DAY 23 - WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SLEEP?

11/24/2014

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So you made it! 21 days of inspirations.  How do you feel? If you're like me, you want more. So here's another favorite Ted Talk to inspire you to get your Zzzzzzzzzs.
#beinspired #borealis21daychallenge #watch

DAY 22 - A NEW DAY

11/22/2014

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DAY 22 - A NEW DAY

You made it! 21 straight days of inspirations. Congratulations!

Now what, you ask? If you're like me, you probably want more. So today we take inspiration from nature as the New Moon rises today.

The New Moon happens every month and for some of us it simply passes by unnoticed. So what if today we paid attention? What if we took inspiration from this natural cycle to let go of the past and create new things in the days ahead? Here's some insight on this month's New Moon. A very positive outlook indeed.

DAY 21 - FRIDAY NIGHT FLOW

11/21/2014

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Tonight when you get home from your day, take time to #move your body. It will help you unwind after the week. 

Here's a 20-minute Gentle Flow practice you can do right in your living room.

#beinspired #borealis21daychallenge

DAY 20 - THROWBACK THURSDAY

11/20/2014

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Day 20 - Throwback Thursday 
Enjoy the old-school hairstyles and #listen to appreciate the genius of one of the greatest violinists Itzhak Perlman.

#tbt #beinspired #borealis21daychallenge

DAY 19 - ON VULNERABILITY

11/19/2014

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#Watch as the incredible Brené Brown shares her thoughts on a not-so-comfortable topic.

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DAY 18 - SERIOUSLY?

11/18/2014

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DAY 18 - SERIOUSLY?

I think a lot of us take life too seriously. We go to yoga to get away from it all. So why take yoga so seriously? This article gives some ideas on how we can change things up.

#read #beinspired #borealis21daychallenge

DAY 17 - STROKE OF INSIGHT

11/17/2014

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#Watch. The ending will surprise you.

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DAY 16 - MODERATE YOGA PRACTICE

11/16/2014

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DAY 16 - MODERATE YOGA PRACTICE

Coby Kozlowski shares a moderate practice you can do at home.
‪#‎move‬ ‪#‎beinspired‬ ‪#‎borealis21daychallenge‬

DAY 15 - A KITCHEN INSPIRATION

11/15/2014

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Today, we share an article on making rice out of cauliflower. Genius!

#read #beinspired #borealis21daychallenge

DAY 14 - LISTEN TO THE SOUND

11/14/2014

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DAY 14 - LISTEN TO THE SOUND

Kripalu teacher Steven Leonard guides you through a short meditation on sound. For the next 3 minutes, tune in to the sounds around you and really #listen. 

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DAY 13 - NEVER GIVE UP

11/13/2014

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Yoga can be powerful. This video is a staff favorite.

#watch  #beinspired #borealis21daychallenge

DAY 12 - BRIEF GLIMPSES CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING

11/12/2014

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DAY 12 - BRIEF GLIMPSES CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING

Danna Faulds is an incredible poet, writer and Kripalu yogi. Check out her thoughts on the meaning in a brief glimpse here.

DAY 11 - #MOVE!

11/11/2014

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Kick it into gear with this 10-Minute workout with Borealis' very own Karen DeTemple with Broga yogi Mo Jarava. #beinspired #borealis21daychallenge #broga #realfit

DAY 10 - MEDITATION ON THE BREATH

11/10/2014

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#Listen to your breath. Try this 3 minute Meditation with Kripalu teacher Larissa Hall Carlton.
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DAY 9 - WALKING WITH GRATITUDE

11/9/2014

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DAY 9 - WALKING WITH GRATITUDE

Walking with Gratitude - a practice from Linda Devincentis
This can be a powerful mood shifter if you are feeling stressed, anxious or a bit stuck. 
Take a 10 min break, longer if you can.
Step outside and take a deep breath in. 
Feel the air fill your lungs and offer up a silent but sincere "thank you" for this breath.
Exhale slowly and deeply. 
As you walk tune into your senses.
Notice how many of the things that you hear, see, touch, feel and perhaps even taste you are grateful for.
Connect with the abundance of the world around you. Perhaps you are surrounded by the vast beauty of nature or get to share a smile with a stranger. 
If gratitude does not begin to flow for you, come back to the breath in your body giving thanks for that breath and the all the amazing things your body is doing for you in that moment.

#move #beinspired #borealis21daychallenge

DAY 8 - IS THIS YOGA?

11/8/2014

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DAY 8 - IS THIS YOGA?

I often ask myself the same question.
Click here to get #read of David's favorite articles.
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DAY 7 - ONE HOOP

11/7/2014

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#Listen to this fun song by the very talented percussionist John de Kadt.

DAY 6 - FAKE IT 'TIL YOU BECOME IT

11/6/2014

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After watching this video, you may start to feel the old saying "Fake it 'til you make it" doesn't quite have the same ring to it. This seems like a much better option.
#Watch and learn about the effect of "Power Posing."

DO NOTHING...FOR A WHILE

11/5/2014

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Here's a wonderful article about doing nothing, and how hard it is.
http://ideas.ted.com/2014/11/04/why-we-need-a-secular-sabbath/

Perhaps this weekend, take a break from your electronics. Use the time to recharge your battery. 
#beinspired #borealis21daychallenge

DAY 5 - YOGA AT HOME

11/5/2014

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Ever thought about doing yoga at home but don't know where to start?  A video is a great way to start.
Unroll your yoga mat at home and try this Moderate Kripalu-style yoga class with Emilie's teacher Devarshi Steven Hartman.
#move #beinspired #borealis21daychallenge

DAY 4 - THANK YOU

11/4/2014

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Tonight ‪#‎write‬ down 3 things from this day for which you're grateful. Don't have a journal? Write it on the back of scrap paper, a napkin, anything.  
Then maybe turn to someone nearby and say "Thank you."

‪#‎beinspired‬ ‪#‎borealis21daychallenge‬

DAY 3 - MUSIC AND PASSION

11/3/2014

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How do you feel about Classical Music? Love it? Don't mind it? Never listen to it? #Watch and #listen to this character of a conductor as he shows us the transformative power of music.
#beinspired #borealis21daychallenge

DAY 2 - SLEEP

11/2/2014

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DAY 2 - SLEEP

Ah, the end of Daylight Savings time. An extra hour of sleep. It seems like something only the gods could bestow. Miraculously, we can thank our fellow man for thinking up this one. 

Some of you woke up "earlier" than usual this morning.  By noon, you'll have felt like you accomplished quite a lot for Sunday midday. Then tonight you'll start feeling the pull of the hibernation instinct and indulge in going to bed "early." Others indulged instead in sleeping in this morning and may not feel sleepy when the dreaded darkness hits early tonight.

For those of you who find yourself in the second category, here's a wonderful article to #read by our very own Tim Griffin on winding down for sleep.

DAY 1 - THE GAME THAT MAY CHANGE YOUR LIFE

11/1/2014

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I didn't grow up with video games in my house. I remember once going to a friend's house and a group of us started to play Super Mario Brothers. My hand-eye coordination was terrible and the controller felt foreign in my hands. I'm simply not a fan.

So when someone sent me this Ted Talk about a video game, I was skeptical, to say the least. Give it a shot.
#Watch and you may #beinspired. #borealis21daychallenge

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