Yoga

Tending the Mind, Body and Spirit Through the Holidays

Rise Well-Being Center Keeps You Grounded in December December already?! If your 2018 has flown by, do you have interest in slowing down to savor 2019? Do you ask yourself if that is possible, and if so, how?  Yes! Yes! Yes—it is possible, even in this most demanding D.C. area. You may wonder how. This is a layered and individualized ... Read More »

Pound-Shedding Workouts

Best Exercises from Yoga to Cardio by Marlaina Donato There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss, but most trainers agree that consistent exercise is vital. According to studies by the National Weight Control Registry, 90 percent of individuals that are successful at shedding the pounds and keeping them off are active for at least an hour each day. Consider the ... Read More »

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Workshop

The Fairfax County Library system is offering a free workshop on Sahaja Yoga meditation at 7 to 8:30 p.m. on December 18, at the Oakton Library. This meditation workshop is perfect for beginners, where they will learn how to connect with your inner energy and achieve a state of peace. In this silence, inner joy flourishes and brings balance and harmony in everything we do. Sahaja Yoga was ... Read More »

Explore Culture, Yoga & Community: A New Year’s Journey in Laos and Cambodia

Immerse and cultivate a greater understanding of who you are and your yoga practice while traveling, touring, exploring in the rich culture of Southeast Asia. This journey will be led by local compassionate and adventuresome cultural guides, Mimi and Hawah. The trip will take place from December 28 to January 5. Set amid these ancient and hallowed civilizations, this pilgrimage ... Read More »

Yoga Meets Life’s Essential Questions

Tapping into Our True Nature by Michael A. Singer In 1972, I experienced a profound spiritual awakening and went into seclusion to focus on my inner growth. This awakening helped me see that I’m not my mind—I am the observer of my mind. I watched this chattering mind creating an obstacle to self-realization and true happiness. I also came to ... Read More »

Why Our Body Loves Yoga

Gentle Poses Foster Flexibility by Marlaina Donato Although media coverage of yoga often highlights advanced yoga poses, the practice is not reserved solely for super-flexible folks. Benefits are available to everyone of any age or physical type. “Many people assume that yoga requires the ability to be a contortionist. Yoga is an internal process and can meet us wherever we ... Read More »

Lovelight—More Than a Yoga Festival

by Robin Fillmore The Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival returns again this September to spread love and yoga for a third amazing season. This year, the nationally recognized festival will once again weave together not just another festival, but an opportunity to build on the emerging consciousness that individual’s voices. Festival-goers, when joined for the good of the planet and ... Read More »

Better Options than Opioids

Natural Ways to Reduce Pain by Kathleen Barnes Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans, with annual treatment costs reaching $635 billion, according to the Institute of Medicine. Worse, opiate-derived pain medications, conventional medicine’s go-to treatment for chronic pain, are addictive and deadly. The Annals of Internal Medicine reports that an estimated 2 million Americans suffered from opioid use disorder involving ... Read More »

Tools to Face Aging and Challenging Times at Raj Yoga

Raj Yoga Center, located in Sterling, has been serving the area since 1975, teaching and sharing the benefits of Kundalini yoga. Known as the “yoga of awareness”, Kundalini yoga offers innumerable physical, spiritual and mental benefits, and can be practiced by all ages and abilities. In addition to the classes regularly offered, including a community class by donation each Sunday ... Read More »

Connecting to the Source with Abdy

Abdy Electriciteh, a renowned Iranian man who travels the world sharing a mission of love, will present two sessions to help attendees connect to their source and align to the energy that has been called many different things through the ages, including Christ Consciousness and Kundalini awakening. The first session will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and the second from 3:45 ... Read More »