3 Steps to Contentment

By
Leo Babauta
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There is no greater sin than desire, no greater curse than discontent, no greater misfortune than wanting something for oneself. Therefore he who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.” – Lao Tzu

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Yoga Breath Work: 4 Practices to Strengthen and Balance Your Respiratory System

Because respiratory problems are so prevalent lately, I thought I’d revisit a topic that I wrote about six years ago about how you can use yoga to foster respiratory system health. Yoga practices for... Read more
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Can a Nutrient-Poor Diet Lead to Violence?

Food has been linked to a host of mood disorders. But did you know an ultra-processed, nutrient-poor diet is also linked to changes in behavior and even acts of violence? In fact, it might be partly... Read more
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Disability Justice in Yoga: How Ady Barkan Embodies Seva

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Nose Breathing: A Key to Better Health

Breathing is our most important biological function. Doing so properly is essential to healing and long-term health. Most people breathe an average of 25,000 times per day, so it’s safe to say that we inhale... Read more
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Smartphone Horns: Are They a Thing?

There is no doubt that technology has made a huge impact on our lives over the past two or three decades. Young adults in their late teens and 20s might have difficulty imagining a world without social media... Read more
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7 Keys to Help You Age Gracefully

With age comes wisdom and grace. As a yoga therapist, I’ve worked with many people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and even 90s. Most come with health concerns. But overwhelmingly, they come with a desire to age... Read more
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How to Keep Commitments to Ourselves

It is easy to show up to appointments we make with other people. But I’ve noticed that most of us struggle with commitments to ourselves. If we say we’re going to exercise, meditate, write, journal, and work... Read more
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Fight Alzheimer's: Physical Exercise and Brain Health

It’s a very common myth these days that the best way to keep your brain healthy is to exercise it with mental exercises, you know, by learning a new language, doing crossword puzzles, and so on. But there is... Read more
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5 Inspiring Stories of Self-Healing

We have an incredible ability to heal ourselves, beyond what science can currently explain. I am fascinated by stories of people who have found ways to cure themselves of incurable conditions. In this post I’... Read more
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Reduce NSAIDs: Strategies for Osteoarthritis

Research Suggests NSAIDs Linked to Cardiovascular Disease If you suffer from osteoarthritis, some days may require a little extra pain relief just to get through your usual tasks. But there are certain... Read more