Posts Tagged '#yearwithoutfear'

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

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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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7 Methods to Confront the Fear of Failure

7 Methods to Confront the Fear of Failure

Phew! It’s been six weeks since I did a blog post, and to be honest, the last couple of weeks I’ve been avoiding doing a newsletter because I FAILED! I failed in providing you daily and weekly inspiration. Well, I’ve confronted that FEAR today for my year without fear, and I am going to promise you I will stay on track!

I’ve been talking a lot to my yoga therapy clients about failure lately – its a hot topic. I’ve been ...

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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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Overcoming MUD, FIRE, WATER and FEAR

Overcoming MUD, FIRE, WATER and FEAR
So yesterday I had the pleasure of facing a tough obstacle course called the Warrior Dash! This is my second annual attendance at this event in Huntersville, North Carolina. The day dawned with perfect weather – 60 degrees and sunny. What a perfect day for a race! And what a difference between this year and last year! Last year, the race was much tougher. Why? There were a few things that made it much, much harder:

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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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Top 5 Ways to Eliminate Fear

Top 5 Ways to Eliminate Fear

As we delve into the second month of our #yearwithoutfear challenge, I find myself looking at the ways I cope with feeling bad. We all have a natural fear of feeling bad – whatever that might be – pain, heartache, stress, financial difficulties, illness. There are a few simple things you can do to help yourself when you find yourself constricting around fear – trying to wall up and keep out the bad feelings, situations, circumstances, whatever.

1. Admit that you’re afraid. When we ...

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Meditation Can Prevent Fear

Meditation Can Prevent Fear

This week we are delving into the second shield of the Ego: Our beliefs and how we translate them in our spoken, written or artistically interpreted world. This shield “represents how we use beliefs of all kinds to give us the illusion of certainty about the nature of reality.” (Pema Chodron, The Places that Scare You)

How do we react when our beliefs are challenged? Do we dig in deep, certain that we are correct because we feel a certain way? One of the ...

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