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  • 23-Sep-2012

    Darkness Brings the Dawn

    Senses of the Soul - IV

    Human beings naturally prefer the light over the dark, including in your emotions. You want everything to work out and to live “happily ever after.” But to believe life can be all up with no down is...

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  • 16-Sep-2012

    Coming of a Soul

    Celebrating New Life

    The coming of a new baby is a joyous time full of hope and promise. Each culture finds ways to celebrate this event. In the Kundalini Yoga tradition, the 120th day of pregnancy is a time of...

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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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  • 02-Sep-2012

    Gluten: The Road Blocker

    Nutrition for Life - Part II

    In solving the riddle of inflammation, one of the keys is the gluten connection. Gluten is a group of proteins commonly found in grains such as wheat and barley.

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  • 26-Aug-2012

    Balance and Bliss

    Practicing Safe Yoga

    There is no doubt that yoga classes are an inspiring and supportive way to practice this ancient healing modality. Whether you are in need of healing the heart or the body, the end result is balance...

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  • 19-Aug-2012

    Menopause Matters

    Help for Hot Flashes

    Suffering from hot flashes? The combination of Ayurveda and Chinese medicine offers many natural benefits for women going through menopause by promoting a state of balance for...

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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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  • 05-Aug-2012

    Exercise Your Mind

    Maintain Mental Prowess

    One of the myths of aging is the inevitability of losing your mental prowess. The good news is that there are there are a variety of things you can do to create a long-term positive effect on...

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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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  • 15-Jul-2012

    Getting Juicy

    Yoga for Fertility

    For couples longing to conceive, fertility is a juicy topic. Yoga offers many tools that can help you prepare mentally, physically and emotionally for the journey to parenthood.

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  • 08-Jul-2012

    411 on Inflammation

    Nutrition for Life - Part I

    Each person has a unique set of muscle cells, sleep patterns and hobbies. Some of us are runners, yogis, surfers, skiers, writers or travelers. Why would we all eat the same food?

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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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  • 24-Jun-2012

    Hit the High Road

    Ayurvedic Travel Tips

    Air travel may be one of modern society’s greatest inventions, but like many new-age technologies, high-speed travel can cause subtle health imbalances. Travel, by definition...

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  • 17-Jun-2012

    Summer Splendor

    Very Berry Dessert

    Berries are the quintessential summer food. Their bright colors and lovely sweet flavors make them seem like Mother Nature’s candy. Unlike candy, though, berries are good for you. They are low...

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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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  • 03-Jun-2012

    About Face

    The Story of Skin

    Rough skin, blotches, spots, age-inappropriate sagging and wrinkles are indicators of lifestyle issues. The opposite is also true. When you have radiant health, your complexion is clear...

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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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  • 06-May-2012

    Spring in Your Step

    Nature's Veggie Bounty

    Spring has sprung and after a long, cold winter your metabolism might be in need of a little boost. Most folks spend the winter hunkered down eating heavier, fattier foods.

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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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  • 22-Apr-2012

    The Way of Plants

    Herbal Wisdom - Part I

    In times of confusion, when you feel you are lacking guidance or when you think “I must have it NOW,” how do you practice having patience? One way that is known to be effective for...

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  • 15-Apr-2012

    All Hail Asparagus

    A Healthy, Seasonal Treat

    Asparagus is thought to have originated in the Eastern Mediterranean region, but now grows—both wild and cultivated—all over the world. Enjoyed by humans for thousands of years...

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  • 08-Apr-2012

    Yoga as Therapy

    Prescription for Health

    Waking up early, meditating and practicing yoga is an essential way to start the day. I love my asana practice. But what happens when your body changes and your treasured asana practice...

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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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  • 18-Mar-2012

    From Chaos to Calm

    Meditation for Beginners

    Feeling scattered mentally creates an inner world of chaos and prevents peace. I often hear from my yoga students and friends that they need to get focused and clear.

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  • 11-Mar-2012

    Postpartum Palate

    Nutrition for New Moms

    Following one of the most amazing, exhausting, and transformational life events a woman can experience, a new mother is in special need of highly nutritious, healing foods.

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  • 04-Mar-2012

    Young at Heart

    3 Tips to Defy Age

    To a large degree, you can control how quickly—or slowly—your body ages. Whether you are 17 or 71, you choose what happens to your body by how you think, live and react to stress.

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