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Choosing Happiness in the New Year

Choosing Happiness in the New Year

So we made it. Through the holiday kerfuffle. Now that the meals are done, the pounds are gained, the visits returned from and we’ve begun to recover from the whirlwind that is the holidays. New Years resolutions are on the mind – losing weight, exercising, eating better, diets, etc. But what if all those resolutions were just mind candy – goals invented by corporate america to keep us unhappy, purchasing and seeking outside of ourselves what might actually already be ...

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Yoga for Colds & Flu

Yoga for Colds & Flu

Achoo! It’s flu season. It’s hard to stay moving when you are dealing with fever, aches, chills and respiratory problems. Here are a couple of sequences you can do together or separately to keep your lymph fluid moving a little to facilitate a quicker recovery. All of these poses can be done in bed! Keep the tissues handy to catch drippy noses.

YIN SECTION: noticing breath, non-judgment. With each breath, try to send energy to those parts that are complaining the ...

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Can Yoga Help your SEX LIFE? Science says YES!

Can Yoga Help your SEX LIFE? Science says YES!

Warning: Not your typical yoga article. Need an open and inquiring mind to read further!

From comedy to pharmaceuticals to sutras, sex and yoga have a really complex and dynamic relationship in Western culture. From one end of the spectrum to another, you can run the gamut of emotions, religions, approaches and misunderstandings. You can also see amazing confirmations of the benefits that asana, pranayama and meditation have on a yogi’s most intimate of activities.

As I first grazed through the vast ...

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Dalai Lama’s 20 rules for living

Dalai Lama’s 20 rules for living

Ok, so I love these rules so much that I had to post a blog about them. Here they are, the Dalai Lama’s 20 rules for living:

1.Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three R’s:
- Respect for self,
- Respect for others and
- Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you ...

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Yin and Yang Yoga Practice for the Cardio-Pulmonary System

Yin and Yang Yoga Practice for the  Cardio-Pulmonary System

Intention for Practice: Yoga is the process of relating the microsystem of the human being to the macrosystem of the human experience. Think about how your heart and lungs are working throughout the entire practice. On each inhale breath feel the lungs expand and take in oxygen, and on the exhale imagine the heart circulating the freshly oxygenated blood to your body. Each breath brings renewal and nutrients to each cell of your body, increasing your level of health and well-being. ...

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The secret of the red shirts

The secret of the red shirts

Courtesy of CalmClinic.com – by Rachel Ramos

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The Secret of the Red Shirts
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Let’s imagine that you and I are sitting in a
large stadium, watching a baseball game on a sunny
afternoon in mid-July.
I say to you, “Look around the
stadium. Take a good look and then close your
eyes.”
You do so.
Eyes closed? Okay.
I then ask, “How many red shirts
did you notice?”
You think for a moment and reply, “Why, I really
didn’t notice any. I was looking at the crowd.”
Just what I thought. When ...
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Yoga for Insomnia

Yoga for Insomnia

Lots of us suffer from one type of sleep deprivation or another in our lifetimes. Kids, work, stress or illness can keep us up well past a healthy bed time. What to do when you wake up at 3 a.m. and can’t get back to sleep? Here are some great techniques for calming your energy down and avoiding that frustrating feeling.

Move. Once you are sure that you aren’t falling back to sleep, change your surroundings. Often frustration can build while you ...

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