This life force is known by many names. The yogis call it prana and activate it through breath and postures. Acupuncturist call it qi and balance its movement through a network of pathways. Martial artists also call it chi and learn to cultivate its mastery through years of disciplined practice.
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The more I practice, the more I realize treating anxiety and depression with yoga is quite possible the best therapy there is. Why? Because yoga works at both the subtle and the gross level, allowing the body and mind to soften. Additionally, yoga quiets the daily chatter of the mind.
As a holistic practice, yoga is more than a philosophy. It’s a vibrant, embodied, living practice that increases self-awareness and deepens insight. Additionally it cultivates mindfulness, compassion, and equanimity.
For those who have followed me, you know I have an ambivalent relationship with technology. The medium is mind-blowingly, life-changing. And, like all addictions, it didn’t take long for it to have control over me.
In August, 1968, the country was still reeling from the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (four months earlier) and the race riots that followed. Nightly news showed burning cities, radicals and reactionaries snarling at each other across the cultural divide. A brand new children’s show out of Pittsburgh, which had gone national the previous year, took a different approach.
Parenting is a tough job. We all want to be inspired, but that can be tall order in our fast-paced world. Human beings simply weren’t designed to handle the amount of stress we face in modern life. Sometimes we’re so bogged down by our emotions…