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The Opportunity in Obstacles

Chanting is a powerful way to still the mind and open our inner space for wisdom to be revealed. Like many people throughout the world, I find profound benefit from this meditative practice. After a recent session of chanting the mantra "Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha" which calls upon the energy of Ganesha, the remover of [...]

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Bursting Out of Our Shells

It’s that wondrous time again. Birds are waking us out of our morning dreams; spring flowers are popping out of the ground and days are getting just a bit longer… ahhh. The energy of spring is just that – it puts a spring in our step.Surprisingly, as part of the springtime energy, we may also [...]

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Natural Rhythms

There is something so intuitive about connecting with Earth, the planet that we miraculously inhabit. Being made of its very elements, we can sense the strength of the healing energy it emits; and can connect with this by just some simple acts, such as placing our feet on the earth first thing in the morning [...]

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Our Personal Practice

A day can be filled with anything imaginable. It is twenty four hours of free and open time, which can include activities that we enjoy doing or ones that leave us depleted and drained.Even if our day is filled with some things that we don’t look forward to, at least a few minutes of our [...]

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The Savasana Sneeze

Have you ever been in the middle of Savasana - feeling the bliss of your true nature expanding into the space around you and the peace flowing from your heart and out into the world… and all of a sudden… you have to sneeze? You know it’s going to shake the whole room awake and [...]

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​The Root of Gratitude

In the rush of work and holiday planning, it is easy to veer off center, to lose track of what keeps us grounded. Let us come center, quiet in reflection. Let us get back to the root of the root. What are we thankful for?We are living inside the body of the most beautiful Mother [...]

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7 Tips for Better Digestion

With the holidays fast approaching, many of us will be enjoying time with loved ones, sharing the bounty of Mother Earth across tables and plates of desserts. Too much of a good thing though, and we tax our digestive systems, resulting in everything from mild discomfort to issues that can seriously damage our holiday cheer. [...]

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Introduction to Svedhana and Heat Therapies

Heat has been used therapeutically for centuries, perhaps longer. Even holding an injury with our own hands is a form of healing with heat. One of the most developed protocols for healing with heat is the svedhana therapy as found in the vast science of Ayurveda. Svedhana therapy comes from the Ayurvedic tradition, and [...]

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What is Tulsi?

For years when any of us served Tulsi Tea at events, we were constantly asked, “What is Tulsi?” Most people thought the name was the brand and had no idea that it is one of the world’s greatest and most cherished herbs.Our tea is actually made from three types of Tulsi: Rama Tulsi (Ocimum [...]

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​12 Ways to Live a Life in Balance

Living a life in balance obviously includes things like eating better, exercising and dealing with stress in healthy ways. But, as we all know, there is much more to life. How can we begin to bring these other areas of our life into balance?Ayurveda divides these aspects of our lives into 12 bhavas, or “conditions,” [...]

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