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 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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A Breathing Practice to Calm, Soothe, & Relax

For the last 35 years, the Art of Living has taught over 30 million people how to use breathing exercises to quiet the mind, reduce stress and make meditation easier – and Alternate Nostril Breathing is one of our favorites. In Sanskrit, Alternate Nostril Breathing is called Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, which translates to “subtle energy …

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Yoga Teacher Training – Is it for me?

  You’re passionate about the practice. You’ve received yoga’s abundant gifts through your time on the mat. Maybe the gifts have flowed off the mat too and into your daily life. Perhaps you’ve been inspired to share what you’ve learned, or enhance your local community with the benefits of yoga. Or it maybe it’s that …

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Yoga for Anxiety Relief

Yoga for Anxiety Relief

  Anxiety can be overwhelming at times, hurting your ability to live your fullest life. Luckily, there are a few simple things that we can do to help soothe our minds. Here’s a calming yoga routine to help you move through your anxiety so that you can get back to being you!  1. Adho Mukha …

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3 Things Your Yoga Mat Would Tell You If It Could Speak

A Heartfelt Letter from a Yoga Mat to a Yogi My dear yogi-being, Namaste! You and I have been close companions on this beautiful journey of yoga. Today, I am going to take this opportunity to tell you what I’ve been wanting to say for a long time: 1. It’s okay It’s ok if you …

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Too Busy to Breathe? 5 Easy Tips to Incorporate Yoga into a Busy Day

Regular contemporary life is quite hectic, and the mind, body, and spirit go through various spins just trying to keep up. While we’re running amuck, tending to chores, and fulfilling our duties, we have a tendency to fall out of sync with ourselves, which eventually results in a deterioration of our health and well-being. The …

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8 Yoga Poses that Kindle Gratitude on Thanksgiving

Start your Thanksgiving day with 8 yoga poses that inspire gratitude. For the best results, hold each pose for five to ten breaths. 1. Mountain Pose with Raised Hands (Urdva Hasta Tadasana) This welcoming, powerful pose kindles gratitude as you open your heart and stand grounded in receptivity. Feel hopeful and grateful for all your …

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I’m a Neurologist. Here’s why I trained as a yoga teacher.

  Roople Unia is a practicing neurologist and fellowship trained in movement disorders and cerebral vascular disorders, and now a yoga teacher too. Why? Following the recent Sri Sri Yoga Teacher Training we had the opportunity to ask this very question. Roople is passionate about practicing medicine but realised in order to support her patients …

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The Gifts of Yin Yoga: A Balance to an Active Life and Practice

The yoga practice of your dreams What if you could listen to dharma teachings and receive the benefits of being in a yoga posture? What if you could calm the nervous system and enhance your energy at the same time? What if you could practice meditation and yoga simultaneously? What if you could find a …

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The Practice: Creating a Home Meditation Space

  Recharging your body and mind, improving your focus, and boosting clarity are all great reasons to meditate — but what if you could improve on what you’re already doing?   What if you could create the perfect meditation space in your home? Carving out a private enclave for meditation doesn’t have to be tough, …

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The Practice: What are the Eight Limbs of Yoga?

  Increasingly, the practice of Asana, or the physical poses we understand as yoga, is being alienated from the very source of its conception; its moral, ethical, and philosophial raison d’être and foundation. Perhaps this is because the modern practice has separated the metaphorical wrapping paper from the gift itself, interchanging the two and taking the …

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