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Alanna Zabel

5 Steps To An Instant Mental Break

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Got a much-needed vacation coming up? Maybe a long July 4th weekend? Your meditation practice is one of the easiest things to take with you! When your schedule doesn't allow for a full-blown mat practice, you can still quiet your mind.

4 Factors That Influence Dharma

Alanna Zabel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Our communities typically reflect back rules and regulations, merits and demerits, all of which regulate behavior. One's personal conviction and conscious motivation to regard ethical or moral principles ultimately mold their conscience.

As I Am: Our Hypnotic Existence

Alanna Zabel | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

In order to break these ignorant cycles, one must obtain truthful self-awareness. When this is obtained, outside perceptions and projections (intentional or not) will have no power to affect you.

Let The Royal Wedding Remind You Of Your Own Royal Path

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

The Sanskrit word, raja also means "royal" and signifies a prince, chief or ruler in India or South Asia. When joined with the word yoga, which means "union," raja yoga translates as "royal union."

I Am Calm

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

There is a direct connection between a person's attention and their breath. We can use our breath to calm our thoughts and our emotions.

I Am Steady

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Mantra: I Am Steady Exercise: Mountain Pose (Tadasana) I attended the Burning Man Festival a few years ago in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. A hi...

I Am Free

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Mantra: I Am Free Exercise: Warrior III I worked at Sea World when I was in my twenties as a performer on Cast Away Island. My character's name was C...

I Am Lucky

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Mantra: I am Lucky Exercise: Padmasana Happy Saint Patrick's Day! It is believed that Saint Patrick's Day has been celebrated in Ireland since before...

I Am Real

Alanna Zabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alanna Zabel

Mantra: I Am Real Exercise: Mirror Exercise There happened to be a long line at the supermarket this morning. So while I waited my turn, I perused...

I Am Creative

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Mantra: I Am Creative, Posture/Exercise: The Butterfly Hip Opener Pose

I Am Kind

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Yogis associate this posture with a tree. A tree epitomizes a non-judgmental, resource-providing, season-changing, patient symbol of our Earth. Embody these attributes today.

I Am Healthy

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Today we are going to work with the relationship of two essential elements: Fire and Water.

I AM

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

Distilled down to the most basic element, I AM is the utmost essence of being. It is the healing and creative power of the Universe.

An Enlightened Plastic Surgeon?

Alanna Zabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alanna Zabel

On Aug 16, 2010, around 4:30pm, Dr. Frank Ryan died when his 1995 Jeep Wrangler went off the side of Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu and landed on...

The Art of Doing Nothing

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

In the popular memoir book, Eat Pray Love, the author begins her journey in Rome, Italy. There she quickly learns the secret of the Italian culture - ...

The Passion of Mel

Alanna Zabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alanna Zabel

Did you hear the phone call recordings of Oksana Grigorieva and the assumed Mel Gibson? I did. Yep, I listened to all five of the five currently publi...

The Hybrid Hype

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alanna Zabel

With my car lease due to expire, I had been searching for a new car for the last five to six months. I test drove a vehicle from almost every automake...