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Meditation is like a hammer and nail

December 9, 2015

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Meditation is like a hammer and nail by Diana Lang —  Can you imagine feeling good and natural and full of life? Imagine what it would feel like to be calm and centered, no matter what your circumstances might be. Imagine having more energy while engaging in everything you do and feeling even more connected […]

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Soul Soothers: Mini Meditations for Busy Lives

November 22, 2015

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Soul Soothers: Mini Meditations for Busy Lives by Cindy Griffith-Bennett — Griffith-Bennett believes that most of us are aware of the benefits of meditation — from lower blood pressure, improved sleep, strengthened memory and decrease in stress to stronger intuition. She also sympathizes with the reality of 21st century life and has ingeniously created meditations […]

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Opening to Meditation: A Gentle, Guided Approach

November 21, 2015

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Opening to Meditation: A Gentle, Guided Approach by Diana Lang — Drawing on her wide experience in studying spiritual teachings from around the world, Lang has put together a gentle, guided approach to meditation that is very easy to implement. In the book, she demonstrates that meditating is as simple as breathing. There is no […]

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Knowing you are truly good

October 13, 2015

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Knowing you are truly good by Diana Lang —  Meditation is a state of consciousness. It is a living thing that, when nurtured and cared for, grows strong and constant, like a big, old oak tree. You can count on it. Every time you meditate, it is as if you are building a mountain, one […]

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Live better, longer, healthier lives with meditation

November 4, 2014

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Live better, longer, healthier lives with meditation by Susie Avila — Meditation offers us great help in our pursuit to live better, longer and healthier lives. To illustrate, let us look at how meditation affects the endocrine glands and hormones, and thus affects the body’s overall energy and physical health. Hormones, secretions of the endocrine […]

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Meditation saved my life from abuse and trauma

September 24, 2014

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Meditation saved my life from abuse and trauma by Tom North —  Meditation saved my life. My father, Richard North, died in a Navy jet test-flight crash when I was six years old. Fifteen months after his death, my mother, Helen North who had eight children, married a man named Frank Beardsley who had 10 […]

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Living the yogic life: Taking yoga off the mat

March 15, 2014

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by Kathleen Bryant —  The body is our physical vehicle, the means by which we move through life. According to the yoga sutras, purifying the body is the first step in preparing for higher consciousness. That is why it is so important to establish a daily routine that combines yoga and Ayurveda, a pairing that […]

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A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections

February 17, 2014

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A Year of Miracles

A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections by Marianne Williamson —  Williamson offers daily devotionals that help us develop a positive, loving mindset and encourages us to be our best selves to bring miracles into our lives. She has taught millions around the world the simple yet profound lesson that has helped them tap […]

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Living a Life of Awareness: Daily Meditations on the Toltec Path

February 17, 2014

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Living a Life of Awareness

Living a Life of Awareness: Daily Meditations on the Toltec Path by Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. — For the first time, the Toltec wisdom from the Ruiz family is bound together in a book of daily meditations. Readers are invited on a six-month journey of daily lessons with Ruiz that are designed to inspire, nourish […]

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Choosing the best yoga style for you

December 23, 2013

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by Meagan McCrary —  We are heading into the darkest days of winter with the promise of a new year on the not-so-distant horizon. As we make the transition, we have the opportunity to reflect on the closing year and set intentions for the upcoming one. Whether you want to become lithe and toned, address […]

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The translucent revolution

October 27, 2013

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by Arjuna Ardagh —  Late one evening, Robert was out taking a walk. Having passed through many trials and tribulations in recent years, his mood was blacker that night than normal. “I am finished,” his mind announced. He still has trouble explaining what happened next. “I was overcome by a sense of relief,” he reports, […]

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Healing shame, fear and the addictive mind

October 15, 2013

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by Paul Stiles Randak —  The journey toward healing and personal freedom requires one to address the nature and origin of past wounds. These wounds, which formed at a very early age, are the result of events and relationships in one’s life where the authentic or artistic self was abandoned or injured. Releasing oneself from […]

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The nature of yoga

October 1, 2013

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by Kathleen Bryant —  Like its symbol, the lotus, the practice of yoga unfolds a petal at a time. Asana, the physical posture of yoga, comprises only one of eight limbs or aspects of yoga. The others include ethical behavior, personal disciplines, breath and energy work, and progressive levels of concentration and meditation. Many Westerners […]

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