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Holiday Dressing To Join In All The Reindeer Games

As the holidays approach, the special occasion shopping season begins. Boutiques and malls display bright red dresses; evergreen blouses, pants, and skirts; and a plethora of Santa Claus-printed boxers, socks, and ties. Looking your authentic best at cocktail parties, office […]

Morning Ayurveda: Balance with Ancient Rituals

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Simple daily practices create intentions for wellness.  By Vasavi Kumar   The holidays are known to exacerbate anxiety, stress, and an overall imbalance in one’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Seasonal changes, financial stress, family pressure, holiday shopping, unrealistic expectations, […]

Book Review: Yoga for Warriors

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by Beryl Bender Birch Sounds True   In her new book, Yoga for Warriors, Beryl Bender Birch illustrates how yoga is as a healing tool for Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), the physiological response many veterans experience upon returning home from […]

Gratitude: 6 Superpowers of Healthy Practice of Giving Thanks

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We may take gratitude for granted, or feel it is overplayed. Yet according to the teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda, gratitude is not only essential for our well-being, it actually endows us with superpowers. Don’t just save it for Thanksgiving […]

Vedic Astrology — December 2014/January 2015

December 2014 and January 2015 are both months of inspiration and connection to purpose. They feature several alignments with exalted Jupiter, exalted Mars, and the cycle of Sagittarius. This will be an excellent time to refocus on what inspires us, […]

Vedic Astrology – October 2014

An eclipse cycle and Mercury moving retrograde affect this month’s energetic patterns. Take out your pen during Mercury retrograde, as one of the gifts of this is facility in writing and editing. The theme of the lunar eclipse is to […]

Falling into Autumn Rhythms

   In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?   Siddhartha Gautama   In the Fall Equinox, or Alban Elfed in the Celtic tradition, we […]

Pump Film Review

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Directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell Reviewed by Karen Hemry The movie Pump may provide just the motivation for me to convert my car to an electric or Flex Fuel model in the near future.  The documentary points out that, […]

Book Review – YogaLean: Poses and Recipes to Promote Weight Loss and Vitality—for Life!

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Book by Beth Shaw Ballantine Books   Most weight loss or weight management programs are courses of limitation and deprivation with an underlying feeling of, “I’m not good enough, so I need to lose weight.” Calorie restriction and increased calorie […]

First IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Training Programs

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Yoga therapy profession reaches new level in the US.     In an announcement that demonstrates the growing reach and professionalism of the field of Yoga Therapy, the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) announced the first set of 12 […]

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