7 Energizing Chair Yoga Poses to Beat the Mid-day Slump

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It’s 3:30 in the afternoon, you’ve had a busy day, and your energy reserves are running low. The mid-afternoon slump ambushes you and suddenly you’re in a battle with your eyelids to stay awake. Does this sound familiar? If so, what can you do to recharge your batteries to make it through the remainder of the day?

Chair yoga to the rescue!

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How to Just Be You During Yoga Practice

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Everywhere you look, people are trying to get validation as to whether or not they fit in. By comparing yourself to others, you are using contrastive analysis as a gauge for measuring your own self-worth. This happens in every area of life:

  • Family
  • Friendships
  • Intimate relationships
  • Workplaces
  • Society

So, it comes as no surprise that your yoga practice is no exception.

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Seduction of Spirit: July 2017

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Date:Jul 02-08, 2017

Enjoy The Natural Beauty of Banff National Park as You Discover How to Bring Into Focus Who You Really Are

What if you could know with certainty what your highest calling is in every moment... just by listening to a different voice – the voice of your soul, not the voice of your limited mind.

Would you listen?

Most people will not. That’s because listening to the voice of your soul requires a journey of self-discovery and expression – a journey that most of us will never choose to take.

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.


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