Monthly Archives: December, 2013

Yoga Grows Compassion

Yoga enables you to live more consciously Practicing yoga is one of the most loving, compassionate things you can do for yourself and those around you.  Through yoga, you can get to know your body and mind intimately, and therefore better understand your needs and abilities.  This understanding seeps into all areas of your life …

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Inner Smile Meditation

This is a variation of the Taoist meditation practice.  The Inner Smile Meditation cultivates feelings of joy, well-being, and peace.  It is a feeling/visualization meditation where you literally smile at yourself, offering genuine feelings of love, respect and joy throughout your body.  It is simple but very powerful. Begin by sitting up straight in a …

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Cultivating True Presence with Yoga: Asana and Pranayama

A Way to Health and Peace There is a common misconception in the Western world of yoga as purely a physical practice, or a fitness routine.  The word “yoga” has many definitions, among them “to come together,” “to unite,” and “to tie the strands of the mind together,” implying that yoga is first and foremost …

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Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita Introduced & Translated by Eknath Easwaran  Applying Krishna’s Wisdom Today Of all the reading required for Prana Flow® teacher training, the Bhagavad Gita struck me the most.  It hit close to home, challenged me, made me reflect a lot about my thoughts, feelings, and actions, and encouraged me to meditate religiously.  I …

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The Upanishads and The Path to Self Realization

The Upanishads Introduced & Translated by Eknath Easwaran Exploring the Mundaka and Prashna Upanishads The Upanishads are a collection of ancient wisdom teachings, ten of which are considered to be primary.  Poetic and full of imagery, the Upanishads prescribe ways of living in order to realize the “Infinite,” the “Self,” or the “Lord of Love” …

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