3 Tips for Mastering Balance Poses

Most yogis I know have a love-hate relationship with balance poses. Some days balancing comes easy, and other days standing on one leg feels like torture and humiliation. There is a reason for this, and it might have little to do with your physical ability. Get out of your head If yesterday you rocked half moon pose but today you…

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Love > Hate: A Peaceful Meditation in Violent Times

Waking up to to violence in our communities is like being served burnt toast for breakfast. When malicious behavior mars our heavenly slice of life, we too become burned, crusty, and our hearts blackened by the devastating acts of those around us. While we try and scrape off the darkened edges of society, we still end up having to ingest…

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Business Opportunity: Yoga Studio for Sale

Heart and Core Yoga studio is a profitable business in a prime location, and is looking for a new owner who has a passion for yoga, Pilates, fitness, and maintaining a healthy oasis for residents and visitors of Montezuma County. Interested in a satisfying career in a beautiful part of the country? Call Jill (970) 739-0547, or email info@heartandcoreyoga.com The value of…

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A Walking Meditation to Release Negative Thinking

Walking is a wonderful form of exercise. While some rave about the physical benefits of walking, taking a stroll in nature is also very good for the mind and the spirit. This walking meditation has a remarkable way of turning your habitual negative thought processes into constructive and creative thinking. Why not make your next ordinary walk in the park…

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Yoga Nidra: Reflections on a Very Personal Vision

Yoga Nidra is a unique, guided imagery meditation designed to bring us into a deep state of relaxation. During Yoga Nidra, interesting visions and thoughts may arise. Our experiences through such an inward journey teach us so much about ourselves. A recent Yoga Nidra practice gave me some insight into something I had unknowingly been struggling with, and spurred a…

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A Meditation for Aging Gracefully

For some, the thought of getting older is terrifying and the experience, painful. Dying young is indeed a tragedy, but so is defying or denying the grace and beauty of the aging process, no matter how physically and emotionally challenging it is to get older. The wisdom we can gain from life is precious, provided we embrace it, rather than…

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Active Meditation is the Healthier Choice for Sedentary People

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests sitting for long periods of time is unhealthy, if not deadly. Heart disease, obesity, and depression are just a few consequences of inactivity, and in most cases, these conditions could be prevented if our bodies were more active.   That said, what kind of harmful effects might we endure from a…

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Serenity Now! A Mindful Practice for Anger Management

Anger is a natural human emotion, one that is important to express. But, we must let go of our anger constructively, and not destructively. When we suppress it, our body suffers. Tension takes over, blood pressure rises, and whoever or whatever is in our path better get out of the way because no one can bottle-up anger for very long before blowing…

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What Does the Color of Your Yoga Mat Say About You?

Have you ever wondered why you are attracted to certain colors? Be it steamy grey, or wild fuchsia, colors can reflect the way we feel about ourselves, as well as directly influence our mood. Remember the classic mood ring from the 1970’s? While the color of your yoga mat doesn’t change based on your mood, it can make your mood change while you are using…

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Think You’re Done Making Progress on the Yoga Mat? Think Again!

Reaching a plateau in yoga can be discouraging. When we first roll out the yoga mat, a rapid swell in our ability gives rise to our motivation to keep practicing. We embrace the cresting wave of progress, but inevitably, the acceleration that pushed us forward will wane and leave us reeling aimlessly on the proverbial yoga plateau. In between the…

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Yoga Provides Relief of Allergy Symptoms

Unusually warm winter days are a treat, unless you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from spring allergies. This year, allergists are predicting a longer and more severe allergy season, and say sufferers will be seeking relief in droves, even if the high spring temperatures cool down. It is common for allergy victims to run straight for the drug…

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Still Awake? Try This!

Sleep is the antidote to illness, yet many of us don’t get enough of it. Whether it is due to stress, chronic fatigue, or an anxiety overload, insomnia can rob us of our health and wellbeing. If you have trouble falling or staying asleep at night, the following meditation will help you get the rest you need. Taking all the…

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