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Saturday January 2, 2010

10 Steps to Time Management with Yoga

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Here is an excerpt from an email that I recently received from a friend of mine.

"The last couple of months have been unusually busy (though not necessarily fruitful) for me at work. Days seemed to be packed with demands. The to-do list would often seem longer at the end of a long work day than it had at the beginning. Problems and worries abounded. When I opened my eyes in the morning, my first thoughts were of the to-do list. I suspect that many people struggle with similar situations and the sensation of being terrorized by their to-do list. The list may be work related, but it may also involve taking care of children or parents, regular chores and even things that we impose on our selves like going to a yoga class. We begin to live our whole lives in a hurry, trying desperately to get it all done. Even if we can find a day off, we continue to feel hurried, walking quickly, cleaning the kitchen quickly, brushing our teeth quickly. The habit energy carries on. Perhaps there is a subtle realization that we are not really living in the present moment, that this is not working; but we don’t know how to stop, how to get off the tread mill, or even how to find some peace and happiness in the work that we are doing."

Read the full article here....

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Can Yoga promote Mindful Eating?

In a recent post, I talked about yoga and mindfulness and the related workshop that I attended at the Sacchidananda Ashram in VA. A recent research report from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center relates regular yoga practice with mindful eating and resulting weight management. Here is an excerpt from the report:

"The researchers found that people who ate mindfully – those were aware of why they ate and stopped eating when full – weighed less than those who ate mindlessly, who ate when not hungry or in response to anxiety or depression. The researchers also found a strong association between yoga practice and mindful eating but found no association between other types of physical activity, such as walking or running, and mindful eating."

Read the full report here...

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Other Links to visit

Home-based yoga practice

Oh! My aching back (part 1)

Oh! My aching back (part 2)

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