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Choosing Slow by Diane DeGiorgio

I just stepped away from my desk, the to do list, the inbox, and a number of other nameless distractions vying for my attention to take a slow walk around my backyard. For once, my walk wasn’t goal-oriented. I wasn’t trying to get from point A to

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Yoga is A Mirror

“The practice of yoga postures is a mirror for the practice of life, so over time you will find yourself more confident in situations off the mat,” Carol Rossi  As we become mindful of our reactions in our practice, we notice how it correlates to life outside

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I Love Pigeon Pose

Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) is one of my favorite poses. It is this pose that helped to heal an injury to my hip socket and saved me from needing surgery and drew me towards Yoga Therapy. You can read more about that here.  Without even realizing

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Tight Hamstrings & Low Back Pain

When your hamstrings are tight, it places a lot of stress on your low back, leading to pain and discomfort. Stretching the hamstrings can make a huge difference in relieving low back pain. Of course, if you have severe back pain, or a slipped disk it is best avoid

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SURPRISING NEWS ABOUT SUGAR by Dr. Weil

We know that the excessive amount of sugar in western diets isn’t healthy, and now a study from the U.K. has identified sugar as the only cause of tooth decay in children and adults. That finding implicates all the sugars in our diets, especially those added to

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Sun Salutation Option without the Difficult Step Forward

A frequent problem with basic Sun Salutations is the huge step forward from Downward Facing Dog to Standing Forward Fold. I have been frustrated with this combination and found that many others have difficulty here as well for various reasons. So, when leading from the right side,

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Clean From the Inside Out by Lisa McLellan

Clean the body from the inside out? Detoxifying and cleansing are part of our normal body processes. The three main organs that detoxify the body are the liver, the colon and the kidneys. The liver acts as a filter preventing toxins and bacteria from passing into the

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Yoga

During winter months, days are shorter and the weather is colder and darker. Many of us experience the “winter blues” as we spend more time indoors, away from the sun. You may even be one of the many people affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  SAD is

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Recipes For Self-Love

Take full responsibility for your life.  Stop blaming others.  See yourself as the cause of what happens to you. Do things you like to do.  Don’t stay in a job you don’t like.  Participate in life at the highest level you can.  Stop terrorising yourself with your

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5 Pillars of Yogic Balance

The five Pillars of Yogic Balance was developed by the Sivananda school of yoga to encourage us to embrace these essential elements for a balanced and healthy lifestyle. So every day, take a look and see whether you are being balanced by practicing these pillars: Right Exercise: This is achieved

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