Monthly Archives: December 2012

Sealed with a Kiss

Pucker up Buttercup! Kissing is a fun and healthy way to add years to your life! People who are engaged in kissing produce endorphins that are 200 times more powerful than morphine in terms of narcotic effect! That’s why the kissing … Continue reading

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Mula Bandha!

Mad respect for mula bandha! Mula means foundation, root, or source. Bandha basically means bondage or hold. It’s the lock which unlocks. As you activate the pelvic floor muscles at the perineum, you unlock the divine energy within (or rather, … Continue reading

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Nonattachment

“It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.”                    -Bertrand Russell Nonattachment (Aparigraha) is one of the ethical constraints (yamas) from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. It means abstaining from greed and taking only … Continue reading

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Your Brain on Yoga

Yoga citta vritti nirodhah. “Yoga is the ending of disturbances of the mind.” There are about 100 billion neurons in the human brain, the same number of stars in our galaxy…maybe! As babies, we start off with about 100 billion … Continue reading

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Compassion

The Dalai Lama recounts the story of a monk who was imprisoned and tortured by the Chinese for eighteen years. He told the Dalai Lama that during his imprisonment, there were many moments when he felt he was in great danger. When … Continue reading

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Ujjayi

“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” Pretend that you’re a seashell and channel sweet Mother Ocean by constricting the back of the throat while moving the air slowly and deeply in and out of the nose. You will notice … Continue reading

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Eye Love You

Are you reading this right now? Well how about appreciating those keen, perceptive, extraordinary eyes! Eighty five percent of all the knowledge we collect in our lifetime comes from what we see! The average human eye weighs about twenty eight grams. Eyes can … Continue reading

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Happiness is the way.

No matter what you’re doing right now, SMILE! Even faking it can trick your body into believing everything is peachy while releasing endorphins and serotonin (natural pain and stress relievers). The muscles used to smile are connected to how the brain elevates the mood. … Continue reading

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