Yoga

Make Your New Habits Bulletproof

Matt Cooke by Matt Cooke | July 28th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Personal Growth, balance | tags: commitment, healthy habits, mindfulness, practicing mindfulness, Yoga

We are always looking to find the magic bullet—the thing that will fix everything for all time. What would be the fun in that? Where is the mastery and challenge in life when we just want to do something once and be done with it? We are always wanting to check things off the list. It’s part of being human. So how do we drop into commitments, and doing something better for ourselves? We must commit, but then recommit by making our new habits bulletproof.

3 Restorative Methods to Practice Daily

Nichole Golden by Nichole Golden | July 14th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, meditation | tags: breathe, breathing-exercises, meditate, meditation, restorative, restorative yoga, restorative yoga poses, restore, sleep, Yoga, yoga breathing techniques

We are a proud people of the mentality “gotta’ do more, gotta’ be more,” where it’s common practice to boast about the busyness of it all and go, go, go until life is gone, gone, gone. I get tired just thinking of the running around that is inherent to the life culture of the masses. What we forget is that our ability to exert ourselves is proportionate to our ability to rest and rejuvenate. To that end, we must create as much time and space in our daily life to rest and restore. These days, all doctors’ orders should be something in this realm. Here are some ways to encourage restoration in your daily life.

Commitments In Yoga

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | July 1st, 2015 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: arm balances, inversions, Yoga, yoga poses

Of the many wonderful things I’ve learned through my yoga practice, some of the best have come from exploring poses and theories that scare me. For some of these poses, the fear has risen up and I’ve acknowledged it, without the need to delve deeper at that time. For others, I’ve moved past the fear with the desire to take up the challenge it presents.

Seva

Nichole Golden by Nichole Golden | June 10th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Inspirational Media, Yoga | tags: breathe, giveback yoga, seva, Yoga

Yoga is such a gift to all those that have the opportunity to be touched by its unique and special gifts. Opportunity here is the keyword, as yoga is truly a privileged experience that isn’t available to all. There are many individuals and communities of people that, for various reasons, won’t ever be exposed to the healing potential of this practice. This past week, when teaching a yoga class to a group of at-risk, sixth-grade students at a low-income elementary school, I realized just how important it was to gift the experience of yoga to these kinds of groups.

Yoga and YOLO

Matt Cooke by Matt Cooke | June 3rd, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Inspirational Media, Yoga, balance | tags: fearlessness, life-coach, Yoga, YOLO

You only live once, creating a model of not enough time — a poverty of time. With a sense of so little time, we become scattered, searching to always have the right answers, the right car, the right job, the right yoga practice, and the right pose.

Help Me Spread the Word About Yoga for Life, and Win a Chance at Great Prizes!!

Colleen Saidman by Colleen Saidman | May 11th, 2015 | 7 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Inspirational Media, Yoga | tags: colleen saidman, contest, Yoga, yoga for life

Have you ever decided to do something momentous, and had no idea what you were jumping into: launching a career, getting married, having a baby, or—even writing a book?

Pregnancy and the Gift of the Feedback of the Body

by guest | May 8th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Family Health, Yoga | tags: desi bartlett, gaiam, meditation, motherhood, mothers-day, pregnancy, Yoga

A guest post from Pre and Postnatal yoga and fitness expert, Desi Bartlett.

Stories of a Journey: Yoga for Life

Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee | May 7th, 2015 | 4 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Inspirational Media, Personal Growth | tags: books, Colleen Saidman Yee, rodney yee, Yoga

Colleen is bent over the computer, squatting in a chair in the morning light at the kitchen table. She is sorting out the stories of her life; sometimes it is just a recalling of events and sometimes it is a cathartic moment that is unearthing a traumatic burial in her body. What a year and a half it has been, my baby writing her memoir yoga solution book Yoga for Life.  Is writing akin to being possessed, especially a memoir where there is a constant exorcism being performed along with eminent exposure? Just like a liberating yoga regime, there is arduous work with momentary flicks of freedom.

How to Get the Most Out of a Yoga Retreat

Heather Larson by Heather Larson | April 15th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Eco Travel, Yoga | tags: advice, travel, Yoga, yoga retreat

Signing up for a yoga retreat can be one of the best gifts you can give yourself; or, according to some online reviews, your time away might become your worst nightmare. To make sure that spending time practicing yoga in another environment is a positive experience, visit “Is a Yoga Retreat Right for You?

8 Ways to Accelerate Your Yoga and Learning

Matt Cooke by Matt Cooke | April 8th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: commitment, deepen-your-yoga-practice, learning, Yoga

Prep (Research Phase):

Be Specific

First, decide if this is a physical or mental skill you want to learn.  In the case of yoga, it most likely will be both! For the purposes of accelerating your learning, isolate your focus and attention on one at a time. Decide more than “I want to learn yoga.” Instead, decide, “I want a better understanding of the nadi’s and bandhas, and knowledge of their effect on the physical, mental, and spiritual bodies.”