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the call to awaken

the call to awaken

We have all just lived through a time period where, for many of us, the illusion seems more real than ever. On the surface it may appear that we are entering an age where untruth in our words and actions has much less consequence than ever before. But this is unlikely to be the case. We are just in a sped up external web where it is more difficult to ...

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saying good-bye to 2016

saying good-bye to 2016

The other day I had to stop the car at the side of the road. Tears were rolling down my cheeks, and I needed a few moments to recover myself before continuing to drive.

I had just dropped off my daughter at school and had NPR news on while driving back home. I have not read or listened to much news at all in the past 7 years or ...

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how to maintain your practice while traveling

how to maintain your practice while traveling

Did you know that a record 100 million U.S. residents will travel at least 50 miles away from home over the upcoming holiday?

That is a lot of planes, trains, and automobiles!

With the added responsibility of organizing gifts, travel, meals, and fussy children, its no wonder that fitness and yoga often fly out the window.

It’s definitely a challenge – at one of the times we need the mental and physical aspects ...

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open your heart with Bow

open your heart with Bow

Do you know how this pose got its name?

If you look at the shape, you might see that it resembles an archer’s bow! The torso and legs represent the body of the bow, and the arms represent the string. Hence, “Bow Pose.” (“Dhanu” — meaning “bow” in Sanskrit)

This posture is a full backbend that opens the chest and the entire front of the body. So many of us spend a big part of the day ...

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a moment of reflection

a moment of reflection

This time of year, always seems to be one of reflection. People spend time with family, which often comes with special dynamics.  As the year comes to an end, we often look back on the things that happened and set intentions and goals of where we want to go next. This past week I celebrated my birthday, which ads an extra layer for me personally on this reflective mode.

Our modern ...

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5 self care nutritional tips over the holidays

5 self care nutritional tips over the holidays

Brace yourselves, winter is coming!
Winter is the season with Vata caracteristics. Cold, windy and dark (at least in Northern Europe). Nature puts itself to rest and maybe so should we.

The holiday season is the time of year where we meet and eat, maybe wine and dine. Here are a few tips to keep your balance troughout this season:

  1. Don´t give up your good intentions. Eaten too much? Still ...
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Holiday Self Care & Love

Holiday Self Care & Love

The holiday season is upon us again, 2016 has flown by and here we are again with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the shopping, the giving, the hosting and the attending making it very easy to forget about YOU!

The next few weeks are a whirlwind of office parties, commitments, family celebrations that can leave you completely wiped out.

Taking care of yourself is extremely important as this ...

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The Best Yoga Adventure for the Newbies and the Seasoned Veterans

The Best Yoga Adventure for the Newbies and the Seasoned Veterans

Being mindful takes work. It takes maintenance and hard work and a lot of intention. If you already commit to the practice of yoga and want to try out a more serious venue, or if you’re brand new to the practice and are ready to test out the waters in a group setting, here are a few options. From come and go festival to all-day retreat, options for a great ...

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