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Tips to Manage your Breath While Running

Tips to Manage your Breath While Running

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  • February 19, 2024

Running presents one of the most significant obstacles in addressing breathing pattern disorders. While my work over the last 25 years has been around running and running-related mechanical issues, it is not a shock that almost 50% of those who are active, and even in the endurance category, have some breathing pattern issues. Running makes …

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How and Why NOT to Fall Asleep During Yoga Nidra

How and Why NOT to Fall Asleep During Yoga Nidra

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  • February 12, 2024

If you’ve been to a group guided Yoga Nidra class, you’ve likely been jarred out of the blissful state by someone snoring nearby. Maybe you use Nidra downloads to fall asleep yourself. Any sleep seems welcome if you suffer from insomnia, however, the more you nod off during practice the more you train yourself to …

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The Difference Between Mouth and Nose Breathing

The Difference Between Mouth and Nose Breathing

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  • January 31, 2024

The respiratory system was designed with the nose in mind and the mouth as a secondary option. The mouth was designed with the digestive system and our communication (vocal cords) in mind. While we could get incredibly granular on the efficacy of these statements and the crossover of many of these statements. Let’s look at …

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The Project of Projection | Emily Hightower

The Project of Projection | Emily Hightower

Issue# 41 We all live in a hall of mirrors, projecting our own realities onto what we see. What gets reflected back to us is just what we already believe. It takes a certain special state to learn anything new or to see beyond our own reflections to even begin to understand anything or anyone …

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Attachment Awareness: Living the Life you Wish | Brian Mackenzie

Attachment Awareness: Living the Life you Wish | Brian Mackenzie

Issue #40 The most potent tool we have is awareness. Awareness is where our minds thrive most. The ability to be aware of when something works for me and when it does not is a tough road at first, and its crucial emotion is frustration, followed by anger. I have been stuck many times in …

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The Will to Survive Free Will | Emily Hightower

The Will to Survive Free Will | Emily Hightower

Issue# 39   Everything in nature is imbued with a natural will. Trees grow, birds migrate, lions hunt, zebras run. Nature doesn’t need will power programs or tools to ‘Survive the Holidays’ and set New Year’s Resolutions that ‘finally stick!’. What is it about human will that requires so much effort? I think it lies …

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What’s In Your Bank Account? | Brian MacKenzie

Issue #38   Let us pretend for this exercise that we only get two accounts, and metaphorically, we are using money and a bank, but this is about the currency inside you and me, and there is real currency in us. It is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate).  You’ve got a checking account and a savings …

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The Inner Mechanic | Emily Hightower

Issue #37 When you drive across the country you stop for gas, wiper fluid, and maybe check the tires. You do not stop to change the oil or do major repairs that you think can wait. Our behavior in the face of modern stress is like driving to get somewhere else all of the time. …

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Pillows of Problems | Emily Hightower

Issue #36 Research shows that our brains are negatively biased, and we will look for problems no matter what our current circumstances are. In Michael Easter’s book, The Comfort Crisis, studies by David Levari are cited on “prevalence-induced concept change,” where Levari found that instead of becoming more fulfilled as our lives improve, we lower …

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Tradeoffs | Brian MacKenzie

Issue #35   In the last 15 years podcasting has gained serious momentum. This is roughly the time frame I’ve been associated with the medium. In the last 15 years I have probably done close to 200 podcast interviews. I even started one called the Inception Lab (you’ll find a couple popular folks early on …

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