16 Yogis on How Yoga Changed Their Lives Including Silvia Mordini

I am THRILLED on this Thursday (or any day) to be included in such great company as Elena Brower, Kathryn Budig, Mary Beth LaRue, Tara Stiles, Rachel Brathen Yoga Lifestyle
We were asked How has Yoga Changed Our Lives? What would you say?

I said, “Yoga woke me up to my potential for happiness that exists in the moment from the inside out. Happiness is the manifestation of what it means to love ourselves, love our day, love our lives.”

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3 Tips To Stop Getting Distracted By Your Cellphone All The Time, by Silvia Mordini

Think for a moment about the greatest sources of your daily distraction. For me, it’s my smart phone, email and surfing the web. Likely you’re no different. Even with daily meditation and yoga, I was losing productivity, constantly falling out of the present moment, working too much and losing patience with the speed of life.
Then I realized something — not only was I distracted, but I had become addicted to the causes of my distraction. I had to do something radical. The solution? I put myself in iPhone Rehab.

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10 Things I’ve Learned About Yoga From 20 Years Of Teaching, by Silvia Mordini

After 20 years of teaching yoga, I know that there are certain challenges that any new yoga teacher will face. I only wish I’d known this when I started teaching! I might have worried a little less and enjoyed the process a little more. Here are 10 things I wish I’d known when I was a newbie.

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9 Tips To Unwind That Don’t Cost A Dime by Silvia Mordini

We live in a chaotic world where stress is unavoidable. And we inadvertently add to this stress through gadgets (like cell phones and iPads) that feed us an addictive diet of stimuli. The good news is that there are many simple steps we can take to regain a sense of serenity. Start with these, and in no time you’ll find your zen.

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Yes, You Can Succeed As A Yoga Teacher. Here’s How

In the decade that I’ve led yoga teacher training programs, I’ve found that students who have the greatest potential often display a distinct psychological phenomenon: The Anticipation of Failure.

While most teacher training programs are doing the best they can to prepare their graduates, they’re still thrown into a world of “survival of the fittest” upon completion of their training. They find the yoga world (much like other arenas in life) to be filled with a maelstrom competition for jobs.

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3 Reasons To Try Meditation With A Mala

These days, my friends may notice that my wrists and neck are covered with multiple strands of mala beads that I’ve discovered on my travels. However, my first mala was a rosary.

I connected to a mala from the moment I first held one. The energy and significance I feel when using a mala for meditation is transformational. The mala holds me accountable and stores my best energy. I liken my mala beads to a comfort blanket — they never fail me and they are always there no matter what.

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10 Great Reasons To Develop A Gratitude Habit

Happy people actively exercise gratitude, choosing to live with an attitude of gratitude. They don’t buy into what geneticists say, that we have an unmovable “happiness set-point.”

The happiest people can move beyond that biological set point through practices like yoga and meditation. In fact, research suggests that gratitude can be learned by anyone to transform our lives for the better. By actively practicing gratitude, we can actually raise our “happiness set-point,” regardless of the situation and no matter what the circumstance.

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31 Affirmations That Can Transform Your Life

Affirmation simply works. We really can influence our bodies and feelings with techniques designed to hone the mind, like meditation.

Pick one of these each day for a month and say it to yourself all day long. Write them down, email them to yourself, and post them where you will see them every day. See for yourself that affirmations are a way for us to harness the mind’s power by directing our intentions toward our best selves and our happiest lives. Love your day, love yourself, love your life!

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How To Make Yourself More Likable

I never thought in terms of “likes” until I joined Facebook five years ago. This simple word “like” has reframed my perspective, and I have a love/hate relationship with it.

Although I appreciate how important likability is for positive human relationships, I don’t want how we view each other (and the world) to be reduced to such simple, superficial terms. However, in this new world of liking, hearing, favoriting, and friending, we have to find a way to make it work for us.

Find out why.