practices for reducing stress

8 Practices for Finding a Sense of Ease When Overcome with Stress

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  Life can get really busy and extremely stressful and the less time we make for ourselves the busier it seems to get. As we allow everything around us to consume our attention and we take on more, we can begin to feel stressed and out of control and finding time for our own well-being gets put aside. We do …

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Finding My Center Through Pranayama

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At the beginning of August, I attended a transformative pranayama retreat, hosted by my teachers Ron Reid and Marla Joy from Downward Dog Yoga Studio and taught by their pranayama teacher, Sudhir Tiwari. It included pranayama preparation techniques, which are called kriyas, pranayama techniques, meditations and lectures by Sudhir. Sudhir’s knowledge of Ayurveda, asana histories, sutras and pranayama was obvious …


Magic of the Mayan Cenote – Zen Nomad Cenote Adventure with Rachel, Sonja den Elzen and Blaise Misiek

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Last winter I spent the time living in Tulum, Mexico.  I lived on the beach, in a tent snuggled in the mangroves next to the jungle.   I would wake up somewhere between 5 and 5:30 in the morning to sit on the beach and watch the sunrise.  Watching the sunrise, having your eyes filled with the first warm light of …