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Yoga Mindfulness

18 Convincing Reasons To Give Yoga Another Try

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.“ --Rodney Yee While pounding on a treadmill, lifti...

Discover the Power of the Present Moment in Yoga

Kino MacGregor | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

The humble task of yoga is not to get anywhere, but to stay on the sensation of the breath, posture and gazing point to calm the mind and experience the reality of what is.

How Forward Folds Taught Me To Be A Better Listener

Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

My yoga guides had always told me not to push or force anything, but I always tuned their words out. Even worse, I had been tuning myself out. Deep down I knew the pain I was experiencing wasn't a good thing, but I was letting what I thought to be right override what I felt to be true.

What Happens When A New Yorker Goes To The Jungle

Martin Marks | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Martin Marks

The anatomy of yoga teaches us that a lot of our emotions are held in our hips, and perhaps this is the reason why I'm walking quickly, to make sure that nothing will settle, or open up, or release, for too long. I suppose that several years of living in New York, coupled with my inherited biological traits, have programmed me to believe that I must always look like I'm going somewhere, and in a hurry, even when I'm not.

What Yoga Can Teach You

Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D.

Yoga just might be our GPS for the soul. Yoga, the science of physical, mental and spiritual self-transformation is an ancient discipline that seeks union between the individual consciousness and the universal consciousness.

Yoga and Addiction: What It Took a Brush With Death to Learn

The Chopra Well | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Many people refer to a single point of awakening at which recovery and transformation begin. It may be a near-death experience, a rite of passage, or even a poignant word from a friend that makes us pause and re-evaluate.

Lessons From Yoga: Why Self Care Is So Important

Kripalu | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

As I rested, I thought about what Andrew had said -- how we must take the time to practice self-care -- and how I must allow the effort of being a stubborn, self-sufficient yogi to dissolve into openness and surrender. This work -- on the mat, resting, in a roomful of people -- can ignite profound change.

Tias Little: Deepen Your Yoga Practice -- Finding the Still Point

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

For many people, yoga is about stretching and strengthening the body, exploring challenging postures, or managing the stress of daily life. Or it may be "just" about the great sense of well-being one feels after a yoga practice.

Is There A Universal Tool For Making Connections?

Ghylian Bell | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Ghylian Bell

Yoga emphasizes the concept of "intention," or mindfulness. We all too often forget to be purposeful in our everyday actions and conversations. By utilizing the language of yoga, we create a mind-body connection.