Category Archives: September

This Meditation Helps You Overcome an Overactive Mind

Learn how to discern your thoughts through this mantra and mudra practice.

The Live Be Yoga ambassadors visited Priya Jain, founder of Seventh Chakra Yoga in Huntington Beach, California, who shared a mantra and mudra meditation practice to help discern your thoughts, so you can calm (and avoid fueling) an overactive mind.

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. 

Ancient yogic texts said that we have one thousand thoughts for every blink of the eye. Many of these thoughts are unconscious, meaning we are completely unaware of them. However, many of the ideas that flicker through our minds certainly stick out and linger. Which ones will we attach to or identify with? Which ones serve our expansion and evolution? Which ones are self-sabotaging and distracting?

These are all questions that help us build awareness so we can make well-rounded decisions about what to pay attention to—decisions that can benefit our own lives as well as our collective humanity.

When we can make decisions from a place of empowerment, stability, authenticity, and compassion, we begin to do our part in co-creating a more harmonious world. It may sound too good to be true, but all necessary change starts with this simple process—evaluating the thoughts that come and go.

That’s what we learned while visiting Priya Jain, owner of Seventh Chakra Yoga, a studio in Huntington Beach, California. Jain, a Kundalini Yoga teacher and my mentor, said that when your mind can learn to discern the difference in thoughts, you can actually say “thank you, but no thank you.” Or you can welcome certain thoughts with more awareness …

Why Your Spirituality Shouldn't Define You


Kundalini Yoga teacher Priya Jain talks about building your identity around the practice you love.

Yoga can be such a life-altering experience that it drives you to schedule your day around the practice you love. What happens when it starts becoming who you are? Here, YJ ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt sit down with Priya Jain—Kundalini Yoga teacher, founder of Seventh Chakra Yoga, and Brandon’s mentor—in Huntington Beach California to talk about yoga and identity.

Read also So You Found Peace Through Yoga—Here’s Why the Practice Shouldn’t Stop There

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren and Brandon are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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Got Sore Muscles? Meet Your Next Favorite CBD Topical for Relief


The Live Be Yoga ambassadors go behind the scenes at ShiKai in Santa Rosa, California.

Feeling sore from your last vinyasa flow? Dealing with chronic inflammation in your joints? Well, thanks to a new line of products from ShiKai—a brand that has been developing natural skin and hair care products for nearly 50 years—relief may not be out of reach! 

While in Santa Rosa, California, LBY ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt stopped off at the ShiKai factory to teach a yoga class and sit down with owner Jason Sepp to learn more about the company’s new CBD topical line. Here, watch how it unfolded!

Watch also 30-Second Advice for Every Yoga Student 

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren and Brandon are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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