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Do You Need an Anxiety Detox?

Do You Need an Anxiety Detox?

Learn how to process this debilitating emotion and break free from the stress it can cause by observing and witnessing the sensations of your powerful feelings. No matter the root cause of anxiety, you know the symptoms: sleepless nights; that pit in your stomach; feelings of distress, frustration, and self-doubt. You might think that the …

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5 Anxiety Busting Poses

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 to sit down and focus on the task at hand, but I can’t possibly concentrate …

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5 Questions Before Going Deeper

5 Questions Before Going Deeper

You may have heard the saying that before you speak, ask yourself: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? I’ve always felt this is a great guideline that helps me practice compassionate communication in line with the yogic principle of ahimsa, or non-harming. It’s a great way to keep myself in check when I …

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5 Poses for Extra Energy

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 my back is both energizing and soothing. It’s exactly what I need during the holiday …

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How Yoga Helped Me Accept My Chronic Disease

We asked our college-age readers to share stories of how yoga has impacted their lives. As a child, Emily Kurc, spent her time at doctors’ appointments instead of running and playing with friends. She explains how yoga helped her find peace with her diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and joy in moving her body again. When …

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