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  • 09-Sep-2012

    Soul Connection

    Sacred Sound Current - Part II

    Among the many wonderful blessings of mantra, including upliftment, healing and protection, one of the most beautiful experiences is the way mantras can connect you with a particular guardian...

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  • 12-Aug-2012

    The Voice Within

    Heart-Felt Listening

    The voice within is an elusive voice, shy and reluctant to come into the open. Sometimes trying to hear it feels like chasing a mirage, listening for something that isn’t there. You may hear...

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  • 29-Jul-2012

    Self-Esteem is Everything

    Senses of the Soul IV

    Self-esteem is the window through which you see yourself in relation to everything. Through your perceived value, you judge what you think you deserve and expect, which creates...

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  • 22-Jul-2012

    Practice the Practice

    Yoga Revelation 3

    Yoga has officially hit the mainstream. Everywhere you look it seems there is a plethora of new styles of yoga from which to choose. While it is fun, challenging and wise to experience...

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  • 01-Jul-2012

    Mantra for the Heart

    Sacred Sound Current - Part I

    Mantra means "projection of the mind." In the book Raja Yoga, Swami Vivekananda spoke about how the entire universe is made up of mind waves or vibration. Through the technology of sound...

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  • 10-Jun-2012

    Seeking Serenity

    Journaling for Mindfulness

    When I first started practicing yoga, I had to learn how to set a strong foundation in each pose, otherwise I’d flail and flounder, tipping one way, then another, unable to...

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  • 27-May-2012

    Playing with Fire

    Senses of the Soul III

    Anger is one of Nature’s ways of keeping you safe —yogically speaking, anger (agni) is the fire element that converts food into energy. Anger isn’t good or bad, it’s all in how you use it.

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  • 20-May-2012

    Dare to Dream

    Yoga Revelation 2

    When you are a child, it’s easy to dream big about what you might accomplish someday. It doesn’t cross the beginner’s mind to dwell on the necessary efforts, or fear of possible failure...

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  • 13-May-2012

    Path of the Empath

    From Victim to Victory

    Over the years, I have tried many techniques to shield, cleanse, release and protect myself against unwanted energies. I realized I was making the world my enemy, intensely judging...

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  • 29-Apr-2012

    Accepting Interruptions

    The Path to Inner Peace

    Having forgotten to bring his usual background music, our yoga teacher decides to use the CD that happens to be in the player. “Surya Namaskar A,” he instructs. Soft sounds of nature flow from the...

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  • 01-Apr-2012

    Off the Mat, On the Page

    The Possibilities of Journaling

    The process of writing, like the process of asanas, lets you connect with an invisible source of energy that supports your efforts. Your journal, like your yoga mat, is a tool of self-awareness...

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  • 25-Mar-2012

    Fear is Your Friend

    Senses of the Soul - II

    Everyone wants to be comfortable, safe and happy. Yet many people spend time struggling with worry, anxiety and uncertainty. These emotions are all forms of fear, which create stress.

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  • 19-Feb-2012

    Trans-Form with Awareness

    Yoga Revelation I

    The strength and flexibility that physically emerges from a yoga practice transcends the body to encompass the mind and spirit. A great way to develop this self-awareness is...

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  • 22-Jan-2012

    Facing the Unknown

    The Blessing of Change

    “What do I do now?” Whether it is unexpected job changes, ending a relationship, or simply embarking on a new journey, everyone faces the unknown at some point.

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  • 11-Dec-2011

    Yoga Expands Everything

    Learn More Than Moves

    The practice of yoga changes your life. Being a teacher of yoga, I've been graciously blessed to witness the powerful shifts that emerge over time...

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  • 04-Dec-2011

    Finding Comfort

    Cooking with Intention

    What makes food comforting? Nurturing yourself after a long day with a well-prepared meal brings comfort to yourself and joy to those partaking in it.

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  • 27-Nov-2011

    Bless the Children

    A Mother's Prayer

    In the realm of cosmic lessons, nothing more clearly teaches, “You’re not the doer” quite like motherhood. You can instill values, set schedules, pack the lunches and kiss boo-boos,

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  • 06-Nov-2011

    Coming of Age

    11.11.11 - Aquarian Shift

    "We enter the Age of Aquarius on Nov. 11, 2011. It will be a new time, [as] the entire psyche is changing.You must purify the mind, body and soul to be real, innocent and sattvic (pure). Elevate...

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  • 09-Oct-2011

    A Minute to Win It

    Meditation for Beginners

    Meditation is a time-tested tool for stress reduction, calming the mind, gaining clarity and increasing intuition and concentration. Growing up, I saw my father meditate daily and heard his advice...

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  • 24-Jul-2011

    Get Past the Past

    A Forgiveness Meditation

    Life presents opportunities to forgive others, as well as yourself, for mistakes made in the past. Everyone has been hurt by others. Maybe a teacher criticized you at a sensitive time in your life.

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  • 10-Jul-2011

    Supernova Mantra

    Kirtan Kriya Meditation

    Supernova: In the explosive death of a star, new life becomes possible. It is only because of this annihilation that our planet, elements and life forms exist at all.

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  • 26-Jun-2011

    Your Knowing Breath

    Developing Your Intuition

    My first yoga instructor taught me that you can’t hold fear in your body and breathe long and deep at the same time. When someone asks me how to develop their intuition, I tell them to breathe.

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  • 10-Apr-2011

    Dream On!

    Own Your Passions

    The first step in manifesting your dream is commitment. Pick up your dream with both hands, try it on for size, fall in love with it and know that you can stick with it through thick and thin.

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  • 20-Mar-2011

    Strike a Peaceful Pose

    Relax with Savasana

    One of my favorite yoga postures is savasana, or corpse pose. This exercise requires you to lie still, breathe, and go into a meditative state. It’s basically a mini-nap, and how cool...

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  • 03-Oct-2010

    Alive in Wander Land

    Discovering Nature's Messages

    Wandering is often associated with being lost or confused, when in reality it can be a time of great learning. In Jewish history, the Jews wandered for 40 years until they were ready to enter...

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  • 05-Sep-2010

    Living On Air

    The Lightness of Being

    Not long ago, I came across a story about an 85-year old man in India who had not taken food or water for 70 years. He tells of meeting a holy man who put him into a state of bliss...

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  • 25-Apr-2010

    Dying to Life

    Inspect Before You React

    Wise sages have said that to be truly free, you have to be “dead to this life.” How does that work? How can you die while still alive?

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  • 07-Mar-2010

    Let It Go

    Clarify for Contentment

    Sit down in a quiet place and tune into yourself, specifically bringing your attention to the stress in your life. Notice how it makes you feel and ask yourself. . .

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  • 21-Feb-2010

    The Great Beyond

    A Yogi's Perspective on Death

    It is said that in order to live fully, you must know how to die. Your entire life is a living preparation for death.

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  • 24-Jan-2010

    Why Do Yoga?

    And What is Kundalini, Anyway?

    People are often afraid to try yoga, and no wonder. Yoga magazines and books are filled with images of rubber-bodied yogis in acrobatic twists...

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