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The Warriors with Head Coach Steve Kerr | image credit: Sam Forencich/NBAE

Sure lots of pro athletes do yoga asanas, but how many meditate or consider themselves "mindful"...and are on a hot winning streak?

Enter the team with the best start to a season in any American professional sport ever! 2015 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors.

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just-breathe-mindfulness

Kids say the darndest things, and most of the time, they're brutally honest. This short film called "Just Breathe" features a bunch of kindergarteners sharing their thoughts on what it feels like to be angry and mad and why it kind of stinks to feel that way sometimes. "You sometimes punch stuff and people when [...]

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mindful-way-through-stress

The following is an excerpt from The Mindful Way Through Stress by Shamash Alidina. Yoga as a Mindful Practice: Being Present in Your Body Yoga is a superb way to mindfully train yourself to live in the present. And sometimes, when you practice yoga in a mindful way, you may experience a state of flow. Flow is [...]

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Concept image of Future Past & Present on a signpost against the sky.

One chilly February day in 1997, I was rushing to a meeting with the founder of the soon-to-be-opened Cancer Wellness House. About three blocks from my appointment, I was happy to be greeted by a green light at a major intersection. As I entered the intersection, BAM!

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path-to-freedom-prison-meditation

We're not going to lie, we got emotional watching this short film called "Path of Freedom" about meditation making a big difference in the lives of prison inmates. It's a staggering fact that 1 out of 100 Americans are currently behind bars. "Do we want to save those lives or do we want to discard them?" [...]

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Time-Mindfulness-020314

This is the cover of the most recent issue of TIME Magazine. It's the "Mindful Revolution" folks. Are you ready? Just look how mindful she is right now. Bonus: As you read the following text, take note of how many times your mind wanders off to other thoughtlands. Taking on the resurgence of mindfulness practices [...]

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Warrior Pose

This post is by contributor Ben King, an Iraq War veteran who returned home in 2007. With his blog Armor Down, Ben began documenting his journey to finding relief from stress and physical discomfort through mindfulness and yoga. From armoring up his mind and body for war in the army to finding ways to armor [...]

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Two of our favorite characters, the meat-moxied, mustachioed Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) and the "lit-ra-ly" fit as a fiddle Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) have a heart to heart over a meditation sesh. Chris wants to promote Ron to assistant city manager, but has one more step in the vetting process: "a quick session of heart rate meditation focusing on conscious breathing and opening the heart chakra." Oh boy.

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Do you prefer your yoga with a side of bacon? or is it tempeh bacon? Yes we are opening that can of curry! (should curry come in a can it is so open right now) elephant journal posted a very interesting article a few months ago extolling the virtues of a veggie-yoga lifestyle, finding the [...]

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