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Deepak Chopra Yoga Journal Live New York Promotion

Special Giveaway: Study with Master Teachers

We are all drawn to the idea of change at some point in our lives.

Where does transformation happen? Should we focus on our bodies, our beliefs and conditioning or pursue spirituality?
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Excited about Deepak Chopra at Yoga Journal LIVE New York on Friday April 21 for his keynote address, You Are the Universe.

Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, is the founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing. This is an excellent chance to hear from the renowned author and illuminating speaker on ways to experience our higher consciousness, transformation, and healing.

Some of us follow our hearts and work out our own answers. It is not impossible, albeit it is often slow, and at other times, we get side-tracked, lost, or dedicate ourselves mistakenly to something that takes us backward rather than forward. Learning with a supportive community and the right mentor is important, so that they hold up an honest mirror for us and offer us feedback on the alternatives for where we are headed to - like a GPS - so that we can navigate our journey more effectively, or even choose to go the longer but more scenic route!

SPICE YOGA GIVEAWAY

First guests to register for the Refining Your Practice Mind-Body Retreat 2017 will receive a One-Day Pass to attend the Yoga Journal LIVE New York event ($295 value for FREE!)

Limited to first 2 guests only! Book early!

The right teacher can accelerate our learning and show us a clearer pathway to where we want to go.

When we can acknowledge that we don't know enough to go on our own, that's when we make room for our personal change and growth. That's when we are ready to humble ourselves before another and call them our teacher.

Take your practice and knowledge of yoga topics deeper from April 21-24 in New York. Study LIVE with master yoga teachers such as Seane Corn, Kathryn Budig, Bo Forbes, Gary Kraftsow, Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra, Rod Stryker, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee and more. 

Use the Friends of Spice code YJLIVENY to save 15% on any pass.

YJLive Spice Yoga Studio Partner Discount
Body sensing, mala, meditation

Free Course: Body Sensing

If you feel anxious and unsettled, it may be that your mind is someplace else and completely disconnected from the body. Our lives demand our thinking minds to be turned on all the time, processing information, making decisions, scheduling ahead, reading and typing on computers, navigating subways. Our minds are everywhere but here in the presence of our bodies.

Our minds are everywhere but here in the presence of our bodies.

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Meditating at sunset Marina Bay

If you have a lot of nervous energy, you probably have tried sitting meditation, focusing on the breath, and find it difficult to keep up with the exercise. As multi-taskers by default, leaping into concentration meditation on the breath is highly challenging!

FREE Body Sensing Course

3 Deepening Mindfulness Practices

1st: Deep Body Presence

2nd: Still Body Sensing

3rd: Moving Body Sensing​

Check dates for the next full course!

I have learned one thing from working on meditation with my clients. Beginner meditators should start with the body. One wonderful technique is body sensing, where you turn your mind to the sensations and messages from your body - throbbing, pulsing, dullness, tightness, tension, space, lightness, hollowness, fullness, and so on - without any judgments, making it into a deeply calming exercise.

Ling Acott Quote Beginner meditators should start with the body

Body sensing is a mindful technique which involves scanning the whole body and being attuned to whatever that may arise. You give yourself permission to note anything and everything that may come up for you, resting your awareness on the most palpable sensations, but also tuning into other subtler sensations.

4 KEY BENEFITS TO PRACTICING BODY SENSING


  • Become more attentive to subtle changes in the body and mental states, which may otherwise go unnoticed. Small discomforts may be noted and addressed with proper changes in habits, which can impact on overall health and wellbeing in the long run.
  • Experience a peaceful wholeness as you find your mind-body connection again and feel more embodied.
  • Start to welcome every sensation with calmness, cultivating your relaxation response over stress response.
  • Switch from cognitive processes to sensory processes, creating and strengthening richer neural pathways in the brain.