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3 mantras to boost your self-esteem

3 mantras to boost your self-esteem   When you think about your self-esteem — how you feel about yourself at any given moment — where in the body is it located? Well, in my head, you might say, because after all, that’s where you think. But in the yogic tradition, it’s not in your head....

The downside to perseverance

The downside to perseverance   Many people don’t realize that yoga is a philosophy, accompanied by a set of do’s and don’ts for how to live one’s life. Asana is part of that practice, but the first step of the eight-part philosophy set forth by sage Patanjali is the...

What happens after you climb the mountain

What happens after you climb the mountain Two years ago, my mom and I went on a yoga retreat together in Nicaragua. She went from practicing yoga a handful of times in her life, to twice a day for seven days. One day, we completed 108 consecutive sun salutations each, side-by-side, keeping count by stones and...

Why you should brainwash yourself

Why you should brainwash yourself   What would your life look like if you felt 20% happier? Would that mean having more free time, quitting your job, moving up in your career or moving on from a relationship? It’s an odd question, this idea of becoming 20% more happy, but why not ask it?...