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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 26-Feb-2012

    Shifting to Love

    Sacred Journey of the Heart

    The Aquarian shift that began in 2011 is carrying us from a mind-centered society to a heart-felt world. If we all were simply in a state of being love, everyone would have all the love they need.

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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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  • 12-Feb-2012

    Be My Valentine

    Relationship Yoga IV

    In what areas of your life would you and your partner like to grow or stretch? In partner yoga, creating new poses together encourages sensitivity to your mutual needs and limitations.

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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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  • 15-Jan-2012

    Raise Your Voice

    Yoga for the Chorus

    Thursday, 9 a.m. – It’s time for Chorus in the high school. Please come into the Music Room and take a seat with the other students. To warm up your voice, we’ll begin with deep breathing...

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  • 01-Jan-2012

    Make Room for Love

    Relationship Yoga III

    Yoga is about making space. Some yoga postures create spaciousness in the spine; others make room for your organs, not to mention yoga practices to open up your heart chakra.

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  • 18-Dec-2011

    Nerves of Steel IV

    The Body Electric

    We started this series on Nerves of Steel working on the power of the breath to become super-hero yogis. What’s a super-hero without a shield? Just like Captain America’s shield, your...

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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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  • 20-Nov-2011

    Little Party Animals

    Yoga-Themed Birthdays

    Want to do something unique for your child’s next birthday party? How about a yoga party? A yoga-themed party gives your child (and the birthday guests) opportunity fun way to get exercise...

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  • 23-Oct-2011

    Embraced by Yoga

    Love Those Locks

    At an Anatomy of Yoga workshop I recently attended, I saw a picture of all the abdominal muscles wrapped around the torso of the body, from the hip bones to the rib bones to the spine.

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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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  • 25-Sep-2011

    Tip of Your Tongue

    Mantra as Medicine

    Humanity today enjoys great technological ability that could be used to solve world problems. However, many people are full of fear during these times.

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  • 18-Sep-2011

    Keep Love Edgy

    Relationship Yoga I

    In a yoga stretch, you tune into your body and become aware of your edge—that place where you’re opening up and challenging your muscles, but aren’t overstretching...

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  • 04-Sep-2011

    Balancing Sexual Energy

    Yogic Food for Men

    Can yoga channel the strongest biochemical energy in our bodies? Yes, yoga can actually serve men (and women) to redirect sexual energy into creativity, thus strengthening and balancing...

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