Freedom vs discipline with food and exercise

Most of us consider willpower and discipline when it comes to healthy eating a must. How can you be without it? If you let yourself eat as much as you want and what you want, and not exercise you might end up as a fat lazy slob on the couch watching show reruns. Or would you? What if taking out our desire to control, to discipline ourselves, we start living a more in-tune and aligned life with our body and our internal wisdom?

Practice Of Inner Smile

Every time I spent time at home I remember more things about my childhood. It feels like they just float up in my memory. It is always so fun to observe:)

How To Use Your Mind To Heal Your Body

Last week I shared my experience of writing my own prescription. It was a great reminder that my body know what it needs to feel vibrant and healthy. If you want to learn to write your own prescription, order Lissa’s Rankin new book Mind Over Medicine.


Find Your Body, Lose Your Mind

As some of you might know, Anne is one of my good friends and a participant of a 40 Day Journey to Bliss. Anne is a writer at heart and wrote her first hugely successful piece Discovering The Essence of Yoga on Spinach and Yoga a few weeks ago. The article got almost 200 likes! Thank you for commenting and ‘liking’!

Wherever You Go, There You Are

I started reading an interesting book on meditation by John Kabat-Zinn. It is called “Wherever you go, there you are: mindfulness meditation in everyday”. It is a simple guide on how to introduce breath-focused mindfulness meditation into a busy daily life. Every chapter has a “TRY THIS” section. One of them read:

High Tech Stress Relief

Technology has been blamed for draining our energy, for increasing stress levels, and being a major distraction to spiritual search. Of course it can be all that but it can also be quite the opposite if you know how to use it correctly.

Yogi's Grace

Happy Thanksgiving guys!
It’s been 6th years since I was first introduced to Thanksgiving as a holiday and it became one of my favorite days to celebrate. Not just because of the turkey and sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie (even though, I do love them) but because it is an entire day devoted to acknowledging everyone and everything that makes our life so beautiful.
We live in a very abundant time by historical standards and it makes hard to appreciate little things. Barely 100 years ago very few people could afford a separate family house, 3 meals a day, or to stay warm during the winter. Our life would be considered luxurious by our ancestors’ standards. Now, we take it for granted. Our health, intelligence, family, an ability to breathe, see, and walk are rarely noted as well. We pay attention to it when it is lost not while it is present. This ignorance and lack of awareness might be a reason that the richest society on earth has the highest rate of depression. Things don’t make us happy, acknowledging the fact that you have something and being grateful for it does! Gratitude has the power to make us happy in a very deep and meaningful way. It feels amazing to wiggle toes and fingers after a deep relaxation being fully aware of how precious our ability to move is.