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Posts Tagged 'focus'

graduate #yogastory

graduate #yogastory

by cara alling

I felt a mix of emotions today after teaching the noon Hot60. Proud, relieved, even a bit elated.

Ever since I discovered the evola​tion Beyond 26 & 2 training (a program for certified hot teachers who are looking to deepen and expand their knowledge and experience)​, I’ve been both excited and anxious. I’ve been excited to spend a ...

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recipe of the week: rockin’ red lentil sauce with veggies

recipe of the week: rockin’ red lentil sauce with veggies

This recipe can be easily prepared the night before and will keep for several days in the fridge. High in protein and amino acids, this red lentil sauce goes well with jasmine or brown rice and hearty vegetables.

Rockin’ Red Lentil Sauce

Ingredients:
1 shallot
2 cups red lentils
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp. turmeric fresh or powder
Dash of salt and pepper (to taste)
Curry powder to taste
2 tbs ...

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3 Steps to Reduce Anxiety Using Yoga

3 Steps to Reduce Anxiety Using Yoga

No matter which way you look at it, anxiety is uncomfortable. When our minds are anxious, it can feel almost impossible to think clearly or experience the joy of the moment. After all, your mind is running wildly to other places.

If you or someone you know struggles with anxiety, chronic worry or racing thoughts, integrate these 5 steps into your daily routine for support and relief. With enough time, this ...

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the joy and contentment of matsyasana (fish pose)

the joy and contentment of matsyasana (fish pose)
by Juliette Snijders

Feeling a bit out of balance? Grumpy and angry? Do fish pose and you will probably feel all kind and happy.

So why is fish pose making you all happy and kind?

Speaking from my own experience, 10 breaths in fish pose always leaves me with a feeling of compassion, joy and contentment.

How can that be?

In fish pose, as you ...

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the heart of yoga is stillness

the heart of yoga is stillness

At the heart of yoga is a doorway for how to connect and experience the truth of who we are in both a relationship to ourSelves and to others.

And that doorway is stillness.

Whether in savasana using little effort or handstand using all your strength and willpower, yoga calls us to find the still, quiet point in every posture. It teaches us how to remain centered while in action so we can stay ...

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saying good-bye to 2016

saying good-bye to 2016

The other day I had to stop the car at the side of the road. Tears were rolling down my cheeks, and I needed a few moments to recover myself before continuing to drive.

I had just dropped off my daughter at school and had NPR news on while driving back home. I have not read or listened to much news at all in the past 7 years or ...

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kid’s yoga for better concentration

kid’s yoga for better concentration

With the constant bombardment of media and other distractions, and the incredible amount of sugar most children consume, getting kids to focus on anything can be very challenging. But to grow into healthy, balanced adults, our children need to learn how to concentrate – for school, but also for the rest of life. Children are being diagnosed with various diseases and given legal prescription drugs to help them be able ...

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halfway through hot yoga teacher training

halfway through hot yoga teacher training

We are now at the halfway point in evolation’s yoga teacher training. Everyone has taught the entire “standing series”; approximately the first half of the 26 posture hatha yoga sequence, where all postures are performed standing, on two legs or one leg, on the floor. Some of us recited near perfect dialogue, delivered with verve and excellent timing; others, like your humble blogger of record, with ...

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