Mind, Body & Spirit

INSPIRATION

INSPIRATION

By | October 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Just Do It! This familiar phrase derives from NIKE. What inspires you? What drives you to venture into the world each and every day to strive? Besides the fact you have to pay the bills, something must motivate and be a catalyst for you each day. We all...

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A FRIEND FOR A LIFETIME

A FRIEND FOR A LIFETIME

By | October 1, 2014 at 4:00 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison As I reflect upon friendships in my life, I am insurmountably blessed. I am so appreciative of the people I have in my life. Do you have people/person in your life that you can say will be a friend for a lifetime? Are you there for your friend in a time of...

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LETTING GO

LETTING GO

By | September 24, 2014 at 6:40 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Releasing something familiar can be stressful. Intimidated by the unknown? Relinquishing something or someone may be a daunting thought too. Yet, you know you will be extricated once you take the leap of faith to move forward. Whatever “it” may be it is...

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What is YOUR Purpose?

What is YOUR Purpose?

By | September 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Each morning we rise out of bed and venture into our day. Some of us wake with a drive and purpose. Others may dread getting out of bed because they are unsure of their direction in life. Do you know your purpose? Are you living your purpose? Are you seeking...

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The Seventh Annual Palm Springs Body Mind Spirit Weekend

The Seventh Annual Palm Springs Body Mind Spirit Weekend

By | September 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm | No comments

Held September 26-28, at Crystal Fantasy Enlightenment Center in downtown Palm Springs The weekend event opens on Friday September 26 with the Palm Springs Community Drum Circle facilitated by Sound Healer Scott Meredith. The following two days feature many diverse and eclectic...

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LISTEN TO SILENCE

LISTEN TO SILENCE

By | September 10, 2014 at 7:55 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison When was the last time you paused to enjoy the sound of silence? You may ponder on this a while and regret you have not taken the time to notice. Your life may be riddled with noise much like the general population. If you lead a busy lifestyle, finding a...

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Quin-what?

Quin-what?

By | September 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm | No comments

By: Bronwyn Ison What is all the hype about quinoa? What is it? Why is it good for me? After researching quinoa I learned it is either a grain or it is associated with the spinach family. Without antagonizing the experts, does it matter? We know it could possibly be a healthy...

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL YOGA FOR EVERYONE

BACK-TO-SCHOOL YOGA FOR EVERYONE

By | August 20, 2014 at 2:55 pm | No comments

By: Bronwyn Ison Soaring temperatures are still forecast but… Summer is officially over! Returning to school from an exciting summer can cause angst in children and their parents. It is back to resuming bed time hours, making lunches, doing homework, school activities and...

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HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME?

HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME?

By | August 13, 2014 at 10:20 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Do you feel as though you cannot complete your multiple tasks throughout the day? You are not alone. Most people feel overwhelmed by their to-do lists. It is possible you feel frantic and are wondering how you can get everything accomplished. Breathe and stay...

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NATURE’S MEDICINE

NATURE’S MEDICINE

By | August 6, 2014 at 8:45 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Nature’s medicine is truly at our fingertips. Did you know essential oils garner a plethora of benefits for you physically and mentally? Did you also know incorporating essential oils into your lifestyle can enhance your mood and help aid with a variety of...

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SIMPLIFY BY LETTING GO

SIMPLIFY BY LETTING GO

By | July 30, 2014 at 5:44 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Take a look around your office, house, closets, kitchen cupboards and especially your garage. What do you see? An environment organized or in disarray? If you are like many it is likely you are not organized and you are looking at clutter. Recognize how this...

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VULNERABILITY

VULNERABILITY

By | July 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison After considerable thought I decided the topic of vulnerability should be explored. Did you know that being vulnerable is exceptionally difficult for most people? To be vulnerable means to remove your mask. Removing your mask will mean that everyone will truly...

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Nurturing Your Mind, Body & Soul

Nurturing Your Mind, Body & Soul

By | July 9, 2014 at 7:02 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Do you find that you are nurturing everyone around you? Are you being nurtured in return? Better yet, are you nurturing yourself? Often we do not take time for ourselves. This can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, frustrated or reaching burn...

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WHY CARDIO?

WHY CARDIO?

By | June 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison America’s waistlines continue to expand. The United States is number one on the top 10 List of most obese countries. Obesity is a public health concern and approximately 150-billion dollars annually is spent treating obesity in America. This is not an...

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Uniquely You

Uniquely You

By | June 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison If I had to choose a period of time or age in my life to revisit, my teen years would not be my first choice. My teen years were not unfriendly to me. I simply would not care to endure the pressures our teen girls have today. Yoga for teen girls is growing in...

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CHECK YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR, PART TWO

CHECK YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR, PART TWO

By | June 11, 2014 at 2:40 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Hopefully your ego did not get the best of you in the past week, reference part one of last weeks article. Having a big ego, by opinion of most, is not viewed positively. Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory contains three elements of the personality....

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CHECK YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR – PART ONE

CHECK YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR – PART ONE

By | June 4, 2014 at 5:30 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Ego by definition has several interpretations. According to Webster, it is the opinion you have about yourself. One’s ego generally speaks to the part of the mind that has a sense of individuality and self esteem. Sigmund Freud developed the three elements...

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FLEXIBILITY, DO YOU HAVE IT?

FLEXIBILITY, DO YOU HAVE IT?

By | May 29, 2014 at 12:00 am | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison One of the most common statements I hear as a yoga instructor is, “I am not flexible so I can’t do yoga.” Two objections to this statement --- You do not have to be flexible to partake in yoga and the word “CAN’T,” should be removed from your...

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PROSPERITY

PROSPERITY

By | May 21, 2014 at 7:55 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Manifesting true abundance and developing prosperity in your life is a realistic goal. Each of us desires to have success. You may be looking to attain prosperity in different areas in your life. Perhaps you are seeking financial gratification. You may also be...

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Mother’s Are Special

Mother’s Are Special

By | May 7, 2014 at 6:57 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Mothers around the world will be celebrated on Sunday the 11th day of May. According to Wikipedia, Mother’s Day is a proclamation honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood. The influence of mothers on society is preeminent. In the United States,...

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GET NUTS!

GET NUTS!

By | April 30, 2014 at 4:05 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison You are on the go and eager to grab a quick snack. Pausing for fast food is convenient yet unhealthy. You ponder --- what can be a quick and healthy snack? As a mother and yoga instructor I am on the move and in need of a quick nutritional snack several times...

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YOGA FOR YOUR HEADACHES

YOGA FOR YOUR HEADACHES

By | April 23, 2014 at 8:49 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison More than 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches annually. That is approximately one in six people. If we venture into migraines, 18% of woman suffer this malaise and approximately 6% of men. It is one of the country’s biggest healthcare...

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THE WARRIOR PROJECT

THE WARRIOR PROJECT

By | April 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Yoga enthusiasts strive to serve a purpose superior than oneself. This often is referred to as Seva. Seva, a Sanskrit word meaning: a service which is performed without any expectation of result or reward for the person performing it. The Warrior Project and...

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Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

By | April 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm | No comments

Ultimate Law of Attraction Event, Palm Springs Convention Center April 11, 12, 13 Tickets on sale now! CV Weekly readers will receive an exclusive 50% discount. The Law of Attraction Radio Network brings new thoughts and new hope to our Coachella Valley through this three day...

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“NO PAIN, NO GAIN” NOT A YOGA PHILOSOPHY

“NO PAIN, NO GAIN” NOT A YOGA PHILOSOPHY

By | April 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm | No comments

BY BRONWYN ISON Yoga has been a mind, body and spirit practice for 5,000 years. The philosophy of “no pain, no gain” in yoga simply does not translate. If you have practiced yoga and you were in pain, you are over achieving or doing too much. Exceeding your limitations...

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PROPS TO YOU

PROPS TO YOU

By | March 26, 2014 at 6:40 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison From mats to straps, blankets and blocks, bolsters and eye pillows. Props help ensure support to deepen your practice. Greater support means heightened awareness, greater movement and an increased flow of energy in your practice. Sometimes we need a little...

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MAKE IT YOUR YOGA

MAKE IT YOUR YOGA

By | March 19, 2014 at 8:40 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison By definition yoga means, union. Yoga is union of the mind, body and spiritual science of self. The genesis of yoga refers to India with Indian sage, Patanjali. Yoga is a 5,000-year-old practice. People tend to think yoga is a series of exercises. While this...

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PAY IT FORWARD

PAY IT FORWARD

By | March 5, 2014 at 6:20 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison The phrase “Pay it Forward,” was coined and popularized in 2000. The movie, Pay It Forward starring Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey is inspirational. A young boy is given a school assignment. The assignment is as follows, how can he change the world? The boy...

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POSES ON PASEO

POSES ON PASEO

By | February 26, 2014 at 2:05 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison In less than one week valley residents and Coachella Valley visitors will be striking a pose for “Poses on Paseo,” at the Gardens on El Paseo. The valley wide event is designed for everyone who loves fitness and enjoys a healthy lifestyle. The two-hour...

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JUST RELAX

JUST RELAX

By | February 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison If your schedule is anything like mine you may need a day off to simply RELAX! Relaxing for many of us can be daunting. However, not relaxing could debilitate you if you don’t know how to slow down and create a moment for yourself. Although I have a juggling...

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VALLEY FEVER, MY PERSONAL STORY

VALLEY FEVER, MY PERSONAL STORY

By | February 12, 2014 at 3:25 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Each inhale and exhale we take is without thought. Our breath is our life force and keeps our heart beating. Each and every breath I take is a blessing. Nearly five-years ago breathing for me was not as simple as it is today. Fortunately I can celebrate and...

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LIFE FROM A DIFFERENT VIEW

LIFE FROM A DIFFERENT VIEW

By | February 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Viewing life right side up is common for each and every one of us. It would literally be unusual and contrary for us to see things upside down. Stepping outside of our habitual behavior patterns is challenging and asking you to go upside down may sound utterly...

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WHY YOU NEED TO STRETCH, EVERYDAY!

WHY YOU NEED TO STRETCH, EVERYDAY!

By | January 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison You have a finely tuned workout routine and you are feeling pretty good about staying on task. This is rejuvenating you and you should be proud of yourself. I would venture to guess your exercise regimen does not include stretching. How important is it to add...

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PROTEIN: ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH?

PROTEIN: ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH?

By | January 15, 2014 at 3:19 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Protein is essential for our diets and educating yourself of the importance of this nutrient is vital to a healthy body. One must have an appropriate amount of protein in their daily diet. If you exercise and desire to build muscle, eating the proper amount of...

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DISCOVERING YOUR PASSION

DISCOVERING YOUR PASSION

By | January 8, 2014 at 10:46 pm | No comments

By Bronwyn Ison Ahhh, if I was cognizant of my overriding passion then all the stars would align and my life will be perfect. Have you often wondered if you followed your childhood dream where you might be today? Finding your passion may extend far deeper than just a...

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