Category Archives: Self-help

Fusing Your Practice with Your Life

Yoga practice and philosophy—together these two lead to a broad and penetrating understanding of life. Among the most important philosophical texts in yoga is the Bhagavad Gita, a treasure house of teachings written in the form of an intimate conversation … Continue reading

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Jim Carrey’s Commencement Speech

Beyond his comedic ability, Jim Carrey brings up some great nuggets of wisdom in his commencement address to the students at Maharishi University of Management (MUM). I highly recommend that our Yoga Teachers watch it! Tess

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Just S.T.O.P Your Worrying!

As a champion worrier (our family refers to this phenomenon as me going to my “Stephen King mind”) I have been thinking about what to offer you in the myriad ways I have learned to address compulsive worry and obsessive … Continue reading

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Grounded

Story at-a-glance * Walking barefoot on the Earth transfers free electrons from the Earth’s surface into your body that spread throughout your tissues providing beneficial effects. This process is called ‘grounding.’ * Grounding has been shown to relieve chronic pain, … Continue reading

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Ayurveda at Home

Quick tip: Confused or worrying about how you will get all 92 nutrients necessary for optimum health in your food? Simply eat all 6 tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, pungent & astringent) and all 7 colors every day, as fresh … Continue reading

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Ayurveda at Home

In the science of Ayurveda, this is a great time to detox the body. We are naturally eating and exerting less, and the heat of this Pitta season adds to the Agni, or internal fire, that can help eliminate (literally, … Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Techniques to Cool the Summer Heat

SITALI PRANAYAMA, Cooling Breath for Pitta Season This cooling breath is used to release heat and cool the entire body. Roll the tongue into a tube (as best as you can) and stick the tip of the tongue out of … Continue reading

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