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Many of us chronic illness warriors can’t imagine our wellness routines without yoga. (And not just because the final pose is often savasana, aka a pose where you lie on the floor and there’s absolutely no shame if you happen to take a quick nap). For as popular as yoga is, people gravitate to it for all different reasons. Some see it as a form of exercise and way to strengthen their body, while others hit the mat for the dual mind-body bennies. An ancient practice rooted in India, yoga has lots of modern-day offshoots, from power to Bikram to—we're 100% not making this up—goat, naked, and laughing yoga. These practices typically include some combo of physical postures (aka asanas), breathing exercises, and meditation. Thanks to the many different approaches, it’s super easy to find a type of yoga that fits your style and needs. Whether you want to sweat it out in a heated room for 90 minutes, connect with your spiritual side and find relaxation, or just focus on the moves (and awesome music, if you're lucky), yoga’s worth a try.

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Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice

NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER "This book will shine new light on your journey, ignite your practice with new power, inspire new possibilities for growth, and infuse your life with the grace and confidence you seek." —Baron Baptiste A little over a decade ago, Baron Baptiste published his seminal book, Journey into Power. The first of its kind, it introduced the world to Baptiste Yoga, his signature method that marries a lifetime of studying with some of the world’s most renowned yoga masters with his uniquely powerful approach to inner and outer transformation. Since then, yoga has steadily moved into the mainstream in our culture, and Baron’s unique contribution has played a key role. As millions of participants incorporate yoga into their daily lives, Baron’s teachings have evolved to bring them even deeper into their own transformative possibilities.Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice takes readers beyond the foundations of the practice by speaking to everything that happens in their bodies and minds after they get into a yoga pose. That is where the true transformation occurs, and where much rich spiritual and emotional growth is available. Readers will learn how to move through their lives with grace and flow, begin again when a situation becomes difficult, "be a yes" for their innermost desires, give up what they must, follow their intuition, and find their truth north. With his signature blend of boldness, insightfulness, humor, and warmth, Baron offers what is destined to be an instant classic in the yoga and meditation world. With Perfectly Imperfect, he proves once again to be a true yoga master for the modern world.

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Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit: How Yoga Changes the Brain and Can Transform Your Life with Eddie Stern

Yoga, in its original form, was created as a science for liberation. In modern times, it is used by many for improving physical and mental health, helping us become more productive at work, more caring in relationships, and more responsible contributors to society and inhabitants of this planet. If yoga does accomplish all that—and many practitioners have experienced this to be true in their own lives—how exactly does yoga do it? How does yoga work? On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Eddie Stern, a yoga teacher, author, and lecturer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is known for his multidisciplinary approach to furthering education and access to yoga, as well as his teaching expertise in Ashtanga Yoga. He most recently created The Breathing App, which guides the user in a paced breathing exercise that balances the nervous system, improves sleep, and reduces stress and anxiety. His book, One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life was just released. In this episode, Dhru and Eddie talk about what makes yoga such an effective practice from a neurophysiological perspective, and how transcendence is wired into our biology. They talk about the mechanics beneath the surface of our bodies and how we can consciously use yogic practices to direct and change our lives in positive ways. They also discuss how what we do—from postures to meditation, from breathing techniques to chanting and to ethical practices—affects who we become, and how a steady routine of activities and attitudes can transform our bodies, our brain functions, our emotions, and our experience of life. In this episode, we dive into: -Why Eddie left his job and went to India to study yoga (3:31) -How Eddie met his yoga teacher and the lessons he learned (11:23) -Scientific studies to support the benefits of yoga (17:17) -What yoga is doing on a neurophysiological level (22:35) -The Polyvagal Theory and how the vagus nerve affects our brain chemistry (23:28) -Neural exercises and how they promote self-regulation, resilience, and social connectedness (29:54) -The purpose of yoga (44:56) -The connection between consciousness and our biology (62:51) -The Yoga and Science Conference (79:28) -The Breathing App and resonance breathing (86:34) -Learn more about Eddie and his work (96:12)


The Life Stylist: Kundalini Rising: Luke Live At Rama Venice

You deserve unconditional love – and you deserve to love unconditionally. As human beings, we crave this from the moment we’re born, but our minds and our domestic conditioning tend to hold us back. The good news? We’re also born with everything we need to achieve it. So, today, I invite you to join me in a powerfully transformative workshop, recorded live from the RA MA Institute in Venice, on how to use the power of mantra, meditation, pranayam (breath), Kundalini yoga, and intention to catalyze your personal growth and expansion. In practicing these ancient techniques, you will learn how to create and widen the critical gap of separation between the egoic instincts and the calculating, negatively biased mind; you will learn how to access your true soul identity hidden behind the false self and how to live a life motivated by the power of unconditional love. So, are you ready to break free of the judgemental mind to find your soul power? Topics Discussed In This Episode: Identifying the thoughts and behaviors that block us from the life we crave and deserve Using intention to overcome the resentment, fear, or shame that’s blocking you from experiencing love The quantum physics of perception, reality, and spirituality Stillness: the rare but valuable experience of sitting with presence The erroneous belief that our body = our self You don’t need to take your animal self so seriously – and you also don’t need to fight with it Suffering in the self-created delusion that life is out to get you How far we can go in one human lifetime, with the right tools Trying to change our experience using the wrong power source The many, many different paths to spiritual growth The freeing experience that there’s something greater It’s brave to access emotion There’s transformation in applying universal truths

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