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Healing Yoga Inspiration Of The Day

Healing Yoga Inspiration Of The Day

  My name is Luke Urtnowski.  When I was 17 I showed signs of balance and movement problems. I was diagnosed with Fredric’s Ataxia. This was bad news as the life expectancy of those afflicted was about 24 and had a hard time believing my health would deteriorate so much. At the time, I was […]

Yoga and Hypermobility

Yoga and Hypermobility

The benefits of yoga have become so popularised these days that even my 5-year old niece can rattle a few of them off. But with that popularisation has also come a process of questioning whether yoga is really good for everyone, a discussion in part started by stories of yoga injuries. Generally we associate these […]

10 Things to Tell Yourself Instead of “I Can’t”

10 Things to Tell Yourself Instead of “I Can’t”

  We’ve all heard of the power of positive thinking and most of us probably believe it. The idea that we can increase our overall feeling of happiness by dwelling on uplifting things, isn’t all that far-fetched. But what do we do when our minds are so consumed with worry, fear, and discouragement, that we […]

How Does Yoga Philosophy Fit Into Our World?

How Does Yoga Philosophy Fit Into Our World?

Practicing Yoga Promotes Peace ~ While I am sure that the philosophy of yoga will vary according to who you speak to, my basic version can enhance your life. The simple philosophy of yoga can be applied even in our lives over 3000 years after yoga was documented. Yoga is a practice of developing your […]

Top 50 Favorite Yoga Blogs

Top 50 Favorite Yoga Blogs

Honored to be included ~ You’ll recognize lots of yoga friends featured here on this blog. (and… yes… some i’ll feature in my forthcoming book & here also…) BookYogaRetreats.com’s Top 50 Favorite Yoga Blogs Repost of Monday November 30, 2015 article from BookYogaRetreats.com. When it comes to yoga blogs, we are aware that there’s an […]

New Year, New You ~ 2016 ~ How to make a vision board

New Year, New You ~ 2016 ~ How to make a vision board

Vision Boards 101 noun : a visual representation of your goals, dreams, and ideal life. : see also-“dream board” or “inspiration board” How to create a vision board: 1. Identify your goals and desires. Each of our lives has a unique purpose. When we align our goals with this purpose, we have more fun have […]

How To Survive The End of The World by Andrea Balt

How To Survive The End of The World by Andrea Balt

CHANGE (n.) — A deep and often painful realization that the previous You didn’t make it, but that the current You survived. When faced with a shocking situation of any magnitude — from the greatest and most painful, to the smallest yet nonetheless surprising — you temporarily lose your sense of self. Along with your […]

Yoga in Coronado California, Secrets of the island

Yoga in Coronado California, Secrets of the island

        When I practice yoga on the beach, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. A little like a movie star…                     Did we really know anything about Marilyn Monroe? Of course not. How could we. I’m very excited about the upcoming […]

Practice by Yoga Teacher, Maria Santoferraro

Practice by Yoga Teacher, Maria Santoferraro

P-R-A-C-T-I-C-E prac·tice/ Verb: Perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to improve or maintain (or dare I say perfect) one’s proficiency. by Maria Santoferraro Throughout my life, the word “practice” has taken on many meanings and evoked many different emotions. In high school, the practice of track was fun and […]

InRealLife ~ Why I love Social Media Yoga Family & Friends

InRealLife ~ Why I love Social Media Yoga Family & Friends

                  Meet Leigh Coates, a fellow adventurer who I’ve had the great pleasure to connect with thanks to Instagram (Leigh is LEIGHEMILY) ~ I’m STEPHANIEYOGINI on INST – let’s connect there! When I hear people say “no one is talking because they’re all glued to their smartphones […]

Bhakti Yoga in Action

Bhakti Yoga in Action

    by Madi Brinkmann Most days, I go to my regular job, wearing regular clothes, and type regular things into my regular computer until it’s time to go home. My co-workers know me as Joe, that guy with enough banter to be social, but not so much he gets distracted from his typing. Joe […]

The Eight Limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra

The Eight Limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra

  The ideal Yoga practice is a delicate balance between science and art, creating a union between mind, body, and spirit. The practitioner uses the body and breath to nurture an awareness of individual and unified focus. The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali describes the foundations and framework of Yoga philosophy from before 200 A.D. The […]

Who Owns Yoga? ~ New film brainchild of Bhanu Bhatnagar

Who Owns Yoga? ~ New film brainchild of Bhanu Bhatnagar

Yoga is everywhere these days. It’s fair to say it’s become well and truly mainstream. In most Western cities yoga studios are as ubiquitous as fast-food joints or liquor stores. 20 million Americans say they practice yoga. So, what exactly is happening here? How can we explain the meteoric rise of yoga? Is it just […]

If yoga is more than a physical practice, what is it?

If yoga is more than a physical practice, what is it?

A structural look at yoga. The Eight Limbs, The Core of Yoga? by William J.D. Doran The practice of yoga is an art and science dedicated to creating union between body, mind and spirit. Its objective is to assist the practitioner in using the breath and body to foster an awareness of ourselves as individualized […]

How to do a Mantra for Alzheimers, Kirtan Kriya by Richard Ward

How to do a Mantra for Alzheimers, Kirtan Kriya by Richard Ward

Dr. Daniel Amen in his book Making A Good Brain Great recommends using a form of meditation known as Kirtan Kriya, also known as the SA TA NA MA meditation. The 12 minute format of Kirtan Kriya that Dr. Amen recommends is a very easy form of meditation for busy people to practice. The SA […]

Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow, The Holistic Approach to Life by Dou...

Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow, The Holistic Approach to Life by Doug Swenson

It used to be that most Americans viewed Yoga as a weird cult, practiced only by the lost souls on the fringe, who were wasting their time reaching for an abstract view of life. An aspiring student of yoga was not someone you would want living in your own neighborhood, let alone in the house […]

The Universality of Yogic Mythology ~ An Excerpt from Sacred Sound by Al...

The Universality of Yogic Mythology ~ An Excerpt from Sacred Sound by Alanna Kaivalya

One of the exceptional aspects of the yoga tradition is its all-inclusive nature. It accepts all practitioners, no matter what their original spiritual or religious background, and helps them experience the numinous in their lives. But, because the numinous cannot be named or described, the number one way in which this kind of psychological and […]

Calling All Late Bloomers: You Can Become a Yogi at Any Age

Calling All Late Bloomers: You Can Become a Yogi at Any Age

At my 35-year high school reunion (I know – I just dated myself) I got to talkin’ with an old friend of mine. In terms of life path, we were miles apart. At 53, he was retired, with three kids in their twenties. All I could think was, “Hell, I’m just getting started!” You see, […]

Dwi Hasta Padasana, Two Hand Foot Pose ~ Guest post by Darren Rhodes

Dwi Hasta Padasana, Two Hand Foot Pose ~ Guest post by Darren Rhodes

Challenge yourself today. It’s important to try new things ~ in all aspects of your life. Although yoga is not all about getting a pose perfectly, the physical postures are part of the eight limbs of yoga. Try something new today. I suggest the following: dwi hasta padasana two hand foot pose shape (from tadasana) […]

Sucirandhrasana, Eye of the Needle Pose ~ with Darren Rhodes

Sucirandhrasana, Eye of the Needle Pose ~ with Darren Rhodes

Enjoy another great pose by Darren ~ Darren has been director and owner of YogaOasis studios in Tucson, Arizona since 1999. He is co-creator of yogahour, an all-levels, flow yoga style that offers precise alignment instructions with succinct delivery. In 2008,Yoga Journal named Darren one of the Top 21 Teachers Under 40 who are “shaping the […]

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