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Yoga, the Crown Jewel of India: Threads of Connection, Part 3

Carol A. Stall


It was my search for inner peace that led me to Yoga. I soon learned that inner peace was not something I could earn by practicing but something that came naturally and incrementally as a result of the practice. I noticed fairly early that even though my focus was mostly on postures and...

The Path of Yoga

Chidanandi Sheri Cherokee, MBA, E-RYT500, Ayurveda Counselor


The Yoga Path
“If flexibility were the secret to yoga, certainly contortionists would be the greatest Yogi's and Yogini's. Regrettably, this is not the case,” Yogi Baba Prem.

Most people when the word yoga is mentioned the first thing that comes to mind is...

5 Tips to Build Ojas "Our Vital Essence"

Caroline Schmidt


Especially during this end of Vata season, building and supporting Ojas is key to vivacious living, joy and immunity. Of the 3 vital essences; prana, the breath and vital life force, tejas, the subtle radiance of fire to metabolize, transform and illuminate on all levels and...

3 Things I learned from Teaching Yoga to People with Cancer

Debbie Simon


Luckily, I do not have cancer and never have. I am simply a yoga teacher who has a great interest in the ways yoga, pranayama and especially meditation can help support someone with a disease like cancer. I’m sure like many of you, I’ve had students who happened to have cancer find their...

The Absolute Necessity of Doing Nothing

Judith Hanson Lasater

Wellness, Yoga

We are just too busy, too occupied, too distracted, too over-scheduled.

We try so many strategies: new calendars, to-do lists, New Year’s resolutions, and endless promises to ourselves to do less.

But we don’t.

So every day do these three things instead.

One, a 20...

Let's Think Differently about the New Year!

David Romanelli

Life, Mindfulness, Wellness

I will save you the mumbo jumbo about New Years Resolutions.

On New Years Day, I looked in the mirror, 1 newborn baby, 2 bloody-marys and 3 football bowl games deep into the day...and thought:

“My wife is the one breastfeeding but my manboobs might just do the trick!”


What is Chakra Therapy?

Anodea Judith

Mindfulness, Yoga

Everyone seems to know about chakras these days – at least as a concept – but do they really know the ins and outs of activating, balancing, and healing using the model of the Chakra System as the profound formula for wholeness that it is? 

This elegant map to human consciousness is...

Bandhas: To Release Tension, Conflict, and Anxiety~ A Path to a Clearer Mind!

Chidanandi Sheri Cherokee, MBA, E-RYT500, Ayurveda Counselor


What are Bandhas? Bandhas are locks that we create within our own bodies. The Sanskrit word for bandha means to “hold”, “tighten” or “lock.” These locks gather up energy which would otherwise be dispersed. Bandhas have an effect on the physical and psychic...

Ayurvedic Yoga on the Yucatan Peninsula



When my travel companion suggested a trip to Mexico to embark on a yoga Ayruvedic meditative retreat, I thought about it for a few minutes and enthusiastically agreed.  I stared in blankness as I imagined myself with only a loincloth in a carpet-lined kiva in front of a fire with naked and...

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