How To Increase Your Self-Control

To accomplish anything we want in life we need focus, willpower, and self-control to stick with our intention. The Yoga Sutras tell us that by being ‘dedicated to self-control, great energy is gained.’ (Sutra ii.38) Let’s look a little deeper at how we can develop this essential life skill.   Brahmacharya has often been translated […]

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Are you sacrificing joy for self-image?

The other day I was talking to a client, a brilliant, beautiful young woman with everything available to her. She was overcome with anxiety and fear about her life, because she felt that if she pursued what was meaningful to her, that she might not be perfect at it, and that she would be judged […]

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5 Yoga Tips for Stress Free Holidays

1. Focus on What Matters Most (Dharana) The holidays always seem to be filled to capacity and it is easy to get overwhelmed. Lovingly say no to excessive activities, and preserve the joy in what you say yes to.  Spend quiet time with your family or friends discussing what is important and meaningful to all […]

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What does being authentic mean?

To be our authentic self, we have to know what that is. Coming from the perspective of Yoga philosophy, which is thousands of years old and a time-tested path to knowing one’s true Self, this journey begins by noting the difference between self (with a small ‘s’) and Self (with a capital ‘S’.) When we […]

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What does silence have to do with yoga?

“May you find again within yourself the deep life giving silence which is genuine truth and the source of truth.” ~ Thomas Merton A period of personal silence, called mauna, enables us to reconnect with our inner self. We suffer from over-stimulation and being drawn out far too much and too often into worldly concerns […]

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Yogapedia Questions

How often should I meditate? • How do I prepare for being in silence? • What should I expect from meditation? • Where does fulfillment come from? • What is a guru? • Yoga Meditation & Spirituality Expert Jennie Lee answers these questions and more on Yogapedia.

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How do our relationships reflect our spirituality?

Student: Please explain more about what you say in your book, True Yoga, that “human relationships are mirrors of our current relationship with Spirit.” Could you help me understand how this is true when the other person may be coming from a dysfunctional state and taking their emotions out on you? Jennie: There are two layers to […]

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Who Writes a Book on Love?!? As an author, I am often asked, why did I write my book, or what I hope readers will take away. On reflecting on this question, I realized that writing Breathing Love has been an effort in synthesizing and sharing the best of the past 30 years of my […]

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