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Pranayama (Yoga Breathing Excercises)

Absorbing prana through breath control links our body, mind, and spirit.   Pranayama, may be done in association with yoga poses or just while sitting quietly. It is intended to help prepare for meditation or can be used as a meditation in itself. The word Pranayama is derived from 2 Sanskrit

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Asana (Yoga Postures) Points to Remember

  Asanas are yoga postures. More than just stretching, asanas open energy channels, purify, strengthen, and destress the body. They also help to control, focus and clear the mind. When we think of yoga we think of asana (yoga postures). But asana is only the third limb

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Pratyahara (Sensory Withdrawl)

Adapted from Pratyahara: the Forgotten Limb of Yoga ~ By David Frawley Pratyahara means “gaining mastery over external influences.” It is compared to a turtle withdrawing its limbs into its shell — the turtle’s shell is the mind and the senses are the limbs. Control of the senses, is

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Learn About the Crown Chakra

  The seventh (crown) chakra is violet in color and the associated with the cosmos. It is located at the top of the head. It is referred to as the Cosmic Consciousness Center, the foundation of our spiritual body. The Sanskrit name is Sahasrara. It is symbolized by, and often

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Imperfect Perfection

All of the imperfections of the universe are parts of it’s perfection.     We are perfect souls in an imperfect world And in imperfect bodies. We, as humans, design things perfectly. We like straight lines, squares and circles. That is how we build our cities, houses and homes. God created

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Mindfulness

  Mindfulness So resolve yourselves. It’s not just by sitting with your eyes closed that you develop wisdom. Eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind are constantly with us, so be constantly alert. Study constantly. Seeing trees or animals can all be occasions for study. Bring it

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The Secret Of Life

                            As the Lord God was creating  the worldhe called upon his archangels. The Lord asked his archangels to help him decide where to put the Secret of Life “Bury it in the ground,” one angel replied.“Put

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Insight on Mankind 

 A wise man was asked, “What surprises you most about mankind?” He answered,  “That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow up, and then long to be children again…  That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to

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Weight Loss #4 Saved by Fit Bit

  My weight loss has sure had some ups and downs. I had such fast weight loss the first 2 weeks and then it came to a halt. It was really discouraging. I waned, and had moments of giving in. But finally the scale has started to

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Filling Up Before Bed

  Eating at night, especially in front of the TV is a habit many of us share. We are often tired, our defenses are down. The work day has come to a close. We want to reward ourselves for all we have endured and may endure tomorrow. When we

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