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Blog Archives: March 2016

Meditation, Pure, Simple and Direct Retreat

March 29, 2016
Dr. Richard Miller
Richard Miller PhD, Founder, Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors of Integrative Restoration Institute Richard Miller, is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and spiritual teacher. For over 40 years, Richard Miller has devoted his life and work to integrating the nondual wisdom teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism and Buddhism with Western psychology. Richard Miller is holding a 6 day retreat where you can engage in the complete path of meditation through the teachings of nondual yoga, ...

Slow Down and Breathe: 8 Transitional Yoga Poses You Have Been Rushing Through

March 24, 2016
Dana Makover
Transitions are uprooting in nature, often causing us to feel chaotic or lost. In a sequence of asanas when we move from posture to posture, it is easy to get caught up in attachment to the pose we are leaving or become anxious about what comes next. Often our instinct is to run away, or to rush through, which is understandable. Transitions are hard! Accepting that discomfort as a completely natural state, frees us from the notion that everything is going to be easy all the time. Sometimes life sucks and you have to be with it. When you ...

Equanimity and Grace Under Pressure

March 21, 2016
Jessica Stephens
I find myself sitting here, racking my brain in an attempt to write a clever blog post, but my brain is recounting the fight I just had with my husband about not having enough space in our kitchen (my kitchen is fairly spacious – it was absurd) and putting my screaming toddler down for a nap for the second time within an hour. My brain is racing. How can I find the clarity to write anything intelligible? I need to do yoga. I don’t have time for yoga. Oh right, Nadi Shodhana. So I practiced Nadi Shodhana, or alternate nostril breathing – ...