Abundant WellBeing

There’s More to Yoga Than Stretches

There’s More to Yoga Than Stretches

by Nischala Joy Devi. October 9, 2014. Occasionally, I see or hear about heart patients who are following a yoga, stress management, and dietary regime but the results are not good. Their cholesterol, blood pressure, or chest pain is still above normal. Why is this not working for them? It is not just a matter of doing a yoga program or of going through the motions. The poses, breathing, and meditation are practices that draw us inward. They...

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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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