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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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Pop Up Karma: Kingston Interval House
Friday March 9 @ 730pm | Samatva Downtown

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Yoga inspires connection. Join us in this Karma Yoga class to practice with a collective intention to share peace, love and humanity. We will move through a empowering practice of movement and a sweet practice of meditation. This class will support Kingston Interval House and is a part of their week long programming to celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) …

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Buy These Every Week + Prep As You Put Away

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If the good stuff is there and ready when you open your fridge, you’ll eat it.  If not, you’re more likely to reach for processed packaged food. So after shopping at your local farmers’ market or your organic grocer, devote a half hour to washing and prepping – before you even put the stuff away.  Rinse carrots (peel if they’re …

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Lesson Learned: Body Tension

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Discovering the roots of our tension. Today, through breath and body awareness, we’re going to work with and through our body tension. In the yogic perspective, every tension has a cause that lies behind it. Ask yourself today what’s causing you to be tense?  Where do you hold this tension? Tension could originate from many things: a relationship, work, anger, fatigue, …

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Lesson Learned: Softening the Edges

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To train the body and mind to surrender to the practice. Pushing and relaxing are opposing actions. Pushing creates tension and resistance, in both the mind and the body; relaxing releases tension. It’s true; if you don’t go far enough in your asanas, there will be little stretch and you will probably not increase the range of asanas within your …

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Life Lessons: Advice from an 80-Year-Old-Man

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No doubt you have heard the old adage that there are only two certainties in life, death and taxes. There is a third certainty, of course: aging. From the moment we are born until the instant before we die, we are getting older. Despite the fact that we are surrounded by old people, there is much we don’t understand about …

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Yoga is not…..about being bendy

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It’s about showing up to your mat consistently not knowing what is going to happen and being ok with that. It’s about rehabilitating yourself and not believing the ‘experts’ when they say you are too injured or too old. It’s about believing that you can do anything even it it’s the most scariest impossible thing you could ever dream of. …

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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 …