Yogic Philosphy

Opening Stiff Hips

Stiff hips are very common. This tightness can cause low back pain, knee pain, poor posture, and difficulty walking. The causes of hip tightness can be from overuse or underuse. Many of us have jobs or commutes where we sit for long periods, causing a tightening of

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Brand-New Day BY MADISYN TAYLOR

We can start fresh in this very moment, not needing to wait for a new day to start anew.When today is not going well, it is tempting to focus on tomorrow as a blank slate with all the possibilities that newness provides. It is true that tomorrow

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Anahata (Heart Chakra Metta Poem) by Beth Beard

Breathing deeply as I journey up the path A gentle breeze caressing me The air flows through me with each breath I take Reaching the vantage point I become still Awareness permeates my healing heart As it resonates with the beauty of the earth Lungs expanding, heart

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Manipura (Poem for the Solar Plexus) by Beth Beard

  Advancing forward in my strength Honoring myself…believing in myself Choosing how to frame history- No longer the victim…fatally injured A humble yet proud warrior glimmering with color My agonies transform to liberty My pain shifts to opportunity My core is engaged Blazing rays of light from

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Desiderata

Desiderata— Max Ehrmann, 1927 Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the

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You Are One With All That Is

You Are One With All That Is Much of this world is your own reflection. People reject this because it puts the burden back on them. Criticizing an external world is so much more convenient. Deluded by ignorance into identifying himself with a specific body, a human

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Asteya on the Mat

                Do not steal this moment from yourself This glory, this accomplishment. this shape that your body becomes. Do not steal the joy of your experience by saying: “but i wish i could do it better” Celebrate your wholeness the wonder, the shape of

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Brahmacharya

Brahmacharya is the fourth Yama (guidelines for living). Its literal translation is celibacy… but before you get concerned, understand that there are a variety of interpretations according to different belief systems. Most agree that a deeper understanding deals with remembering who we are, that we are spiritual

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A Lotus Grows In The Mud

“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and it’s suffering. … The mud speaks of

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The Choice

Look not at the fault of others, at what they have done of left undone. Rather look at what you yourself have done or left undone.  ~Dhammapada, Verse 50 Get off the train of criticism, or stay where you are if you must – stuck on the tracks, blocking your own

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