Pratyahara – The Most Important Step In Meditation

Pratyahara is the fifth element within the Eight Limbs of Yoga Pratyahara is the withdrawal of the senses. When the mind is focused on things outside of us, the senses pull the mind in many directions. They can direct you toward … Read More

Who Am I? Self Inquiry Through Yoga

Yoga is not about getting to know the postures. It is about getting to know yourself. Gary Kraftsow Physical practice What we know as Westerners to be yoga, is more of a physical practice. Of course it is linked somewhat … Read More

Try These 5 Minute Breathing Exercises For Mini-Moments of Calm

We all know that stress fuels some of the biggest health problems of our time – 1 in 3 people suffer with the symptoms of stress such as anxiety, tension, fatigue, digestive problems, and the inability to concentrate, to name … Read More

5 Anxiety Busting Poses

Here’s the scenario: There’s a deadline looming. My mind is racing. If I don’t get this done there will be consequences! My mind goes through the worst-case outcomes. I start to panic. I feel like I might explode. I need … Read More

Practice being in the now

Mini-meditation Divorce coach Lisa Gabardi, PhD, uses this exercise to help her patients acknowledge the here and now. 1. Notice when you’re obsessing, lost in a rage, swamped with sorrow, or in a fear loop. 2. Close your eyes and … Read More

5 Poses for Extra Energy

Backbends. Backbends are the most obvious poses for energizing—even gentle backbends can be stimulating. Since it’s cooler, darker weather, I’ve been playing a lot with the “backbend” in forward-bending poses. For example, Parsvottanasana (Intense Side Stretch Pose) with my hands in prayer behind … Read More

Practice Breathing

We know that breath is the foundation. We’re taught to send nourishing breath into clenched spaces to allow the light in, recenter, and get present and calm. Many meditations coach us through the pathways of the breath, from the solar … Read More

Model mindfulness for kids

Author and educator Susan Kaiser Greenland has worked with children and families using mindfulness and meditation for more than two decades. Here, she offers guidance to help children cope with family challenges, such as divorce, throughout their lives. It’s important … Read More

5 Great Yoga Poses To Lose Your Belly Fat

Burning belly fat has never been an easy task like most of us think. As a matter of fact, most of us face a daunting yet a hectic process trying to identify the best avenue to shed unwanted fat. With … Read More