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Practice Advice for Moms - Krista Shirley Part 3

I think that's one thing too that practice has taught me through the years. We want to sometimes hold on to something. Anything. But whatever it is we want to hold on to, it never can... you can't keep it forever. -Krista Shirley There's many times I've doubted myself as a person, or as a teacher or as a boss, or as a mother. Just if I'm doing the right thing, or am I making the right choices. Or, can I do it better? But with the practice, that again, I feel really really blessed because it's never been a question for me. I felt like I've always felt out of place in life, sort of I didn't fit in....

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Yoga Practice for Stillness in Heart and Mind - Mark Robberds Interview Pt 2

The main thing is that I would like people to realize the happiness that is within them, and that they can experience that through these practices. For people not to get too caught up in just wanting more and more, and pushing and pushing. But rather to be able to sit still and to experience their bodies, and experience that stillness in the heart and mind that these practices are designed for. - Mark Robberds

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Yoga Beyond the Physical Practice - Petri Räisänen Interview Part 3

I really wanted to change my life. I saw....you know, yoga sounds completely positive. There's nothing negative. - Petri Raisanen I've read Yoga Sutra before starting yoga. And I read some other Indian books and I had this feeling that there's something mystic in yoga. But I used to do lots of sports. I was playing ice hockey in a kind of high level. So the physical practice was very common for me. It was nothing. We practiced so much. But the flexibility was completely new. I didn't know how to use the body, how to stretch the body, how to breathe; that was all new. There was a time when I quit ice hockey, I was 17. Before I...

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Yoga Is a Spiritual Practice For Every Human Being - By Clint Griffiths

"Breathing is very important. Without breathing spiritual body is not coming, spiritual mind also is not coming." - Sri K Pattabhi Jois    Similarities Over Differences What do Christians, Muslims, Hindu’s, Buddhists, Atheists all have in common? What do children, seniors, males, females, Africans, Caucasians, Asians all have in common? What do criminals, saints, businessmen, prostitutes, preachers all have in common? What does every single human being alive on the planet right now have in common? Breath.  We all breathe. No matter what the person's belief system, the actions they take take or what their outer shell looks like this one thing is done by every single human alive. You could be a saint and you breathe. You can be...

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Beyond The Standing Desk: 3 Reasons Why Floor Sitting Is The Best Choice For Work

“Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.” ― Swami Vivekananda   Cultivating Courage Vs Fear The Modern Yoga Practitioner's Dillema "I want to have backbends like Margaret (above) but haven't updated my Facebook status in 24 hours?" I don't know about you but I would rather end up more like a brave Hanuman with open psoas in hero pose vs a closed up computer guy with a great looking Facebook Page.  That's just me though.  My challenge like many people is that a large part of my work is tied to the being on a computer. So what is an aspiring yogi to do?  How can I have a healthy hanuman psoas (not clenched in a fear position),...

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