Ideally, you want to deepen a bond with your practice and approach it as a lover, not a lording, obligatory activity that grants you the right to feel you deserve to live.Read More
In part two (see part one here) of this empowering chat, we discuss how yoga’s relationship to anxiety; managing exposure to technology, and anxiety reduction in your everyday life.
The hotel phone rings, a car honks on a foreign street outside, muffled voices reach your ears through a guest bedroom door—you’re awake, and you’re not at home. What happens next? How do you start the day? Do you get up and mill around? Tell yourself “well, since I’m here, I’ll do something new”?
Truth: Thinking like this can easily lead to indulging in the same old distractions, like checking emails and Facebook, taking a shower, watching bad TV, with a cup of instant coffee, or starting groggy conversations with anyone awake. Another truth: People are now dealing with an unprecedented wave of digital info and mental stress that has found its antithesis in a mass movement toward yoga and centering practices. When you travel, you often face more stress. Positive or negative, it’s still stress.
Whatever form it takes, and however much time you have, staying with your practice can make a big difference in how you experience what you traveled to do. We hope these insights help you see how so you can make the best time out of wherever you roam.
A certain level of anxiety is very good. But it becomes a problem when we go too much into emotional responses—from the physical sensations of anxiety, into the fear of fear cycle.
The way we live today, it’s become like a friend we just put up with—anxiety. We feel trapped by it, medicate it, celebrate it, watch dramas and sitcoms about it. But when was the last time we had the chance to explore it with a genuine goal of learning about it?
I recently sat down with to discuss anxiety with Anouk Prop, resident yoga instructor at Samahita and licensed psychologist. Seemed like a good idea for a blog, but her answers did more than inspire me to write. I hope they offer something special to your life, too.
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I'm thrilled to have finally released this one, which I had in my hands for about a year, pining over and wondering if it was wise to come "out of the closet" about being an astrologer. At this point, I just said "f&^%% it, I've helped so many people sharing what I've learned in this realm that I have to be brave and admit that I do it." I think that is in line with many things I am doing lately.
This particular article delves in a whimsical and story-like way into the cycle of the Moon through its astrological month. It not only illuminates the subject at hand but also hints at the energy of each sign and planetary influences, which can be useful when considering one's Sun or any other planetary position.
Have a look--you might just be glad you did!