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Posts Tagged 'mindset'

the mat becomes a mirror

the mat becomes a mirror

I look at the yoga classroom similar to the environment for a scientific experiment. In this case, the subject being studied is our own personal life. The mat is a test container through which our own chemistry can develop – our thoughts, feelings, current or past experiences – to then be observed. Observed at a magnified level, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.

Off the mat we have mechanisms and avoidance strategies ...

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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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An Ode to Mothers

An Ode to Mothers

Vrtti Sarupyam Itaratra: At other times [the Self appears to] assume the forms of the mental modifications.(Patanjali – The Yoga Sutras, 1.4)

In his translation and commentary on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sri Swami Satchidananda writes:

“You seem to have lost your original identity and have identified with your thoughts and body. Suppose I ask you who you are. If you say, ‘I am a man,’ you have identified yourself with ...

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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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here comes the sun!

here comes the sun!

by Zefea Samson

Every year, with the arrival of the Spring season, I play a special game with the children in my kids yoga class.

And it’s their favorite thing!

We talk about the birth of life and what nourishment is needed for plants and living creatures to grow. Water! Food! Oxygen! Soil! Each child gets to contribute an answer.

I also add that a lot of patience is required for growth.

From there ...

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What’s Your Yoga Story?

What’s Your Yoga Story?

Alana Whitt | Hot TT Graduate | Costa Rica 2016

All I had heard about TT was how easy and relaxing my friends trainings were and how I would come back a different person. That TT is life changing.

Indeed that was true, but not in the way I was expecting.

As opposed to thinking id come back more spiritual, meditating everyday and generally at ...

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can’t I say I can’t?

can’t I say I can’t?

I can’t, at least not for 30 days. After that, we’ll see.

Learning the standardized text has been both a humbling and inspiring experience. Hatha yoga postures can be complicated, a lot of information must be conveyed to students quickly, clearly, and concisely. The text is the template the teacher follows, memorized word for word and often recited word for word until the teacher feels ...

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