Yoga and Running

To me running and yoga are inseparable. Both connected with a common thread. The breath. The first thing I bring to my yoga practice is the breath. Soothing, calming and centering. It prepares and guides me through the sequence. I use it to allow me to tune in to how my body and mind are…

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Breathing for Life: The Mind-Body Healing Benefits of Pranayama

“For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” ~Sanskrit proverb   http://www.chopra.com/articles/breathing-for-life-the-mind-body-healing-benefits-of-pranayama – By Sheila Patel, M.D.  “For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” ~Sanskrit proverb Breath is essential to life. It is the first thing we do when we are born…

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20 Reasons You Can’t Do Yoga… And Why None of Them Are True

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/20-reasons-you-cant-do-yoga-and-why-none-of-them-are-true – by Amber Burke There are almost as many great reasons to do yoga as there are yoga poses. Studies are showing what many yogis already know: yoga increases strength and flexibility while decreasing stress. Additionally, yoga has been found to improve our respiration, heart health, and sleep quality. Yoga has also been used…

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The Power of Positive Thinking…is a Myth

Set aside the self-improvement books and forced positive thinking, and focus on understanding your mind and how to overcome the problems it creates. https://www.everyday-mindfulness.org/the-power-of-positive-thinking-is-a-myth/ – By Jon Andre I was a self-improvement junkie for many years. From my early days reading the classics on positive thinking to my later years listening to the guidance of modern-day…

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Seasonal Mindfulness: Getting to Grips with Winter

Winter can be long; the nights are dark and we are often subjected to dank, drizzly days. But over the past few years, my attitude towards winter has gradually begun to change… https://www.everyday-mindfulness.org/seasonal-mindfulness-getting-to-grips-with-winter/  – by Amy McMillan I didn’t always look forward to winter – in fact, I dreaded it with a passion.  In the UK,…

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Mindfulness: How to Free Yourself from Your Personal Stories

An effective mindfulness practice for working with self-stories so you don’t get so caught up in yourself that you miss the irreplaceable moments happening right in front of you. https://www.mindful.org/free-from-self-stories/ – By Bob Stahl and Steve Flowers To feel unworthy is to suffer. It feels like you’re flawed and must conceal your faultiness from others or…

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Showing Up In The Moment

Meditation: The objective is to show up. The goal is to eliminate the need for a goal. Showing Up In The Moment – by Emerson Dameron  https://www.everyday-mindfulness.org/showing-up-in-the-moment/ I’m not 100% sure that my meditation practice is changing my life. Nevertheless, every day, I sit down, check in, and do it. Perhaps meditation helps some people rein…

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