Movement, Spiritual Journey, Yoga

Working With Disgust, Aversion, And Mild OCD In Hot Yoga Class

All my life I’ve been a little OCD… A little bit of a neat freak… A little bit of a clean freak… Counting sometimes — my horse’s strides; my own strides while walking, running, hiking, biking, working out; the cars of trains… A bit of an overachiever in school. Nothing too extreme or problematic or clinically significant. Working With Disgust…

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Awareness, Meditation, Movement, Yoga

Mindful Movement: Combine Your Exercise With Meditation!

Who doesn’t love a 2 for 1? I loved working a relatively mindless job, because I could listen to podcasts and audiobooks, and learn something new while also making money. I love driving on long roadtrips (another relatively mindless activity), and listening to podcasts and aubiobooks to enhance my knowledge and expand my mind. Running, hiking, or exercising with friends…

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Awareness, Ayurveda, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Movement, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey, Travel, Yoga

Hot Yoga: A Westernized Ayurvedic Perspective

When you practice asanas (yoga postures) in India, it’s hot, and you sweat. No heated room necessary! In 2017, I stayed at an ashram in March and April outside of Bangalore in the south of India. It was an extremely hot and dry time of the year, analogous to spring, sort of… I completed an Ayurveda training program as well…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Movement, Overexercise, Psychology, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey, Weight Loss, Yoga

Exercising to Eat: My Shift Away From Overexercising

I have made the mistake, time and time again, of adding in way too much exercise way too fast. For example, I start running again after months or years off. A week later, I’m running a 10k everyday. Or, I get back on my road bike after 3 years off, and suddenly, I’m riding 50 miles a day everyday. This…

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Awareness, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Movement, Nutrition, Psychology, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Spiritual Journey, Travel, Vegan, Weight Loss, Yoga

9 Keys to Wellness

I’ve remembered the keys to feeling really truly deeply good. This is my personal recipe for success: Meditation. Every morning first thing. This is nonnegotiable. I enjoy guided meditation and have found my visualization and clairvoyance really open up since I began using Jai Release last October. The humming meditation helps clear away any energetic residue from dream time or…

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Awareness, Movement, Spiritual Journey

Rainforest download: We all come in with enough energy to sustain ourselves because we are ALL ONE

I took a walk through the jungle today in a new part of the island for me. I passed through a residential area with an abundance of fruit trees. Sprouted and fresh coconuts littered the ground. Jackfruit, limes, bananas, papaya, and citrus dangled from lush, dense tropical trees. I walked up and down hills past cozy resorts like ghost towns.…

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