8 Activities to Reset Your Mind (That Don’t Involve Meditation)

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Are you yearning to reap the benefits of a meditation practice, but intimidated by the act of sitting still? Meditation is a simple, effortless process for some—but it can feel like an overwhelming chore for others.

The good news is that there are many ways you can cultivate a state of peaceful awareness that don’t involve seated meditation. Try one of these alternative activities to practice mindfulness—and enjoy the focus, clarity, and peace that follows.

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6 Reasons to Practice Prenatal Yoga

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Pregnancy is a time of embracing transitions: a changing body, shifting priorities, and a different family dynamic. Most women choose to make their physical health a priority during pregnancy, recognizing the importance of a healthy diet and getting enough sleep. But what about mental, energetic, and spiritual health?

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Teri Arenz lives in Encinitas, Ca. She is double certified as a yoga instructor in Interdisciplinary Yoga and Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and has been teaching for 6 years. She is also a massage therapist licensed as a  Holistic Health Practioner (H.H.P.). Her hobbies include: belly dancing, reading, and stand up paddle boarding, and teaching yoga on standup paddle boards.

You can find her at the Chopra Center on Saturdays 7:30am All Levels and 9:00am Level II.

Nicola began working with the Chopra Center in 2011, and is a Certified Vedic Educator, having completed all of the Chopra Center trainings – Primordial Sound Meditation, Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle, and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. When she is not guiding yoga or meditation, you’ll often find her supporting the community at Chopra live events or enjoying the sunshine at the beach with her two favorite pups.

Lynette has been practicing yoga for 20 years and meditating since 2009.  Certified at the world renowned Chopra Center in the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, Primordial Sound Meditation and Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Lynette is passionate about sharing the ancient teachings of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda to others with the hope of bringing some peace and joy into their lives.

Greetings! I am Linda Cera, certified in the Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and Primordial Sound Meditation by the Chopra Center, and I enjoy expanding my meditation and yoga practice with various workshops and trainings. It is my privilege to teach chair yoga, lead meditation, and teach Introduction to Meditation at the Chopra Center.

David Chergosky is a Chopra certified Vedic Educator having completed trainings in Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle Education and Primordial Sound Meditation with the Chopra Center. A student of the wisdom tradition of Vedanta, he has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and studying under Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon since 2007.

Tim Herr’s yoga practice is rooted in present moment awareness, and he teaches a flow for students of all levels and ages. Seasoned in diverse disciplines, Tim is a certified instructor of Synergy Yoga and Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. He has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1975.  Tim loves to laugh and balances his teaching time with tending to the floral arrangements at the Center and is active in the vibrant local arts and spiritual communities. Tim specialized in commercial art and design in New York City before coming to California.  Tim’s classes have been

Treloar is a Vedic Educator, certified by the Chopra Center in Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, Primordial Sound Meditation and Perfect Health Ayurveda Lifestyle. Treloar also serves in Operations at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing and regularly teaches yoga, leads meditation and gives Ayurvedic Follow-ups at the Center. She also participates in the education of new teachers working for the Chopra Certifications team and regularly assists and teaches at Chopra events.


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