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Gratitude is a simple, yet powerful, form of mindfulness that deepens our connection to the beautiful people, places, events, and things in our world. Fostering and expressing thankfulness can also improve mental and physical health, boost happiness, reduce depression, and enhance our relationships with others. While we’ll see the most benefits from cultivating gratitude every day, a committed daily practice can be difficult when life gets busy. That’s why we’ve …
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The practice of gratitude has deep roots in yoga, with even the earliest yogic texts—like Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, compiled prior to 400 CE—encouraging positive emotion practices as a way to combat a negative state of mind. In Sanskrit, the word for gratefulness is Kritajna formed from the root words krita, meaning “cultivated or acquired,” and jna, referring to “a state of consciousness or awareness.” Modern research continues to emphasize the importance …
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The many holidays at end of the year are all about giving to others and reflecting on what we’re thankful for. It’s the perfect time to work on opening our hearts to find a little extra loving kindness to spread around. Are you the kind of person who consistently makes time to volunteer and consciously practices compassion and generosity? Or perhaps your heart could stand to grow a few sizes this …
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We’ve teamed up with our friends at Mindfulness Box for our November giveaway sweepstakes prize. For the month of November, YogaBasics readers can have a chance to win four of their Mindfulness Boxes. About Mindfulness Box: Mindfulness Box is a monthly subscription box promoting mindfulness, inner peace and balance by giving you the tools to live with more intention and in the present moment. Each month, you will receive 4-5 thoughtfully curated items accompanied …
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From newly-minted yogis just setting foot into their first class to teachers who have been helping others find their way for years, the word yoga means something different to everyone. That’s what inspired Los Angeles-based content creator and yoga enthusiast Sky Cowans to create this fun, short video. In the video, Sky asks several of her yoga friends to finish this sentence: Yoga is ________. Cowan’s intention in creating this …
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October is a time of transformation and release. With that in mind, much of the yoga music we have collected for you this month has a mellow, ambient sound to help you achieve the introspection you need to identify and let go of the things that no longer serve you. We hope this month’s new yoga music will give you the ability to exhale deeply and release all that limits …
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In this month’s roundup, you’ll find practical ways to maintain a balanced yoga practice throughout the fall. You’ll learn how long to practice, how to counteract fall’s coolness and windiness with some warmth, and how to behave in a yoga class when you’re the only man in sight. Last but not least, don’t miss CNBC’s profile on everyone’s favorite YouTube yogini, Adriene of Yoga With Adriene. How Long Should A …
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About a year ago, I did a radical thing. I started accepting myself, just as I am. I know, crazy right? Who does that? Well, I wanted to try it, so I started exploring what self acceptance meant, and how others practiced self acceptance. This search led me first to, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living by Jes Baker. It blew my mind and led me to a bunch of other amazing things. But, one piece of advice really stuck with me: “change your Tumblr, change your life.”
Baker’s argument is that, if you follow people who are posting about radical self acceptance, you’ll start to embody that self acceptance. Media is reporting some alarming insights on the how viewing socia… Read More
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Find any comfortable posture.
Systematically expand and lengthen your body in all directions while staying totally relaxed and comfortable. Focus on doing this for a count of six.
Systematically relax your body while staying comfortably expanded and lengthened in all directions. Focus on doing this for a count of six.
This technique done appropriately can help you rid of any musculoskeletal pain and give you a peaceful energy top up as well.
This is the simplest version of this method. It can be done in any static posture but can also be done during movement. It can be done with or without specialised breath-control. I can show this technique in its fuller forms in my workshops and trainings.
I am on my way to teach in Germany from 21 July to 6 August (Hannover, Berlin, Hamburg and Dusseldorf), then I will be teaching in Tuscany, Italy from 7-9 August, YogaRise Peckham London from 10-12, then Barcelona from 14-26 August. Then going back to teach intensively in Au… Read More
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Are you ready to take the next step as a yogi? We have been training yoga teachers for over 30 years, and have watched our students go on to enhance their yoga practices, develop wonderful teaching careers, and create beautiful yoga schools.
We believe, doing a yoga teacher training program, even if you never teach anyone except yourself, is one of the most rewarding, amazing, life-transforming things you can do for yourself.
We’re so excited to be able announce our February 2019 200 hour teacher training in Goa, India… hope you’re able to join us for an experience that will change your life!!!
If Goa February is not for you we also have Bali in November for both 200 hr and 300 hr.
If you or anyone you know are keen please click here to select your preferences for training including length and location. We will then be in touch with the most appropriate information for you.
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