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Mindful Gratitude

Being thankful can bring huge benefits to your life. In this blog we look at what it is to practice mindful gratitude. Breathe: Words for a Mindful Moment “The medieval Christian mystic Meister Eckhart suggests that if the only prayer we say in our lifetime is “thank you,” that would suffice…. Gratitude paid to all…

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What is Yoga?

One of our new Teacher training students, Sally, writes about the roots of Yoga and what it is to her. This is always the first piece of homework that we set at the beginning of teacher training as its always interesting to hear what students think especially as they start to read around the subject…

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Six Different Views on Breathing in Yoga

According to yoga philosophy, postures are merely preludes to deeper states of meditation that lead us toward enlightenment…How? Breathe like a yogi.   http://www.yogajournal.com/article/practice-section/prescriptions-for-pranayama/ – Claudia Cummins The elegant shapes and impressive contortions of the asanas may be the most eye-catching element of hatha yoga, but yoga masters will tell you they’re hardly the point of…

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In-versions

“I want to do a shoulder stand…a headstand…a handstand…” So much out-ward energy for such in-verted positions. Our desire in life to be able to “do” something is strong, and that strength is a very valuable thing. But when it comes to yoga, this striving for achievement isn’t our top priority. In fact, it’s not…

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Making Friends With My Anxiety

https://www.everyday-mindfulness.org/making-friends-with-my-anxiety/ – Sheila Bayliss As a wellbeing coach and mindfulness teacher, I don’t just share from the theory of mindfulness, but from my own experience too. Here’s my own story about how mindfulness and self-kindness transformed my relationship with anxiety – from outright war, to acceptance and befriending. This process unfolded for me some years…

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The Bhagavad Gita and the battle of everyday life

https://www.ekhartyoga.com/articles/practice/the-bhagavad-gita-and-the-battle-of-everyday-life  by Emma-Louise Newlyn Whether from an ancient Yogi or a modern-day practitioner’s perspective, The Bhagavad Gita speaks to anyone who ever feels as though their mind is a battlefield… Bhagavad Gita | Ekhart Yoga Each day upon waking we have a choice: who will we decide to listen to today…? Our true and higher…

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Mudras De-Mystified

Mudras are often part of a yoga class, but how much do you really know about them? Especially if you are new to yoga, it can all get confusing. Which one should we use and when? And what is the difference, anyway?   What is a Mudra? Mudra means “seal” or “closure” in Sanskrit. It…

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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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