The Oldest Living Yoga Teacher Inspires ☼

Every time I read this article and look at her I feel so inspired!

http://www.positivelypositive.com/2012/05/15/an-afternoon-in-the-park-with-the-worlds-oldest-living-yoga-teacher/

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6 Tastes in Ayurveda – with Article from Banyan Botanicals

A great reminder from my Ayurvedic Training this past weekend: based on Ayurveda, to regulate and maintain a good digestive fire (agni) and an efficient metabolism, one should always include all 6 tastes (sweet, sour, salty, astringent, pungent, bitter) in each and every meal. – Douchka

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http://www.banyanbotanicals.com/nl/904.html

 

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The Magic of Music Comes in the Most Unexpected Way

Music can touch our souls in so many ways.

The Power of Music

http://spiritbath.com/2014/04/08/a-homeless-man-walked-onto-the-set-of-a-music-video-and-the-most-amazing-thing-happened/

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Oprah & Thich Nhat Hanh on Compassionate Listening

Oprah and Thich Nhat Hanh talk about compassionate listening in this video interview. Deep listening helps relieve the suffering of the other person and helps us understand their bitterness and pain.

 

Thich Nhat Hanh on Compassionate Listening

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You Can’t Get There From Here… Can You?

Not me, and likely never will be
Not me, and likely never will be

I have always had this persistent belief that One Day I would grow and mature and become That Lady… the one who arises before the sun, does her dinacharya, runs on the beach with her dog, meditates regularly, never misses a workout, eats organic everything and doesn’t miss meat.

The one who looks fantastic in everything because she is The Picture of Health.

On the day after April Fool’s, I am looking myself in a truth-telling mirror and admitting that is probably never going to happen.

I’m 38, consume too much fast food and waaaay too much coffee, and almost never exercise because “I’m too busy” with my many commitments. I keep crazy hours and “manage” my stress with things like beer and chocolate, which I’ve heard (like my beloved coffee) aren’t actually food groups. I am 15 pounds away from any willingness to be seen in a 2-piece swimsuit, unless it was a stunt for charity. Honestly, health-wise…I’m kind of a mess!

So I will be a regular contributor to Yana, as I chronicle my struggles to improve my health — physical, mental and spiritual. The key seems to be making tiny changes slowly rather than trying to revolutionize one’s entire lifestyle in a fit of supernatural motivation.

It should be a hilarious journey, as I take halting baby steps… Won’t you join me?

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