Entries Tagged as 'Yoga & Meditation'

By: Miraval’s MaryGrace Naughton, Yoga & Meditation Specialist 

I have been teaching yoga for 15 years and am delighted when I see students smile. I love when a student isn’t caught up in taking themselves so seriously that they forget to have fun and enjoy this body they are living in.

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By Lisa Frank, M.Ed., Wellness Counselor and Yoga Instructor

Yoga is often depicted in today’s society by women in tight colorful pants posing in twisted positions.  However, this ancient practice offers as many benefits to our mental-emotional-social state as to our physical one.  Yoga in Sanskrit means “union”, it is a way of living in conscious connection with all.  All parts of us, all beings everywhere, all of the universe.  A way of cultivating mind and body connection, deeper connection to one’s true Self, and connection with humanity.  In a quest for belonging, acceptance, and meaning, yoga provides a way.  Its rich teachings can be applied on the mat and perhaps more importantly can translate as lessons to help us be our more realized selves off the mat.  Here is a toolbox of lessons to get you started.

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Mat as Mirror

The mat is a mirror of self-discovery to help us become more conscious of what's happening in the new now.  Pay attention to your breath and body in the present moment and you will become more self-aware and able to reflect yourself clearly to the world.    

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Miraval Resort & Spa

By MaryGrace Naughton, Yoga & Meditation Specialist 

We all know there are no actual waves in this beautiful desert, so what is up with the name of this class!?

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By MaryGrace Naughton, Yoga & Meditation Specialist

While recent yoga trends have leaned toward the more active, aerobic modalities such as energy or power yoga, there's a place in everyone's practice for calm and stillness. In Contrast to the fiery, active, masculine energy of yang, Yin Yoga focuses on the stable, grounded feminine energies. 

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By MaryGrace Naughton, Yoga & Meditation Specialist

“You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” This is one of my favorite quotes from the Buddha because it reminds me of the importance of being kind to me.

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