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Lesson Learned: Ujjayi Breath

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To bring a deeper awareness of the postures by internalizing attention. Let’s learn Ujjayi breath.  Unlike regular diaphragmatic breathing, where the throat is relaxed and the breath is silent, ujjayi uses an audible vibration with some purposeful tension. This type of breathing during asana or some pranayamas soothes the nerves and calms the mind.  The sound naturally draws attention to the nerves and calms …

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March Sama-Set: Quiet
Digesting the Experience

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The Importance of Silence Sometimes it’s not until we take a bit of time out and experience a slice of silence, that we actually realize how much we need it. In a fast-paced world, it’s so important to take a step back, breathe, look around and be grateful. Here are some of the benefits of being silent: You have to …

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Outside As Antidote

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These days we spend so much time in the virtual world that we are in danger of becoming brains in vats.  Our physical bodies atrophy as do our social skills and life skills.  The real and the virtual are not exactly opposites; they bleed into one another.  But let’s not forget the old ways of doing things, with a handshake …

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Lesson Learned: The “Ha” + “Tha” Defined

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To define Hatha Yoga. The balance of body, breath, mind and spirit is not an easy one.  From day to day, minute to minute, we may find ourselves emotionally swinging back and forth.  But it’s with a calm and relaxed state of body and mind that we’re able to accept and adapt to life’s changes and challenges.  This is an essential component …

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The Problem with Clutter

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It is important to realize how fundamentally intrinsic clutter clearing is to the whole practice of Feng Shui.  Most books on the subject mention it only in passing or not at all.  Perhaps they assume their readers have already dealt with this issue, but of course the truth is that most have not. I do not consider clutter clearing to …

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Reclaim Your Time

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It has become fashionable these days to use the works “addictive” and “disruptive” as a compliment for a new technology or Internet startup.  But let’s think about what these words actually mean and decide whether we really think it is desirable to have people hooked on a technology or to disrupt an entire segment of the economy.  If we turn …

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Ask an Educator! “Books, books, books…..”

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Chosen by: Gill Brown Fiction Non-Fiction What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the …

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Benefits of Hot Yoga | Is this practice for you?

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The sweat starts almost instantly, dripping onto my mat before we’ve finished the first exercise. Lying on my back in a windowless, mirrored room at Moksha Yoga Halifax, I feel like a melting glacier trying to resist global warming. Our teacher walks through the room, offering gentle encouragement and the odd adjustment. “Embrace the heat,” she says warmly, and I …

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101 Uses for the doTERRA Intro Kit
Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon Essential Oils

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The doTERRA Intro. Kit (which includes the doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil & Lavender Essential Oil oils) has so many widely varied and valuable uses! Below are 101 “Tried & Tested” Uses for the doTERRA Intro. Kit that you will absolutely love! You won’t believe how many different ways you can use doTERRA oils! See how great these …