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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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Yoga for Finding Calm

Yoga for Finding Calm

December 15, 2020 6 min read 1 Comment

These poses are particularly calming, and they can be linked together into a lovely, slow-flowing, ultra-soothing sequence.
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If your yoga mat could talk what stories would it tell?

If your yoga mat could talk what stories would it tell?

November 10, 2020 3 min read

Musings on the role your mat plays in your journey

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3 Books for a Sustainable Home Practice

3 Books for a Sustainable Home Practice

November 03, 2020 5 min read

Firmly establish your daily yoga and meditation practice so you can live in your life, not in your head.
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Easy Breathing: An Introduction to Pranayama

Easy Breathing: An Introduction to Pranayama

October 13, 2020 7 min read

Discover the "yoga of breath"
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What the heck is a mudra?

What the heck is a mudra?

September 22, 2020 6 min read

5 Essential mudras to energize your yoga and meditation practice and to connect with yourself in a deeper way
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5 Easy Ways to Thank Your Lucky Stars

5 Easy Ways to Thank Your Lucky Stars

July 28, 2020 5 min read

Discover how to change your life through the power of gratitude

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5 Yoga Poses to Cultivate Alignment

5 Yoga Poses to Cultivate Alignment

July 21, 2020 7 min read

How to use your yoga practice to explore what it means to be aligned, both physically and spiritually
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Little Altars Everywhere

Little Altars Everywhere

July 14, 2020 7 min read

Altars are powerful places.  Why not create harmony and balance with little sacred spaces all over your home?
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6 Fun Ways to Take Your Home Practice Outside

6 Fun Ways to Take Your Home Practice Outside

July 07, 2020 6 min read

Practice yoga and meditation outside to connect with the powerful vibrations of nature. To appreciate and marvel. To feel happy and peaceful.

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The Stories and Symbolism of the HUM colours

The Stories and Symbolism of the HUM colours

June 09, 2020 6 min read 1 Comment

Discover how our intentional colours can raise your vibration, enhance your practice and support your journey of transformation.
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Intention-Based Yoga Practices

Intention-Based Yoga Practices

May 26, 2020 5 min read

6 Powerful practices specifically designed to help you cultivate a particular kind of energy or state of being, to raise your vibration.
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5 Books to Inspire Your Journey of Transformation

5 Books to Inspire Your Journey of Transformation

May 12, 2020 6 min read 1 Comment

Tales of wanderings, journeys and encounters with ancient traditions from around the world. Each one brings nuggets of wisdom as stepping stones for you on your own personal journey.

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Savasana: The One Pose You Need to Feel Relaxed & Rejuvenated

Savasana: The One Pose You Need to Feel Relaxed & Rejuvenated

April 28, 2020 5 min read

Sometimes all you need is savasana to find your way back to peace and calm in troubled times.
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Meditations on the 5 Senses

Meditations on the 5 Senses

April 21, 2020 7 min read

Cultivating mindfulness through the experience of your senses is a unique way to make your home practice a delightful, sensorial and memorable experience.
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Make Your Home Practice A Haven of Peace and Calm

Make Your Home Practice A Haven of Peace and Calm

April 14, 2020 7 min read 1 Comment

8 Practices and practical tips to make your HOME PRACTICE a haven of peace and tranquility, a place to reconnect with yourself, find the inner peace and strength you need now
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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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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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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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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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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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The Science of Breathing

The Science of Breathing

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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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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