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Ten Favourite ‘Living Namaste’ Posts of 2013

As we step into a New Year, it's good to take a step back, a nice deep breath, and turn our attentions to the high points of the previous year. The goal of our Living Namaste Blog is to help you carry inspiration and serenity from your practice, off the mat and into the rest of your life. We hope that you have enjoyed these posts as much as we have enjoyed creating them. Here's a look back at our most popular posts this year. 10. Digital Downloads The long wait for Namaste Yoga to go digital culminated in the series becoming available on iTunes this year! We were so dedicated to making this happen, we declared it our challenge...

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Three Steps to (Kindly) Approach Life With Discipline

"Do the thing you most dread doing. And do it now."  With Mother's Day fast approaching, it makes sense to clear daunting tasks from your ledger, so you can freely celebrate the maternal figures that have nurtured your existence! A recentMind Body Greenarticle shares the difficulties that come of procrastination as learned from a 30-something who lost their spouse of only four years. While many would expect the article to be about pursuing your dreams and ambitions because life is too short, it is more about approaching the difficulties in life swiftly and without fear. In our month-long examination, this article is a rather poignant example of why discipline can be a very caring way to conduct your life. The...

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Too Much Renewal?

"Retiring is just practicing up to be dead. That doesn't take any practice." ~ Paul Harvey   When thinking of a renewal process. It is easy to connect it with a retiring from life of sorts. The idea can cause a little bit of anxiety. 'What will go unaccomplished while I am sitting around... renewing?' Thoughts of falling behind in work and with our goals can make you never want to take a break! We can be so driven sometimes. Then, you do. You stop, take a breath, break out of the day to day and take in a sunset, or pause to feel the earth beneath your bare feet. A little slice of your very own heaven, isn't it?...

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Celebrate You - Celebrate Yoga!

Did your winter seem like it would never end? As our world begins to thaw, so too does our energy. What often follows is a need to renew the body, mind and spirit! Fresh food, a renewed commitment to Yoga and nature, beauty and renewal!  What is the best way for you to accomplish this? Why not plan an escape... what if you could go to a tropical island where all you needed to do was take care of yourself and maybe do yoga for awhile? That ultimate retreat may not be out of reach! We have partnered withKamalaya Koh Samuito sponsor an amazing prize for the newest photo contest onYoga Poses: a once in a lifetime, all expenses paid,...

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Mini-Renewals: the Pearls that Revive our Lives

Can you afford to drop your life and leave for a week to renew your body, mind and spirit at ayoga retreat? That's a really big leap for some! Life commitments, school, work, children, home ownership... it is SO easy to find reasons why leaving your regular existence for any extended period of time would be a herculean task! If you are relating to these ideas, you might want to consider a week-long getaway achallenge pose: something you aspire to do when you are ready. In the meantime, you can practice for that bigger challenge with some smaller "poses" that can help you feel refreshed and restored with only as much time and distance from your world as you are...

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