Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Posted on June 17th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Fatherhood, Low-Back Pain, and Immortality

by Micah Mortali Before my wife and I had our first child, I had been a Kripalu Yoga teacher for about six years, and had been practicing yoga for a decade. I was passionate about my practice, and often woke before the sun and started my days diving deep within—with breath retentions and bandhas, followed […]

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Posted on June 15th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

The Pursuit of Happiness: Mindfulness and Positive Psychology for Lawyers

by Bruce Sherman Virtually every aspect of the practice of law, ranging from the personal well-being of lawyers to law school education to specific practice areas, can benefit from the practice of mindfulness and Positive Psychology. Lawyers are professional pessimists. They regulate their emotions in order to be effective. Too often, lawyers are in the […]

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Posted on June 10th, 2015 by in Conscious Living

One with Nature: Nurturing Our Relationship with Plants

by Pam Montgomery Is it possible that we evolved from plants? Could we have cognitive functioning because of plants? Do we need a loving relationship with nature in order to thrive? Is it part of our birthright to communicate with plants? The answer to all these questions is yes. Plants provide us with all our […]

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Posted on June 3rd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Yoga and Groundation: Rituals for Reconnecting to Our Purpose

by Sienna Creasy Before reggae, ska, and rocksteady, there was Nyabinghi chant. The Jamaican Rastafarian culture of Jamaica combined these chants with ritual drumming to create a celebration known as groundation. Groundation expresses the connection of a culture to its roots and the connection of an individual to his or her tribe. It is a […]

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Posted on May 20th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise

Taking the Long Way: Missteps That Lead Us Forward

by Lara Tupper It’s a common conundrum, feeling stuck on a trajectory that doesn’t feel right. I know, because I spent a sizable percentage of my 30s waiting for trains in New York City’s Penn Station. In that oddly scented dungeon, I came to appreciate the lilting female voice of the New Jersey Transit announcer, […]

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Posted on May 6th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Finding It, Losing It: Peaks and Valleys on the Path of Yoga

by Danna Faulds Recently, I had one of those blissful yoga practices in which I found the sweet spot between effort and ease. My breath flowed evenly as I moved from pose to pose, and a current of energy seemed to carry me from start to finish. I felt so alive at the end, buoyant, […]

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Posted on May 4th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

The Benefits of Qigong for Body, Mind, and Soul

We live in a culture that associates aging with decline, infirmity, isolation, and depression. But, in the qigong tradition, there’s a saying, “The older, the stronger, the wiser, and the happier.” What a reversal of our Western way of viewing the aging process. Rooted in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is an ancient […]

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Posted on April 29th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise, Yoga

When to Trust the Still, Small Voice of Intuition

By Janet Arnold-Grych There are times when we simply “know,” when our insights feel bigger than us and point us in a particular direction. We might label it intuition or a direct line to the higher self. Keyed in to this frequency, we boldly embark on the new career, launch into the relationship, or paint […]

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