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Here is an article from Elite Daily that Brendon had the privilege of contributing to.  It’s a really good read and highlights some of the main benefits that a long term yoga practice will yield. Every time you roll out your yoga mat, you’re giving yourself the opportunity to learn all sorts of lessons. Sure, you thought you were going to yoga class to perfect your tree pose, but instead, …

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One of the most gratifying aspects of being a yoga teacher is to witness the capacity of yoga to effect positive change in the lives of the people who practice it. Every time I see a student grow in one way or another I grow a little bit too. Yesterday when I read this email I grew a lot!   Dear Brendon I don’t know if you remember me or …

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Foreword This Week July 12, 2018 Reviewer Jessie Horness Holds the Question-&-Answer Pose with Brendon Abram, Author of Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga The East-meets-West thing has been so mislabeled and abused over the years it ought to be retired, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an effective way to describe the bounty of knowledge Asia has bestowed upon Europe and the Americas and vice versa, in addition to the creative...

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“Peace Comes from within.   Do not seek it without.”  Buddha Want more happiness in your life? Change your filter! Sometimes it’s easy to see the joy and the beauty in our lives. Sometimes it’s a little harder. What if we could find more peace and contentment even during the ups and downs of daily life?  We can.  It’s just a matter of changing our filters. First of all we have...

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By Mithu Storoni from Uplift November 12th http://upliftconnect.com Why breathing is so important in Yoga Hatha Yoga can be seen as a complete workout for the autonomic nervous system. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are both stimulated in turn during forward and backward bends, muscle contraction stimulates sympathetic activity, as does the actual process of stretching. Suddenly, at the end of a posture, you are brought back to baseline....

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Yoga is many things.  In the West, Yoga is a best known as a physical exercise that combines movement and breathing to promote flexibility, fitness and relaxation.  It is a great way to reduce stress and promote overall general health.  Deeper inquiry reveals that Yoga is much more.  Yoga is a state of mind.  Yoga is a way of life. Yoga is a process that can lead to self realization.  …

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Adapted from “Yoga and the Quest for the True Self “ by Stephen Cope   When it comes to regulating emotion and physical feelings there is almost complete agreement that the key to success lies in learning to “ground” our awareness in the present moment.  This concept is supported in Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” and Jon-Kabat-Zin’s work on with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.   But, as those of...

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Cape Dorset Nunavut. The landscape is a metaphor for mindfulness. An infinite expanse of time and space.  Awareness and acceptance of present moment experience is a stark reality. In this inspirational setting, I recently had the privilege of working with Cape Dorset school teachers to explore the benefits of mindfulness. School boards across Canada have begun to adopt a mindful approach to education by implementing the Mind Up Curriculum. A...

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