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How 'Yoga Nidra' Works

<b>Why “yogic sleep” class is bringing veterans and CEOs to the mat</b><p>Go to one 30-minute yoga session—feel like you’ve slept for two hours. Hard to believe? I thought so too.<p>Yoga Nidra promises the equivalent of two hours of deep sleep in one 30-minute practice. I tried it at a yoga center in Golden …

Yoga

How to Fight Stress with Intentional Breathing

Taking a deep breath or two to relax in and of itself isn’t new. Many people take a few deep breaths when they’ve feeling overcome by stress, and the …

Unlocking the secrets of Yoga Nidra

Yoga nidra is yogic sleep, a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping.<p>It sounds simple, right? Not much to it.<p>There’s an art to Yoga nidra …

Yoga

5 Reasons to Meditate

Yes, it’s a strange thing to do — just sit there and do basically nothing. Yet the simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to …

Just Breathe

The minute the gong sounds on my favorite Yoga Nidra iPad app, I start relaxing. With the first Padi Om Tat Sat, I am already settling into my yoga mat. By the time my 10-, 20-, or 30-minute session is over, I am relaxed, rested, and ready to face my day.<p>Now don't freak out, boys. It's not some new …

21 Impressive Examples of HIIT Workouts That Will Get You Lean

Have you ever skipped the gym because you think doing a fat-burning workout requires spending an hour on the treadmill doing cardio?I don’t blame …

Exercise

3 Ways to Make Downward-Facing Dog Feel Better

3.7K<p>SHARES<p>Ever try a yoga pose and feel like your body just <i>doesn’t</i> make that shape? Erin Motz (a.k.a. the Bad Yogi) has three ideas to help you do …

Morning yoga practice to energize the system

Sequence Wiz is a web-based design tool that assists yoga teachers in creating and organizing yoga practices. Choose your poses, enter the …

Yoga Nidra Guides Exploration of Body, Emotion, and Belief

<b>E-News Exclusive</b><p><b>By Jennifer Van Pelt, MA</b><p>Complementary and alternative therapies such as yoga and mindful meditation increasingly are being combined …

Powerhouse Golden Turmeric Smoothie

This powerhouse of a smoothie looks like a warm sunshiny day. Packed with wonderful nutrients, it’s easy to make and – bonus! – tastes a lot like a …

Food

Buttermilk Oatcakes with Raspberry Compote Recipe

By: Erin Nicole Brown<p>I substituted cake flour for the whole wheat flour. Not sure if that made a difference, but I have a new favorite recipe.<p>By: …

The Beginner's Guide to Common Mantras

253<p>SHARES<p>The mantra: Om<p><b>Pronunciation:</b> <i>a-u-m</i><b><br>Translation:</b> <i>The</i> <i>primordial sacred sound</i><b><br>Why chant it:</b> Om is said to be the first sound heard at the creation …

Generosity's Perfection

Giving up, giving in, just plain giving—Sharon Salzberg says that’s the truly transformative experience. Generosity opens our heart, frees us from …

100+ Things to Do and See in Portugal

A complete guide to one of the most laid-back and friendly destinations in Western Europe.<p><i>BAZAAR.com has partnered with it's beautiful here to share a collection of local travel guides motivated and inspired by the heartwarming, unique, and beautiful people, places and experiences founder and</i> …

Waking Up to Your World

Pema Chödrön shares why the simple practice of taking a break from our usual thoughts is the most important thing we can do with our lives.The post …

Meditation

Chai

Kripalu Recipe: Chai<p>Chai is the word for tea in many languages, so when we have plain tea we are technically drinking chai. Of course, that means the …

The Bandha Approach You Haven't Tried—That Could Change Everything

This gentle way of accessing the six bandhas (energetic locks) during your practice will help you experience more freedom in your body and bliss in …

Chicken Shawarma with Yogurt Sauce Recipe

From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2018<p>The key to cooking juicy chicken without a spit in this healthy recipe is high heat and dark meat. The …

A Connection Practice for Feelings of Isolation

We often want to extinguish feelings of panic. But when we turn toward the physical sensations and thoughts panic evokes—acknowledging and letting …

Mindfulness

7-Day Vegetarian Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

This 7-day meal plan makes it easy to eat your veggies.<p>Incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet is a great way to boost your health. A …

These Avocado Grilled Cauliflower Sandwiches Will Make You Forget Grilled Cheese

This article is shared with permission from our friends at PaleoHacks. Grilled cheese gets a decadent makeover with creamy, mashed avocado sandwiched …

How to Teach Your Kids about the Brain

When children understand what’s happening in the brain, it can be the first step to having the power to make choices. Knowledge can be equally …

Parenting

Women in Buddhism: Profiles, Conversations, and Teachings

LionsRoar.com presents a collection of our best teachings from, profiles on, and conversations with women in Buddhism. Featuring Sharon Salzberg, …

A Loving-Kindness Meditation to Boost Compassion

Time required15 minutes dailyHow to do itThis exercise draws on a guided meditation created by researcher Emma Seppala, Science Director of Stanford …

Happiness

The Definitive Guide to the 12 Best Vegan Protein Sources

I love vegetables so much that people often assume I’m a vegan or a vegetarian, but I’m neither. However, I am sensitive to the needs of my fellow …

Anxiety in Children - 15 Things Kids Say That Could Mean 'I'm Anxious' - Where They Come From And How to Respond

Anxiety can be a shady character and can often appear in ways that don’t look like anxiety. Because of this, it can be difficult to know when your …

Self-help

Flour-less Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

The saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To live up to that notion, it’s important that you not only eat a filling meal …

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

Many of us have heard of meditation’s benefits. We may have even tried meditation once or twice. And many of us will have found it hard and concluded …

17 Easy Doorway Stretches To Fix Sore, Tight Muscles

Tight hips and shoulders? Legs feeling achy? Do these easy doorway stretches to ease tension from head to…The post 17 Easy Doorway Stretches To Fix …

Superfood Protein Bites

For on the go fuel that tastes great and puts the pep in your step, these protein bites are your perfect quick food source!<p>Protein bites are great …