Mandy Ingber’s Yogalosophy book review part 2

As I mentioned in part 1 of my review of Mandy Ingber’s “Yogalosophy 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover”, not only is this book a complete workout guide, it also encourages a positive way of thinking and being.

In part 2 of my review, I’ll focus more on the philosophical perspectives of Ingber’s Yogalosophy. I feel that the mindfulness aspects Continue reading

Mandy Ingber’s Yogalosophy 28 Day Mind-Body Makeover

After having recently completed Richard Hittleman’s Yoga 28 day plan, I thought it would be good to compliment it with a more contemporary program. So I’m giving Mandy Ingber’s Yogalosophy 28 Day Mind-Body Makeover a try.

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Like the Hittleman plan, Ingber’s program is more than just a 28 day exercise guide. It’s a way of Continue reading

The Richard Hittleman yoga 28 day plan – part 2

***BIG NEWS: Richard Hittleman’s classic TV series “Yoga For Health” Has been released on DVD! Check it out at www.richardhittleman.com ***

In part one of my review of Richard Hittleman’s Yoga 28 Day Exercise Plan, I covered the first two weeks of the plan. I gave an overview of how the book’s daily routines are presented. For part two, I’ll go over how Hittleman ramps it up a notch. I’ll also sum up a few of his “thoughts for the day”, which are his daily discussions on the many ways Hatha Yoga can benefit the mind and body.

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Regarding the exercise portion of the plan, Hittleman takes it up a level for the remaining two weeks. Day 15 starts off with these words, “Today marks the beginning Continue reading

Cooking Meditation!

It occurred to me last night that cooking can be very meditative. Cleaning can as well… especially if someone else if doing it! :)  No, seriously, both can be. You just need to have the right mindset and get into the flow of it, and it won’t seem like work at all. The same philosophy can be applied to many things.

Anyhow, I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. I’m thankful that I was able to snag an extra slice of vegan pumpkin cheesecake!

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Walking Meditation

Just thought I’d share this very insightful post I came across on the Daily Cup of Yoga blog. It gives five tips on using walking as a form of meditation: http://www.dailycupofyoga.com/2013/10/10/5-tips-for-practicing-walking-meditation/

It’s a great way to clear the head while at the same time getting in some physical activity. Some might not consider it pure meditation, but I find it to be quite beneficial when I just can’t seem to sit still. And I’m getting the added health benefits of a walk outdoors!