Desperately racing to a yoga class so you can calm down? How to give yourself a reality check here.
The other day I was headed to a yoga class. I noticed that my watch and the clock in my car were 10 minutes apart, which meant that if my watch was right I might be late, which meant I might not find a place to park, lay my mat in my favorite spot by the door, or even get in class. So what did I do? What any good American chasing the American dream going to a yoga class would do, I sped up! Just a tad, though, because I actually took care to think through the idea of how ironic (or ridiculous) it would be to get a speeding ticket on the way to yoga class.
It wasn't drugs. It wasn't therapy. It was so much better than that.
There was a point in my marriage when things got weird. As a full-time freelancer, I often get lonely working from home. it wasn't really fair to rely on my husband as my sole social outlet when he came home from work. We were having fertility problems and real estate issues to boot. We were fighting constantly. Things felt hopeless. Then something changed: I discovered the solution (by accident, to boot.)
Your prescription for a broken heart: Take two of these suggestions & call a friend in the morning.
Love hurts. Let's admit it. Even in the very best of relationships, things are said and done that hurt feelings, bruise egos or leave you feeling a little injured. Wearing your heart on your sleeve comes with the risk of exposure - to both joy and sorrow.
There are various stages of a broken heart. There's a mild broken heart, which tends to fix itself on its own, and goes away in a short amount of time. It usually doesn't require too much attention because the wound will quickly heal.
What does yoga have to do with divorce? More than just poses, yoga's teachings transcend the mat.
About 10 years ago a friend invited me to a yoga class. Just divorced, I was feeling open to new things. Yoga was really not something I'd considered before, but I didn't evaluate it, overthink it or analyze it to death. I just went. It was my first lesson. Here's what I learned about divorce from yoga.
Practice mindfulness for 5 minutes a day to reduce stress and enhance your well-being.
How would you like to reduce stress and emotional reactivity, and increase focus and well-being? You can improve your health while you're at it. What if I told you that cultivating mindfulness can bring these rewards? There are even more benefits. Research suggests memory gains and relationship satisfaction are also associated with mindfulness practices.
Enhance your life by using your little-known ability each day
It’s true: a real sixth sense exists. But it might not help you guess lottery ticket numbers, or talk to dead people.
As a matter of fact, you use your real sixth sense every day of your life. It is known, generally, as interoception and it is defined as the ability to know what is happening inside your body.
This is pretty useful for say, physical relationship activities, hunger, and very importantly, conscious breathing such as in yoga, pranayama, and various other forms of meditation.
c. 2012 Susun S Weed (Expert)
Author: Down There: Sexual & Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way
Orgasms are mind-altering events. And to find them, enhance them, and increase them, we need to find a few ways to alter our minds. Easy ways to alter our minds and change our moods, include alcohol, certain herbs, such as marijuana and motherwort, laughter, meditation, and relaxation exercises.
Learn about the psychological, physical, and emotional healing properties of Kundalini Yoga.
Dr. Gayle (affectionately known as Kayla Gayle), a colleague of mine, amazes me with her inner peace and strength. At lunch with her this past week I discussed the passion that she has for Kundalini Yoga, and her recent decision to become an instructor of Kundalini. Her website, Abundance-Yoga.com, describes the practice as, “Yoga is not about twisting yourself into a pretzel or standing on your head, but about nurturing your spirit, and freeing your heart…when Kundalini awakens, your entire life will awaken with abundance, energy, creativity and more.”