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Meditation 101: A Multi-Step Process

Ko Im | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

Beware of extremes and delusions. Recognize everything is an illusion. Along those lines -- perception is not reality, it is deception. Emptiness is not nothingness but is the real nature of phenomena; it is the way things really are as opposed to the way they appear.

Keeping the Faith: What Happens When Life Is a Lot

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 04.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Jacobs

Unlike my grandmother, I've never been a religious person. Chalk it up to my love of science, or my Jewish father, whatever the case, the only reaction church elicits is hives and irrational anxiety. But my faith, it seems, does appear to be just as strong as hers.

How This Woman Bounced Back From 'Spiritual, Emotional And Physical Bankruptcy'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living

For the longest time, Lauren Stahl lived her life according to the traditional definition of success, one that those around her seemed to appreciate. ...

4 Habits of Authentic Spiritual Seekers

Chandresh Bhardwaj | Posted 04.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chandresh Bhardwaj

It's become pretty common lately for people to refer to themselves as "spiritual" -- especially those into yoga, meditation, chakra, etc. "Spiritual...

Root Chakra Tune Up: Yoga Sequence From Stephanie Snyder

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Cultivate a sense of earthiness, radiance, and stability through asana, breath, and meditation in this practice for the muladhara chakra.

Yoga for Youth

Rob Schware | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Kelly Wood, who opened Karuna Yoga studio in Los Angeles in 2002. Since the opening of the studio, she has taught kids yog...

How I Embraced the Winter Blahs

Mary Novaria | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

With apologies to T.S. Eliot, April is not the cruelest month. February is far more foreboding. Even as hope springs eternal, Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. We're tempted to crawl back into our proverbial holes and, if we have no sweetheart, we may feel like staying there well past Valentine's Day.

Is 96 the New 22? Seven Secrets of Vitality From Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch -- World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer and yoga master.

Expiration

Kris Evans | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kris Evans

"Being cool does not have a "best before" date." -- Katy Bravery, Editor of Saga Magazine I recently came across this quote which, I think, sums up ...

Your Personal Balance Equation

Zach Dean | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Because a balanced day is ever shifting and impossible to copy, the only way to solve your personal balance equation is to turn to your inner wisdom -- that voice inside you that tells you exactly what you need.

11 Beginner Yoga Poses Everyone Pretends To Know

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Remember when you resolved to do more yoga? And then you sat at the back of a yoga class as the teacher said ridiculous things like "juice your spine"...

Off the Grid Into the Heart

Sister Jenna | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Sister Jenna

As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to get off the grid, slow down, feel safe, and loved.

My Yoga Body: Finding My Way Back Into Life After Sexual Assault

V.K. Harber | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
V.K. Harber

Pregnant and preparing for another birth, I found myself once again feeling out of control as my body did what it needed to. Now, seven months postpartum, I am still getting to know my now twice-changed body, struggling to breathe my way into acceptance and embodiment.

Mother

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Amy Elias, MS

Of all the words there could ever be titles and fashions of the lady I love, Mother shines way above the beauty of all tragedy. Of all the...

Don't Meditate to Cure Exhaustion: Why Women Are Really So Tired

Karen Brody | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

He's in 10th grade now, and my mind thinks: What about life after high school? That's why yoga nidra meditation Is as essential as my toothbrush. It helps clean up emotional debris. And with yoga nidra all I have to do is lie down, do nothing, and surrender.

Yoga Teacher Kristen Schneider's Practice on Cultivating Sattva

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Yogis have a good reputation for being light-hearted, graceful, and joyous, but teacher Kristen Schneider takes it to another level.

Guatemala. Who Knew?

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

In images, majestic volcanoes rise from the edge of inky waters; the lake appears mysterious, haunting. The deepest lake in Central America, Atitlan had been described by friends as a vortex, a portal, the bellybutton of Mayan civilization.

Gender Sovereignty: A Spiritual Declaration of Independence from the Gender Wars

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

If the unconditional love one would think a parent would have for a child instinctively is not enough, and the unconditional love evangelical Christians claim to believe God has for all people is not enough, then let us declare a spiritual revolution and claim our sovereignty as trans people.

Here's Why You Shouldn't Keep Your Eyes Closed In Yoga Class

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.26.2015 | Comedy

Open your eyes, people! Yoga classes can be an excellent way to get your mind and body in shape, but when you're feeling that relaxed and your eyes...

What Happened When My Down Dog Was Barking

Kelli Finley | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelli Finley

I started to think about what we say in the therapy world about meeting clients where they are at. I think that is important for us to do for ourselves too. On that random Thursday I met myself where I was at.

Will Yoga Ruin Your Career?

Paula Vital | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Vital

I recently saw a video of Asthanga teacher Richard Freeman on how yoga ruins your life. The phrase that stood out for me was that it will ruin your ca...

10 Relaxing Resorts Where You Can Warm Up This Winter

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Feeling a bit worn out by winter? Then the time is right for a peaceful getaway, where snow shovels and polar vortexes are but a distant dream.

A Workout to Wrestle Away Anxiety and Make You Smile

Jenine Durland | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

We spend much of our daily lives checked out: on deadline, on task, too busy to let our emotions "get in the way". Feeling, after all, can be pretty uncomfortable and counter-productive in the Western sense of just needing to get things done.

Everything I Needed To Know About Motherhood I Learned From Yoga

Abby King | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Abby King

Don't worry about what anyone else is doing. The guy on your right can bend his legs into lotus while in a handstand. The woman on your left can't touch her toes. We all have our own work to do, and what we each have to work with is unique.

Claiming Our Worth

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Rebecca Lammersen

I recognize no one will honor me, not a man or a yoga student, if I don't value myself first. I must claim my worth in every aspect of my life, because in the end, in the beginning, in all of it, it comes down to one thing, loving myself.