Senses of the Soul - II
Everyone wants to be comfortable, safe and happy. Yet many people spend time struggling with worry, anxiety and uncertainty. These emotions are all forms of fear, which create stress.
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Meditation for Beginners
Feeling scattered mentally creates an inner world of chaos and prevents peace. I often hear from my yoga students and friends that they need to get focused and clear.
Sacred Journey of the Heart
The Aquarian shift that began in 2011 is carrying us from a mind-centered society to a heart-felt world. If we all were simply in a state of being love, everyone would have all the love they need.
Yoga Revelation I
The strength and flexibility that physically emerges from a yoga practice transcends the body to encompass the mind and spirit. A great way to develop this self-awareness is...
Yoga for the Chorus
Thursday, 9 a.m. – It’s time for Chorus in the high school. Please come into the Music Room and take a seat with the other students. To warm up your voice, we’ll begin with deep breathing...
The Body Electric
We started this series on Nerves of Steel working on the power of the breath to become super-hero yogis. What’s a super-hero without a shield? Just like Captain America’s shield, your...
Learn More Than Moves
The practice of yoga changes your life. Being a teacher of yoga, I've been graciously blessed to witness the powerful shifts that emerge over time...
Meditation is a time-tested tool for stress reduction, calming the mind, gaining clarity and increasing intuition and concentration. Growing up, I saw my father meditate daily and heard his advice...
Mantra as Medicine
Humanity today enjoys great technological ability that could be used to solve world problems. However, many people are full of fear during these times.
A Forgiveness Meditation
Life presents opportunities to forgive others, as well as yourself, for mistakes made in the past. Everyone has been hurt by others. Maybe a teacher criticized you at a sensitive time in your life.
Developing Your Intuition
My first yoga instructor taught me that you can’t hold fear in your body and breathe long and deep at the same time. When someone asks me how to develop their intuition, I tell them to breathe.
Teaching Yoga to Incarcerated Teens
My journey teaching incarcerated teens began with an experience at a Yoga Journal conference. I was attending a guided meditation workshop when a voice in my head said: “You must teach yoga...
Breathe into Pain
Like most people who work at a computer all day, I have very tight neck and shoulder muscles and frequently experience pain in my lower back. To help relieve my back pain I practice yoga.
Super-Sonic Sat Kriya
Now that you’ve mastered the breathing practices shared in our previous Yogamint video about pranayama and you can blow gale force winds like Superman with that breath-power of yours...
Relax with Savasana
One of my favorite yoga postures is savasana, or corpse pose. This exercise requires you to lie still, breathe, and go into a meditative state. It’s basically a mini-nap, and how cool...
What would it take to be a super-hero – in other words unflappable and unstoppable? Wouldn’t it be great to be unbeatable and undefeatable, never losing control in real life?
Ayurvedic Daily Routine
One of the healthiest things you can do for yourself is establish a daily routine that aligns with your particular constitution and with the forces of nature. According to Ayurveda...
The Lightness of Being
Not long ago, I came across a story about an 85-year old man in India who had not taken food or water for 70 years. He tells of meeting a holy man who put him into a state of bliss...
Detox with Radish and Breathing
Feeling down? You may be suffering from toxins in your blood. Eating a diet full of meat, sugar and processed foods pollutes your blood...
Yogis, Meet Your Central Vagus Nerve
Do you know what the central vagus nerve (CVN) is or where it’s located in your body? If the answer is no, you are in the majority.
Balance Prana and Apana
As we slip into summer—with its longer and lighter days—you will need more stamina to keep up all day long. There are ways to increase your energy to keep up. . .
Find Balance in Asana
You know that there is a delicate balance between challenging yourself and taking it easy. Spending too many hours working at the office can cause stress and fatigue...
The Flow of Life
Breathing is the first thing we do when we come into life and the last thing we do upon leaving it. In between...
Let Your Life Soar
Want to lighten up, heal your heart, enjoy the people around you and have things work out well—even magically? Just try this amazing experiment.
Your Long, Deep Breath
Such a simple thing! Our breath may seem too mundane, too “normal” to assign any real importance to it. After all, it’s just there. But thank God it is.
Intro to Laughter Yoga
My little niece says it best: “Laughter makes you happy.” It’s that simple. But on a deeper level, it is true that when you exude joyfulness, you serve those around you by uplifting.
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