Meditation Monday #34 – How to Meditate: The Four Aims of Life (Artha)

The second Purushartha is a complicated one in yoga. The reason being that so many people believe that yogis are akin to St. Francis of Assisi....renouncing wealth, giving up all worldly possessions, and communing with nature. However, yoga doesn't ask us to be martyrs nor saints. Instead, yoga says that we should aim for Artha …

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Workout Wednesday #7 – Breathing for Optimal Performance

Do you know how to breathe? Way back last fall I asked you to take notice of your breath in the first Mini Movie Monday post. If you haven't watched that video....you may want to. Breathing is essential to our daily life and especially to our performance as athletes and fitness enthusiasts. This Runner's World …

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Meditation Monday #32 – How to Meditate: The Two Pillars of Yoga

Alternating periods of intense activity and rest is an important part of life, so it’s no surprise that this principle serves as the foundation of yoga itself. This is the opening sentence to a 2007 Yoga Journal web article describing the two pillars of yoga: Abhyasa and Vairagya that I use with my Yoga II …

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March 15th – Official Start Date of the MY BEST BODY Happiness Project

Today is the day! Instead of a Workout Wednesday post this week I have chosen to start MY BEST BODY Happiness Project today. You'll see Happiness Project and MY BEST BODY tags pop up a lot from now until my birthday in September. I'm giving myself 6 months to work on this in preparation of …

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