Thriving Beyond the Yoga Mat, by Anne Lowell

"I think we all have this part of us that wants to evolve and figure out how we can enjoy life with purpose. I call this part the “Soul Self”. There is a challenge however. Each of us has another part that wants the exact opposite for us: it desires safety and comfort even at the expense of happiness."

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Prana or Breath is a Necessary Part of Training

After a great warmup, Kevin Gauthier (right) leads trail runners on the Mills Creek Trail at Lake James State Park. Afterwards, runners enjoy a shaded yoga session featuring breath work and visualization techniques meant to raise the energy of runners up and off the feet, knees, and hips and INTO their natural surroundings.

After a great warmup, Kevin Gauthier (right) leads trail runners on the Mills Creek Trail at Lake James State Park. Afterwards, runners enjoy a shaded yoga session featuring breath work and visualization techniques meant to raise the energy of runners up and off the feet, knees, and hips and INTO their natural surroundings.

Prana, or vital life force, is the Sanskrit word for the energy that permeates everything in the universe. A runner can better harness his (or her!) breath in ways that shift awareness within by withdrawing the prana into the spine and brain, where he then experiences higher levels of consciousness. When translated to running, prana consciousness delivers lift, tone, direction, and power.

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