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Let’s Talk Stress

A few weeks ago I asked my students, “what is the main reason you practice yoga?” Many of them responded, “to reduce stress”. This actually surprised me at the time, as I had thought that many of these upbeat, energetic yogis practiced with me for the movement component, or even for the fun, social element within many of my classes, not for the relaxation aspect of class.  This got me thinking, feeling stressed is a huge part of daily life in our society. Many of us feel overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed on a regular basis, and we aren’t really talking about it. I think there’s a lot of pressure to seem like you have it all figured out, that your...

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3 Ways to Experience The Overview Effect on Earth

The Overview Effect is a term used to describe the profound realizations and the shift in awareness reported by some astronauts when they view Earth from space. The term was coined by author Frank White in the 1970’s when he was flying across the country. As he gazed at the earth from the airplane window he thought, “Anyone living in space will always have an overview. They will see things that we know, but that we don't experience, which is that the earth is one system, we're all part of that system, and there is a certain unity and coherence to it all”.  Experiencing something so profound as gazing at your home planet from space certainly has the potential to...

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3 Tips For A More Positive Mindset

  Mindset is the most important factor in determining the success of your goals. Your mindset dictates your daily choices and behaviour, and we know consistent daily action is what gets you to where you want to be. You need to have a positive mindset to achieve your big dreams.      Be mindful of the content you consume. This includes instagram, facebook, tv, radio, conversations with others, and the list goes on. We are constantly bombarded with information throughout the day, it’s important to learn how to maneuver through all the noise.  Choose to consume content that will promote a positive mindset. Listen to podcasts that inspire you, follow people on instagram who motivate you, rather than make you...

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5 Ways to Smash Your Goals This Year

We are officially over one week into the New Year and now is a good time to reflect on our progress so far. How are your goals coming along? Have you slipped up on your resolutions yet? Maybe you feel things are going well, but could be better. If you feel you need a bit of a push or some goal reaching inspiration, this blog post is for you! 

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