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Rest and Digest A Sequence for Digestion

Everything that enters our body must be digested on some level otherwise it may end up as what Ayurveda,  (the sister science of yoga),toxic residue or ‘ama’. The word ‘vagus’ comes from the Latin word to wander. Our largest cranial nerve (the vagus nerve) exits our skull and and wanders through our voice box, lungs,…

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5 Simple Sanskrit words to Live your Life By

Whatever your practices or beliefs may be, we all need reminders to help you lead a good life. Sanskrit is a language of vibration, meaning the energy is held in the words. By now we’re all familiar with OM, the sound of the universe, and Namaste, meaning the light in me honors the light in…

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5 Questions for a New Year

The practice of Svadhyaya is the practice of self-study either through watching how and what you are or by reading works by teachers who have already trodden the path. It is a process of waking up to who and what you are. Here are some questions to align yourself with what you might be ignoring…

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Secret to Happiness

According to the app from Iphone, how happy we are depends on one thing and it is not what we are doing but rather how present we are to what we are doing that counts. This is known as mindfulness and so to enjoy a happy life we need to get really present. Patanjali also…

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7 Steps to Changing Habits

As I stand waiting for a friend I feel the same sort of tightness arise in me. Where are they? Why are they late? Why can’t they be on time (like me). This cycling over and over in my mind is the workings of samskara, our conditioned way of being, thinking or behaving. The way…

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How’ve your Kidneys Been?

If we were to boil down all our actions, thoughts and deeds into two categories they would be those of love and fear. Are you doing that high powered yoga because you love it or because you want to burn calories for fear of putting on weight? Are you practicing yoga because you think you…