Yoga Tools: Japa, or Bliss, Breathe, Repeat

https://youtu.be/w3V4loMZPO4 Good morning, beautiful people. Time for #MondayMotivation to meditate your way to less stress and more bliss. Hard to do if your meditation sessions feel like a mall on Black Friday, so calm those thoughts with Japa Yoga, or Mantra repetition. Focusing on one thing, … [Read more...]

#MondayMotivation: A Prescription for Peace

This message is from Swami Satchidananda, who gave the opening speech at Woodstock, and whose work uniting the world in peace brought him to meetings with Pope John Paul II, Presidents Bush, Carter, and Clinton, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Maybe it seems overly simple. Maybe that's all we need. … [Read more...]

#WednesdayWisdom: Yoga and the Emotions

While doing research for my next book, I found notes I'd taken when I was a young(-ish) Yoga teacher attending a course called "Yoga and the Emotions" at the mothership ashram in Virginia. Among the notes (and diary entries pining, in a very un-Yogic way, for things I didn't have; a big Om Oy) was … [Read more...]

Are You Sitting Down?

Well, stand up, because sitting too long can kill you! That's why I became a Yoga instructor, and why I created the iTunes app Take A Yoga Break. As I've written about before, sitting for long periods of time contributes to many diseases and scary health conditions. Most recently, I wrote about the … [Read more...]

Take a Yoga Break Interview: Tommy Rosen of Recovery 2.0

Next week, something amazing will happen: a group of Yoga teachers will help save lives. They'll use the ancient practice in a modern way--by going online to speak to people who are struggling with addiction and who want to strengthen their recovery.  Current addiction statistics in America are … [Read more...]