3 Realistic Reasons Why Fitness Studios Need Meditation Classes

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Remember when Forrest Gump was the first jogger and The Anchorman’s’ Ron Burgundy took up ‘yogging’? There was a time when everyone would ask, “Where’s the fire?” at the sight of someone running by. Decades later, it is a perfectly acceptable way to exercise. These days, meditation is listed as part of the wellness bandwagon taking over our inbox, but it won’t be truly accepted as mainstream until every yoga studio and gym put a meditation class on their schedules. Here are three realistic reasons to consider a regular class at the same place we exercise our bodies.

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Know thyself - Before it's too Late

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Socrates famous words are inscribed on the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, a place where the ancient Greeks would gather for advice from an Oracle. The priests would then translate the Oracle’s mystical vision from the Gods, for the population. After hundreds of years, has anything really changed? Are we still looking outside of ourselves for the answers? Is our reality being filtered and tainted by an outside source?

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3 Ways to Make Peace with Chronic Pain

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Chronic pain is a part of daily life for millions of Americans. Experiencing severe to low levels of pain, for three months or more, is a condition that affects every aspect of a person’s life. Sufferers are to be congratulated for getting out of bed to face another day that is continually interrupted by the constant pain they must endure. It can cost them their overall health, relationships, and jobs.

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3 Holistic Ways To Step Into Spring

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Start Your Spring Right!How do most of us react when the temperature starts to climb out of the frozen zone? We throw open the windows, shake out the winter dust and stagger into the sun again.The spring in our step leads us to the yoga studio with the fervor of a vortex. We strive to make up for lost time, and now the days become longer.

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5 Steps to Self Love

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Self-love is vital for health and happiness. Love is a powerful, positive energy that is necessary for a healthy balance between mind, body and spirit. We cannot recognize love in others unless we have it for ourselves. It allows us something genuine to share with the world, and when you believe you are worthy, your life will reflect it.

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Mixed Up About Mindfulness and Meditation?

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It is difficult to pick up a magazine or scroll through our social media without seeing a mention of either mindfulness or meditation. Sometimes it can be confusing, as the terms seem to be interchangeable. Here is a simple explanation on the ways that they are separate, similar and synchronize together. Read More…
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3 Steps to Goal Success Using Meditation

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When it comes to goal success, one thing we know for sure is that thoughts emanate from the brain and mind to create our life and lead us to every outcome; successful or failure. Are we starting each new day with the same old thoughts and expecting different results?. Read More…
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A Gratitude Meditation


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It is never too late to incorporate a gratitude practice into our daily routine. Gratitude will get us out of the rut of compulsive complaining that prevents us from seeing the beauty and goodness that is always right in front of us. A gratitude practice is a daily acknowledgement of the many miracles that surround us that we take for granted. Read More…
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My Personal Santa Monica Yoga Retreat


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I couldn’t make it to the Lamu Yoga Festival my friend runs every year on an East African island. The closer events at the Hamptons or on Nantucket were not fitting into my schedule or budget, either. Undeterred, I decided to create my own when I found myself in between trips and alone in Santa Monica for a few days in July. It was such a great success that I feel compelled to share my experiences.

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Why Meditating with Others is Practical and Powerful

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We spend a lot of time alone without realizing it. It doesn’t seem like we’re alone when we’re communicating on Twitter, sharing images on Instagram and Pinterest and liking friends’ updates on Facebook, but scrolling is, nonetheless, a solitary pastime. It keeps us in one place and time flies by. No wonder it seems so difficult to fit in that yoga class or add 15 minutes of meditation into our daily schedule. Socializing has been redefined by our technological lives and has never been so easy, yet maybe it’s too easy and making us a little too comfortable with our solitude. Read More…
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