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Yogamint articles relating to The Mind

  • 17-Oct-2010

    Draw It, Heal It

    Art and Wholeness

    The word “health” originates from Old English and Germanic origin, meaning “wholeness, being whole, sound or well.” Art therapy and wholeness go hand in hand...

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  • 05-Sep-2010

    Living On Air

    The Lightness of Being

    Not long ago, I came across a story about an 85-year old man in India who had not taken food or water for 70 years. He tells of meeting a holy man who put him into a state of bliss...

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  • 29-Aug-2010

    Find Your Stride

    Travel, Yoga and Balance

    Thoughts cannot be pushed, they must be allowed to flow. A life change cannot be made, it must be cultivated. In the same way, finding balance in your life...

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  • 01-Aug-2010

    Moment to Moment

    One Task at a Time

    Focusing all of your energy on a single task is no small feat, especially in a culture of mobile technology and around-the-clock schedules.

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  • 11-Jul-2010

    Tap On It

    Emotional Freedom Technique

    The first time I tried EFT, I felt like I had been run over by a Mack truck. The experience was excruciating. Tears poured from my eyes and my chest convulsed with sobs.

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  • 20-Jun-2010

    Perceiving Potential

    An Intention Statement Lights the Way

    When you set out to formalize your hopes and aspirations for the future, the biggest challenge is distinguishing the difference between an intention and an expectation.

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  • 06-Jun-2010

    Accept Your Imperfections

    In the Face of Distraction

    Practicing yoga alone in the privacy of one’s one sacred space can be a wondrous experience. Private practice without an instructor’s guidance represents the true spirit of oneness...

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  • 16-May-2010

    Breathe the Sunshine

    Balance Prana and Apana

    As we slip into summer—with its longer and lighter days—you will need more stamina to keep up all day long. There are ways to increase your energy to keep up. . .

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  • 09-May-2010

    Between Work and Play

    Find Balance in Asana

    You know that there is a delicate balance between challenging yourself and taking it easy. Spending too many hours working at the office can cause stress and fatigue...

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  • 25-Apr-2010

    Dying to Life

    Inspect Before You React

    Wise sages have said that to be truly free, you have to be “dead to this life.” How does that work? How can you die while still alive?

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  • 11-Apr-2010

    You Snooze, You Win

    Ayurvedic Sleep Tips

    With so many technological distractions and a culture of over-stimulation, sometimes our nervous systems just can't calm down.

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  • 07-Mar-2010

    Let It Go

    Clarify for Contentment

    Sit down in a quiet place and tune into yourself, specifically bringing your attention to the stress in your life. Notice how it makes you feel and ask yourself. . .

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  • 21-Feb-2010

    The Great Beyond

    A Yogi's Perspective on Death

    It is said that in order to live fully, you must know how to die. Your entire life is a living preparation for death.

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  • 29-Nov-2009

    Listen Up

    Your Inner Child is Speaking

    Energies can get stuck. Our emotions can get out of balance. What do we do then? Maybe there is a little voice inside us that is asking for more, asking if it's okay to do something else...

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  • 22-Nov-2009

    Heart Breath

    Let Your Life Soar

    Want to lighten up, heal your heart, enjoy the people around you and have things work out well—even magically? Just try this amazing experiment.

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  • 31-Oct-2009

    Excuses Excuses

    Defining Your Blocks

    Believe it or not, people have been having trouble doing yoga for hundreds of years. There are many conceivable reasons to slow down, but when yoga is adopted as a practice...

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  • 11-Oct-2009

    A Healing Adventure Part 1

    Your Long, Deep Breath

    Such a simple thing! Our breath may seem too mundane, too “normal” to assign any real importance to it. After all, it’s just there. But thank God it is.

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  • 27-Sep-2009

    Get the Giggles

    Intro to Laughter Yoga

    My little niece says it best: “Laughter makes you happy.” It’s that simple. But on a deeper level, it is true that when you exude joyfulness, you serve those around you by uplifting.

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  • 07-Sep-2009

    Scarcity or Abundance

    The Choice is Yours

    With so much to do and so little time, why are you taking time to read this? What’s motivating you? These days the sheer volume of choices can be overwhelming...

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  • 16-Aug-2009

    Best Intentions

    The Power of Neutral Thinking

    When does your yoga practice begin? With the first posture? The first conscious breath?

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