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5 Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Patients & Survivors
5 Lessons From Teachers That Changed My Life & Inspired Me To Teach
Yoga is a science that has been around for thousands of years. It consists of observations and principles about the mind and body connection. The science of yoga is now being proven through modern scientific study. Research is being conducted by many healthcare providers, including MD Anderson, to look at the health benefits of yoga for those dealing with cancer.
Things My Cat Taught Me
We all have had them: the teachers that change our lives. The ones we remember long after the experience has passed. They leave an imprint on our lives and our spirits. It is with my deepest gratitude that I share the lessons I have learned from some of my most important teachers.
Callings From The Soul, Part 2: What To Do When You’re Lost
My daughter was five years old when she, along with a neighborhood friend, secretly fed a stray cat in our backyard. The cat had no identification as to whom she belonged to, and she had been hanging out in our yard for a while. My daughter felt sorry for her and didn’t want her to go hungry. We weren’t looking to adopt a cat, but the universe had other plans. This was around the summer of 2003.
Reconnect With Your Heart To Calm Your Body And Mind - New Video Up on Noteworthy by Aura Cacia
Life happens. An opportunity may fall through, or grief and tragedy strikes when you least expect it.
When your direction shifts, it’s easy to feel lost. What can you do when you feel like you’re foundering? Here are three steps to help you work through your feelings and find your way back to yourself.
Callings From The Soul; Part 1 : My Personal Experience
Being continuously stressed caused me to develop a pattern of shallow breathing, which exacerbated my stress levels even further.
Through my yoga practice, I was able to become aware of my altered breathing patterns and relearn how to breathe deeply and easefully.
5 Minute Heartfelt Breathing Practice For Stress Relief
Many emotions erupted as I sat in my office, confused and wondering. What just happened? Who was the person that wrote such an on-point, heartfelt account of her journey of healing? And more importantly, where was she now?
How to Know When Your Stress Switch is “On”
We can all use a 5 minute reboot to reset the day and our positivity index! This 5 minute breathing practice will help you get connected to yourself and to your heart creating more spaciousness and allowing a release of stress and tension in your body and mind. Take a 5 minute break in the morning upon awakening, during the day when you feel disconnected, stressed, or in the need of a “reboot”, or at night before bed.
A Gentle Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) Series
Once upon a time, humans needed the energy generated by stress to survive. We were hunting, farming, or fighting the elements. The body’s stress response would switch to “on” and provide a spike of “fight or flight” cortisol and adrenaline to complete the task at hand.
4 Ways A Yoga Retreat Can Change Your Life
This Sun Salutation series builds strength and flexibility. A single round consists of two complete sequences – one for each side (right and left).
Room To Breathe : Tapping Into The Power Of Your Breath
Something magical happens at a yoga retreat when a group of high intentioned individuals makes the decision to gather together in a breathtaking natural environment for the purpose of elevating their lives.
5 Benefits Gained Through A Committed Yoga Practice
Take a moment to draw your awareness to your breath. Is it deep or shallow? Fast or slow? Our life is entirely dependent on breathing, but we rarely give it much thought.
Deepen Your Yoga Practice With These 4 Yoga Basics
You hear it all the time. Maybe it’s from a friend, a family member, or a coworker; or maybe it’s from your spouse. They proclaim that their lives have been changed for the better due to their yoga practice.
Yoga For Travel: 13 Poses You Can Do Anywhere
Yoga can be overwhelming for beginners. There is so much to remember and put together that confusion can set in. It’s easy to get discouraged and quit. Over the years I have seen it happen more than a few times.
Where Is Your Path? (And How Yoga Can Help You Find It)
One of the greatest joys in life is the adventure of traveling. However, travel can present challenges when it becomes stressful. TSA lines and Coach class, anyone?
Yoga For Beginners ~ 10 Great Yoga Poses For Anyone New To Yoga
I was teaching a yoga class the other day, and the topic was embodiment. We talked about the foundational components of a yogic lifestyle, the eight limbs of yoga and about finding our path.
If you have been thinking about beginning a yoga practice but feel uncomfortable going to a group class or don’t know where to start with a home practice, this yoga for beginners blog is for you!