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How Yoga enhances our Emotional Intelligence

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How Yoga enhances our Emotional Intelligence

The term first came into mainstream prominence in the 1990’s in a book by Daniel Goleman, with title“ Emotional Intelligence”. He proposed that it was the ability of an individual to identify and label their emotions and feelings and that of other people. This would then allow that person to be guided in their thinking and behaviour in a more informed manner. Perhaps the first obstacle for many might be determining their emotions and feelings. It is not a given that everyone is able to identify what it is they are experiencing, or have the...

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Yoga & 8 Steps Towards Freedom

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Yoga & 8 Steps Towards Freedom

Yoga and 8 Steps towards Freedom – Yamas & Niyamas For many, the concept of Yoga practice conjures up an image of bodies on rubber mats in a studio, or at a private residence, navigating their way through a series of postures. For many students, their initial motivation is just to “do” Yoga.  To benefit from Yoga fully however, we eventually need to familiarise and then immerse ourselves in Yoga Philosophy, which encourages learning and growth in our lives, well beyond the time on the mat. As a Yoga teacher, I have been mindful that...

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iRest® Yoga Nidra and Me

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iRest® Yoga Nidra and Me

For those of you who have practiced yoga, regardless of the modality, ie: Hatha, restorative, Ashtanga etc, you may be familiar with the fabulous yogic meditative sleep that is usually included at the end of the session. Depending on the teacher, it may be as short as 10 minutes, or slightly longer. I was first introduced to this wonderful accompaniment to my yoga practice at my first ever Buddhist retreat in 2006. At that time I had no awareness that yoga nidra could in fact be offered in its own right as a one hour ( or longer) practice....

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