Rajiv Chokshi

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15 Keys To Workplace Happiness

We spend a huge portion of our lives at work. Even if you only work the traditional 40 hours in a week, you’re still spending nearly 1/3 of your life …

Happiness

10 reasons your belly fat isn’t going away

A little bit of belly fat is actually good for you: it protects your stomach, intestines, and other delicate organs. But too much fat is anything but healthy. Extra fat cells deep in your abdomen (aka visceral fat) generate adipose hormones and adipokines—chemical troublemakers that travel to your …

Nutrition
Minimalism

Corporations' Newest Productivity Hack: Meditation

Target, Google, and Ford have started teaching employees mindfulness. Will capitalism complicate something as simple as following your breath?<p>Since I started meditating two years ago, my practice has been shamefully sporadic. When I do manage to stop what I’m doing and sit down, device-free, I find …

Mindfulness

Sleep More than 8 Hours? You May Be At Risk for a Fatal Condition

Find out why catching too many Z’s could be a bad sign<p>Listen up if you love shuteye: Endless snoozing might mean you’re more likely to have a stroke, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge.<p>Researchers tracked people’s self-reported sleep times for a decade. They found that the …

How to Get Everything You Want... Without Trying

Medical science insists that the achievement of health and happiness is no accident. But what if it is?<p>Richard London, M.D., diagnosed himself instantly. After flipping over the handlebar of his mountain bike, he knew he had injured his cervical spine. He couldn't breathe or move any of his …

How to Squeeze Meditation into Your Busy Schedule

You want to start a meditation practice … but …<p>You have to be at the office early<br>• Your kids need to get to day-care<br>• You need to make breakfast—and …

Visualization: The Step by Step Guide You've Been Waiting For

Visualization: The Step by Step Guide You’ve Been Waiting For<p>The notion of using visualization to achieve a goal is not altogether new. Athletes and …

Positive Thinking

7 Ways to Permanently Banish Belly Fat - Dr. Mark Hyman

Sixty-nine percent of American adults are overweight, and over 35 percent are obese1. These conditions aren’t just aesthetically unpleasing. Obesity …

Take Care of the Little Things And The Big Things Will Take Care Of Themselves - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

For many the idea of being a leader—of being in charge, of being the boss, of being responsible for a team or a company—seems overwhelming. And …

Self-improvement

5 Reasons to Start Meditating in 2015

I started meditation in 2013 through a method called Sahaj Marg. At first, I considered it one of the toughest things to do. Closing your eyes and sitting in silence for such a long period of time is a hard task for anyone that starts meditation, especially for someone who loved to be busy.<p>That …

27 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was Younger

Steps Toward a Year of Happiness

The new year has arrived! It's a perfect time to make a habit of the practices that will bring you the greatest amounts of happiness and contentment.<p>Not sure what to try first? See if something from this list helps you get started:<p><b>Start moving:</b> Develop a fitness routine that is reasonable and …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything

Motivation comes--and it goes. Here's how to hold onto it, even when things get tough.<p>Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. …

Motivation

Attract Your Ideal Yoga Students to Build a Strong Community

Don’t miss YJ’s first-ever Business of Yoga online course, launching in 2015. Sign up here now to receive powerful teachings from our experts and …

Chinese-Style Fried Rice

1. Heat a wok over medium to high flame and add one tablespoon of oil and ginger, stirring for 1 minute.<p>2. Add the carrots and garlic and stir fry …

7 Poses for the 7 Chakras: A Healing Sequence for the New Year

Align and connect to your energy centers with this healing practice to get grounded and open up to possibilities.<p>18<p>SHARES<p><i>Rina Jakubowicz is a Yoga</i> …

Yoga

5 Powerful Mantras for Absolute Inner Peace -- Now

On the surface, it seems that the present moment is only one of many, many moments. Each day of your life appears to consist of thousands of moments where different things happen. Yet if you look more deeply, is there not only one moment, ever? Is life ever not "this moment"?<p>This one moment -- now …

Your Motivation to Start Meditating

It’s in the news, medical journals, your Facebook newsfeed; it’s on YouTube, in your inbox, and on your mind. People everywhere are talking about …

Morning Yoga: 10 Poses for Lazy Days

It’s OK if you don’t feel alert and energized for yoga every morning. In fact, for some, the thought of a morning practice seems impossible. Whether …

Yoga

6 Tips for a Mindful Exercise Routine

In Ayurveda, meditation is the foundation for health, happiness, and overall well-being. A regular exercise program is also important for a healthy …

Qigong

Breathing for Life: The Mind-Body Healing Benefits of Pranayama

<i>“For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” ~Sanskrit proverb</i><p>Breath is essential to life. It is the first thing we do …

3 New Year’s Resolutions to Encourage Personal Growth

Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions involve starting an exercise routine, trying a new diet, losing weight, or giving up smoking. These …

Mindfulness

For the New Year, Do Something Better Than a Resolution

The custom of starting the New Year with a resolution has good intentions behind it. With a little self-reflection, we all see areas of our life we’d …

Holiday Stress-Reduction Remedies: Mindfulness and Meditation for Comfort and Joy

The holiday season is here, and many of us find ourselves with a long list of preparations that include: making travel arrangements, mailing stacks …

What Everyone Needs To Know About Their Chakras

Each of the seven chakras are governed by spiritual laws, principles of consciousness that we can use to cultivate greater harmony, happiness, and …

Spirituality

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …