I read some great blog posts this week.  Here’s a taste to help you calm your mind, toss away labels, soak up your practice, get your outdoor yoga on, and sleep better . . .

How to Train Your Puppy Mind
by Gorgeously Green

Meditation is literally the game-changer for me – it transforms my day completely, IF and WHEN I do it!! Why is it so hard to commit to sitting down for a few minutes everyday in an attempt to quieten one’s mind? Probably because quietening anyone’s mind down is a hard thing for even the most seasoned yogi to do. Read full article ->

Hello, My Name is . . .
by Chris Guillebeau

I’m not a minimalist. I think it’s good to be intentional about what you own and how you take up space in the world, but I have no desire to move to a 300 square foot apartment and religiously track the number of socks that I own. Read full article ->

Most Important Pose of the Lot
by Gorgeously Green

Like our Yoga Expert, Natasha Rizopoulos, a vigorous/manic yoga practice is much more to my liking than a slooooooow stretchy kind of thing. I like to move on my mat, to feel I’m seriously accomplishing something. When I used to teach large yoga classes, I would so identify with women who looked although they were going to crawl out of their skin when I put them in Savasana (corpse pose) at the end of class. Now that I’m insanely busy, I’m realizing that this seemingly boring pose is arguably the most important pose of the lot. Read full article ->

How to Take an Outdoor Yoga Class
by Well & Good NYC

Outdoor yoga requires some mat-iquette. With outdoor yoga classes about to overtake the city’s parks and piers, and yoga studio roof decks opening, we thought it timely to go over a few practical mat-on-the-ground rules, so you can get the most out of your plein air practice. Read full article ->

Natural Remedies That May Help You Sleep
by Health.com

If sleep has plunged to the bottom of your to-do list, you’re not alone. Although the National Sleep Foundation recommends getting seven to nine hours of sleep a night, the average American logs only six hours and 40 minutes. What gives? Read full article ->

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