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21 Subtle Shifts to Live Life in the Now

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

By regularly adopting some of these practices that resonate with you (or all of them, if you're an overachiever), you will find yourself becoming more in tune with your true self. You might just learn to more easily go with the flow, let go of the past, and quit worrying about the future.

Tap Dancing to Patience: A Shift in Perspective

Megan Staggs | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Staggs

In the dark of the morning I wake suddenly wondering if I have missed the alarm. I reach for my phone; it is not yet 2 a.m. Rolling over, I return to...

Here's What Your Yoga Instructor Wishes You Would Stop Doing

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living

The benefits of yoga are endless. With a little downward dogging, you can lower your stress levels, decrease your risk of heart disease, maintain a he...

How To Tell Your Kids You Have Cancer

Heather Chauvin | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Heather Chauvin

It doesn't end with one conversation. It's an ongoing learning opportunity for all of you. Children are smart, intuitive and very empathic. Their connection to you runs deep.

How AOL Kids Learned To Thrive

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents

Thursday, April 23 is Take Your Child To Work Day, and the kids at the AOL/HuffPost offices in New York got to do lots of fun activities -- including ...

Finding Stillness in the Movement of Yoga

Alexandra Allam | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Allam

I allowed the time off and the consequential stillness of my present to no longer hinder my progress, but transform into the very thing that could guide me to a life that would serve me. What I had done in the past had not worked. Yoga gave me an alternative.

My Breakup Letter to My Health Club: I Don't Need You Anymore -- I've Met Yoga

Michelle Martin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Martin

Yes, after a 10-year codependent relationship where I over-invested and over-gave, while receiving very little in return, I am finally dumping you. And here is why.

Broccoli City Set to Host 3rd Annual Earth Day Fest in D.C

Choyce Miller | Posted 04.22.2015 | DC
Choyce Miller

Broccoli City Festival 2015 will consist of a variety of activities aimed at highlighting accessible ways healthier and more environmentally sustainable lifestyles can be achieved in urban communities.

Sitting All Day Could Be Destroying Your Back, But This 2-Minute Yoga Pose Could Help

Lindsay Holmes | The Huffington Post | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Attention desk dwellers: It's time to stretch out your backs. In the video above, produced by the yoga experts at Udaya, LA-based instructor Vytas ...

From Fear-Based to Love-Based

Shahram Shiva | Posted 04.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Fear sells. Religion, spirituality, marketing experts, politicians running for office and of course governments have long understood that one of the...

I Did Yoga #EveryDamnDay For A Year

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

Yoga led me to other fitness activities, it led me to new friends, it inspired me to work on my longtime love of writing, it taught me to lean in to myself, and I'm pretty sure I am a better mother because of it. Oh, and one more thing: I'm 25 pounds lighter.

Learning Gratitude With Yoga

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Preetam Kaushik

So in a world that is getting quite complex, thankless and violent, yoga exercises can help to pull things back into shape. One of its interesting benefits is that it helps to boost your gratitude meter.

The Ayurveda Experience in India

Lissa Coffey | Posted 04.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lissa Coffey

I'm a California girl, born and raised. I never travelled much when I was young, I really couldn't afford to. Other than a spring break in Mexico I ha...

Indra Devi Was Not Just a Nice Old Lady

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 04.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Michelle has written well and honestly about Indra and the cast of characters who make up the Yogas in the East and the West. She describes how Indra could be variously charming, sympathetic and warm, but also ambitious and ruthless.

A Super MAC for Our Vets

Keith Mitchell | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Keith Mitchell

Simply put, we have the knowledge, the medical talent and technology to really help our veterans. I am proposing that we create our own version of a PAC and call it a MAC (Mindfulness Action Committee) that puts money to good use and leads to health and prosperity for our veterans.

Faithful Shopper: Re-Cycle Your Fitness

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.16.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

It's spring at last, and time to get yourself in shape for summer. One of the great exercises around, that's particularly easy on the joints, is cycling.

Cool Yoga

Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore

There was a revolution during my warm and gentle yoga class for beginners today. It was my third warm class after 14 months off from yoga following 35 years of regular practice.

Avoid the Workout: Rudy's Revelations

Rudy Mettia | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

Yoga and working out are both physical, of course, but the biggest thing that takes yoga to that next level is your intention. If you're consumed with the idea of "working out," burning calories and getting skinny, you're sacrificing your mind for your body. Why not engage both?

Why I Keep Falling in Love with Yoga... Again and Again

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

I am overwhelmed with gratitude because as I begin this journey into motherhood, into becoming a goddess of giving and devotion to others, my yoga practice nurtures me.

3 Easy Moves To Counteract A Day At Your Desk

Yanoula Athanassakis | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanoula Athanassakis

In our sedentary office culture, we spend an inordinate amount of time sitting with both the knee and hip bent; this position directly impacts the length of the hamstrings.

Tight Hamstrings? This Simple Yogic Stretch Will Do The Trick -- No Matter How Inflexible You Are

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

You don't have to be super bendy to practice yoga. In fact, the less flexible you are, the more likely you need to incorporate yoga into your life (af...

The 7 Ways Yoga Leads To A Better Body

Judi Freedman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

In January I started training to become a yoga instructor. I thought I would share my transformative journey as it unfolds. For fellow yogis -- my stories will remind you of why you practice. For non-yogis -- come along for the ride -- maybe I'll entice you to try a class or two.

New Ways to Learn: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The practice of giving daily has changed my life. In 2012, I co-founded The Pollination Project which makes daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.

Living Yoga: The Trick to Shifting Thoughts

Wendy Reese | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

As I started treating myself with more kindness, respect, and dignity, I noticed my temperament calmed. When I caught myself losing patience, for example, in traffic or in a long line, I would gently remind myself to focus on my breath. This gave me time to be more mindful of my breathing.

Stronger Together: 6 Ways to Build Community

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

We all want to be happy, peaceful, free and fulfilled. Sometimes we act like this is possible to achieve all on our own. Well, guess what! Everyone else wants the same thing. By working together, collaborating and connecting, we give ourselves and our partners a greater chance of achieving the freedom, peace and joy we are all striving for.