A Quiet Radical: The Yogic Life of Mr. Rogers

A Quiet Radical: The Yogic Life of Mr. Rogers

Have you seen Won’t You Be My Neighbor? It’s a documentary about Mr. Rogers, the host of the PBS children’s show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. If you haven’t, add it to your to-do-asap list. It will warm your heart and open your mind (warning: take a box of tissues). This...

What Is Mindfulness?

We hear this term a lot today: mindful. What, exactly, does that mean? How do we actually become “mindful?” The official definition according to a Google search: mind·ful·nes ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs noun 1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. 2. a...

15 Surprising Facts About Yoga

1. Ancient yogis believed we are born with a limited number of breaths. 2. The first book ever was written by yogis. The Rig Veda is the first of the Vedas and contains thousands of hymns and Sanskrit mantras. It is believed to be the oldest known text in the world,...

The Top 5 Myths About Yoga (And Why They Aren’t True)

1. Yoga is a religion Yoga is not a religion. It is a way of life. Yoga gives you the tools to dig deep inside, confront your fears and challenges, and be a better person for everyone around you, including yourself. The principles of yoga (the Eight Limbed Path...

Is Self-Care Selfish?

Somehow we’ve gotten the idea that caring for ourselves is an act of selfishness. That not giving our all to our loved ones until we simply fall into bed each night, exhausted, makes us bad people. When, in fact, you are really not doing anyone any favors by not...

The Ultimate Zen Habit

Letting go is an art. If you don’t let go, whatever you are holding on to will hold you back. The argument you had with your spouse, the guilt over a deed done (or not done), a relationship that no longer serves you, a habit that hurts you, or even fear of the...

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