Yoga and meditation are essential in living a health and wellness lifestyle. Longevity highlights yoga poses, celebrities, trends, and fads.
A Morning Routine to Make the Most of Your Day
Waking up this morning, I smile. 24 brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment.–Thich Nhat Hanh I used to struggle a lot to wake up in the morning and do something for myself. I would feel like a complete failure every time I snoozed the 5 a.m. alarm. I would look at my phone, turn it off, and go back to sleep. It didn't matter how good the plan was on my notebook or how much advice I had taken from articles or books on "how to be an early riser;" it would not simply work out.
Shifting from Discipline to Ritual
Habits. If you’re into the world of self-improvement and personal growth, you’ve probably spent some time revising, breaking, and introducing new ones into your daily regime. Whether that activity is an exercise, doing something creative daily, or taking a quiet moment for oneself, in the beginning forming a habit can be a challenging process that requires energy and dedication.
Do Yoga for Mobility
All yoga asanas are a combination of strength, flexibility, mobility, and balance. Using our muscles to support our foundation or hold a certain pose is something we can all definitely feel while we’re practicing, but we’re rarely aware of the hard work our ligaments, tendons, and joints do in order to make everything run smoothly.
...'Gently DOWN the STREAM'
"To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palms of your hand, and eternity in an hour." ―William Blake.
Radical Honesty Challenge
Public Service Announcement. TO REALLY BE RATHER THAN TO SEEM. What are you? Really? Who are you? We get so caught up in the matrix that we treat ourselves the same way we treat others. An empty “Good morning self," or worse “It's morning self, you have to live again. No luck peacefully dying in your sleep.” You get up, go through the motions. Watch the things. Eat the things. Clean the parts. See the day. We get so complacent, we miss the small miracles, and frequently when they are noticed, they are just sifted through the programming. How you “should” feel and react when a pleasantry happens. Think about how you FEEL, how you actually feel when you watch or experience negativity.
Self-Care - Millennial Edition
Let's be real. Lately, every day feels like part II of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire." I'm serious. Take a look: Donald Trump, paris agreement/ climate change, please impeach him/ Portland stabbings, London Bridge/ We're all going to drown in sewage
Be Receptive To Change
In 2007, I started dating a man who lived in Queens, we moved in together because he insisted that he needed to walk me to and from the yoga studio where I practiced. When I lived in Manhattan, it was more inconvenient. This blessing in disguise led me to BambooMoves in Forest Hills, the yoga studio I own today. In 2008, I decided to take the 200 Hour Advanced Practitioner Training under Andrew Tanner. During my training, I volunteered and observed as many classes as I could between our locations in Englewood and Forest Hills. I loved it, every second of it, and knew that this is what I wanted to do—teach and practice yoga. I quit my marketing job and came on full time at the studio, verbally agreeing to volunteer as the main manager for four months. On my second week, "the boyfriend" came into the studio and began profusely yelling at me in front of students and a fellow teacher trainer. Andrew, the then owner, came out to have him leave and gave me an ultimatum: the studio or "the boyfriend." I chose the studio.
'Perform Your Dutiful Action without Attachment.'
This is posted in our office here at BambooMoves, Forest Hills. I love the conciseness of it and the message it conveys. And it makes perfect sense for it to be a mantra (phrase) for our staff, but really any business where excellent customer service is such a key component.
How To Open Your Third Eye
What is Your Third Eye? The third eye is considered by many to be the organ responsible for universal connection. It has a deep and significant history, making an appearance in cultures and religions throughout the world. The third eye can be seen in ancient depictions of art and architecture, most notably in the Ayurvedic philosophy where it is known as the Ajna chakra and Ancient Egyptian traditions where it is known as the Eye of Horus.
How to Activate and Align Your Chakras
Feeling like you are stuck in a rut? Need a change, a re-awakening? Tired of feeling drained and disconnected? I was too, so I decided to make a change.
How To Do Chaturanga Pose Correctly
Even if you're new to yoga, you've likely tried the Chaturanga Dandasana pose. It is a pose that can feel easy to master and work on, even when you are between classes or just working out. But, the Chaturanga pose is deceptively challenging, and there are a lot of people (a lot of people) that hold the pose incorrectly.
How to Use the Neti Pot
Important Tips On How to Use the Neti Pot People often tip their head down while doing the Neti so water will go up into the nose or down the back of the throat. Think of the Wood Labyrinth Game, you have to turn every thing just right to get the marble to go slowly in the right direction. Same with the water, keep the head more or less level to feel where your starting point it, then move the head accordingly to guide the water through to come out the other nostril. It is an odd feeling having the water come through your nostrils but the benefits are priceless.