Posts Tagged 'yoga'

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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Three Balancing Breakfast Recipes

Three Balancing Breakfast Recipes

All the conventional wisdom these days talks about balancing your gut – people even call it the second brain! Here are three foods you may not have tried to balance your gut that come from the tradition of Ayurveda:

1. Banana Nut Porridge: This warm, lovely breakfast recipe is one of my favorites. It comes from a great blog, Against All Grain. “The recipe requires soaking the nuts overnight. This helps make them blend smoothly into the porridge, but most ...

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Stay Positive On Your Journey

Stay Positive On Your Journey

If there is one thing I’ve learned when I’m faced with challenge is that negativity sucks. It literally sucks all the energy out of a situation and of your abilities to deal with it. When we feel overwhelmed or bewildered by a challenge, it can be easy to start naming all the things that might happen if the situation isn’t remedied in a timely fashion. It can feel good to complain, getting our grievances out there – “venting” is what ...

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Calm & Focus in 30 seconds

Calm & Focus in 30 seconds

upward-salute-mountain-poseWhen life gets to Autobahn speeds (which it does quite often) it is hard to focus and calm our minds. But do you know you have an amazing tool to do that with you all the time? It’s called your body! When we get really busy and move fast, our mind takes over and disconnects us from our bodies. It’s not something you’ve done ...

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An Ayurvedic Approach to Eating

An Ayurvedic Approach to Eating

So about a year ago, I started incorporating Ayurvedic healing modalities into my life. Ayurveda, or “the science of life” developed thousands of years ago as a companion practice to yoga. Yoga, as we know it in America today, is the science of being on the mat or meditation cushion. Ayurveda, is the science of being off that mat and still practicing the principles that keep us healthy and able to progress our understanding and awareness of ourselves and the ...

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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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