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This is What I Do When I Feel Bleeargh


Well, probably not face down.

And not on concrete.






It would probably look more like this:

With different threads.

If I’m feeling out of sorts, throwing myself down on a grassy patch (preferably in the sun) has a profound effect.

My inner ear calibrates to the core of the Earth some 6371 kilometers away. I feel grounded. I feel like Mama Earth has my back. And that’s because she has. I feel like the Sun and all of Nature is generously working to get me back on track. (Advertorial spoiler… Yoga makes you more sensitive and aware to enjoy these deep, rejuvenating connections!)

Try it. I promise you’ll like it. But make sure you surrender yourself to that support. Just. Give. In.

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior yoga teacher and freelance writer/editor.

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What if I told you that finding EnJOYment in your life is World Service


Some mornings you wake to find the Mind Monster (def: bedside table-dwelling creature) hunkered down, immediately bombarding you with:  



  • dangling decisions
  • negative churning
  • worry about relationships 
  • financial issues
  • the eternal To-Do list.

And you haven’t even opened your eyes.   


WHAT IF you were to awake to a comforting  gentle reminder (images/words in a frame on your bedside table) that say:

  • “I am here to ENJOY Life.”
  • “I am allowed to be happy.”
  • “I choose Peace”.

We forget that we have the ability to choose whether we are Mind-Full-of-Annoying-Things or Mind Free.  

Amazingly, what we focus on triggers positive or negative neurochemistry to support that train of thought. The more we think that way, the stronger that neural pathway becomes.


Choosing peace or EnJOYment (Joy in the Moment), again –  and again, practise constantly – embeds a new neural pathway until you experience those mindsets more of the time.

That single commitment to choose a better mindset changes the quality of your life and your contribution to Life. It becomes your World Service. Everyone benefits from being around your uplifted Presence.  

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior yoga teacher and freelance writer/editor.


One Wild Precious Life

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?”

The Summer Day, a poem by Mary Oliver, describes simply all we can gain from the practice of yoga. A mindfulness and presence that makes each moment that we choose to count, purposeful. 

“I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass . . . how to be idle and blessed,” she writes.

Do you?

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior yoga teacher and freelance writer/editor.