10 Proven Ways to Boost Your Happiness

There will always be something out there that can pull you down, but there are more things that can make you happy. Here are 10 things that can help you achieve happiness.   1. Live For Today Always live for today and do something that you know will make you happy. 2. Find a Job… Continue reading 10 Proven Ways to Boost Your Happiness

Courage: The Heart of the Matter

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E.Cummings Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin Most of us think Courage is synonymous with bravery. In fact, dictionaries often use bravery as the very definition of courage. Historically however, courage derives from the Latin word Cor which… Continue reading Courage: The Heart of the Matter

Channel Clearing Breath – A Basic Introduction to Alternate Nostril Breathing

This breathing is a voluntary doorway to the involuntary body, a conscious doorway to the subconscious mind. ~A.G. Mohan Nadi Shodhana, commonly referred to as alternate nostril breathing, is a simple but highly effective practice that cultivates a feeling of centered calm in the mind and body. It is clinically shown to have a beneficial… Continue reading Channel Clearing Breath – A Basic Introduction to Alternate Nostril Breathing

Sometimes the Simplest Practice is the Most Advanced

Yesterday I went to a yoga class for complete beginners. The truth is I didn’t initially go for the yoga, I went to make friends. Less than two weeks ago I moved to Madrid, Spain. Sunday evening, while I was watching the Spanish families chatting after lunch, I realized that I needed to do something… Continue reading Sometimes the Simplest Practice is the Most Advanced

Food: The First Yoga

Food is alchemy, transmutation, the seemingly magical process of transformation, creating life from life. It is a true uniting of forces, an integration, a Yoga. Ancient sacred practices abound with mantra during meal preparations. The intention and energy with which the food is prepared is considered to have a direct influence on the availability and… Continue reading Food: The First Yoga

Evolution of the Emergency Room – Breathing Techniques for Pain Management

This past weekend I had to visit the emergency room at our local hospital. (Thank goodness, we’re all okay.) Upon leaving, I was given a 7-page printout of Discharge Instructions.  In addition to a summary of the prescriptions and their usage, the packet included a lengthy Pain Management section which included the breathing and visualization… Continue reading Evolution of the Emergency Room – Breathing Techniques for Pain Management

Karma Yoga

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lexi Yoga. Her yoga website can be found at www.lexiyoga.com. Karma yoga dates back from the Hinduism philosophies based on reincarnation (samsara). This means that we were born with both positive and negative tendencies from our previous lives, which push forward into our present life. It is… Continue reading Karma Yoga

Yes, Yoga Can Help Reduce Panic Attacks

Yoga Journal has so many wonderful resources on yoga (that goes without saying, of course.) The article below contains information to help ground yourself when you are feeling overwhelmed. I wanted to share this because I know so many of us are experiencing extra stress lately due to the financial crisis and other environmental factors.… Continue reading Yes, Yoga Can Help Reduce Panic Attacks

NYC International Yoga Therapy Conference set for June

Title: NYC International Yoga Therapy Conference Location: Pure Yoga Studio, New York City, NY Link out: Click here for the International Yoga Therapy Conference website Description: Celebrate the connection between yoga and healing. At Yoga For Health, you’ll learn about the healing potential of yoga and meditation from nationally and internationally-known yoga masters, healthcare providers,… Continue reading NYC International Yoga Therapy Conference set for June

Eckhart Tolle featured on Nightline

After devoting half of tonight’s Episode to the State of the Union review, Nightline switched moods quite dramatically with a segment on Eckhart Tolle. “Fire and brimstone his message is not,” Terry Moran starts, “for spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle his path to enlightenment has been paved with calm and simplicity. Focused on experiencing the here… Continue reading Eckhart Tolle featured on Nightline

Lessons in Attracting: The Butterfly Experiment

Back in July, I happen to post a Twitter that said, “law of attraction: sending out a thought of a butterfly. how will it return to me? i’ll keep you posted.” One of my Twitter buddies (@SandyJasmine) responded, “Have you heard of the Butterfly Experiment?” “Well, no I have not, what is that?!” And that… Continue reading Lessons in Attracting: The Butterfly Experiment

Dr. Seuss – Life’s a Great Balancing Act (Like yoga?)

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” — Dr. Seuss “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” — Dr. Seuss “You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed… Continue reading Dr. Seuss – Life’s a Great Balancing Act (Like yoga?)

The Great Arises Out of Small Things – Eckhart Tolle

The great arises out of small things that are honored and cared for. Everybody’s life really consists of small things. Greatness is a mental abstraction and a favorite fantasy of the ego. The paradox is that the foundation for greatness is the honoring of small things of the present moment instead of pursuing the idea… Continue reading The Great Arises Out of Small Things – Eckhart Tolle

Friday’s Flow: Putting Your Attention on Inappropriate Attention

Playing Tetris the other day, I realized that while part of my mind was focused on the game, a big part of my mind was still “chattering” away with obsessive, neurotic worry. Worry about the economy. Worry about my weight. Worry about something someone said that offended me three months ago. Worry, worry, worry! Put… Continue reading Friday’s Flow: Putting Your Attention on Inappropriate Attention