Posts Tagged “Yoga Nidra”

Syria and the Mother Of All Sleep: Yoga Nidra

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Syria and the Mother Of All Sleep: Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra literally means yogic sleep Mother’s Day gifts of Yoga Nidra are helping The Circle of Health International keep the Al-Iman Hospital open in Syria By Eileen Fleming When we practice Yoga Nidra we are gifting ourselves and benefiting others. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been killed and eleven million displaced since the chaos began six years…

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Meditating on Soul Whispers and Yoga Nidra Communities

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Meditating on Soul Whispers and Yoga Nidra Communities

Meditating means to think deeply or focus one’s mind for a period of time in silence Yoga Nidra offers an effortless way to meditate The term Yoga Nidra comes from two Sanskrit words, yoga meaning union or one-pointed awareness, and nidra which means sleep.   By Eileen Fleming As a spiritually driven political activist, I…

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Yoga Day and Yoga as a Discipline

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Yoga Day and Yoga as a Discipline

Millions unite on 2nd International Yoga Day By Eileen Fleming India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brainchild inspired the United Nations to establish June 21 as International Yoga Day, which united millions on Tuesday On the 2nd International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Modi led 30,000 people in a 45-minute yoga session at the Capitol Complex in…

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Baby Boomer Overuse Syndrome and a Wabi Sabi Yogi Recovery

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Baby Boomer Overuse Syndrome and a Wabi Sabi Yogi Recovery

By Eileen Fleming   Baby boomers are approaching what they thought they never would be: old! The incidence of injuries caused by overuse of joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles has exploded in recent years among the generation born between 1946 and 1964. According to a recent report from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, boomers…

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Family Maters: Addictions and Yoga #SuicidePrevention #JimKaz

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Family Maters: Addictions and Yoga #SuicidePrevention #JimKaz

By Eileen Fleming VENTURA, Ca.-  Before the brother of the first non-Arab reporter for The Arab Daily News committed suicide on Feb. 11, James A. Kasmir wrote about his struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and prescription drug addictions in short stories, plays, poems and autobiographical files in a computer at Straight Up. Straight Up is…

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Breathing in a new life in 2015 and Exhaling 2014 with a Deep Sigh

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Breathing in a new life in 2015 and Exhaling 2014 with a Deep Sigh

By Eileen Fleming The first thing we take in life is a breath and the last thing we give up is a breath. But unlike any other function of the body, breathing relies equally on the voluntary and involuntary nervous systems. In the West, most of us never focus on even one of the 20,000…

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