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Called to Serve in Haiti

Mark Hyman, M.D. by Mark Hyman, M.D. | January 20th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Giving Back

Hyman-Screen-Shot-Web-ReadyThe horrors in Haiti hit me deeply, and I was compelled into action when the call came for doctors, surgeons and medical supplies to treat the hundreds of thousands of wounded.

There are few times in our lives when we can contribute to something larger than ourselves. Now, felt like one of those times for me.

Top 10 Yoga Trends for 2009: Are They Here to Stay?

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | December 24th, 2009 | 8 Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Fitness, Yoga

Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Training graduates.

Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Training graduates

We are closing our decade, and it’s time to take a look back at 2009 and the amazing year of growth in our U.S. yoga community. One thing is for certain: Despite the economy and the recession, there was constant growth and expansion in the yoga world!

Greet 2010 with ‘IntenSati’ & Become Who You Want to Be

Patricia Moreno by Patricia Moreno | December 24th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Fitness, Personal Growth

Have you started to think about what changes you would like to make in 2010? Who do you really want to be? It’s your time; will you take it higher?

Here are some tips on how to make a powerful commitment to becoming who you really want to be.

What Is Enlightenment?

Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee | November 12th, 2009 | 4 Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Personal Growth, Yoga

You may know you want to seek enlightenment, but how exactly do you define it and know what you’re looking for? One astute attendee at the Vancouver Yoga Conference, where Colleen and I were answering questions about our online yoga site the Gaiam Yoga Club, asked us for our insight. “That’s the question we’re asking every day,” says Colleen. “What is enlightenment? What does it feel like? How do I get there?” Get our answer in this video that’s not what you might expect.

All Manner of Mindfulness: How I Spent My Day with Thich Nhat Hanh

Kate Hanley by Kate Hanley | October 23rd, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Personal Growth

ThayMarqueeIf you could attend a workshop with Gandhi, the Dalai Lama or Martin Luther King, Jr., you’d sign up just as fast as you could, wouldn’t you? I felt just as excited when I heard that Thich Nhat Hanh — a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, master meditation teacher and renowned advocate for peace — was offering a day of mindfulness near my home. The day-long program was put on by the Omega Institute at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, meaning all this Brooklynite mom had to do was arrange for childcare and get on the subway. Done.

Inner IDEA: A Time-Out to Sample New Mind-Body Workout Techniques

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | September 22nd, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Fitness, Gaiam Happenings, Pilates, Yoga

Dressed top to bottom in Zobha, I point out trigger points on my assistant Florence's back.

Dressed top to bottom courtesy of Zobha, I point out trigger points on my assistant Florence's back.

Last weekend I presented three Yoga Tune Up® workshops at the Inner IDEA Conference near Palm Springs, Calif. This yearly gathering brings together the leading innovators of the mind-body fitness world to convene at the serene La Quinta Resort in Palm Desert. As always, the event saw a great turnout. My Yoga Tune Up® workshops were packed, and Gaiam and its SPRI team generously provided a variety of props for my sessions.

True-Story Film ‘Red Like the Sky’ Reminds You to Believe In Yourself

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | July 28th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Gaiam Happenings, Inspirational Media

Inspiring movies based on true stories really touch our hearts. The new Spiritual Cinema Circle feature film Red Like the Sky tells the true story of Mirco Mencacci, who is one of the most talented Italian sound editors working today — and happens to be blind. Here’s a preview with introduction by What Dreams May Come producer and Spiritual Cinema Circle co-founder Stephen Simon.

Wanderlust Festival: Where Yoga Meets Music and Nature

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | July 7th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Yoga

wanderlust by itselfThis July, a new kind of festival will bring together the world’s leading yoga teachers and best rock ‘n’ roll performers in a breathtaking setting of natural beauty. The Wanderlust Festival, dedicated to both “spiritual and physical exploration,” will take place July 24-26 in Squaw Valley USA, Lake Tahoe, Calif. Gaiam is a sponsor of the festival, and our Yogamates.com editor Kasey Luber will conclude her 50 Days 50 Yoga Studios road trip at Wanderlust.

Help 3rdWhale Decide How to Donate! First iPhone App Developer to Join 1% for the Planet

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | July 1st, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Conscious Living News, Green Living, Green Tech

3rdWhale LogoGreen mobile app developer 3rdWhale will be the first mobile app developer to join 1% For the Planet, a growing global movement of 1,202 companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of 1,781 environmental organizations worldwide.” And they want your help deciding where their money will go!

What Is the Best Way to Love the Earth?

Siona van Dijk by Siona van Dijk | April 6th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Gaiam Happenings, Green Living

istock_000005893121small2Every day, we pose a question to the members of Gaia, Gaiam’s online community for individuals committed to creating healthy lives of meaning and purpose. Recently, we asked our community for answers to the question, “What is the best way to love the Earth“? A few of our favorite responses follow: