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The Hum Life

The HUM LIFE blog is your source of information and inspiration to help you to transform your life by embracing a daily yoga and meditation practice and living a mindful lifestyle.  So that you can navigate daily life with more confidence and serenity.   And so that you can find more Joy, Peace, Bliss, Clarity, Inspiration, Motivation.

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Find Calm, Connection and Inspiration in Trees

Find Calm, Connection and Inspiration in Trees

March 31, 2020 7 min read

All about Tree Pose, the emotions it can bring, how to do it with mindfulness, as well as an inspiring musing on trees by Hermann Hess. 

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8 Ways to Send Positive Vibrations from Your Mat out into the World

8 Ways to Send Positive Vibrations from Your Mat out into the World

March 24, 2020 5 min read 1 Comment

8 rituals to empower your own practice and allow you to send positive vibrations to friends, family and to the wider community - from the comfort and safety of your yoga mat
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Helpful Ideas and Inspiration for your Home Practice

Helpful Ideas and Inspiration for your Home Practice

March 17, 2020 5 min read

The most relevant and useful resources I have to help you and support you as you create or go deeper into your own personal HOME practice.
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How to create your personal yoga practice at home

How to create your personal yoga practice at home

March 10, 2020 7 min read

You can absolutely create your own yoga sequence at home.  Here is how to do it.
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Your Guide to Walking Meditation

Your Guide to Walking Meditation

March 03, 2020 6 min read 1 Comment

Instructions and information for the practice of mindful walking
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D.I.Y. At-Home Yoga and Meditation Retreat

D.I.Y. At-Home Yoga and Meditation Retreat

February 25, 2020 7 min read

10 steps create your own personal retreat at home. 
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Silent Meditation Retreats:  Everything You Need to Know

Silent Meditation Retreats: Everything You Need to Know

February 18, 2020 10 min read

Ever thought about a silent meditation retreat? Here are the answers to all your questions.
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What is Palo Santo?

What is Palo Santo?

February 09, 2020 5 min read

Discover beautiful palo santo, it's mystical tradition, the ethical harvest, and how you can use it in your life
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4 Ultra-Restful Ways to Use Your Yoga Bolster

4 Ultra-Restful Ways to Use Your Yoga Bolster

February 03, 2020 6 min read

Learn how your bolster can help you relax, restore and practice mindfulness.
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4 Steps to Create a Balanced and Harmonious Home Sanctuary

4 Steps to Create a Balanced and Harmonious Home Sanctuary

January 28, 2020 5 min read

4 easy-to-implement ideas to help you create a sanctuary that is personal, meaningful, inspirational.
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How to get the most out of your yoga class

How to get the most out of your yoga class

January 22, 2020 8 min read

If you are new to yoga, it might seem a bit intimidating and confusing at first. These tips and insights will help you to find what's right for you.
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See Things Differently:  7 Fun Ways to Practice Mindfulness

See Things Differently: 7 Fun Ways to Practice Mindfulness

January 14, 2020 7 min read

You can practice mindfulness in many ways. These fun exercises all help you to build awareness and stay grounded in the present moment.

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12 Tips to Start Your Daily Meditation Practice

12 Tips to Start Your Daily Meditation Practice

January 07, 2020 8 min read

Daily meditation made easy. 12 tips to help you have the right mindset, create the right conditions, and to practice with ease.
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10 Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centres to Discover

10 Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centres to Discover

December 17, 2019 6 min read

A retreat is an enriching, empowering experience, maybe even life-changing.  Explore these centres to find the right one for you.
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Sacred Smoke

Sacred Smoke

December 10, 2019 9 min read

Incense rituals, from their ancient sources to modern times.  And how you can empower your home practice with mystical sacred smoke.
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20 Ways to Raise Your Vibration

20 Ways to Raise Your Vibration

December 02, 2019 7 min read

Learn how you can influence your vibration, create beautiful, positive energy, and begin to create the life you desire.
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3 Easy and Powerful Meditations to try at HOME

3 Easy and Powerful Meditations to try at HOME

November 25, 2019 4 min read

Try any of these 3 easy meditations to give your home practice a boost, or motivate you to start one. 
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TOP 10 Tips to Start Your Home Yoga and Meditation Practice

TOP 10 Tips to Start Your Home Yoga and Meditation Practice

November 18, 2019 6 min read

How to get more happiness, peace, inspiration?  Start your home practice today.
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Inhale/Exhale/Repeat...    How to breathe efficiently

Inhale/Exhale/Repeat... How to breathe efficiently

November 12, 2019 7 min read

Breath is at the heart of every form of yoga, meditation practice.  We owe it to ourselves to understand the workings of this vital life process, and how to optimize our inhales/exhales.
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Dirga Pranayama: the three-part yogic breath explained

What the heck is DIRGA PRANAYAMA?

November 12, 2019 3 min read

The Three-Part Yogic Breath explained. It's a simple deep breathing technique that requires little training, no difficult positions, and provides immediate benefits.
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What exactly is mindfulness?   Part 2

What exactly is mindfulness? Part 2

November 05, 2019 6 min read

How do I practice mindfulness everyday?  The practices explained, tips and hacks to help you bring mindfulness into your life, easily.
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What exactly is mindfulness? Learn more about mindfulness.

What exactly is mindfulness? Part 1

November 04, 2019 7 min read

What exactly is mindfulness?  And why should I practice it?  What does mindfulness have to do with meditation?  How does it work in the brain?  What are the benefits? Your questions answered.
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How do I find the right yoga mat?

How do I find the right yoga mat?

October 28, 2019 6 min read

You will have a very close-up and personal relationship with your yoga mat, and it could be with you for years.  Shouldn't you put some time and care into choosing this precious partner?
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The Magic that Happened When I Traded My High Heels for a Yoga Mat

The Magic that Happened When I Traded My High Heels for a Yoga Mat

October 21, 2019 8 min read

I left the corporate world, opened my heart and soul to radical change, and the magic began to happen on a journey that lead me to HUM. Learnings on and off the mat on my way to becoming a conscious entrepreneur.  
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The Secret Power of Sanskrit Mantra

The Secret Power of Sanskrit Mantra

June 06, 2019 7 min read

Discover the secrets of Sanskrit mantra and how you can get the power of vibration for your practice and your life ... even if you don’t like chanting.
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6 Essential Yoga Props to empower your practice

6 Essential Yoga Props to empower your practice

June 05, 2019 4 min read

Props can be used by anyone, at any stage of their practice, and in any form of yoga.  There are so many benefits to having a little extra support in the poses.  These insights will help you choose just the right props for your practice.
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Find the Right Yoga Class: 12 Yoga Styles Explained

Find the Right Yoga Class: 12 Yoga Styles Explained

May 27, 2019 9 min read

Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar... Confused about which yoga class to choose?  It took a lot of experimenting to find the style that felt best for me.  As a shortcut for you, these insights and hints will help you choose the class that's right for you.
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