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by David Pratt, LMT, BA
You know you need to get away.
Work, family, the hectic schedules and constant “to do” lists. You’re ready to trade it all for a temporary “do nothing” list ...
Author's Note: There are several key questions that will help you design the best getaway or retreat possible. This article helps guide you to the perfect experience for you, and reveals the transformative effect of adding massage therapy and yoga to your final decision.
Massage & Bodywork
by Sayer Ji
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
Modern science now confirms why humans have been practicing yoga since the beginning of recorded history: it is good both for the body and mind.
There is evidence in the archeological record that yoga has been practiced by humans for at least 5,000 years. Whereas this would constitute sufficient evidence for most folks to consider it a practice with real health benefits, as its millions of practitioners widely claim, skeptics say otherwise...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Yoga has been practiced for over 5000 years according to archeological records, and has been confirmed as a practice that can prevent and treat over 70 diseases. There is scientific evidence that yoga is the new medicine for the body and mind.
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: This video is an overview of a book called - Yoga Beyond Asana - The Complete Guide for Blissful Life. It teaches you how to apply it in real life, overcome old, self-defeating behaviors, reach your unlimited energy potential and more. (The book is available on Amazon.com) Learn the how yoga can benefit you off the mat.
by Silvia Mordini
March 1, 2013. I've been teaching class on Friday nights for 10 years now. Hard to believe as the time has flown by. The reason I keep teaching on Friday's is because more than any other day it is a day of recapitulation to make way for a more easeful weekend...
Editor's Note: One of many things we learn in yoga is to practice "non-attachment". This means not being attached to something sad, happy, enjoyable, etc. Have and feel the emotions as they are happening, but don't take them with you or keep looking to have them again, for the same reasons, in the future. This includes having expectations...when you get attached to how you think something will turn out was supposed to be, it can affect you...instead practice non-attachment.
by Gene Szpiech
The last decade has seen an explosion in DVD exercise programs. Everything from yoga to cardio to dancing to kickboxing to muscle-building and single discs to complete 30, 60, and 90-day programs. DVD-based programs can be a quick and easy way to get in a good workout, or they can be a life-changing experience. All you have to do is follow along, right? Yes and no. Before you buy into the latest craze, ask yourself a few questions...
Exercise & Fitness
by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
* Lie on your back, in shavasana, the corpse posture. Lie in such a way that your spine is aligned, and your feet and arms are a comfortable distance to your sides. It is best to have a thin pillow under your head and a shawl or blanket over your body so you do not become cold.
* Allow your attention to move through your head and face, including the top of the head, forehead, eyebrows, eyes, cheekbones, and nostrils...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Yoga is one of the most beneficial healing modalities. Each Ayurvedic dosha can be balanced via a unique yogic practice. For Kapha, energizing asanas and stimulating pranayama will awaken the grounded earth element. This Chopra Center video offers a beautiful demonstration of a Kapha Invigorating Yogic practice. Namaste.
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