For yoga teachers and serious students, “Best Yoga on the Web” is your hand-picked guide to this week’s best of the best yoga and meditation from around the world. This week – The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, Gwen Lawrence Videos, Sensory Awareness, and two Mindfulness Articles.
The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), originally developed at Google, is a non-profit organization that teaches mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the business community. I love the mission, spreading essential skills to lead with compassion and wisdom. SIYLI offers programs for businesses as well as a number of great videos on these topics at its website.
Gwen Lawrence, who is the yoga instructor for a number of New York sports teams, including the Giants, Knicks, and Rangers, now has a number of videos available at yoga vibes. Gwen’s focus on massage, anatomy, and nutrition adds a depth to her yoga classes that make them a worthwhile experience.
Susan Bernstein had a great article this week about an alternative method for people who have trouble meditating. She called it sensory awareness, but what she is describing is vipassana meditation. This type of meditation focuses on sensations that we feel with our bodies and noticing them in a nonjudgmental way. She describes the method in an accessible and clear way, explaining that it helps to “dial down the mental chatter” and feel more energized, awake, and alert.
From an unexpected place, here’s an article in Life Hacker about Mindfulness. It covers the basics in a very engaging way— what is mindfulness, the benefits of mindfulness, and how you can practice it.
This is a good article about the spread in popularity of mindfulness, particularly among the technology set. I missed the article the first time around because it was in the “Fashion and Style” section of the NY Times.
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