Hacking Happiness

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HACKING HAPPINESS: HARNESSING NEUROPLASTICITY TO REMAP THE MIND “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Before meditation clicked in my brain, I would marvel at practitioners and wonder what they were all smoking. They seemed so confidently onto something, […]

The 7 Kinds of Love

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THE 7 KINDS OF LOVE How many ways can you experience love? According to the ancient Greek philosophers there are exactly 7 types of love. Have you experienced any of these in your relationships? Eros – Physical Love The Greeks used Eros to describe sexual attraction and passionate love.  Eros is sexual desire in its […]

5 Ways to Free Yourself from the Illusion of Time in 2018

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5 WAYS TO FREE YOURSELF FROM THE ILLUSION OF TIME IN 2018 January’s a fine time for reflection. If you’re like most people, you probably use the New Year to look back on everything that’s changed over time and take stock of your personal progress. Reflection is helpful, but focusing too deeply on the passing […]

Self-love: the Secret Ingredient to a Tasty Life

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SELF-LOVE: THE SECRET INGREDIENT TO A TASTY LIFE “Commit to loving yourself completely. It’s the most radical thing you will do in your lifetime.” – Andrea Gibson Valentine’s Day is here. As much as I love any excuse to eat chocolate, let’s pause this Hallmark holiday for a moment to talk about a fabulous form of […]

Introduction to Saucha

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INTRODUCTION TO SAUCHA Centuries before yoga came to the West as a new workout craze, dedicated yogis were studying and living the tenets behind the asanas. Key among those tenants are the yamas and niyamas, ethical guidelines for living as laid out in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Rather than secondary to asana, though, these […]

5 Ways Yoga Helped me Fight a Severe Eating Disorder

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5 WAYS YOGA HELPED ME FIGHT A SEVERE EATING DISORDER When you hear people talk about yoga, it’s often part of a larger conversation about mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of becoming aware of your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations, without judgement. Greater mindfulness is one of the key goals and benefits of a consistent […]

The Seasons of Yoga: Maintaining Practice as the Seasons Shift

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THE SEASONS OF YOGA MAINTAINING PRACTICE AS THE SEASONS SHIFT As the time of year shifts, we tend to get antsy. Even if we are in a part of the country that doesn’t have large transitions in the weather, we can still see the changes happening all around us. Decorations in our favorite stores change, […]

Core Strength: How Yoga Shapes our Willpower

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CORE STRENGTH HOW YOGA SHAPES OUR WILLPOWER Willpower, by its very nature, is a powerful word. It has the word ‘power’ in it for a reason. We’ve come to associate it with a lot of aspects. We use it to refer to a powerful body, a powerful mind, a powerful job, even a powerful personality. […]

Yoga Mammas: 10 reasons why you must try yoga

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YOGA MAMMAS: 10 REASONS WHY YOU MUST TRY YOGA If you are a mother of a young child and are reading this post, you are probably in a bit of a rush. Maybe you are even thinking: I wish I had time to do yoga, but…! But – You DO have time for yoga.Believe it […]

Yoga for Beginners: 5 myths debunked

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YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: 5 MYTHS DEBUNKED Despite its popularity and mainstream status in the west, yoga is still associated with so many misconceptions that we have rarely witnessed about any other practice. It has been mystified which is holding back many people from trying it. Let’s see if we clear up some of these false […]