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With the holidays on my mind, we covered last week some great examples of transportation and travel blogs on Beyond Bylines.
Today, I’m trying to stay mindful that the holidays also should be a relaxing time with family and loved ones.
This makes me think of yoga. (I’m quite fond of Bikram, in particular.)
Yoga Modern provides “ancient wisdom, modern perspective.”
The site aims to cultivate meaningful conversation that inspires and connects communities. Some topics include “asana, culture, philosophy, science, global affairs, health, and the arts.”
“We invite yoga teachers, students, and notables from various backgrounds to write about universal aspects of our shared human existence,” the blog says.
Moving Through Fear: Do It By The Numbers – Fear Comes in Many Flavors was really striking to me. Especially with its message that “fear is pervasive in our society,” it’s really cool how the post breaks down discipline, self-study, and surrender in letting go of fear.
“When fear arises, stay present with it, drawing the breath down into the belly and breathing smoothly so the inhalation flows right into the exhale, evoking a sense of inner calm,” the post says. “Know that there is a natural order to the universe and in that knowledge, move forward. Accept that fear is there, and take action anyway without expectations regarding the outcome.”
I also liked a couple more posts from Yoga Modern: A daughter uses yoga’s wisdom to face her mother’s Alzheimer’s and Ayurveda’s sweet daily routine for self care.
Follow @yogamodern on Twitter.
Daily Cup of Yoga is an awesome site with tips, tools and wisdom on yoga, books, and technology.
Site owner Brian admits yoga was “one of those things that caught me totally by surprise more than 10 years ago when my mom talked me into doing a Rodney Yee yoga video with her one day over Christmas break.”
“I was always one of those guys who loved sports, but could barely touch my kneecaps because my hamstrings were tight as dry wood thanks to genetics and years of neglect,” Brian says. “Needless to say, I was shocked when I realized that even after years of lifting weights and running and playing tennis, my unnatural attempts at downward-facing dog left my arms shaking after a few breaths.”
I completely identify with this. When I walk away from yoga for any extended period of time, it’s amazing how much your body begins to miss it.
Follow @DailyCupofYoga of Twitter.
Yoganonymous is “an open platform that allows teachers, studios, event promoters, and bloggers a place to interact with the community at large.”
I chose Yoganonymous because of its accessible and comprehensive content. The site covers lifestyle, practice, and wellness.
So I’ll admit the first thing I did on Yoganonymous was take a quiz – What’s Your Element? by My Yoga on Gaiam TV. (Fun quiz; I’m happy to report I’m a balanced element.)
In the latter post, Nhat Hanh said this about finding peace: “We are peaceful, if we are happy. We can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Follow @Yoganonymous on Twitter.
Elephant Journal is “dedicated to the mindful life.”
There’s a ton of great stuff on this site. Look up any category on Elephant Journal and you may find a host of sub-topics. Examples include Green (Bike, Adventure, Ecofashion, and Conscious Consumerism) and Enlightened Society (Right Livelihood, Equal Rights, Animal Rights, Arts, and Reviews).
This is a great site. There were several posts that drew me in.
Some notables include Thich Nhat Hanh is a Hero to Me, Tips & Tricks for Smart Winter Layering (This is currently perfect timing in Washington, DC. It’s chilly out there.), and 5 Lesser-Known Ways Yoga Helps Runners.
“I don’t know a single runner who has not experienced the stitch: that stabbing sensation in between or under our ribs that comes out of no where in the middle of our run,” writes author Abby Rosmarin, in the running post. “As runners, we can utilize yoga breathing to train ourselves to breathe through the physical strain of running and maybe keep the stitch from returning on race day.”
It’s great advice.
Follow @elephantjournal on Twitter.
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Christine Cube is a media relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her @cpcube. Namaste.