Christine’s Mindful Eating Challenge

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As an editor at My Yoga Online, I spend a lot of time reading articles about mindfulness and meditation. They seem to be hot topics right now and every day, as I walk home from work, I think about committing to incorporating these practices into my own life… I do a lot of thinking. Last […]

Why Fear of Discomfort Might Be Ruining Your Life

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Think about the major problems in your life — from anxiety to lack of regular exercise to a bad diet to procrastination and more. Pretty much every one of these problems is caused by a fear of discomfort. Discomfort isn’t intense pain, but just the feeling you get when you’re out of your comfort zone. Eating […]

The Gift: Living a Life of Purpose and Meaning

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Psychotherapist and yoga teacher Stephen Cope’s new book The Great Work of Your Life challenges us to find our true purpose in life, which he believes all of us can achieve. Here, he gives a taste of the struggle and payoff that comes with seeking to find and cultivate our unique gift. Here is a […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: The No Junk Food Challenge

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Anyone else have a enormous sweet tooth? I sure do! It has been especially active since Halloween when there are goodies and treats everywhere, not to mention I’ve been baking a ton for various occasions. So I decided I need to give myself a challenge! I found this on Pinterest (of course) and though it […]

The Must Have To-Do List

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Another September, another year of sending off our children to school, whether it is kindergarten or college. For me this is my 17th year, as I “send off” Colin to his 4th year of college. With the annual send off there is always a list involved — school supply list, book lists, clothing list, dorm […]

Be Inspired

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You are overcome with laziness and procrastination, feeling unmotivated, stuck, can’t get started. You are not alone. This is a commonality in the human condition, and the solution is elusive, never standing still and not wanting to be easily caught. You are not alone, but in this union with your brothers and sisters, there is […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 15 – 45-Minute Fun Flow

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Today, heat up the room you practice in for a challenging 45 minute yoga flow in our 21 Day Yoga Challenge that will energize you and excite you. Even when the room heats up, you are sweating like no other, and you want to quit… take a breath! Don’t quit – remember yoga is supposed […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 5 – 30-Minute Peak Pose Sequence Hanumanasana

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Today is day 5 of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge from Yoga Journal. We bring you another 30 minute practice and today is a bit of a challenge! Select a time when you feel you are at your best – it could be in the morning, afternoon, or night, whenever you have the time and […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 1 – 45 Minute Fun Flow Sequence

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Yesterday we introduced you to our new 21 day series: Get Back On The Mat: 21 Day Yoga Challenge. Just like Lauren on our team, you may be interested in yoga but have every excuse in the book not to try it. They say doing something for 21 days straight makes it a habit, so […]

Get Back On The Mat: 21 Day Yoga Challenge

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Here’s a koan for you: What is yoga without practice? The world seems to be filled with yogis who’ve let their practices slide, with rolled-up mats and meditation cushions collecting dust in closet corners. Or maybe it’s just me. I think of myself as a yogi, but my bolsters, blocks, and wedges beg to differ. […]