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3 Approaches to Meditation

“Meditation can reintroduce you to the part that’s been missing”–Russell Simmons. Does that quote give you chills? It should because it’s true. Picture someone meditating. Your mind conjures up an image of a person sitting in half lotus; palms open saying “om”. In your mind are they concentrated on their breath? Watching each thought pass? Well, you’re correct. That’s one way to meditate! Did you know there are other ways? Sure on the outside, the image may look the same. But the inner work is different. Check out these styles of meditation. Self-Examination There is a psychological element to this method. A good dose of humility and honesty is required too! The goal is to understand your motives, reactions, and...

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5 Ways Being Disciplined Will Bring Success to Your Yoga Practice

Small wins lead to significant results. You wouldn't scale a mountain if you never worked out a day in your life, would you? We can scale our larger goals by breaking them down into small steps. Aside from small steps, we need one more thing: Discipline. Discipline can help in your yoga practice too. How? Here are five ways: 1. Unlock the Next Level of Your Practice Practice makes perfect.  When you first start out in your practice or anything in life for that matter, there’s always a learning curve. Too often we put a lot of pressure on ourselves. We want to be masters, instantly. When this happens, we can get overwhelmed and we may quit before we’ve given...

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5 Yoga Mistakes to Avoid In The New Year

Yoga is the latest trend among fitness enthusiasts. If your new year's resolution is to finally try yoga for yourself, there is no shortage of ways to go about it. From classes, to courses, to DVDs, all kinds of people are exploring the benefits of a yoga practice. Yoga is gentle and has a positive and relaxing effect on both the body and mind. The best part is that anyone at any age can begin to practice yoga and one does not have to go anywhere to do it, nor do you need any special equipment outside from a yoga mat and some yoga clothes. But like any form of exercise, yoga must always be done with a lot of care and caution....

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5 Most Common Mistakes Made by Yoga Beginners

So you're finally ready to try yoga? Or maybe your yoga practice is established, but you want to improve and dig a little deeper? In either case, check out these common mistakes that you might be making, but should definitely avoid. No judgement. Be gentle with yourself. Now let's shake off those inhibitions and take a look! 5. Staying Strong in the Pose Yoga is not easy by any means. It varies in complexity. We should always listen to what our bodies are telling us. If we are in a pose that’s painful, we should take a rest in child's pose. However, sometimes we can go a bit further in a pose. But we simply don’t feel like it. Have you...

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3 Tips For Bringing Your Meditation Practice into Your Daily Life

A boost of positivity, increased focused and more energy. These are just three benefits of regular meditation.  Scientists all over the world have studied mediation. It is a practice endorsed by celebrities and yogis alike. It’s true that with this tool you're better able to handle obstacles or unexpected life events. But you’re busy, right? You want to meditate but you're not sure how you can squeeze it into your day. Or maybe you don’t know enough about how to begin your meditation practice. You need some gentle direction. Well, these three tips will help get your practice started in a way that brings more clarity, focus and inner peace into your daily life. 1. Set Your Intention Many times your...

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