The Secret Ingredient ~ Preparation

The Secret IngredientThe Secret Ingredient ~ Preparation

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:00

If you’re ready to make a change in your life and be successful at achieving it, then you need to prepare. In fact, this is why so many New Year’s resolutions never make it all the way to the finish line.

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Magic of Morning

Magic of MorningMagic of Morning

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 09:00

Let’s face it. Most of us would say, “I’m not a morning person.” And if you happen to be one of the few to claim otherwise, more than likely your happy a.m. energy defends itself daily against a barrage of scornful sleep laden glares on their way to a blackened pot of coffee.

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Liberate the Past ~ Ritual of Freedom

Liberate the Past ~ Ritual of Freedom

Monday, 26 March 2012 00:00

Choose a moment from your past that has been difficult for you.
Be specific. Recall all the details {place, names, event, how it made you feel}

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Finding the Flow

Finding the FlowHere’s a complete list for getting through difficult moments. If you’re feeling stuck, annoyed, or depleted try infusing 5 simple practices to begin again. And let us know what you discover.

1. Laugh.

Find the humor. Look for the cosmic joke. Step back and appreciate the richness of this moment.

2. Pause

Don't react so quickly – give it time and space. A little more than feels comfortable is long enough.

3. Relocate

If you're fighting in the kitchen try taking the disagreement (with yourself or with someone else) to a different location like the hallway, bathroom, elevator, inside or outside. The change of scenario will be refreshing, perhaps even insightful.

4. Return

Go back to #1

5. Question

What's the problem, again? You're about to learn something you didn't know before otherwise why would there be so much resistance to begin with.

Asana at Your Desk

Asana at Your DeskInfuse yoga at your desk job!

Neck Stretch
Sit upright without letting your back touch the back of the chair. Align your head directly over your spine and feel the crown of your head lifting. Hold on to the side of your chair seat with your left hand. Breathe in, and on the exhalation, drop your right ear toward your right shoulder without lifting your right shoulder or turning your head. Take several breaths in and out, feeling the stretch on the left side of your neck.  Switch sides.

Shoulder Rolls
Sitting upright, inhale as you lift your right shoulder to your ear. Exhale as you slowly roll your shoulder around and back, dropping it away from your ear. Continue these shoulder rolls three more times, alternating right and left.

Now, inhale as you lift both shoulders up to the ears. Exhale as you release them. Repeat five times and then relax your shoulders.

Open Chest Stretch
Sit near the edge of a chair and interlace your fingers behind you, with your palms facing your back. Leaning slightly forward, lift your arms and rest them on the back of the chair. Inhale and lift your chest. Exhale and relax your shoulders away from your ears. If your hands do not reach the top of the chair, clasp the sides of the chair back and pull your chest forward, relaxing your shoulders and opening your upper chest. Hold for 10 to 15 breaths, feeling lightness in your heart. With an exhalation, slowly release your hands and bring them down by your sides.