By Sarah Calandra Fine “As people who want to live a good, full, unrestricted, adventurous, real kind of life, there is concrete instruction we can follow: see what is.”- Pema Chödrön As we continue into this beautiful year, most of us are still planning what we want to change, new things we want to take
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There is no shortage of information regarding the benefits of meditation. We talk about posture, breathing, slowing down the mind when we want to develop a meditation practice, but where we should meditate is often overlooked. One of the keys to developing a disciplined meditation practice and tending to your inner growth is consistency of
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While at a yoga or mediation class, you may have noticed that people place their hands in certain positions while meditating. Each “Hand Mudra” has a specific purpose and benefit for our mind and body. Mudra in Sanskrit means seal. Mudras are ancient Hindu and Buddhist traditions used during mediation and pranayama (breathing exercises), as a
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By Tejal Patel Regardless if you are a person of spirituality or science, there is no shortage of information on the benefits of meditation for your physical, mental and spiritual health. Many individuals, with a consistent mindfulness practice, have experienced moments of inner bliss, clarity and stillness on the meditation mat. The caveat is we don’t
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By Kamerly Tyler As we welcome December’s Full Moon, also known as the Long Nights Moon or Cold Moon, we prepare to bid farewell to Autumn and encourage the hibernation and regeneration of Winter. When you look up at the sky tonight, remember to reflect on the magnificent power the Moon has played both our
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“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” – Robert Holden Giving Thanks Every day is an opportunity to feel gratitude and give thanks. Thanks for the breath in our lungs, thanks for the love we give to and receive from our loved ones, thanks for
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Be here in this moment. Breathe deep. Feel how your body responds to each breath. Close your eyes as you breathe again. . . . At a time when life moves so quickly and there is always something else to do, it is important to take the time to appreciate the little things we may
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Overnight, the moon reached its peak fullness bringing with it all the energy and vibrational energy of a full moon, but sadly truly marking the end of the summer. The full moon closest to autumnal equinox became known as the Harvest Moon; this marked an important time when many crops reached their peak, ready to
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Meditation is such that no matter how much we hear about the profound benefits, there is still a resistance to stop what you’re doing to sit in complete stillness. An active lifestyle also doesn’t exactly lend itself to earning even as little as 1o minutes a day for meditation; emails continue to roll in,
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“Why is it that I have been starting my day a little lighter and little brighter than usual? I’ve discovered that it is the Tumeric elixir I have incorporated into my daily wake up routine that shines so brightly throughout my day.” — Jennifer Borzykowski
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