Posts Tagged 'asana'

3 Videos to Relax in 10 Minutes

3 Videos to Relax in 10 Minutes

Everyone finds it hard to find time to relax. Life is busy! I am a big believer in small relaxation treats – 10 minutes or less to help you cultivate a calmer state of mind. It all adds up, and at the end of the day, if you took 2-3 10 minute breaks, that half hour can really make a difference when you are winding down or trying to have quiet family time. I took a look around YouTube and ...

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Practice Loving YOU

Practice Loving YOU

Sometimes it feels like there is nothing harder than loving ourselves. Patterns and conditioning from our life events or environment can adversely affect our skills of loving who we are, right now, in this very moment. There are lots of different ways to help boost our self-esteem, or love of ourselves, and the internet is full of suggestions. Here are three ways I’ve learned to love myself more through yoga.

Keep Showing Up

No matter what I think of myself on any ...

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A.W.A.K.E.N. Technique for Yoga

A.W.A.K.E.N. Technique for Yoga

A.W.A.K.E.N. Technique

The following technique for mindfulness has been a powerful addition to my practice. It shows us not just that paying attention is important, but HOW to pay attention. You might have heard people saying to you in various ways that mindfulness and paying attention are the keys to happiness. While I don’t know if they are the only keys, they are certainly on the keychain of enlightenment and reducing our daily suffering. Here’s the technique briefly outlined below:

Allow

Much of ...

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How Not to Be Afraid of Truth – Communicating with Integrity

How Not to Be Afraid of Truth – Communicating with Integrity

Communication is vital for any profession, but for a teacher it is our livelihood. Our existence as teachers depends on our ability to communicate our ideas, thoughts and concepts to other people with effectiveness and clarity. I would also add in efficiency as an important characteristic.

I’ve had numerous experiences with communicating with integrity this week. From working with others to renovate and repair walls to talking to customers about buying a product to teaching my students concepts ...

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#30Crows 30 Day Conquer Your Fear Challenge!

#30Crows 30 Day Conquer Your Fear Challenge!

The First #yearwithoutfear Conquer Your Fear CHALLENGE!

Crow Pose is a pose I’ve been afraid of for a long time! I took a bodacious header in it 13 years ago when I started, and have been challenged ever since. To overcome my fear, I am doing 30 crow poses in 30 days – click the links below to see my videos documenting my progress! Tag me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to join me!

LIFTOFF!

FREEDOM!

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Shield #1 of the Ego: The External World

Shield #1 of the Ego: The External World

This week we start to explore the Ego a little bit deeper. There are three ways our Ego puts up a wall and says NO! to the softening power of Bodhichitta. This is when we look to things outside of ourselves to help us feel solid, safe and comforted. It’s our method of escape from the pains and aches of daily life, no matter if they are mental, physical or emotional.

Another way to think about this is our coping strategies. ...

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10 Ways to Decrease Pain with Yoga

10 Ways to Decrease Pain with Yoga

My goal as a yoga teacher is first and foremost to help you deal with pain, and fully experience joy. All else comes from that. In my recent Freedom from Pain workshop, we went over 10 tools you can instantly use to free yourself from pain on a daily basis.

1. Breathe in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Sound amazingly simple? It is. When we do this type of breathing it does a few things. First, it brings ...

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