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Aparigraha (nonattachment, non-greed)

  Aparigraha means nonattachment or turning away from greed. It encourages us to be self-sufficient, acknowledging abundance around us. It means seeing our glass as ‘half full’ rather than ‘half empty’ and being content with what we have. Practicing aparigraha means we consider what we really need versus

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6 Tips for Eating with Moderation 

  According to yogic philosophy, balance and moderation in all things is key for a healthy happy life. When we have a ‘dieting mentality’ we tend to lay down the law and certain foods are off limits. Eventually these forbidden foods become available and we may overindulge,

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Journaling for Weight Loss

  Research suggests that people that write down their goals are more successful in reaching them than those who do not. A food journal is an essential tool for weight loss and maintenance. Writing goals down adds accountability and helps track progress.  We can monitor caloric intake and bring awareness to

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Give Love!

In February we are reminded about love. Take this opportunity to show, not just romantic love, but love to everyone; friends, family, co-workers, strangers, those who serve you, those in need, pets, and even to yourselves. When we take the time to give love and kindness, we

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Brahmacharya

Brahmacharya is the fourth of the Yamas (guidelines for living).  Brahmacharya is most often translated as living in balance and moderation with reverence for the life force energy within us. It reminds us that our life force energy is both limited and precious. We are encouraged to use our energy wisely so

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Why are we asked to turn to our right side before rising from savasana?

I was recently asked this after class  and I didn’t have a good answer so I did some research. I found some contradicting information but many agree on the following reasons: Physiology:  Anatomically, the heart is on the left. Rolling to your right places your heart above the organs

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Do You Eat To Sleep?

    Ahhh.. to sleep with the belly full.  Knowing that eating large amounts induces sleep we may unconsciously (or consciously) be trying to give ourselves a deeper, faster passage to slumber. Nonetheless, we don’t often wake up in the morning wishing we had eaten more the night

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Asteya (Non-stealing)

The third of the Yamas (guidelines for living) is Asteya, which means non-stealing. When we practice asteya we consciously live life from the perspective of abundance. Asteya invites us to be content with what comes to us by honest means. When we dwell on what others have or what do

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Satya (truthfulness) in Speech

  Satya, the second yama (guidelines for relating with others), means being honest with ourselves and with others. We practice truth in our feelings, thoughts, and words, and deeds. We learn to observe life truthfully, being aware of ‘what is’ rather than ‘what we wish it was’. Integrity and

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Practicing Satya (truthfulness) for Inner Growth and Healing

Satya, the second of the Yamas (guidelines for living) means truthfulness. Satya invites us to be genuine and authentic to our true nature, to live with integrity, and to shine fearlessly as who we are. We are all so different and brilliantly unique. Rather than letting our

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