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Dan Harris: Hack Your Brain’s Default Mode with Meditation

Dan Harris: Hack Your Brain’s Default Mode with Meditation

Dan Harris explains the neuroscience behind meditation, but reminds us that the ancient practice isn’t magic and likely won’t send one floating into the cosmic ooze. He predicts that the exercise will soon become regularly scheduled maintenance, as commonplace as brushing your teeth or eating your veggies. Harris, an ABC News correspondent, was turned on(…)

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What Are You Doing to Deepen Your Yoga Practice?

What Are You Doing to Deepen Your Yoga Practice?

Sometimes we yogis miss very clear opportunities during our daily lives to take our practice off of the mat and place it firmly and prominently into our every day existence. It can be all too easy to become comfortable with how we view our practice and the world around us. Yoga provides a wonderful toolbox(…)

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Moving to Where You’re Least Comfortable

Moving to Where You’re Least Comfortable

By my own admission, I’m certainly not the most amazing yogi in the world, and my better days of physicality are most likely behind me in a lot of ways, but I think that it’s important in times of moderate self-doubt to take pause and ask myself why do I do this. Why do I(…)

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Basic Approach to Seasonal Allergies: An Ayurvedic Perspective

Basic Approach to Seasonal Allergies: An Ayurvedic Perspective

Up until 1997 I suffered from annual allergies and regular colds. Colds would last me anywhere from 7-12 days and allergies were just consistent especially during allergy season and into most of summer. I would take over the counter medications and I even had prescribe medications all of which may have provided some temporary resolve(…)

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Sequences and Transitions: The Key to an Effective Vinyasa Flow Yoga Practice

Sequences and Transitions: The Key to an Effective Vinyasa Flow Yoga Practice

I am fortunate to be able to work and practice yoga at two studios. I have been practicing at one studio (which is near where I work) since last October, and just recently became a part-time/weekend front desk associate at a second one (which is closer to where I live; I love the convenience). In(…)

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Like a Baby…Proper Breathing in Yoga

Like a Baby…Proper Breathing in Yoga

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard the expression “Control your breath, control your life” or some variation of that. I can’t count that any more than I can count the number of times I’ve overheard a teacher reminding students to breathe during a Yoga practice – I’m guilty of that as well.(…)

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5 Ways to Engage More Fully With Happiness

5 Ways to Engage More Fully With Happiness

Happiness is not some “magical” place at which we arrive, and lasting Happiness can be difficult to obtain…without hard work that is. That’s not what you wanted to hear is it? The truth is, happiness is a discipline, a practice and a persistence in challenging yourself and your belief systems. Happiness depends upon remaining open(…)

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