What is yoga? The classical texts define yoga as a process of channelling the forces or expressions of the mind. How? By following a discipline. What is the aim of discipline? To establish yourself in your real nature. These are the first three statements in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and are the foundation of yoga practice and philosophy. If yoga was only physical exercises, these statements would reflect that physical component. But they do not. If yoga was a religion, these introductory statements would reflect that religious inclination. But they do not; rather, in the yogic tradition yoga has to be seen as a discipline, a lifestyle and a science of practical living.

In order to create a system, a progressive practice, and to immerse oneself in yogic disciplines, there is a very beautiful sequence. Yoga begins with the body, goes to the mind and aims to realize the inner nature. The question can arise: If yoga deals with the mind, why does it begin with the body? Yoga looks at the well-being of the total personality, of the body, mind and spirit. Body, mind and spirit have to come together so that we can become a complete human being and experience the wholeness of life.

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6 Mindful Activities for Kids

Practicing mindfulness powerfully improves quality of life for both adults and children. Kids who practice mindful activities reap benefits like:

  • enhanced focus
  • improved mental and physical health
  • improved social skills
  • reduced impact of bullying
  • access to relaxation

Mindfulness is fun for kids when they're playing! Try out these 6 mindfulness activities for kids.

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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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5 Bright Books Written By Boulder, Colorado Authors

Known for its open-minded and spiritual people, it’s no surprise that Boulder, Colorado is home to several authors who are passionate about consciousness, meditation and yoga. Also based in Boulder, frequencyRiser supports our local community of book lovers.

Why do books that were inspired in Boulder, Colorado stand out? It may be the many yoga centers, ashrams, meditation escapes, and the impressive Flatiron mountains that set the scene. (Or all of these fun things to do for a cheerful holiday season in Boulder.)

Find support in these books while supporting local Colorado authors!

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Make Peace with your Mind - Mindfulness Book by Mark Coleman

 

Many of us are well acquainted with our “Inner Critic.” It is the voice that makes us second-guess our every step by saying “not enough,” “not good enough,” or sometimes “too much.” At times the Inner Critic can be so strong that it feels invincible, but bestselling author and renowned meditation teacher Mark Coleman promises that it is not in his newest book Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic. Selected as last year's top book on mindfulness by Mindful Magazine, we hope you’ll enjoy this short excerpt.

Mark Coleman is the author of Make Peace with Your Mind and Awake in the Wild. He is the founder of the Mindfulness Institute and has an MA in Clinical Psychology. Mark has guided students on five continents as a corporate consultant, counselor, meditation teacher, and wilderness guide. He lives in Northern California. 

Get your copy of this life changing book here: frequencyRiser.com/MakePeaceWithYourMind

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