Aging with Wisdom and Grace

This article explores what yoga calls the Kosha model (the framework of layers) with some discussion about the Vijnanamaya Kosha; our intuitive mind, wisdom and clarity. It is the witness consciousness that illuminates all aspects of ourselves – the pleasant, the unpleasant the beautiful and the ugly. With practice we can gain understanding, acceptance and integration of all parts of our being.

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How Chanting Can Improve Your Energy, Mood and Health

Have you ever noticed how good you feel after singing along to your favorite song? Singing acts as a conduit to mindfulness, similar to the state you would obtain through the practice of yoga poses or meditation. It has a sneaky way of making you completely present as you focus on the song you are singing, the catchy melody and the emotions that you feel at the time. This state of mindfulness is key to reducing stress and increasing our energy.

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Dispelling a Dangerous Yoga Myth That Going Deeper is Better

There is an idea that gets constantly perpetuated in the yoga culture: Going deeper or doing a more advanced posture is the ideal; It is better. It lives in the unconscious of many of us, because of the conditioning that there is No Pain, No Gain if we want to succeed and that we should Just Do It no matter what. This conditioning is often even stronger in men since old fashion ideas demand that men be tough and aggressive.

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Sierra Wagner
How Your Posture Helps Your Balance and Reduces Pain

Maintaining or regaining your sense of balance, strength and stability and is a key measure in preventing falls. According to The National Council on Aging the number one step to preventing falls is finding a good balance and exercise program. One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma - related hospital admissions among older adults. 

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What is Satya and How Can it Help You During Your Holiday Family Visits?

So, what is truth? Everyone has their own truth. Your truth may not be someone else's truth. Part of the yoga practice is to see this. One of the reasons to practice yoga is because it is one of those activities in life where we can cultivate observing what is happening in the present moment rather than being unconsciously caught up in negative judgments or wishing for something else to be true than what is true right now. As a Yoga Therapist it is my job to encourage this practice in my students.

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