Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Shannon Yrizarry, author of the new Psychic Yoga.
When I began attending kundalini classes in Los Angeles, my intuition increased dramatically. In this type of yogic practice, breathing is one of the main focal points. At first, I found it difficult, but then found it quickly became easier and I felt a remarkable sense of connection with energy like never before.
I would frequently speak with other students that had similar experiences of heightened psychic abilities since beginning their practice. As I grew to understand the nuts and bolts that made breathwork such a handy tool for intuition development, it became one of my favorite daily
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jilly Shipway, author of the new Yoga Through the Year.
Seasonal meditation questions are a series of open inquiries that help you to reflect on how you wish to use your energy and set your intentions for the coming season. In seasonal yoga we use them every six weeks or so (to correspond with the solstices, equinoxes, and seasonal transition points). By working with them you can become your own year-round life coach. The questions combined with a meditative approach give you access to the deep wisdom of your subconscious mind and help you to align your own energy to the prevalent energy of the season. Throughout the year they give you the
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Ally Hamilton, author of Yoga's Healing Power.
There's no doubt that we all face challenges in this world, and that few journeys come without some heartache. Being human is a vulnerable undertaking, and no one even asked us if we wanted to undertake it! We arrive in the world, and we are loved and nurtured, or we are not. We are cherished and celebrated, or we feel unsafe, abandoned, or neglected. It's not a level playing field, the spectrum is wide, and the possibilities are endless. On top of that, we have unknown expiration dates, as does everyone we love, and we don't know for sure what happens after this.
Nonetheless, at a certain
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Robert Butera, PhD, Erin Byron, MA, and Staffan Elgelid, PhD, PT, co-authors of the new Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety.
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We live in an era where most of our time—including so-called "leisure time"—rests in the shadow of ongoing demands. Pressure from bosses, family, and our own internal agendas creates a climate of continual stress within the body-mind complex. There has been a loud buzz about "stress management" for decades as experts teach us how to relate to our busy lives. Although the last thirty years of discussion has taught us to "manage" stress,