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Mindful Moments: Body

During the month of December, Yoga One embarks on Mindful Moments. On and off the mat, we encourage you to take moments each day and incorporate a dose of mindfulness.  This week is all about taking care of your BODY.  

Let's talk about mindfulness and movement. Marrying the two simultaneously can create harmony with both your mind and body. According to Alice G. Walton from this Forbes magazine article, "Mindfulness meditation is well-known to reduce stress and anxiety—so is moving the body. Put the two together, a new study from Penn State University reports, and the mental health benefits may be that much stronger."

Thus, during a moment of movement today, try this on for size: tap into all 5 of your senses, take a deep breath, and envision one thing you are truly grateful for.  Your body (and mind) will thank you.

Here a few prompting questions to encourage your journey to a mindful body:

How do you restore your body?

What physical...

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Mindful Moments: Mind

During the month of December, Yoga One embarks on Mindful Moments. On and off the mat, we encourage you to take moments each day and incorporate a dose of mindfulness.  This week is all about taking care of your MIND.  

Whether you are reading a new book or taking the time to sit down and journal, slowing your mind down is a great tool in your path to mindfulness.  Slowing down your mind can increase productivity throughout your day, relieve stress and reduce anxiety, and even create a healthier sleep cycle.

Here a few prompting questions to encourage your journey to a mindful mind:

How do  you restore your mind?

What activities provoke harmony and ease in your mind?

Make a list. What mindful moments can you bring into your mind today?

Over the next week, take the time to inquire these questions and be sure to share your experiences below!

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Mindful Moments

'Tis the season to be mindful.  We are currently in the last month of the year and what better time than now to reflect, be present, and surrender to what is.  During the month of December, Yoga One embarks on Mindful Moments. On and off the mat, we encourage you to take moments each day and incorporate a dose of mindfulness. 

Now, this may seem like a daunting task.. especially if you've never explored or thought about this topic.  You're not alone.  The good thing is there are so many resources to help you in your mindfulness path. Like here and here.

Here a few prompting questions to encourage your journey:

What does mindfulness look like to you? In your personal relationships? At work? When you're by yourself?

What brings you back to the present moment?

Make a list.  How do you practice mindfulness?

Over the next few weeks, we will take a deeper look at what mindfulness is and how we can incorporate mindful moments into each and every...

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Now Available: Yoga Nidra, The Art of the Sages

 

The art of restful awareness

Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a meditation technique used to create a deep restoration of the mind and body. 

The word nidra means “sleep,” and thus the practice of Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is frequently associated with the practice of relaxed states of consciousness. 

Join Ann Welchans on a 90-minute journey into the art of Yoga Nidra. Now available in the Yoga One Channel on Yoga One Online. 

The Yoga Nidra workshop includes:

  • A guided Yoga Nidra practice

  • A brief history of Yoga Nidra

  • Gentle Asana

  • Meditation

  • Breathing Exercises

To take this online workshop and get access to our online classes, video pose library, and special practices from your favorite Yoga One teachers, start your free Yoga One Online trial! 

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