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Yoga

One thing to make your mornings better

The habit that has made my mornings both more productive and more pleasant... 18093...
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A simple guide to meditation

I've been meditating for about three years now, and it's amazing how tangible the benefits have been--especially when I think about how stressed out I get without it. When I'm regularly meditating, I feel more relaxed and less stressed. I sleep...
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Staying well at home and on the road

My background and beliefs when it comes to health are a weird mix of holistic and traditional Western, a balanced hybrid of yoga, acupuncture, meditation and eating healthy with a well-stocked medicine cabinet.   Staying healthy is a...
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Completed: yoga teacher training!

At the beginning of yoga teacher training, the instructors spoke about what a transformation it would be and how much we would change and learn and grow. Honestly, I was a little nervous: I liked who I was, I liked my life. I didn't sign up for yoga...
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Postcard from Seven Arrows

The weekend before I left to celebrate my birthday in Turkey, I spent one of the final weekends of yoga teacher training at Seven Arrows Retreat Center in New Jersey. The second-to-last-weekend retreat is a tradition in the Greenhouse Holistic...
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You can only lose what you cling to.

Note: one of our homework assignments for yoga teacher training was to write a short (five sentence!) dharma talk inspired by one of the yamas or niyamas in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Decided it couldn't hurt to share it here as well--it's as nice...
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You are your priorities

Looking at my planner (one of the things that I simply refuse to convert to digital), you can tell what's important to me: yoga classes are written in with precise times and locations, at least one night a month is reserved for girls' night with my...
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Notes on doing the thing that scares you

Fear is a tricky thing. In many ways, it's meant to protect us: it's a mental shield to keep us from doing things that are physically dangerous or emotionally risky. Fear keeps our feet firmly on the ground, our words safely in our minds, our selves...
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When practice, not perfection, is the goal

Yoga is one of those things that, intrinsically, should make you a better person. Steadier in breath and thought, more open in body and mind; adaptable, flexible, considerate. The past month, I've been doing a lot of yoga. The first thing I do...
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