Posts Tagged 'breathing'

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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Start Where You Are: A Yogic Approach to Goal Setting

Start Where You Are: A Yogic Approach to Goal Setting

So it’s that resolution-setting time of the year. Everyone has lots of advice about what goals to set, when to set them and how to be successful. What I would like to talk about is the energy before all that. Yes, change is good, but what happens to prepare you for that change?

Start Where You Are

In my experience, sometimes the desire to change arises out of suffering. The pain of that suffering motivates us to think the thought, “What must ...

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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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Yoga Tips for Insomnia

Yoga Tips for Insomnia

Many of my clients come in for one thing or another, but one common denominator I am finding is that EVERYONE has insomnia. Either they have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep or sleeping long enough to feel refreshed. Good sleep is a prerequisite for good health. Yoga can help with these simple techniques and tips:

1. Turn off your screens. Turn off your phone or set it to silent. Turn off the TV and computer and give your eyes a ...

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Staying Present in Groundlessness

Staying Present in Groundlessness

Staying Present in Groundlessness

So last week I talked about the top 5 ways to eliminate fear. The first step was to admit you are afraid. Then the next thing I said was “step into that shaky place.” Here’s what I said:

Step into the “Shaky Place”. How do you do this? Courageously step into what I call “the shaky place” – that moment of groundlessness, where you don’t know how to find your balance, everything is shifting and you ...

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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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