Posts Tagged: Yoga & Habits (January/February)

Bija Breathing – Pranayama + Mantra

This practice is wonderful as an anchor for meditation, or for focusing your intention throughout your time on the mat.  Try doing it out loud a few times and see how that feels! Maybe you can come up with a

Bija Breathing – Pranayama + Mantra

This practice is wonderful as an anchor for meditation, or for focusing your intention throughout your time on the mat.  Try doing it out loud a few times and see how that feels! Maybe you can come up with a

Restorative Work: Legs up the Wall

Legs-up-the-wall is an especially good habit for athletes or people who stand a lot at their jobs.  It will help your legs feel lighter.  It also helps give the heart fresh blood.

Restorative Work: Legs up the Wall

Legs-up-the-wall is an especially good habit for athletes or people who stand a lot at their jobs.  It will help your legs feel lighter.  It also helps give the heart fresh blood.

Balance Work: Tree Pose

Balance is important for everyone but becomes particularly significant as we age.  Tree pose provides a chance to make good habits in how you distribute your weight on your feet.  It is also a good way to practice focusing your

Balance Work: Tree Pose

Balance is important for everyone but becomes particularly significant as we age.  Tree pose provides a chance to make good habits in how you distribute your weight on your feet.  It is also a good way to practice focusing your

Book: The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life & business, by Charles Duhigg, is an entertaining and informative book that views news stories and business successes through the lens of habit, with each chapter providing an

Book: The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life & business, by Charles Duhigg, is an entertaining and informative book that views news stories and business successes through the lens of habit, with each chapter providing an

Receptive Meditation: Watching Thoughts

Meditation is about directing the mind’s attention, and directing it towards your thoughts can be a great way to uncover some of you patterns of thinking.  It’s a challenging thing to do.  Receptive meditations involve focusing on something and just

Receptive Meditation: Watching Thoughts

Meditation is about directing the mind’s attention, and directing it towards your thoughts can be a great way to uncover some of you patterns of thinking.  It’s a challenging thing to do.  Receptive meditations involve focusing on something and just

Book: Feeling Good – the new mood therapy

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns, MD is a thorough cognitive psychology book treating problems such as anxiety and depression as caused by – and fixable by – the way we think. 1) There are many

Book: Feeling Good – the new mood therapy

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns, MD is a thorough cognitive psychology book treating problems such as anxiety and depression as caused by – and fixable by – the way we think. 1) There are many

Book: Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Flow, the psychology of optimal experience, is Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s oft-referenced work thoroughly researching that blissful, focused state of being “in the zone.” Lessons for Yogis: 1) Flow is when you are absorbed in the present – unaware of time or the story

Book: Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Flow, the psychology of optimal experience, is Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s oft-referenced work thoroughly researching that blissful, focused state of being “in the zone.” Lessons for Yogis: 1) Flow is when you are absorbed in the present – unaware of time or the story

Yamas: Aparigraha

With “Aparigraha,” we are invited to think about what’s behind our desires.  When we have a craving for something, what’s the deeper need we’re actually trying to meet?  Can we cultivate gratitude instead of just lists of wants? More on the

Yamas: Aparigraha

With “Aparigraha,” we are invited to think about what’s behind our desires.  When we have a craving for something, what’s the deeper need we’re actually trying to meet?  Can we cultivate gratitude instead of just lists of wants? More on the

Put it in Perspective: Zoom Out

This is a good practice for times of stress or when you’re experiencing tension with other people.  Challenges we face now are all part of growing, and can help us move forward to the person we want to be.

Put it in Perspective: Zoom Out

This is a good practice for times of stress or when you’re experiencing tension with other people.  Challenges we face now are all part of growing, and can help us move forward to the person we want to be.

Yamas: Satya

“Satya” is about honesty.  Do we live in a way that is true to ourselves? In Kundalini Yoga, a frequently used mantra is “Sat nam” which means “truth is my identity.” More on the first limb of yoga

Yamas: Satya

“Satya” is about honesty.  Do we live in a way that is true to ourselves? In Kundalini Yoga, a frequently used mantra is “Sat nam” which means “truth is my identity.” More on the first limb of yoga