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Meditation: Pathway to inner peace

September 8, 2013

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by Ada Porat —  The practice of meditation offers clear physiological, mental and emotional benefits. It can lower blood pressure, relieve anxiety and depression, aid restorative sleep and promote a general sense of well-being. Meditation assists with integrating the inner world of peace and joy with the outer world of action and achievement. This integration […]

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Intuition and meditation

February 12, 2013

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by Khayriyyah Savannah —  We hear a lot of talk about our inner voice or intuition and using it to access our inner knowing. How do we know when it is our inner voice we are hearing? The term “gut feeling” offers a clue as to where our intuition might be located — if it […]

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Tools for spiritual vitality

September 23, 2012

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by Sevak Singh Khalsa and Sat Kartar Kaur Khalsa —  Many powerful tools are available to help us with our spiritual practice. Some of these include the breath, movement, prayer and meditation, sounds of the gong, and the music of chants and mantras. Breathing As long as we occupy a physical body, we are gifted […]

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Sitting in the silence

September 4, 2012

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by Khayriyyah Savannah — Visiting my sister’s home deep in the woods of Eugene, Ore., high on the simple purity of fresh clean air, my being is instantaneously imbued with a deep and resounding peace I call “the silence.” Brimming with the vibrational resonance of nature, it is Earth singing. I can feel my whole […]

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Why is deep breathing so important?

August 11, 2012

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by Sheila Eastman —  We all breathe every second of every day and think nothing of it. If you watch a baby breathe, you will see the stomach expand on the inhale, like a balloon blowing up, and inflate on the exhale. However, if you put your hand on your chest and stomach right now, […]

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Qigong for a healthy life

April 12, 2012

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by Sheila Eastman —  What if you had a self-healing tool at your fingertips that you could use every day to put your mind, body and spirit in a great place? This tool would help you quiet your mind for clarity, improve memory and ease decision making. This self-healing tool is qigong, pronounced “chee-gong.” There […]

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The breath of life

February 26, 2012

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by Kathy Watson —  The simple act of breathing is a universal experience. It is the key to every part of our being and doing — from effective physical exercise to taking time to truly relax from stressful schedules. And yet for humans, particularly in the modern world, breathing can be one of the most […]

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The benefits of abdominal breathing

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Warner —  We all breathe. Adults take anywhere from 17,000 to 30,000 breaths a day, on average, most of the time without even realizing they are doing it. That said, you will probably be surprised to learn that most people actually do not breathe correctly, at least not on a consistent basis. […]

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Create your tool bag for change

February 24, 2012

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by Tina Sacchi —  Many of us are experiencing great changes in our lives. As we navigate through our days, many emotions come to the surface for clearing and releasing. The world is shifting, and while we are seeing great changes in our political and financial systems, in particular, we are also experiencing profound transformation […]

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Six things that will help you have a good day

February 24, 2012

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by Irene Conlan —  When was the last time you had a really good day? Hmmm. Been a while? Perhaps it is time to take control and make a good day happen. Take a moment to think about what would make your day better — maybe even great. What would that be? Seeing the face […]

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The benefits of qigong

February 23, 2012

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by Jolin Brandes and Jiliane Provinn —  The Chinese word “qi” translates literally to life force. “Gong” means the practice of developing more qi or life-force energy. Qi is present in the body from birth. Later we acquire qi through the ingestion of food, from the air we breathe and through our constant interactions with […]

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Just breathe

February 23, 2012

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by Irene Conlan —  Just breathe. We hear that a lot lately. There are a number of popular songs telling you to “just breathe,” and this is good advice. Breathing is something we take for granted. Adults breathe approximately 21,600 times a day without giving a single thought to the process. And yet, it is […]

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Yoga — beyond the boundaries

February 23, 2012

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by Khayriyyah Savannah —  Yoga invites you to move beyond the boundaries of your perceptions. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal (Oct. 25, 2011) seems to question whether there are benefits to yoga beyond the physical. The article cites a study that states, “The physical aspects of yoga are effective at relieving low […]

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