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Yoga and Religion

How To Stop Obsessing Over Everything

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

If you follow these five steps and make them a part of your daily thoughts, all other aspects of your life will start to fall into place. Your mind will be freed up to see the endless possibilities that are available to you. Now this is called living.

Yoga: 3 Ways to Remain on the Path

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Do you get overwhelmed by the idea of committing to a lifelong spiritual practice? When we think about this work in relation to our fast-paced lives, it can not only seem daunting to set out on this path but completely absurd.

Yoga: Preparing for a Different Kind of Marathon

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

If a marathon runner didn't consume a lot of carbohydrates the day before their race, then they may very well still make it to the finish line. But just like the long-distance runner benefits from a plate of pasta, the yogic seeker benefits from their own preparations.

Yoga: 6 Ways to Spread Sweetness

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

For it is only when we choose to follow the yogic path that we may enjoy its bounty, just as we must choose to spread the jelly to enjoy its sweetness.

Yoga: The Awakening of the Spirit

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Most people in the West are familiar with the word "yoga." But this familiarity is typically based on images of lithe young people in studios or gyms contorting themselves into a variety of different postures of varying degrees of difficulty.

The Real Meaning Of 'Om'

James Brown | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

When I started doing yoga, I loved most of what happened in the classes. One thing I did not love, though, was the chanting of "om." None of my early teachers could explain what it meant or why we were doing it.

My Easter Question: Is Yoga Making Me Christian Again?

James Brown | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

I have found that one of the most challenging parts of my job is to get people to look for similarities at least as zealously as they look for differences. The more we identify as different, the less happy we are because we are denying the nature of the world. We are not separate.

Modern Yoga Will Not Form a Real Culture Until Every Studio Can Also Double as a Soup Kitchen

Intent | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Intent

You can't ask a teenager to suddenly manifest a social service network that the churches have been mothering for generations. The churches have paid their mortgages through centuries of focused intention and tithing.