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Mental Energy - Flow States

"Flow" is what happens neurologically when the two halves of our brain start communicating perfectly. But yogis have been doing that for thousands of years... The science of left brain/right brain meeting in flow states lines up with the ancient theory of yin/yang, sun/moon, masculine/feminine meeting create meditative states. This is how it all works.

A Simple Guide to Meditation

It's easier than you think!

A Simple Guide to Meditation

...It didn’t matter if it was 4am and I was hammered (I was 23, this was before yoga), I was going to sit for 5 minutes a night. It worked. In six weeks I was sleeping regularly. In 6 months, I never had trouble sleeping again. Intrigued by my own success, I continued, wondering where it would take me from there. Ten years later, this same sweet and simple meditation practice has profoundly affected my life. It has made me a better person, happier, more peaceful, more attentive… I could go on and on and on. The benefits are almost endless...

9 Essential Yoga Poses to Boost Energy

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(Originally written for Sonima.com)

9 Essential Yoga Poses to Boost Energy

When we talk about energy in a yogic context it’s easy to get lost in a sea of esoteric practices that promise to bring self-realization and nuanced control of our most subtle systems. As yogis, we recognize that our energy, or life force, is how we connect our physical experience to our mental and emotional experience. Having more life force, and getting that life force to flow more naturally, results in more physical energy, more mental clarity, and more emotional flexibility. Most of us spend every day wishing we had just a little more energy. Our energy level is dependent on...

Practical Magic – Energy and the Subtle Body

We can tell by the look on a person’s face what kind of emotion they are having. We can tell by a person’s habitual body language what their habitual mental state is… that guy who’s always down and slumps his shoulders…. that woman talks 63426 words a minute who always seems excited by the world around her. In my personal life and as a teacher the most powerful practices I’ve seen are the ones that happen on all of the levels. But there’s a catch. We don’t have a lot of language in our society for Prana. When we say “energy” most people think there’s real energy (volts, amps) and everything else isn’t as real. One of the key components easily goes missing. But just as the painter’s colors are as much an artistic expression as the sculptor’s statue, Prana is just as much a part of who we are as is our flesh and blood. Prana is the bridge between our physical body and our thoughts and emotions...

The Tangible Truth of Gods and Goddesses

Why there are chanting and deities in yoga.

The Tangible Truth of Gods and Goddesses

All of a sudden it was like a switch flipped. If I could let go of my brain enough it was like my body wanted to be in the shape on its own...Something clicked… you put these two things together. You take the ability to tune down the brain and feel into a certain shape and then when you’re chanting to a god or goddess you chant with that same “feeling into the chant.” All of a sudden chanting completely shifted for me. I began to feel the mantra like I could feel my physical practice. Not just saying the words or making the motions but experiencing on a deeper level...

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