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Yoga of the Heart®, Cardiac and Cancer Certification

Yoga of the Heart®, Cardiac and Cancer Certification

Would you like to share yoga with those at risk for, or living with, heart disease, cancer and other life-altering illnesses? Taught by renowned expert Nischala Joy Devi, this training includes theory and practice of asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, imagery and meditation as applied to disease and general health. If focuses on the proven approach of allowing the heart to expand through compassion and love for self and others. This Training...

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Nourish Your Senses: Neck & Shoulder Movements

Nourish Your Senses: Neck & Shoulder Movements

by Nischala Joy Devi. August 20, 2014. So many of us spend much of the day hunched over a computer or a tablet or a smartphone. Our neck and shoulders become tense, tight and even painful. Our senses and our wits become dull. Take time, several times a day, to step away from your work or your online play. Stretch. Breathe in deeply. Move. Of course, it’s wonderful if you have the time and space to do a few asanas, yoga poses, but you might...

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The Mind Envisions Energy; The Body Follows

The Mind Envisions Energy; The Body Follows

by Nischala Joy Devi. July 23, 2014. The yoga movements are often referred to as poses rather than stretches to emphasize that they are done very slowly and held steady. More intense stretching in an attempt to force your muscles to lengthen may actually make the tension worse as the muscles recoil. What makes yoga stretching different from most exercise is the additional benefit to the internal organs, glands, and nervous and cardiovascular...

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The Best Asana, Keep It Simple

The Best Asana, Keep It Simple

by Nischala Joy Devi. June 25, 2014. Once I was asked to give a lecture and demonstration on yoga poses at a local junior high school. I thought it would be inspiring to show them some of the more complicated poses—more complicated than I was capable of, so I asked a friend who was an adept Hatha Yogi to come with me. I spoke and he demonstrated. All went well until one of the more chipper students yelled at me, “Hey! Why are you just...

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Sleep Well with the Maya Koshas

Sleep Well with the Maya Koshas

by Nischala Joy Devi. November 14, 2013. If we investigate sleep through the subtle bodies, or Maya Koshas, we understand that there is much more to sleep then putting the head down on a soft pillow. Accessing and acknowledging these five subtle aspects takes us into the deep and restful sleep we need to achieve optimum physical, emotional, and mental health. Doing a few minutes of deep relaxation, physical poses, breathing, imagery, and...

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