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Making Friends with Arm Balances

Making Friends with  Arm Balances

Let’s face it—arm balances are some of the hardest poses in a yoga class. If you’re like many yoga practitioners who aren’t mad about arm balances, you’re not alone. But once we understand that we are practicing principles in the form of poses, we can let go of trying to make perfect postures and actually […]

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Mindfulness Through Eating

Written by on February 5, 2019 in Conscious Living, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Meditation with 1 Comment
Mindfulness Through Eating

There’s a distinction between meditation and mindfulness. I’d qualify mindfulness as the act of being present with whatever task is at hand. Indeed meditation is an acute form of mindfulness but usually constitutes a more rigorous form of concentration or awareness. Regular meditation practice causes us to live in a very mindful way, doing regular […]

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Pratyahara: The Forgotten Limb of Yoga

Written by on January 29, 2019 in Conscious Living, Meditation, Thrive with 0 Comments
Pratyahara: The Forgotten Limb of Yoga

Practicing Pratyahara is a wonderful way to go deeper into your meditation and yoga practice. Here, I explain what Pratyahara is and some easy ways to practice with a breathing exercise and meditation technique so you too can expand your yoga experience.  #yogabreathing

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The Key to Enlightenment is Through Relaxation

Written by on January 22, 2019 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 1 Comment
The Key to Enlightenment is Through Relaxation

Understanding our True Nature is really the product of deep Awareness. Often times people equate this kind of focus with ascetic traditions and difficult meditation techniques. And while those are excellent ways of evolving your consciousness, perhaps one way of our conscious evolution comes through the simple method of relaxation, particularly in the form of […]

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The Magic of Mantra Meditation

Written by on January 15, 2019 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
The Magic of Mantra Meditation

Mantra derives from the words Manis, meaning mind, and Tra, which is the beginning of the word to transcend. So, literally through your mind, you may transcend into deeper layers of knowing. Mantra #meditation brings extreme focus by repeating a word or phrase over and over again. Something magical happens when you engage your soul in this way. Here are my favorite #mantras.

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Coming Home

Written by on January 8, 2019 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Coming Home

What if our soul is, as poet Mary Oliver says, “pure light that shines where no one is”? In her poem (conveniently titled Poem), Mary Oliver speaks to the notion of the soul like this: “Airy and shapeless thing,/ it needs/ the metaphor of the body. . . to be understood/ to be more than […]

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Can Meditation Be Healthy for Body as Well as Mind?

Written by on January 1, 2019 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Can Meditation Be Healthy for Body as Well as Mind?

We’ve all heard about the benefits of #meditation. but did you know that meditation can actually make you more healthy and wealthy? Read on…

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Mindfulness Meditation Made Easy

Written by on December 28, 2018 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Mindfulness Meditation Made Easy

We all hear about the benefits of mindfulness meditation but if you’ve never done it before where do you start? There are hundreds of styles of meditation. Plus, sometimes, meditation just feels hard. I mean what are you supposed to do anyway, right? Do you ever feel your mind wanters too much to meditate? Plus, […]

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Were the Three Wise Men Yogis?

Written by on December 25, 2018 in Conscious Living, Meditation, Religion with 0 Comments
Were the Three Wise Men Yogis?

It’s Christmas, the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth. Are there any connections between eastern thought and the story of Jesus’ birth?   There are many ways to interpret the Bible regarding the teachings of and about Jesus and I to some degree or other, I subscribe to all of them. I believe that there is […]

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Healing the Healer: When Plants and Animals Speak

Healing the Healer: When Plants and Animals Speak

Almost everybody talks to their pets, but it takes a special person to hear what their pets say in return. Maiccu Kostiainen lives in Finland and is an animal communicator and medium. That means  that she intuitively communicates with animals, living and past, by understanding their thoughts, emotions, and energy. Maiccu’s unique gifts allow her […]

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Finding the Questions

Written by on December 11, 2018 in Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
Finding the Questions

Sometimes it is just enough to ask the question. Let the answer come organically, when it’s time for you to receive it. In the meantime, enjoy the game of watching the Universe respond. Enjoy the mindfulness of listening. Herein lies many of our answers. And maybe there are no answers. This is the answer. #Rumi

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A Simple Meditation to See the World Clearly

Written by on December 7, 2018 in Conscious Living, Meditation, Thrive with 0 Comments
A Simple Meditation to See the World Clearly

A simple but effective way of practicing Vidya, clear seeing, is by doing a simple form of meditation that I learned from my teachers and which I call the “There Is” Practice. You can do this anywhere and while doing anything. #meditation #mindfulness

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Learning to See Clearly

Written by on December 4, 2018 in Conscious Living, Meditation, Thrive with 0 Comments
Learning to See Clearly

The Yoga Sutras is a book written by an ancient yoga scholar, Patanjali, (200 CE) which outlines much of the philosophy of the practice of yoga. A major principle in the Yoga Sutras is the principle of Avidya, or misapprehension. In Sanskrit, the word Vidya means to see clearly. Avidya is the opposite of clear seeing. Unfortunately our human experience is rife with Avidya, this unclear seeing. I believe that one of our major lessons in this earthly existence is to learn to recognize our Avidya and enlighten ourselves by learning to see clearly.

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Valuing Perplexity

Written by on November 20, 2018 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Valuing Perplexity

We all have problems. Everyone struggles with perplexity. People  grapple with the unknown, about the Universe, sure, but more specifically about our own complicated life. And we all want to solve our problems as quickly and painlessly as possible. Sometimes it is only by questioning or struggling that we are driven to earnestly understand an […]

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The Beauty of Disillusion: Learning to See

Written by on November 13, 2018 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
The Beauty of Disillusion: Learning to See

I wish I knew the beauty of leaves falling. To whom are we beautiful when we go? ~David Ignato   And to whom are we beautiful as we go? This poem seems to point to the fact that even in our failing, there is a part of creation and therefore a part of ourselves that […]

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