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Unique Yoga Gift Ideas | Yoga NOW Show

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Unique Yoga Gift Ideas | Yoga NOW Show

As the holiday season is upon us, we are pleased to bring you an encore presentation of a terrific episode that is perfect for this time of year! If you wonder about gift giving; who will get what, how much to spend, where to get it, will they like it, on and on. This is a great episode for you! (continued below the 2 minute preview video)

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Our host Jane Lanza has 2 terrific guests that bring some amazing insight into all things gift related. Whether you’re in the mind of the gift giver or the gift receiver, there is insight that will help you to create a low stress and memorable holiday season.

Jenn Jarecki is a yoga teacher and former chamber or commerce member. You might be a bit surprised about her view on commercialism and gift giving.

Miv London is a yoga and meditation teacher and a practicing psychologist at the University of Vermont. She has some very practical gifting tips for us and also leads a short calming meditation called Metta meditation.

When there are many demands on your time during the holidays; ask this question. How will this action serve me if I do it. How will this action serve me if I don’t do it.

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This episode is loaded with practical gift giving advice that you can use for years to come. Here are some examples.

  • Ask yourself, what do I have to give that can serve this other person. The answer does not have to be at a store. Give to others without a need to be thanked for giving. Give what is personally meaningful.
  • 13 ways to offer service or give low cost or no cost gifts
  • 5 clever ways to purchase a gift that is not necessarily a “thing”
  • 4 tips on charitable giving
  • What practices generate lasting feelings of connectedness to one another? One example is Metta mediation or loving-kindness meditation.
  • Recommendations for buying pre-made gifts and really stretching a buck (pardon the pun)
  • 6 ways to trim the holiday stress
  • The secret to being a great gift receiver

Everyone will find something helpful in this episode!

The preview video with a written transcript is available at http://cnow.tv/unique-yoga-gift-ideas-video-yoga-now

If you’re new to Yoga NOW, this is your chance to see 2 Full Length premium episodes of Yoga Now for Free! You’ll also get the newsletter and receive monthly notice of new episodes and get to watch the previews – all for free. If you want to satisfy your curiosity and stay up on the happenings in yoga: Sign-up Below!

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  • 7 years ago

In Need of Yoga … NOW

You can tell when someone needs to get back on the mat

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  • 7 years ago

Ana Forrest Interview | Jane’s Yoga Class

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Ana Forrest Interview | Jane’s Yoga Class

This month Yoga Now has a terrific double-header for you. We have a rarely seen video interview with the extraordinary Ana Forrest. It’s less than 10 minutes long and has a lot of insight and power. A definite “must see”! In the next segment of the episode, we have some excellent excerpts of a class from the Burlington Yoga Conference taught by our own Jane Lanza. (continued below the 2 minute preview video)

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For nearly 4 decades, Ana Forrest has been sharing her unique combination of yoga and emotional healing with people throughout the world. The benefit of her work extends beyond yoga students to include military personnel who have experienced all make and manner of emotional and physical trauma. Ana describes her work as “mending the hoop of the people”. That’s a reference to her strong influence by Native American healing methods and traditions.

Ana’s book, Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit was released in 2011. In the interview, Ana talks a bit about that.

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Included in the interview, you get to watch Ana provide some guidance and healing on our host. That was quite unexpected during the interview and we were thrilled to get it on camera. The interview, originally recorded at a Wanderlust event was bonus content only available to premium members. Due to the power of this interview, we’re making it more broadly available.

Now for the 2nd part of this episode: The University of Vermont has been the home of the Burlington Yoga Conference for a number of years. During the most recent conference, we were lucky to have our cameras running during a morning class taught by Jane Lanza. The room was packed and live music was performed by Yogi Patrick McAndrew.

We’ve pulled together a few interesting clips of the class to give you the flavor and feel of what the participants enjoyed. We were able to highlight one of the students to serve as a model for many of the poses during the class. I think you’ll enjoy the short overview video of the class.

The preview video with a written transcript is available at http://cnow.tv/ana-forrest-interview-video-yoga-now/

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  • 7 years ago

Four Noble Truths | Buddhism & Yoga

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Four Noble Truths Video | Buddhism & Yoga

This month Yoga Now has the pleasure of talking with guest Lama Migmar about his new book Awakening to the Noble Truth and several other topics directly related to Yoga. Lama Migmar is the first Buddhist Chaplain at Harvard University. We met with him recently following a Yoga on Church Street event in Burlington, Vermont. (continued below the 2 minute preview video)

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Lama Migmar talks about his practice of Buddhist yoga as part of his spiritual development and contrasts that with yoga in the west. He sees a variety of motivations and purposes for yoga practitioners. Having both the traditional lineage based yoga as well as the “personalized” western styles of yoga can help to broaden yoga’s overall appeal and better serve the needs of the individual.

Yoga NOW host, Jane Lanza has met with Lama Migmar on previous occasions. In this interview, the two talk about Lama Migmar’s early yoga training and his views on how yoga is evolving in the west.

One of the four major traditions in Tibetan Buddhism is Sakya. Lama Migmar discusses a bit of its history and talks about the Sakya Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and its role in the community.

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Many yogis will find an interesting discussion of Mongalam Yantra Yoga. What is it? How is it different from other yoga styles and what benefits await the practitioner.

Lama Migmar discusses his teaching in North America and Europe and what he hopes to bring to people. His new book, Awakening to the Noble Truth, represents the answer to questions from many of his students about the four noble truths. In the book, his thoughts are delivered in a clear and easily understood conversational style. This interview is a must-see for yogis of all styles and students of Buddhism.

The preview video with a written transcript is available at http://cnow.tv/four-noble-truths-buddhism-video-yoga-now/

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  • 8 years ago

Ayurveda Quiz | Yoga NOW | Ayurveda Video

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Ayurveda Quiz on Yoga Now

We ran a quick 2 minute contest yesterday for our Yoga Now free members. It was sort of a mid-week diversion – an opportunity to spend a couple of minutes thinking about our collective passion for all things yoga. It was 3 questions based on this month’s Yoga Now show preview.

I promised today I would give the answers, and so I shall. But let’s see if you know the answers (without peeking). The topic is on Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga. OK, here we go:

  1. Ayurveda believes that people and things are made of 5 elements; earth, water, air, fire, and, ___________ (fill in the blank).
  1. Ayurveda is a __________ (select an answer below).

a. Type of yoga
b. Religion
c. Medical system
d. None of the above

  1. This type of water helps in relieving headaches (select an answer below).

a. Sea water
b. Bottled water
c. Rose water
d. New York city tap water

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Let’s see how you did. Here are the answers.

  1. Ayurveda believes that people and things are made of 5 elements; earth, water, air, fire, and, ether.
  1. Ayurveda is a __________ (select an answer below).

a. Type of yoga
b. Religion
c. Medical system
d. None of the above

  1. This type of water helps in relieving headaches (select an answer below).

a. Sea water
b. Bottled water
c. Rose water
d. New York city tap water

If you’re wondering, the winners (everyone’s really a winner – right?)  received an upgrade to a Premium membership to the Yoga NOW show!

By the way, if you want to read the transcript of the preview video, you can do that and also see the preview here, http://cnow.tv/ayurvedic-principles-diet-yoga-now-video/

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  • 8 years ago

Ayurvedic Diet Preview Video | Yoga NOW

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Ayurvedic Diet & Principles for Summer

The Yoga Now show talks with guest Carmen Walker about Ayurvedic Principles & Diet for Summer. If you’re into yoga but are not acquainted with Ayurveda, this episode is a great introduction. (continued below the 2 minute preview video)

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Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga, it’s a 5000 year old medical system that originated in India. At the center of Ayurveda is the idea that people and things are made up of elements. For example, people are made up of varying proportions of five elements; air, fire, water, earth, and ether. Although these elements may not have made the list on the big chart in your high school chemistry class, they do serve well as a framework for the understanding of the body within the Ayurvedic system. The idea of elements also extends to the seasons of the year. Take summer for instance, the dominant element is fire.

With that as a starting point, our host Jane Lanza and Carmen Walker explore the essential principles of Ayurveda and how the Ayurvedic diet can be used to maintain a cool, comfortable, and healthy body during the summer months. There are some amazingly simple practices that help you feel good during summer.

If you’re wondering, where’s the yoga in this? Rest assured, Carmen talks about yoga postures that integrate with the Ayurvedic diet and make an effective overall practice to keep you feeling tip top

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If you’re looking for recommendations for books or botanicals (Ayurvedic supplements, supplies, etc.); it’s all in the show including a great tasting recipe for a cooling summer drink. As a bonus, Carmen gives a demonstration on a breathing technique that you can practice called Sitali Pranayam – it’s really worth seeing (and practicing)

Here’s a summary of the topics covered in this episode:

  • Ayurvedic medical system – brief history
  • 5 elements
  • Dosha quiz
  • Your constitution
  • Simple Ayurvedic principles
  • Foods to keep handy
  • Improving sleep
  • Drinking water – important tips
  • Foods – effect of various types
  • Integrating medical systems
  • Ayurvedic supplements
  • Ayurveda book recommendation
  • Ayurvedic drink recipe
  • Breathing technique demonstration

Our guest, Carmen Walker (Ayurvedic consultant, psychotherapist,  and yoga teacher) talks with host Jane Lanza about the many healthful aspects to Ayurveda and some feel-good tips you can use right now.

By the way, if you want to read the transcript of the preview video, you can do that and also see the preview here, http://cnow.tv/ayurvedic-principles-diet-yoga-now-video/

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  • 8 years ago

Yoga & Natural Horsemanship Video | Yoga NOW

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Yoga & Natural Horsemanship

Natural Horsemanship & Yoga | A new twist growing in popularity

You may have guessed that at Yoga NOW, we see a lot of benefit to living, being, and thinking in the Now moment – the present. Rather than spending minutes that turn into hours or days thinking about what happened in the past; or the flipside, thinking about how things will be in the future – living, being, thinking about events happening – right now – is much more beneficial. This has been demonstrated by a great many people. Here’s the connection between Now-ism and Yoga with Horses.

Engaging in a yoga practice with a 1300 pound horse (and a qualified teacher, of course); it is simply amazing how your thoughts are super-focused on what is happening NOW. The focus of attention of the practitioner moves effortlessly from one second to the next. When working with this gentle but large animal; there are no thoughts about what happened in the past, what someone did or didn’t do. There are no thoughts of; how will I do this or that differently next time. It is all about NOW!

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If you feel (and many of us do) that yoga is mainly a physical activity – practicing Yoga with Horses will reveal the mental component of yoga – absolutely. Of course you won’t be thinking about this paragraph when you’re with the horse. Why? Because you will be focusing on what you’re doing at- that-very-moment!

Our guests, Gerry Scott (owner of Stowe Mountain Ranch) talks with host Jane Lanza about the many interesting angles to Yoga with Horses and some of the places available to engage in this new and very interesting twist on yoga.

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  • 8 years ago

Yoga Outdoors – Free – This Weekend

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s SUMMER, time for Yoga Outdoors! This weekend (June 2014) is the beginning of summer! A great way for yogis to celebrate is to go to a park or wooded area and do some yoga.

If you haven’t done this before, we have some helpful tips for you. Sure, you could take a mat and various props with you or keep it simple and just adapt to what’s around you.

Our recent Yoga Now episode is all about doing yoga outdoors. To help you celebrate summer and get the most out of your outdoor yoga practice, we’re making our premium episode; Yoga Outdoors available to free members – just for the weekend (Note: although that offer is gone, we have others! So, Sign-up Below!) After that, it goes back to a paid member episode. So take advantage of the Free episode and then head out to the park for Yoga Outdoors! Sign-up Below!

Our guests, Journey Blain and Danny Morris guided by host Jane Lanza show you the fun and opportunities available in the park. One simple example is the effect that slightly uneven ground can have on poses previously thought to be routine for you.

In the show, Jane and our guests guide you through specific adaptations to some common poses that you can use in a park or forest environment. Beside that, you’ll see just how much pure fun you can have with yoga outdoors. It really is a different vibe compared to a studio.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn in the episode

  • Simple standing stretch
  • Downward dog adapted to a tree
  • Side stretch with a tree
  • Several other tree adapted poses
  • Practice mindfulness in nature
  • Mindfulness “on the move”
  • Several picnic table poses
  • Handstands adapted to the “real” earth
  • And More…..

Have a look at the 2 minute free preview below.

 

Now’s your chance to view this full length premium episode of Yoga Now for Free! This special offer will be gone after this weekend. Grab it now so you can make the most of your practice in the park! Sign-up Below!

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  • 8 years ago

Yoga Outdoors! – on Yoga NOW

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Yoga Outdoors! Take your yoga way off the mat and combine your practice with the natural world.

You’ve probably heard of the idea of taking your “way of being” that you learned on the yoga mat out into the world. For many people this means taking yoga into city or suburban neighborhoods, the so called “built world”. A step beyond that is to take your practice into the natural world, a forest or a park will do.

Combining and adapting your yoga practice with the natural environment can be great fun and a change of pace from being inside of a building.

Our guests, Journey Blain and Danny Morris guided by host Jane Lanza show you the fun and opportunities available in the park. One simple example is the effect that slightly uneven ground can have on poses previously thought to be routine for you.

In the show, Jane and our guests guide you through specific adaptations to some common poses that you can use in a park or forest environment. Beside that, you’ll see just how much pure fun you can have with yoga outdoors. It really is a different vibe compared to a studio.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn in the episode

  • Simple standing stretch
  • Downward dog adapted to a tree
  • Side stretch with a tree
  • Several other tree adapted poses
  • Practice mindfulness in nature
  • Mindfulness “on the move”
  • Several picnic table poses
  • Handstands adapted to the “real” earth
  • And More…..

Have a look at the 2 minute free preview below.

If you liked the preview and want to watch the entire episode, then grab it at our Yoga Library –  just click this link (or copy/paste into a browser).

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As you know, membership has its benefits. If you’d like to watch select FREE episodes of Yoga NOW, you are invited to become a FREE Member. Sign-up is quick and easy and you’ll be able to immediately watch a recent FULL length episode of Yoga NOW (different than the one shown here). Click here to signup, http://cnow.tv/registration/

If you’re new to Yoga NOW, our Single Episode Members get to view individual full length episodes of their choosing for a small fee! Our Premium Members, those who don’t want to miss a thing, get every episode at a very affordable price. For more information on our membership levels, please visit here, http://cnow.tv/join-us/

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  • 8 years ago