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Omega Institute Snatam Kaur Khalsa A Daily Mantra Practice to Save the World
How can we really enjoy this life? How can we really enjoy being in our bodies? We must have the capacity to have a still and quiet mind, because the joy is there. The innocence is there. The love is there. We become too ravaged in our own insecurity, misery, and blindness to even see the truth. Yes, thrash around if you must, gnarl and gnash your teeth like a wild animal. After enough tearing about, you will be left alone, simply alone, to rebuild the pieces of your life.  More
Jill Satterfield
Rob: What emotionally motivates you to give back the gift of yoga? Jill: Sharing the boundless gifts of yoga and meditation not only pays respect to the generosity of those who have diligently practiced and cared enough to teach others, but is also a valuable way of life, through which we can help others help themselves. More
Jasmine Chehrazi
Rob: What emotionally motivates you to give back the gift of yoga? What are some standout moments in your teaching? Jasmine: The emotional connection is partly a heartfelt duty to share the practices that are helpful to me, in case they're helpful to others. But I don't feel like I'm giving back—I'm being given to. I'm so fortunate to share yoga with so many people who helped guide me to a deeper sense of self and the world around me, deconstructing every stereotype or assumption of others' "other-ness." More
Nikki Myers
Rob: What emotionally connects you to give back the gift of yoga? More
Rob: What changes occur during our asana, pranayama, or meditation practice that help us to get off our mats and give back to our communities the benefits we've received through the practice of yoga? More
There are many ways that we become heartbroken. It can be from years of failed relationships, a betrayal from a partner, the loss of a loved one, divorce, abandonment, disappointment, even loneliness. Some of our heartbreaks are so deep that it feels as though we may never recover. We become so disconnected from ourselves that we need something to guide us back to wholeness. More
Baron Baptiste shows us that sometimes our ability to say no actually serves our bigger yes. More
Baron Baptiste
Here's an exercise from yoga teacher Baron Baptiste, based on an old Cherokee story, to help you take a stand for an extraordinary life. More
Sharon Gannon Talking to Student
Karma is a Sanskrit word that means action. Karma Yoga is a practical method to ensure that our actions cause good effects. Most of our actions are preceded by a thought or intention. The intention behind any action is always more important than the action itself, as the intention contains the seed of the action’s results. We can undertake an action with a selfish or selfless intention, and each will produce different results, even if it is the same action. As we learn to pay attention to our thoughts and actions, we can begin to shift them from being about ourself to being about others. More
In this excerpt from Yoga With Weights for Dummies, author Sherri Baptiste provides tips on how to master posture alignment techniques for yoga with weights. They're great tips for a yoga practice without weights, too. More