All Mindful Practices

Letting Go of Anxiety, Switching Off Autopilot...

For most of us, a time comes when we question our life - Is this all there is?  Many of us feel overwhelmed by our responsibilities and commitments.  We end up cruising through life on autopilot missing the small things that often end up being the most important.

But there are people who've applied a practice of mindfulness to help them quiet their internal dialogue, feel more peaceful and live life more fully.  They've used techniques like deep breathing, meditation or yoga to help them shift their perspective or change the lens through which they look at life.  To discover a sense of self deeper than passing circumstances and emotions.

Mindful practices you may want to try...

 

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Signature Daily Mindful Practice - combines simple stretching, yoga, breathing exercises and meditation as a means of connecting breath, movement and consciousness. This connection enables a relaxation of the body and calming of the mind. (Watch Video)

 

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Journal - provides clarity and perspective.

 

 

Gratitude Journal - increases happiness and focuses on the positive.

Yoga Practices

 

Backbend Series Yoga Practice - The following poses help improve spinal flexibility, immune function and circulation. (Watch New Video)

Triangle Series Yoga Practice - The following poses help to stretch and strengthen all parts of the leg, relieve stress, stimulate digestion, and improve balance.  (Watch New Video)

 

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Strengthening & Detoxifying Practice - This sequence helps strengthen and detoxify the body through a series of twists.  (Watch Video)

 

 

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Rise and Shine Practice - The following sequence is a quick morning practice that helps to awaken the body. (Watch Video)

 

 

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Chakra Yoga Practice - The following sequence combines yoga poses and affirmations to help balance the chakra system. (Watch Video)

 

 

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Hip Opener Yoga Practice - The following series helps open the hips, releases stress and negative emotions. (Watch Video)

 

 

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Balance Series Yoga Practice - The following poses help improve physical stability, mental and emotional equilibrium. (Watch Video)

 

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Centering Practice - This practice helps calm and center you and is especially helpful after a more rigorous yoga sequence.  

 

 

 

upward facing dogSun Salutation Practice - This series of poses warms, strengthens and aligns the entire body. 

 

 

 

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Sciatica Soothers Practice - This following poses help soothe back or leg pain.

 

 

Breathing Practices

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Relaxing Breath Practice - A natural tranquilizer for the nervous system, use it whenever anything upsetting happens - before you react. Use it whenever you are aware of internal tension. Use it to help you fall asleep. (Watch Video)

 

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Abdominal Breathing Practice - delivers more oxygen to the body and is an excellent tool to stimulate a relaxation response resulting in less tension and a sense of overall well-being.  (Watch Video)

 

 

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Alternate Nostril Breathing Practice - helps increase energy, sharpen thinking, reduce stress, enhance relaxation, improve balance and sleep quality. (Watch New Video)

 

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Bellows Breath Practice - increases energy and alertness.  It can be used anytime you are feeling tired or sluggish to help raise vital energy and increase alertness.  (Watch Video)


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Full Yogic Breath Practice - helps focus your attention on the present moment, calms and grounds the mind. (Watch New Video)

 

 

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Ocean Breath Practice (Ujjayi Pranayama) - brings power and focus to your yoga practice, strengthen the nervous system and digestive system, builds energy. (Watch Video)

 

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Lion's Breath Practice - relieves tension in the face by stretching the jaw and tongue.  (Watch New Video)

 

Meditation Practices

Body Scan Meditation Practice - learn to identify what you are feeling and where you're feeling it, and learn to release the stress in your body and mind. (Watch New Video)

 

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Breath Counting Meditation - clear your head and reduce stress and tension. (Watch Video)


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Mindful Meditation Practice - focus on the present moment; deepen your awareness of your thoughts and emotions without judging yourself. (Watch Video)

 

RocksinsandSo-Hum Mantra Meditation Practice - quiet your mind and relax your body.  This meditation will help take your awareness from a state of constriction to a state of expanded consciousness. (Watch Video)

 

 

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Loving Kindness Meditation Practice - stay positive towards yourself and others.  This meditation will help to keep you calm in difficult situations and help to dissolve anger and bitterness from the past. (Watch New Video)