frequencyRiser Yoga for Seniors

Guest post by Harry Cline

You are never too old to get started in yoga.  And while most of us realize being active throughout life is good for us, science is showing yoga to be especially good for both seniors and their caregivers.  Physical and mental health benefits await those of all ages when involved with a regular yoga program.

Less pain.  One of the wonderful and unexpected health benefits to seniors who participate in yoga is reduced joint pain.  It turns out that yoga helps reduce inflammation due to arthritis and other health conditions.  Yoga can improve the strength and flexibility of joints through targeted poses.

Improved balance. Certain yoga poses can enhance balance, leading to less risk for falls, better focus, and better stability.  

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One of our all time favorite teachers is the late Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell was a preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher who had a genius for finding the unifying symbols and metaphors in apparently distinct cultures and traditions. Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, returning always to the source from which all mythology springs: the creative imagination. He had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.”

In the video below, Campbell discusses winged fish, the feathered serpent, the Bodhisattva, and the Christ -- all mythological images of a shift in consciousness. This video is a brief excerpt from interviews filmed with Joseph Campbell shortly before his death in 1987, previously unreleased by the Joseph Campbell Foundation.

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spiritual religious travel destinations guide colorado

Is it possible to be grounded while globetrotting? Some may believe peaceful travel is an oxymoron, but the truth is that Colorado offers a multitude of unhurried spiritual and religious travel destinations. Sightseeing becomes elevated through divine explorations.

frequencyRiser wants to know where will you travel in 2018. Undecided? This healthy list is helpful when planning trips in Colorado, especially for those who are seeking metaphysical or divine experiences.

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Anxiety is a common experience for many in our modern world. Anxiety disorder is the most common mental illness in the United States affecting 40 million adults each year. Anxiety can range from normal fears and worries to debilitating panic attacks and crippling fear. Inspired by author Corrine Zupko's own terrifying experiences with anxiety disorder for nearly thirty years, From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace offers new wisdom that allows each of us to discover the source of our own anxiety ad heal the problem at the root.

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Physicist Tom Campbell postulates that we live in a virtual reality and the goal of living in this virtual reality is to get rid of fear, ego and beliefs and evolve into the true nature of consciousness which is Love. Being the change we wish to see in the world starts with each one of us and Tom outlines ways that we can affect change in our world by stepping into our role as a co-creator of reality. 

In this video, Tom asks:

What is the most significant thing you can do to change the world?

How does your intent and consciousness work together?

This short video from Tom Campbell, consciousness researcher, and author of My Big TOE, gives insights into these questions and more.

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mindful or mind full meditation books

It's not a secret that our minds become preoccupied with everyday happenings; Get the kids up and ready for school on time, quickly run to the grocery store and the bank before flying home to prepare meals and finish folding the laundry. It's time to take a breathe and ask; Am I being "mind full" or mindful?

Great spiritual leaders throughout time, like yogis, shamans, mystics and others, connect to a realm of universal peace, which exists at a higher frequency. By evolving consciousness through yoga and meditation, we are able to rise above the daily grind, and find peace in just existing.

frequencyRiser offers the tools needed to elevate to a higher level of awareness.

When we exist at a higher frequency all aspects of life become powerfully sublime.

Where do we start? What do we do to find inner peace? Below are some books to help you on your journey to enlightenment.

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Have you ever wondered how childhood experiences shape our lives and contribute to the person we see everyday in the mirror? Most of us carry fears, prejudices and a way of viewing the world that were programmed into us as children. Usually unbeknownst to us, these experiences shape our perception of the world and those around us. While many of the programs that operate in our subconscious can be positive, there are also programs that are fearful, anxious, impatient and counterproductive to living a fulfilled life. In Ira Israel's newest book, How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You're an Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening, we are led to examine our beliefs, subconscious programs and assumptions that might be preventing us from experiencing the life we truly desire. Through wisdom gained from over thirty years of studying consciousness, the author has identified many tools we can use to alleviate suffering and keep us at the higher end of our happiness spectrum.  

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Grab your copy of How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You're an Adult  here.

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best magic carpet yoga mat

Colorful yoga designs bring yoga mats to life! We love the art deco influence on an artist-designed magic rug yoga mat. Bewitching colors transform from bold, stand-out reds to deep, flowing purples and blues.

Hop on the Magic Carpet Yoga Mat to explore your yoga practice farther than ever before.

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Throughout the ages, prophets, artists, musicians, saints and sages have espoused the importance of love above everything else. While it is said to be one of the most important factors in our lives, how often do we examine love in an attempt to understand how it affects us and our world? Cardiologist and professor Armin Zadeh does just this in his newest book The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why It Matters.

By outlining the types of love, why we love, and love as an art, Dr. Zadeh lays a foundation for further examination of love in the world and how we can facilitate personal growth, fulfillment, health and happiness by understanding the various aspects and potential that love offers. Through the lens of psychologist Erich Fromm's classic book, The Art of Loving, as well as historical philosophers, biologists, sociologists, economists and historians, a comprehensive analysis of love is detailed for the reader to comprehend the vast multi-faceted nature of love. Dr. Zadeh makes a profound statement for all of us to consider; "While love cannot explain the purpose of all life, it can provide the guidance for purposeful living. With or without the structure of religion, love provides the answers for a happy, fulfilled life." This book is a must read for everyone who values the myriad of relationships each of us has with the world and how we can thrive and grow in those relationships and have a positive impact on the world around us.

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Get your copy of The Forgotten Art of Love today!

 

 

 

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Yogi's Set Sankalpa for actually authentic new years resolutions in 2018

Sankalpa - an ancient Sanskrit word - means intention, purpose, commitment. Sankalpa are set before yoga practice, and are connected with while in the flow. Like New Year’s resolutions, sankalpa are about positive change that brings out the best in you for a happier life. However, there is one striking way in which sankalpa are different from New Year’s resolutions.

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