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Self Love

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | January 19th, 2016 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth | tags: ahimsa, be-happy, deepen-your-yoga-practice, happiness, love, niyamas, self, self image, self-love, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, yamas, yamas and niyamas, Yoga

Self love.  It is the foundation of a happy life and yet, at times, is so hard to hold on to. So, what is self love? While some consider self love to be conceited, the Yamas and Niyamas of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras teach us that self love is a combination of ahimsa (non-violence) brahmacharya (non-excess), and santosha (contentment).

10 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Elizabeth Wellington by Elizabeth Wellington | January 5th, 2016 | 7 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Personal Growth | tags: deepen-your-yoga-practice, gratitude, gratitude journal, meditation, meditation space, self, self care, self image, self-love, sleep, walking, walking meditation, Yoga, yoga-practice

To be your most authentic self, you need to incorporate self-care into your daily life. Self-care anchors you in kindness and love, even amidst a whirlwind of stress or trauma. Dr. Kristen Lee Costa, a professor at Northeastern University and stress expert defines self-care as “being aware of a wide range of needs and deliberately taking action to support our own well-being.”

5 Simple Steps To Cultivate A Beginner’s Mind

Elizabeth Wellington by Elizabeth Wellington | August 12th, 2015 | 3 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Inspirational Media, Personal Growth | tags: beginners, breathe, breathing-exercises, Personal Growth, self image, self-compassion, self-love, Yoga, yoga-for-beginners, yoga-practice

Last time I went to the airport, I saw a small boy with his hands and cheeks up against a large glass window. He watched the planes take off over and over again with a look of awe smudged across his face. His reflection held a sense of luminous possibility, as if he realized he could fly too. I stood there, tired and anxious to get to on my flight, witnessing something magical.

Must-See Links: Eco-Kids Get Tough On Parents, Fitness on a Budget

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | January 9th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: beauty, diet, environment, exercise, fashion, Fitness, food, kids, nutrition, pilates, recipes, self image, self-love, sex, volunteerism, Yoga

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Green Living

Norwegian Eco-Kids Keeping Their Parents in Check

Are You Enough?

Sarah Maria by Sarah Maria | December 4th, 2008 | 3 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Personal Growth | tags: acceptance, self image, self-love

How can we feel like enough?

In this culture, it is all too easy to believe that we are not quite good enough. We are not thin enough; we are not young enough; we are not wealthy enough. We don’t have enough stuff, or at least not the right stuff …. We want to achieve some perceived level of perfection, and often feel dissatisfied with ourselves when we have not met our ideal.