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What Your Yoga Teacher Really Means: 'Root to Rise'

Yoga Journal | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Alexandria Crow explains why a pose's foundation is so key and what your teacher wants you to do with this key alignment cue.

Does This Spark Joy? The Life-Changing Beauty of Flow and Letting Go

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

I intend to create beauty wherever I am: a clean, clear space may just be the brilliant bouncing-off place for a whole new level of blessings.

Alexandria Crow: Why You Should Teach Anatomy and Alignment in Yoga

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Patanjali never said anything about anatomy or alignment, though. So why bother? I actually have two very specific reasons for teaching alignment and anatomy; one is practical and one is embedded within the philosophy of the Yoga Sutra.

Inquire Before You Accuse

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Being fortunate to work worldwide with various people over the years, I've found there's a common denominator either leading people to their own demis...

Own Habits That Truly Serve You

Joanne Heyman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

Habits comprise just one of our evolutionary strategies for survival: rather than overthink and belabor the subtle actions that comprise necessary daily activities like pouring a glass of water or driving, we automate these actions into habits or patterns.

The Secret To Being Happy All The Time

Jessica Larsen | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Larsen

In the middle of that five-year journey through my own private hell, crappy weather provided a sense of relief. When it was gloomy outside -- as it always was within -- it was such a relief. I didn't have to pretend. I could finally exhale.

What Do You Want?

Christine Hoh | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

What do you want? It's a simple enough question. But can you answer this with just one word? When someone asks "What do you want?" what is your answe...

The ABC's of Success

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

The road to success doesn't come with explicit directions. While each individual may take incredibly different paths, there are some commonalities that all will share.

F Is for Follow Up

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

We know that it's fantasy to wish for "closing a deal" on your first call or during your first meeting with a potential customer. If that is the cas...

How Aligned Is Your Organization?

Ryan McKeever | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Ryan McKeever

Understand your mission? Check. Create a vision through strategic thinking? Check. Get alignment and superior execution? Not so fast.

Lessons on Being Yourself

Karen Talavera | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

How many of us have traveled the path away from ourselves to successfully return only once tragedy or crisis has struck? How much time have the dreams and passions you were born with spent on a shelf, untouched and gathering dust?

Five Guiding Questions for Living Life to the Fullest

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

We've all heard the clichés -- life is fleeting. Time flies. As I write this, the year is already two-thirds over and it feels like it just started. Some years are like that, and 2012 is one.

Posture Or Posturing: Myths And Reality

Stacy Barrows | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Barrows

At some point in almost everyone's teen years, a well-meaning parent or teacher tells us to correct the way we're standing or sitting. It is a pose based on notions of "good posture" that are more myth than fact.

The End Of The Beginning

Jim Selman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

It is time for ordinary individuals to step up to some of the most profound and relevant philosophical questions in our history and confront the fact that "who we are" and what we believe may be more important than what we do.

Carrot, Egg or Coffee: Which Are You?

Karen Talavera | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean? You may have started as a carrot or egg, but the beauty of life is you can consciously choose who to be.

The Push

Karen Talavera | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Karen Talavera

Fear is simply a natural human reaction to the unknown. Natural. Human. Reaction. It will come up whenever you don't know the outcome of something.

Welcome to 'The Shift'

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

I believe we're living through a period of accelerated human evolution, otherwise known as an "evolutionary leap," and that this one is not only marked by but defined by a shift in human consciousness.

2011: Shifting Us Into Alignment

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

If there's any theme emerging for 2011, it's getting pretty obvious that this year will be about alignment and congruency. Alignment with our truth and our higher selves. 

The Joy Test: An Alternative to Right vs. Wrong (Part 2)

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

In part 1 of this series I explored internal alignment as an alternative to thinking in terms of absolutes. I invited you to see all judgments as a ...

The Disappearing Middle: An Alternative to Right vs. Wrong

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

The moral judgment barometer is rising in the US. We've got Glenn Beck and Fox News scaring the crap out of the conservative Christian right (haven't ...

Quiet The Mind and Hear Your Inner Voice

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Cavallucci

Here are a few basic tips to quiet your thoughts and come into presence and the 'now.' The most important of these is to find your spinal alignment.

Marshall Goldsmith's 12 Keys To Get Your Mojo Working!

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

Marshall is the king of great advice (I am a mere princess!) and is widely recognized as the world's leading authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change.

Alignment With Self

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

Are you in alignment with your destiny? In life, at any given moment, our world can turn upside down. Most of us go through periods when it feels like we may have taken a wrong turn.

Art Of Attention: Is Yoga Really Useful?

Elena Brower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

Instead of trying to get something from your practice, use your yoga or your meditation to practice expressing how you see and value yourself.

The Philanthropist: Investor or Contractor?

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

At one end of the philanthropic spectrum is unrestricted, core, or general operating support, where the funder buys into an organization's mission with no interference.