a mission in Afghanistan when he stepped on a pressure-detonated bomb and lost both legs. Zambon now continues his life with the help of prosthetics. A couple months after his injury, a trusted friend The post The inspiring yoga story of an ex Marine who lost…
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    Making Mindfulness

  • Sit Less, Live Longer

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    As I said in the first baby step post, this month (or two), I want to highlight 31 ways to baby step your way into a more mindful and healthful life.  Some of the tips will be advice already stated or implied in previous posts, while some will be brand new.  This post provides the seventeenth and an explanation.  The idea is to start at the beginning and accumulate as many mindful and healthful habits as you'd like to sustain by the conclusion of the month.  It's similar to that icebreaker where you're in a circle of people and you need to repeat all of the members'…
  • Wear the Pearls

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:23 pm
    As I said in the first baby step post, this month, I want to highlight 31 ways to baby step your way into a more mindful and healthful life.  Some of the tips will be advice already stated or implied in previous posts, while some will be brand new.  This post provides the sixteenth and an explanation.  The idea is to start at the beginning and accumulate as many mindful and healthful habits as you'd like to sustain by the conclusion of the month.  It's similar to that icebreaker where you're in a circle of people and you need to repeat all of the members' names in…
  • Let Someone Know They Inspire You

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:36 pm
    As I said in the first baby step post, this month, I want to highlight 31 ways to baby step your way into a more mindful and healthful life.  Some of the tips will be advice already stated or implied in previous posts, while some will be brand new.  This post provides the fifteenth and an explanation.  The idea is to start at the beginning and accumulate as many mindful and healthful habits as you'd like to sustain by the conclusion of the month.  It's similar to that icebreaker where you're in a circle of people and you need to repeat all of the members' names in…
  • Sneak Fitness into Your Morning Routine

    19 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    As I said in the first baby step post, this month, I want to highlight 31 ways to baby step your way into a more mindful and healthful life.  Some of the tips will be advice already stated or implied in previous posts, while some will be brand new.  This post provides the fourteenth and an explanation.  The idea is to start at the beginning and accumulate as many mindful and healthful habits as you'd like to sustain by the conclusion of the month.  It's similar to that icebreaker where you're in a circle of people and you need to repeat all of the members' names in…
  • Collect Moments, Not Things

    15 Jan 2015 | 2:48 pm
    As I said in the first baby step post, this month, I want to highlight 31 ways to baby step your way into a more mindful and healthful life.  Some of the tips will be advice already stated or implied in previous posts, while some will be brand new.  This post provides the thirteenth and an explanation.  The idea is to start at the beginning and accumulate as many mindful and healthful habits as you'd like to sustain by the conclusion of the month.  It's similar to that icebreaker where you're in a circle of people and you need to repeat all of the members' names in…
 
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  • You Are What You Yoga

    Alan Viau
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    I saw an image recently of a big bowl of fresh fruits and vegetables, which had the following caption: You Are What You Eat So Don’t Be Fast, Cheap, Easy, … Continue reading →
  • Book Review: Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces by Paul Coleman

    Alan Viau
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    The pain of loss is overwhelming and can make you question your place on earth. Although it may seem endless, Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces can guide … Continue reading →
  • Depression and Heart Health – Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

    Alan Viau
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Q. I’ve been diagnosed with depression. Could this affect my heart health? A. For over 100 years we have recognized that there’s a link between mental health and heart health. … Continue reading →
  • Introducing Chef Jonathan’s Healthy Food

    Alan Viau
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    I am very pleased to introduce a new feature on this site. Chef Jonathan Viau has been working diligently creating very yummy and healthy meals in Toronto. His contributions will … Continue reading →
  • Heaven and Earth Oasis Treats US Vets With Holistic Approach

    Alan Viau
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Many health practitioners are appreciating that a holistic approach to a medical condition yields better results. Holistic approaches compliment the traditional western medical treatments to offer a whole person healing … Continue reading →
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    Yoga for health, healing and well-being

  • Doing yoga without an objective can be frustrating

    1 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
    Yoga is a very elaborate system of healing as well as spiritual attainment. It does not stop at doing some twists or taking breath in a certain way. You can use yoga with different objectives. It is better to be sure of your objective beforehand so that you stay on course and are able to achieve those objectives. We give you a few examples of what you can wish to achieve from yoga and what are the requirements for that. Yoga Learner post on 'immense benefits of yoga' might help you decide.I am a fit adult. I need yoga just for keeping fit.You will need half hour a day, every day. Of course,…
  • Ayurveda: are they fooling you?

    30 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    This post is on ayurveda and not yoga. I thought, let me try to remove some misgivings about this great ancient system of medicine. This one is focused only on ayurvedic medicine and not the healing philosophy behind ayurveda.Ayurveda is an ancient science of medicine that originated in India and is recognised by the WHO and many governments as one of the alternative and potent branches of medicine.Ayurveda means the veda (=holy scripture) of life. It contains research by sages over centuries, passed on in the form of treatise and compilations.Ayurvedic medicine: what's that?Medicines made…
  • Yoga reduces heart risks, affirms a new study

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    A new study has found that yoga may be as good as biking, brisk walk and aerobic exercises in reducing the risk of heart diseases.The study was conducted on nearly 2800 people and yoga gave wide-ranging benefits and improved many metabolic indicators such as LDL (bad) and HDL (good) cholesterol, and blood pressure.Yoga's benefits on heart, both for prevention and cure of diseases, have been well-documented in earlier studies and have been corroborated by this study. We link here the original article published in European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Some references in this article itself…
  • Why International Yoga Day?

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Last week, 175 nations passed a UN resolution declaring June 21 as the International Yoga Day. For the first time, such a large number of nations showed support to a resolution and passed it within 90 days of it being introduced, it is reported, 'recognizing the ancient Indian science's holistic approach to health and well-being'.June 21 is not an ordinary day; it is the day of solstice and on this day, the daylight hours are the longest in the northern hemisphere and shortest in the southern half.Some quotes from speakers at the UN:India's Permanent Representative: In Sanskrit language,…
  • Yoga mudras

    13 Dec 2014 | 8:50 pm
    In this post, we shall talk about the hand gestures, called mudras. A mudra is nothing but a gesture, but may have different meanings in different contexts such as yoga and classical dance. Many of the mudras are what we routinely do, but not as a deliberate gesture, not for a long time, and not as a discipline.Though many mudras are seen in ancient paintings and sculptures, especially those with Budhist links, mudras are secular. Many advance mudras are supposed to help in achieving great spiritual powers. Discussing the logic behind mudras as a yogic practice will be beyond this blog.
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    Start Up Your Happiness

  • Get Fit 4 Free With Sweaty Betty

    innavation
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:18 am
    If you ran out of reasons why you are not on your journey to becoming fit and healthy yet, there’s one more living proof that you should get onto it […]
  • Urban Wonderland At The Fable Bar & Restaurant

    innavation
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    When a weekend lunch at your local pub is not an option (you know their menu by heart and the waiters know a little too much about you) and when a […]
  • Massage And The City With Urban Massage

    innavation
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    If you think/say that you are too busy to go get a massage session (I am not even mentioning its obvious benefits such as stress-relief and relaxation, decreased muscle pain […]
  • London’s Little Dirty Secret Behind The Little Yellow Door

    innavation
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Have you noticed that suddenly spending a night dancing (and drinking) away in a night club became so yesterday, and it’s all about house parties? I certainly have (is it the […]
  • Genuinely Beautiful Skin With GENEU DNA Skin Care

    innavation
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:21 pm
    DNA testing seems to be ‘the new black’ in healthcare and well-being industries, on the heels of Angelina Jolie’s story that, according to BBC, more than doubled referrals to breast cancer clinics […]
 
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