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Learn How to Listen to Your Body: A Yoga Meditation - Yoga Travel Tree

Learn How to Listen to Your Body: A Yoga Meditation - Yoga Travel Tree | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what "listen to your body" really means? Try this 5 minute yoga meditation to really get in touch with yourself.
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From the Article:  There is a difference between the ego and the body, and being tuned into the body so you know what fuels you rather than depletes you.


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From the Article:  Not everything needs to be a large analysis. In your yoga class or before a meal don’t take so much time that you miss what is going on, but learning to listen to our body allows us to be more conscious in our lives and therefore make healthy choices that benefit us and help us live light...


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The guidance of ‘listen to your body’ can be helpful on and off the yoga mat, but again what does it really mean? Does it mean that if your body is telling you to eat a double cheese burger and fries you do? Or if it tells you to drink lots of whiskey you should?

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Yoga poses to help you touch your toes

Yoga poses to help you touch your toes | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
The inability to touch your toes is a common complaint -- and a popular excuse for avoiding yoga.
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Now there is no excuse for avoiding yoga because you can't touch your toes. These 5 poses will help get there!


  1. Ragdoll
  2. Functional Squat
  3. Kneeling Lunge
  4. Pyramid
  5. Extended Child's Pose


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10 Great Ways to Embrace a New Yoga Practice

10 Great Ways to Embrace a New Yoga Practice | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it

Yoga is a meditative and spiritual practice as much as it is a physical one. When you’re new to any sort of practice, it’s always good to keep a few basics in mind...


Via Wendy Forbes
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You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.
— Sharon Gannon

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Don’t compare yourself to others.

Remember, yoga is a non-competitive practice. There are no yoga championships, no national titles. You have no reason to be better than the person next to you. And in fact, if you’re spending a lot of time looking at others in the room, you’re not focusing on your own practice. The only reason you should be striving for improvement is because it’s right for you and your body at a given time.

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Through Yoga, A Path Beyond 12 Steps

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By the age of two, Tommy Rosen was hooked on sugar. At 13, deeply affected by his parents’ bitter divorce, his addictive behaviors escalated to drugs and alcohol. By the end of his teens, he was trying any substance that pulled him away from the emotional pain of the present moment.
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Consciousness is contagious!

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Laughter: The Best Medicine

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Laughter yoga is the best medicine. This delightful exercise decreases the negative effects of stress on your body which is the root cause of all illness.
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At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
— Jean Houston

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11 Yoga Documentaries Worth Your Time

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Yoga documentaries are a really good way to take a better look at this colorful character we call yoga. As a yoga teacher trainer, I am especially grateful for the following resources, most of which I have shown at one time or another at my programs. This is not an

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Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.
~ Donna Farhi

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Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.
~ Donna Farhi

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Learn How to Listen to Your Body: A Yoga Meditation - Yoga Travel Tree

Learn How to Listen to Your Body: A Yoga Meditation - Yoga Travel Tree | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what "listen to your body" really means? Try this 5 minute yoga meditation to really get in touch with yourself.
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From the Article:  There is a difference between the ego and the body, and being tuned into the body so you know what fuels you rather than depletes you.


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The BioSync Team's curator insight, January 20, 2014 9:26 PM

From the Article:  Not everything needs to be a large analysis. In your yoga class or before a meal don’t take so much time that you miss what is going on, but learning to listen to our body allows us to be more conscious in our lives and therefore make healthy choices that benefit us and help us live light...


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The guidance of ‘listen to your body’ can be helpful on and off the yoga mat, but again what does it really mean? Does it mean that if your body is telling you to eat a double cheese burger and fries you do? Or if it tells you to drink lots of whiskey you should?

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If the Sun Salutation Has to Fit Into a Prison Cell, by Brandi Grissom

If the Sun Salutation Has to Fit Into a Prison Cell, by Brandi Grissom | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
An Austin lawyer turned yogi hopes to make yoga commonplace behind bars in Texas. But financial and administrative challenges lie ahead.
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Seattle Seahawks Changing Future of Football with Yoga and Meditation

Seattle Seahawks Changing Future of Football with Yoga and Meditation | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
Football and yoga, they go together just like beer and pretzels, right? Ask the Seattle Seahawks and they’ll tell you how their meditation and yoga practic
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From the article:  The image of yoga is often lamented for becoming commercialized and homogenized, only for the young, female and fit. But, when we hear things like this, a team essentially changing the face of football, we can only imagine it is will change the face of yoga in process.


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From the article:  Being mindful extends even further, from what they eat (the Seahawks’ chef cooks with fruits and vegetables from local organic farms) to how they help rookie players get into the groove and encourage all players to make use of the support staff as if they were a human resources department.


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The Seattle Seahawks lead coach is on "a mission to bring a gentler and more conscious approach to the game of unnecessary roughness." 

 

The results?  Team members are realizing that meditation is just as important as lifting weights or practicing on the field.  There is more positivity, presence of mind and compassion -- all of which extends to how players treat one another and play ball. 

 

And this is just the beginning.  The Seahawks see this as a first step to untimately changing the entire football franchise "to be more sensitive to the physical and mental well-being of everyone." 

 

 

 

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The Best Yoga Poses For Digestion

The Best Yoga Poses For Digestion | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it

It's easy to overindulge, and feel bloated and puffy after a big meal. The main cause? Not-so-savory reasons like gas and acid reflux.


Via Wendy Forbes
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Zayna Gold , creator of Healing Through Movement, developed this yoga sequence to ease bloat, gas, stomach pains and improve digestion.


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The 5 Ancient Yoga Practices for Mental Clarity and Peace

The 5 Ancient Yoga Practices for Mental Clarity and Peace | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
In this article, I’m going to show you how to do this by introducing you to the second limb of Yoga, otherwise known as the five practices called Niyamas.
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Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind.
—Patanjali


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5 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga - Life by DailyBurn

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Yoga - Life by DailyBurn | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
The benefits of yoga go far and beyond improving flexibility. Find out why it pays to hit the mat — and which poses to try for maximum results.
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You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.

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Wounded veterans turn to yoga for strength and solace

Wounded veterans turn to yoga for strength and solace | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
SAN DIEGO — Army 1st Sgt. Chris Montera, who lost both legs above the knee and suffered third-degree burns over 60% of his body in a mortar attack in Afghanistan , is doing a headstand, guided by yoga instructor Sunny Keays.
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Yoga's been helping people for thousands of years. Now it's helping me.

—Marine Sgt. James Bernard

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Laughter Yoga: The Best Medicine >> BioSync Research Institute

Laughter Yoga: The Best Medicine >> BioSync Research Institute | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
Laughter yoga is the best medicine. This delightful exercise decreases the negative effects of stress on your body which is the root cause of all illness.
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I’ve always thought a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, ”Ain’t that the truth?"
- Quincy Jones

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What Nobody Tells You About Yoga. ~ Laura Stumpf

What Nobody Tells You About Yoga. ~ Laura Stumpf | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
When people tell their friends to try yoga, they always say, “You’ll feel so good! I’m always so relaxed after yoga.” What they don’t tell you is that sometimes
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FROM THE ARTICLE:  In the moment, it sucks. It sucks to feel sad, to feel angry, to feel pain. But at the same time, it feels really good to finally, fully feel. If you can create a safe space for yourself, in your body—to experience these emotions without judging, just accepting whatever comes up, and riding the wave—you, my friend, are really doing yoga. Your practice is far more advanced than the man who can put his feet behind his head.

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Aging Gracefully: A Yin Approach to Warming Up

Aging Gracefully: A Yin Approach to Warming Up | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
The concept of yin and yang comes from the Taoist tradition. If something is yin, it can be described as cool, calm, inward, and focused—like the way we approach a stretching posture. The good news is that no matter what your age, size, or shape, you can maintain or return to a graceful, fluid suppleness and strength by using the Yin Approach.
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Yoga isn’t about trying to be 22 years old again, it really is something much more fun. It’s being who you are, knowing who you are when the bumpy times come and that you have some skills to deal with them, to deal with discomfort, sadness, the ups and downs of life.

—Lilias Folan


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Moving Through the End of a Harsh Winter: How Yoga Can Help

Moving Through the End of a Harsh Winter: How Yoga Can Help | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
Eight yoga exercises and poses meant to alleviate the effects of winter. Contributed by Joanna Silvers, a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer.
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Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
—Pietro Aretino


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Top 15 Classic Songs For Yoga.

Top 15 Classic Songs For Yoga. | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
Yoga playlists are notoriously challenging to put together.
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Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it.
—Sting


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5 Steps to Safer Backbends

5 Steps to Safer Backbends | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
Here’s a smarter way to keep your back safe—and get a deeper opening in your backbending poses.
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From the Article:  there’s a better, more precise approach to safe backbending that engages certain key core muscles and the traditional hatha yoga practice of mula bandha, or root lock.


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LOOK: How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin

LOOK: How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West.
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Inspiring infographic on the progressive benefits of yoga from the very first class to a lifetime of practice.


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Why yoga is still dominated by women despite the medical benefits to both sexes

Why yoga is still dominated by women despite the medical benefits to both sexes | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
Men may buy into myths about the practice, but medical research on its benefits should change their thinking.

Via Riikka Kuningas, Inspiration Yoga
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From the Article:  “It’s almost a joke when guys say, ‘I don’t think I should do yoga because I’m not flexible,’ ” he said. “It’s like saying, ‘I’m too weak, so I can’t lift weights.’ ”


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The Art Of Assisting | Africa Yoga Project

The Art Of Assisting | Africa Yoga Project | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
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The art of assisting is a humbling experience for me. It is a constant reminder for me to push aside my ego and be of service. Lay a low profile enough to feel myself in others that I assist. It teaches me humility, love and compassion.

—Billy Sadia

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Living with Autism: How Yoga helped me be the Cure.

Living with Autism: How Yoga helped me be the Cure. | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it


After my son was formally diagnosed by Western medicine with Autism in the early 90’s, the lights literally went out when I realized I that couldn’t be saved from this reality. The tides I had tried to swim against were eventually given a label: Autism.

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I am also a believer in an integrated treatment approach to autism.
—Temple Grandin


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Yoga: A quest of questions

Yoga: A quest of questions | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it

I could never admit the truth, but I could seek it. I could search for some sort of salvation, even absolution. Yoga seemed easier than religion. It was cheaper than therapy. It seemed available, in the now.


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Where something becomes extremely difficult and unbearable, there we also stand already quite near its transformation.

—Rainer Maria Rilke


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Yoga Therapy for Your Knees

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If you have chronic pain in your knees, if they “snap, crackle, and pop” when you bend or extend them, or if they tend to hyperextend, you may have improper tracking or “dislocation” of the kneecap. This misalignment causes the most common kind of chronic knee pain and damage to the knee joint, which develop slowly over time.

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If you want to keep the knee healthy you need to strengthen the vastus medialis (the inner quadriceps). In fact, physical therapists consider exercises that strengthen this neglected muscle key in the rehabilitation of knee injuries.
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Quantum Yoga: Transcending the Mind/Body Divide

Quantum Yoga: Transcending the Mind/Body Divide | Yoga Works! | Scoop.it
When I first began yoga I was pretty put out by the lack of mirrors in yoga studios. Years of training in the mirror walled rooms of ballet and dance had taught me to observe my body from the outsi...
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From the Article:  The yogis understood that we are both a three-dimensional form living in one time and place AND an infinite field of information spread across all time and space. They sought to make us conscious of how our bodies and psyche function and have meaning, within this greater interconnected reality.

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