Alena J. Holloway

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Don’t Control Anger, Control Yourself

<b>“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” ~Ambrose Bierce</b><p>I once had a much-cherished friend who meant the …

Facing Your Fears | Wake Up World

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World<p>When I found myself a widow at the age of 39 it was a real shock. My feeling of security had vanished overnight. …

12 Meditative Mantras to Cleanse Your Chakras Energy

<b>For those new to meditation, or even those who are no strangers to sinking into this transformative silence, mantras can really deepen your practice</b> …

Burned Out on Caregiving? Take Some Vitamin N!

While many of us are busy ramping up our doses of vitamins B and D, says Anasuya Basil -- a holistic nutrition coach and practitioner of craniosacral therapy and acupressure -- we are overlooking what is perhaps the most important "vitamin" of all for unplugging and recharging our batteries: N, …

Yoga For Anxiety: 10 Poses To Reduce Stress And Support Mental Health (PHOTOS)

Roughly 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety (that's around 18 percent of Americans age 18 and over), making it the most common mental illness in the country. But even those who haven't been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder aren't immune to experiencing stress, tension and anxiety in their …

Five Tools to Build an Effective Meditation Practice

Cygnus is quite a unique character, a little deep-sea diver immersed in an aquarium on the set of Gaia's VUmind Meditation Training Program. With the …

How to Learn to Meditate: 5 Dos and Don’ts for Beginners

Something happened to me in March. I decided it was finally time to stop thinking about meditating andactually do it. Every single day.<p>Regular …

Zhan Zhuang - Foundation of Internal Martial Arts

<b>Chi is the life force within you.</b> <b><br>It is important to fully understand what chi is and how it can lead to illness when it is lacking.</b><p><b>Being able to</b> …

Meditation Helps Kids Chill Out, Reduce Impulsivity

The words "zen" and "child" don't exactly go together, but that hasn't stopped a growing number of parents from "ohm schooling" their kids in the art …

Setting Up a Spiritual Hygiene Regime

May 18, 2013<p><b>By Monika Goyal</b><p>Spiritual Hygiene is important! Just as we need to shower every day for our physical hygiene, we need to scrub our …

When Your Inner Critic Stifles Your Creativity: 4 Helpful Truths

“<b>The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.</b><b>” ~</b><b>Steve Furtick</b><p>We live in an …

4 Short Stories that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>“There’s always room for a story that can<br>transport people to another place.”<br>―J.K. Rowling</i><p>Let me distract you for a moment and tell you four short …

5 Steps to Detoxify Your Inner Self | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever felt like you were bloated with all the negative thoughts that you have created for yourself? Have you ever been under deep pressure …

Self-improvement

5 Unexpected Ways Meditation Will Change Your Life

We all know meditation can help us to relax and reduce stress by cutting out the continual white noise of our chattering mind. When I started …

Further Thoughts on the Afterlife

While in Joshua Tree this weekend for another event, my friend and I swung by Shaktifest, the sister festival of the more popular Bhaktifest, which …

Can Our Vibrations Heal Damaged Body Cells?

<b>We know that the energy our body vibrates influences our relationships, our well-being and even the type of day we’re going to have.</b><p>But can we …

Why I Use Yoga To Heal Others

It's not surprising that I would make a career of teaching yoga to help people recover from adversity and move through to the other side.<p>Adversity is …

Zen Mind – Beginner's Mind: How to Tap into it

<i>In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.</i> <b>– Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki</b><p>What would you rather be, a …