Showing posts with label yoga. Show all posts
Showing posts with label yoga. Show all posts

8 Tools to Open Your Heart and Encourage a More Joyful life

Isn’t it wonderful when the heart is in balance, where feelings of love and appreciation, connectedness and compassion take center stage? But when this energetic center is off-kilter, a darker side emerges and we experience periods of depression, anger, jealousy, resentment or bitterness.

Mainly, we just feel ornery towards ourselves and those around us. If you would like to break this pattern of unpleasantness — or simply give your heart chakra a well-deserved tuneup — the following eight practices can help.

How to Lose Weight With Yoga


By Lori Hall Steele

Yoga may not conjure up the same images of a calorie-burning, sweat-inducing workout as bootcamp workouts or cardio dance-party routines.

But don’t be fooled by yoga’s deep breathing and sometimes-slow poses: Doctors and personal training experts say it can seriously trim and tone your body — and also work on your mind and spirit to help you get healthier overall.

So take in what experts say about how to do yoga for weight loss, and get ready to pare down with some downward dogs.

6 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude Through Your Practice

(GaimTV) Gratitude. It’s such an overheard and overused word, and yet, how many of us really feel it enough? What is gratitude, really? What does it really mean to be grateful for something? If we are to be grateful, we must first be present. Gratitude requires that we be present, and that we give our full attention to the moment. It requires us to shift our attention out of our head and into our heart. And then even lower: into our core.