Book: The Awakened Brain by Lisa Miller 📚

Lisa is also the founder and director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program in spirituality and psychology. And, she is the New York Times best selling author of The Spiritual Child and a professor in the clinical psychology program at TeachersCollege, Columbia University.

“This is perhaps the biggest revelation of the awakened brain: that it’s in our innate nature to build a better world. That what’s good for everyone is also what’s best for each one of us.”~ Lisa Miller, Ph.D.

This book shares research on the protective benefits to mental health and wellbeing from having an open and spiritually aware mind. This book shows that "…people across faith traditions—and including those without a faith tradition—the brain appeared able to protect itself from the long-standing neurological structures of depression.”

If you would like to learn more about this research and mindful approach to healthier brains, check out this book and some of the Big Ideas, including:

– The Awakened Brain: it’s a muscle we can learn to strengthen or allow to atrophy.

– Science of Spirituality: from ancient traditions to modern science, this emerging new field is looking at the connections between spirituality, psychology and biology.

– The Quest Orientation: when people live in a state of ‘Quest’, the brain is more coherent and connected, its regions and networks are more in harmony.

So much more classic goodness in this book, to review a six-page summary of this book and over 600 others on many subjects, try out this 30-day free trial of the Heroic self-mastery site: www.heroic.us/optimize/all-pn?fpr=maggie78

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Yoga Sutras – Mindfulness practices for conscious living

Today’s Yoga Sutra focuses on the dual practices of action and detachment. How does this apply to your current Yoga or lifestyle habits?

When we can fully commit to taking action, with full heartedness and to also fully release any attachment to the outcome, then we can connect to the ultimate freedom from this practice.

1.12 अभ्यासवैराग्याभ्यां तन्निरोधः ॥ 12 ॥
abhyāsavairāgyābhyāṃ tannirodhaḥ ॥ 12 ॥

The 2 wings of Yoga are constant practice and detachment from selfish desires and our false identity .
Please share if this practice resonates with you and what insights you might have gained from this mindfulness practice?

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Please join us on June 21st at the Shops at Rivercenter for a FREE Yoga demo and class, in celebration of the 10th International Day of Yoga!

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RECHARGE – Share your favorite Mindfulness practices on how you like to recharge.

Research shows many benefits associated with spending time outdoors, including:
– connect with others
– explore the beauty of nature
– improve sleep
– reduce anxiety, and others

To learn more, check out this article from WebMD
www.webmd.com/balance/ss/slideshow-health-benefits-nature
note: image is AI generated

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YOGA Inspirations ~ How does yoga inspires you to be more present and mindful, both on and off the Yoga mat!

Today’s yoga inspiration comes from Dhruv Shukla, a recent graduate from the Yoga Teacher Training program at the Aum Ashram school here in San Antonio! This program follows the traditional and authentic yoga teachings from the Ashtanga yoga lineage. Check in every Saturday to hear from the recent graduating class on ways Yoga inspires them.

AND,… we would love to feature YOU! Please share your favorite quote or insight with us, to be included in our future posts. Include your favorite pic, if you like. The more we do, the more we learn, and the more we grow in our own insights and share them with others, the more we can shine from our true self and in that way, we help to make way for other to shine their light as well. It’s simple, just be YOU!

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The 100 Days of Mindfulness is in part a celebration of the upcoming 10th anniversary for this year’s International Day of Yoga – join us on June 21st & 22nd for community events in San Antonio, TX!

Thank you to our 2024 Title Sponsor: Vayu Wound Clinic and Hyperbarics

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