• Posted on October 14th, 2012 YogaGlo No comments

    Each week we scour the interwebs to bring you amazing yoga articles, insights and stories that we hope will illuminate the power of yoga, the ways in which it can heal and soothe and the ways in which it can make us laugh, smile and learn much more about ourselves than we ever expected. This week’s links we think you’ll love are all about how practicing yoga can help reduce stress.

    • 3 Ways to Increase Your Focus During Meditation: But it’s worth it to mentally quiet down. It’s now well-documented how a practice of regularly calming our thinking is healthy — evidence abounds showing that meditation is good for emotional and physical wellbeing.
    • Scientific research shows yoga to relieve stress and depression: Practicing yoga helps release an acid called GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid), which greatly reduces stress levels and improves overall health. According to the researchers, having low levels of GABA can be linked to epilepsy, depression and anxiety.
    • New study suggests meditation could improve empathy: Meditation could help people to be more empathetic, according to a small new study from Emory University.
    • Yoga Can Reduce Stress & Inflammation: Practicing yoga has been found to reduce stress and fight inflammation. Dr. Holly Phillips reports.
    • Yoga at work relieves stress & back pain: If you’re stressed at work, a little yoga on your lunch break might just help. A new study from the United Kingdom suggests yoga done at work can reduce stress levels and lower back pain.


  • Posted on August 5th, 2012 YogaGlo 1 comment

    Each week we scour the interwebs to bring you amazing yoga articles, insights and stories that we hope will illuminate the power of yoga, the ways in which it can heal and soothe and the ways in which it can make us laugh, smile and learn much more about ourselves than we ever expected. This week’s links we think you’ll love are all about how practicing yoga can help change your perspective.

    • Coming Home: “I used to need a concrete image of home—a house or a place that was always the same. But what I’ve found in my yoga practice is a consistency within myself that grounds me, making me feel, quite simply, at home.”
    • A Simple Practice That Can Make You Happy: Want to practice meditation but can’t find the time? Start with two minutes a day. It will change your life.
    • Yoga for Fear: ”By letting go of ego, you are ultimately acknowledging that there are things in your life that you cannot control. By letting go of the need for control, we can be present. Learning to be present is what yoga is all about.”
    • 8 Tips for a Successful Home Yoga Practice: ”One of the most beautiful and liberating aspects of yoga is that you don’t need any fancy equipment or a designated building or field to practice. Yoga is accessible. The practice meets you where you are – as long as you are willing to approach it.”
    • Yoga Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Balance: “Those in the yoga groups also reported better independence and quality of life and were less afraid of falling.”


  • Posted on July 29th, 2012 YogaGlo No comments

    Each week we scour the interwebs to bring you amazing yoga articles, insights and stories that we hope will illuminate the power of yoga, the ways in which it can heal and soothe and the ways in which it can make us laugh, smile and learn much more about ourselves than we ever expected. This week’s links we think you’ll love are all about how practicing yoga can make you successful in your career, in business and at the work place.

    • 10 Things Yoga Teaches Us About Small Business Ownership: Whether it’s a handstand or that next creative idea for your business, sometimes trying too hard to make it happen is exactly what you don’t want to do. Take a step back from the situation. Stop thinking about it. You’ll find the answers you were looking for when you let go.
    • 5 Unexpected Things Yoga Will Teach You: Through yoga we discover a deep inner strength paired with the knowledge that we can accomplish anything, and that power extends to all areas of our lives.
    • How Meditation Can Give a Huge Boost to your Career: It’s interesting because people are always telling young people that the best thing you can do for your career is go network with people, promote yourself, ask for raises. But the most valuable thing that I have done in my career to date is have a meditation practice.
    • 5 Easy Ways to Start Your Meditation Practice: Making meditation a part of your daily life is super beneficial. As part of your morning ritual, it is very centering, grounding and can really set the tone for your day. Done in the evening, it’s great for clearing your head, quieting the mind, relaxation and reducing stress. Personally, I have noticed that my day runs more smoothly, with ease and flow when I spend even just a few minutes breathing with my eyes closed every morning.
    • The Secret to a Successful Yoga Practice? Practice!: The beautiful thing about a yoga practice is that its effects have the potential to permeate into all parts of your life. The deeper you practice, the greater your opportunity of becoming a successful human being.


  • Posted on July 22nd, 2012 YogaGlo No comments

    Each week we scour the interwebs to bring you amazing yoga articles, insights and stories that we hope will illuminate the power of yoga, the ways in which it can heal and soothe and the ways in which it can make us laugh, smile and learn much more about ourselves than we ever expected. This week’s links we think you’ll love are all about how yoga benefits the mind.

    • 4 Steps to Greater Mindfulness: We all live and work at a crazy pace these days and with the fast pace comes stress; however, mindfulness is a great way to practice being calm.
    • The Benefits of Meditation: Our data indicate that meditation training makes you better at focusing, in part by allowing you to better regulate how things that arise will impact you.
    • It’s Never Too Late To Exercise Your Body And Mind: Imagine a time when you have been stressed. When it’s gotten to be so much that your head starts to hurt. Well meditation is the complete opposite.
    • Love Yourself Unconditionally with Child’s Pose: Child’s Pose offers us a time and space to unite our mind, body and spirit again in connection and be one with our Self. It also gives us an avenue for total body relaxation. While in this pose truly believe in you and that you are worthy of unconditional love. Allow yourself to BE in the pose and to be WITH yourself. Make the choice to love yourself as you are right now and take the time and space to relax into that self love.
    • Stress Management Through Yoga: Yoga helps indirectly… you will be cutting down the snowball effect of physiological stress and maintain a standard of health. Either way you gain.


  • Posted on July 15th, 2012 YogaGlo No comments

    Each week we scour the interwebs to bring you amazing yoga articles, insights and stories that we hope will illuminate the power of yoga, the ways in which it can heal and soothe and the ways in which it can make us laugh, smile and learn much more about ourselves than we ever expected. This week’s links we think you’ll love are all about how yoga can change you. From the way you think, to the way you act, to the way you handle situations and find gratitude where you least expect it, if you embrace yoga with open arms it can change you for the better.

    • How Tadasana Brought Me To Life: When you wake every morning, thank your feet for supporting you. Thank your heart for working even while you’re asleep in bed. Thank your stomach for helping you to be nourished. Thank your lungs for filling you with life. Take a breath. Thank your entire body.
    • Can yoga counteract the effects of a disability?: The aging process that turns us inward, restricts our movement, can be slowed down and experienced differently through yoga’s regiment of mindful — or purposeful — stretching.
    • A Morning Meditation Can Change Your Whole Day: “It’s incredible how a quick morning meditation can shift you away from a case of the cuckoos and back to your centered self — ready to embrace the day!
    • How Doing Yoga Changes Your Child’s Brain: Kids yoga is like kale for the brain—extremely healthy. From emotional regulation to social intelligence, kids yoga classes offer plenty of opportunities to build positive synaptic connections.
    • Yoga and the Art of Transition: In life, the beauty lies in the transitions. In times of change, we must maintain our calm, remember to breathe, find a focal point, and trust. It’s in the space between the steady (the known, the familiar) where I practice yoga in my daily life.


  • Posted on July 8th, 2012 YogaGlo 1 comment

    Each week we scour the interwebs to bring you amazing yoga articles, insights and stories that we hope will illuminate the power of yoga, the ways in which it can heal and soothe and the ways in which it can make us laugh, smile and learn much more about ourselves than we ever expected. This week’s links we think you’ll love are all about the benefits of practicing yoga.

    • The Everygirl’s Intro to Yoga: “Yoga, however, gracefully intertwines all three aspects of health by incorporating your mind, body and soul.”
    • Benefits of Practicing Yoga While Pregnant: “Yoga when you are pregnant helps to strengthen the body for child bearing and aids in relieving the common discomforts the body experiences.”
    • The Importance of Setting an Intention: ” When we can prepare ourselves, set an intention for a given interaction and enter with a calm attitude, we can create the results we want. Setting an intention before anything – from taking a yoga class, going on a date or giving a presentation at work – helps to organize one’s thoughts and put the mind at ease.”
    • Yoga Pilot Program Helps Docs De-Stress: “Residency tends to be a very stressful situation both financially, personally, physically clinically and there’s really no introduction of self care and well being to our residents and I think it’s important to introduce certain techniques like yoga and meditation so we can improve both the physicians’ well being and self care and then hopefully translate into better patient care,” Graham said.”
    • Why We Need to Pay Attention to Our Breath: “We are made of space, literally. We are made of exploding star stuff. Our atoms are 99% devoid of matter; they are empty. We need the space that breathing creates. It helps us to continue creating space, to become devoid of conditioning; to continue unlearning the fear, anxiety, and stress that we have learned; the stories that we’ve held on to for dear life, even though they were no longer serving us.”


  • Posted on July 1st, 2012 YogaGlo No comments

    Each week we scour the interwebs to bring you amazing yoga articles, insights and stories that we hope will illuminate the power of yoga, the ways in which it can heal and soothe and the ways in which it can make us laugh, smile and learn much more about ourselves than we ever expected. This week’s links we think you’ll love are all about how yoga can be whatever you need it to be – a stretch, a release, therapy, a friend, empowerment, sanity.

    • Taming Tantrums with Yoga: Breathing is a perfect way to release the tension that tantrums build both in the parent and the child.
    • Using yoga as a gift of empowerment: This is about [yoga] practice makes possible. I want girls to get rid of practice makes perfect … to know instead that practice makes anything possible.
    • Headstands and Life Lessons: The headstand symbolized something: Me taking a risk, trying something new that’s outside of my comfort zone. This is when it hit me, the yoga challenge is doing a lot more than improving my physique, it’s improving my emotional state as well.
    • Interview with Kathryn Budig on Aiming True: The biggest misconception about yoga? Kathryn Budig: “That you need to be flexible, chant or live a separate life. Yoga is for everyone and can be whatever you need it to be.”
    • Yoga for Lifers: “They were freedom yogis, practicing to find liberation behind bars. Imagine how confronting and challenging — and how meaningful and transformative — it would be to show up to your  yoga mat every day if you were in jail for life.”


  • Posted on June 24th, 2012 YogaGlo No comments

    Each week we scour the interwebs to bring you amazing yoga articles, insights and stories that we hope will illuminate the power of yoga, the ways in which it can heal and soothe and the ways in which it can make us laugh, smile and learn much more about ourselves than we ever expected. This week’s links we think you’ll love are all about how yoga gives you strength. Not just physical strength, but the kind of strength that makes you a better person – inner strength.

    • Elena Brower’s Community Trust: The minute people try yoga for the first time, they’re having an experience with their own physiology that they’ve never had before. People may not be able to articulate that that’s what’s going on in their bodies when they do yoga, but they feel it. It feels good. It feels right. It feels strengthening.
    • Find Your Body, Lose Your Mind: Meditation is about turning off your mind and getting in touch with an inner self that transcends your grade point average or your income or your love life.
    • The Healing Miracle of Yoga: Yoga can heal our minds, bodies and souls. It provides a way to turn within and feel grounded, to live in the moment and feel ones breath away from the frenetic world outside. If we listen to ourselves, it helps us get in touch with what we really want, need, and hope for and then it enables us to focus on compassion towards others and gratitude for our lives.
    • The Top 5 Reasons Why Vinyasa Yoga Has Changed My Life!: There may be others in the class who are stronger, more flexible, or more experienced, but the whole point of the exercise is to accept where your body is at the moment, and let it be.
    • Why Is Savasana So Important, Anyway?: Savasana integrates all the hard work you have done during the practice, the balance, muscle conditioning, stretching, breath work. Everything settles in Savasana. I equate it with baking a cake and taking it out of the oven and letting it settle.


  • Posted on June 17th, 2012 YogaGlo No comments

    Each week we scour the interwebs to bring you amazing yoga articles, insights and stories that we hope will illuminate the power of yoga, the ways in which it can heal and soothe and the ways in which it can make us laugh, smile and learn much more about ourselves than we ever expected. This week’s links we think you’ll love are all about how yoga can help you become a better person, inside and out.

    • 5 Ways Yoga Helps Addiction Recovery: That, for many people, yoga is an effective way to manage mental health issues like anxiety and depression is no secret; however, according to Jennifer Garam’s Sun Salutations in Sobriety, people also use yoga to break through the “spiritual wall” many recovering addicts hit and continue on their sobriety path.
    • 5 Ways Yoga Helps You Become A Better Person: In yoga, there is no wrong way to do it as long as you try. The same goes for life. Just showing up and being present is 95% of the effort. Being present in the moment will help you feel more peaceful.
    • Seattle nonprofit puts yoga to work behind bars: What yoga has taught Seattle inmates: It’s all about balance. Not just balance when you’re standing on your mat, but balance within, and a way to look at the world, to find peace in any situation.
    • How Yoga Can Improve Your Balance: Physical, Energetic & Mental: When we practice yoga, we’re not only working on our physical body. We’re also working on our energy and our mind. As we grow in our yoga practice, we can see the results of all this work in our life: we feel more comfortable in our bodies, we have more energy, our emotions become more stable and our minds more focused.
    • Discovering The Essence of Yoga: Yoga is not a competitive sport.  It’s not a team sport.  It’s not a spectator sport. Yoga is you and the mat experiencing what your body can do with the help of a teacher, that’s it, and the benefits to your spine and your overall health are huge.


  • Posted on June 10th, 2012 YogaGlo No comments

    Each week we scour the interwebs to bring you amazing yoga articles, insights and stories that we hope will illuminate the power of yoga, the ways in which it can heal and soothe and the ways in which it can make us laugh, smile and learn much more about ourselves than we ever expected. This week’s links we think you’ll love are all about yoga tips – not just tips on specific poses, but tips on taking care of your yoga mat or tips on breathing so you can have a better surf session or travel stress free.

    • 6 Tips For Proper Care And Keeping Of Your Yoga Mat: Like a good friend, your yoga mat needs some nurturing every now and again–and if you don’t give it a little TLC, it won’t always be there for you to walk, sweat, and stretch all over. But don’t worry, because taking care of your yoga mat/buddy isn’t difficult. It doesn’t require long talks or motivational speech. In fact, keeping your mat in top shape is as simple as changing a few habits, and developing one or two tiny new on
    • 4 Tips for a Safe and Powerful Chaturanga: Even if you already possess a serious amount of core and upper-body strength, sometimes one quick shift or adjustment can help you reach the full potential of this energizing pose.
    • 3 Tips for Yogic Calm During Air Travel: “As an avid traveler who is prone to flight anxiety, I began to wonder if I could take my yoga mindset on the road to experience that same calm and tranquility even while hovering thousands of feet in the air in a metal tube.”
    • Breathe better to surf bigger: Add these breathing exercises to your regular surf fitness practice for best results. I find they are great to complete at the end of your surf fitness session to help wind down, relax, and centre yourself. Believe me they also help prepare you for uncomfortably large waves.
    • 5 Ways to Build a Yoga Practice with Purpose: In sailing there is a moment when the boat is in the right relation to the wind and the sails billow out. I can get that feeling when I am doing yoga; I stretch into a pose and my breath is that wind. That’s why I want yoga to be part of my life.