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Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving  Today, I make my Sacrament of Thanksgiving.I begin with the simple things of my days: Fresh air to breathe, Cool water to drink, The taste of food, The protection of houses and clothes, The comforts of home. For these, I make an act of Thanksgiving

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7 Yogi Tips for Winter

As the seasons change, we need to adjust and change too. During winter months, the days get shorter and colder. We get less sun (and less vitamin D). It is cold and flu season. We may also feel the stress and overindulgences that come with the holidays.

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The Ultimate Restorative Pose

  Legs-up-the-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani) is the ultimate restorative pose with so many benefits. This passive inversion is a ‘feel good pose’ that brings calmness and renewal. It is perfect after spending a long day on your feet or in a sitting position. It is suitable for beginners and

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She Let Go.

  She let go. Without a thought or a word,  she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her.

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The Touch Of The Master’s Hand

  The Touch Of The Master’s Hand Myra B. Welch Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer thought it scarcely worth his while To waste much time on the old violin, But held it up with a smile. “What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried, “Who’ll

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Taming the Restless Mind

This is a great illustration from Eknath Easwaran’s book, Meditation.It points out the need for meditation tools and techniques for our ever-straying minds.  There is a Hindu story comparing the mind to the trunk of an elephant – restless, inquisitive, always straying. In our villages in India, elephants are sometimes taken in religious

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Watch Your Thoughts

  Watch your thoughts; they become words.Watch your words; they become actions.Watch your actions; they become habits.Watch your habits; they become character.Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny.~ F. Outlaw   In Shamanic understanding, all words are spells. Everything we think or say cascades into reality.

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Personal Growth

  “Growing is the most important and essential endeavor that a human being can undertake. You can make money, you can be promoted or demoted in the world. Never, at any stage, is there certainty about what will happen to you in this life. However, there is

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Path to Inner Voice

  A good poem moves the body, and the body moved becomes the stories of our lives. The stories we hold become the way we move and how we move others. Yoga is the binder that opens the book of stories with deepest honor and regard for it’s Creator and its Author. As we listen

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Why Yoga and Kids Go Together

  What Exactly is Yoga? Yoga has been around for thousands of years. Yoga is a practice that started in India, and is now very popular in the United States and around the world. It has gained a lot of attention lately — maybe because it is

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