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Introducing Awaken, a Totally New Kind of Meditation App

BROOKLYN, NY AUGUST 10, 2017 Brooklyn, NY: Guided by a who’s who of meditation teachers on the forefront of Buddhism and social change – Greg Snyder (co-founder and head teacher of the Brooklyn Zen Center), Rev. angel Kyodo williams, and Lama Rod Owens (co-authors of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation), the book that has taken the Buddhist world and Black Lives Matter movement by storm) – Awaken Meditation has launched a

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What a Sabbatical from Yoga Taught Me

During one particular winter, I felt guided to bow out of my longtime yoga practice which had been my anchor. I let my body tell me what it needed. Here’s what I learned, and how it enriched my practice when I returned. I often tell people that I don’t know who I would be without yoga. I’ve studied yoga since the early 1990s, except for a few years when my

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A Yoga Sequence to Relieve Holiday Stress

Is holiday stress getting to you? Breathe….just breathe… It will all get done. The house will be clean once again. The presents will be wrapped, or will end up in bags, either way. I don’t even want to think about the cooking. This is often the mindset a lot of us have when December 25th is looming. How will we get it all done? How many people can I squeeze

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Shinrin Yoku: Forest Bathing, Therapy of Nature

What is Shinrin Yoku? The Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, or forest bathing, is a therapeutic use of of nature. It has been studied extensively and is taking hold here in the US where the Washington Post recently described it as “the next yoga.” Why? Because it is accessible and affordable. As an intervention or treatment of mild to moderate anxiety, it works. There are a few guiding principles that make Shinrin Yoku

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Mindfulness: A Cure for Disappointment

“Expectations are the root of all heartache.” – William Shakespeare We live in a world of failed expectations. We are told this little white lie growing up about how things should be; marriage, parenting, childbirth, aging, physical appearance. These stories shape our expectations and sadly things rarely live up. As a yoga teacher, I try to practice mindfulness and being present on a daily basis. Yet, my expectations often still get

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